Marathon and Half Marathon

To apply for the 2014 Invited Runner program, please complete the 2014 Invited Runner Application.  All applications will be reviewed equally.  Athletes will be notified by July 1st.

For additional questions please contact Carrie Gobrogge.

Qualifying Standards


  • Men Open Division: 2:42:00
  • Men Masters Division: 2:50:00
  • Women Open Division: 3:05:00
  • Women Masters Division: 3:20:00

Half Marathon

  • Men Open Division: 1:10:00
  • Men Masters Division: 1:18:00
  • Women Open Division: 1:24:00
  • Women Masters Division: 1:32:00

Invited Runner Premiums

  • Free entry into the Akron Marathon / Half Marathon
  • VIP Packet Pickup
  • Marathon – Official Marathon jacket complete with Akron Marathon logo
  • Half Marathon – Official Asics Half Marathon shirt
  • One year subscription to Runner’s World magazine
  • Special “IR” bib number and a front position at the starting line
  • Personal gear bag handling from the start to the finish
  • Special and private “IR” area at the finish line equipped with fluids, food, gear bag delivery, and massage therapists