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National interstate renews commitment to Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series June Event

AKRON, Ohio (December 15, 2016) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today that National Interstate Insurance Company (“National Interstate”) has extended its agreement to serve as the presenting sponsor... read more

2016 Akron Marathon Race Series Winners Announced

AKRON, Ohio (Nov. 10, 2016) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today that Israel Merkle and Becki Spellman claimed top honors in the men’s and women’s competitions, respectively, after accumulating the greatest number of points in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon... read more

Memorable 14th Annual FirstEnergy Akron Marathon Caps Off 2016 Race Series

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 24, 2016) – The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the final leg of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series on Saturday. Nearly 13,000 participants took part in the 14th annual FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay... read more

More Than 2,600 Runners Take to the Streets for 2016 Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k

AKRON, Ohio (August 13, 2016) – The second leg of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series saw more than 2,600 participants hit the streets of Akron this morning for the 2016 Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k... read more

2016 Goodyear 10k is Sold Out! Space in Half Marathon Still Available

AKRON, Ohio (Aug. 9, 2016) – The Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series has announced that the 2016 Goodyear 10k, which features 1,500 runners, is officially sold out. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s global... read more

Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Begins with Successful 8k and 1 mile Event

AKRON, Ohio (June 25, 2016) – The sun was shining bright and rising temperatures greeted the 2,388 runners gathered on Union Street to compete in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series on Saturday morning. The competitors competed in either the National Interstate... read more

Akron Children’s Hospital Hero Zones to Debut at 2016 FirstEnergy Akron Marathon

AKRON, Ohio (June 10, 2016) – Training for the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series has officially begun and both the Akron Marathon and Akron Children’s Hospital are excited to announce a new addition to enhance the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon... read more

Goodyear Extends Sponsorship of Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series

AKRON, Ohio (May 12, 2016) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today that The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company has signed a three-year agreement to be the presenting sponsor for the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Half Marathon & 10k... read more

Meb Keflezighi To Receive 2016 Akron Marathon Ambassador Award presented by Westfield Bank

AKRON, Ohio (May 3, 2016) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation has announced that Meb Keflezighi is the recipient of the 2016 Akron Marathon Ambassador Award presented by Westfield Bank. Keflezighi is the only person to win an Olympic medal, the New York Marathon and the Boston... read more

Community Partners Come Together to Launch the 100 Million Steps Akron Walking Challenge

Akron, Ohio (April 4, 2016)- On April 6, 2016 Summit County Public Health along with Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, Summit County Executive Russ Pry, and the Akron Marathon will host a press conference to kick-off the 100 Million Steps Akron Walking Challenge from 10am-11am at Greystone Hall... read more

NATIONAL INTERSTATE TO SERVE AS PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR JUNE AKRON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AKRON MARATHON RACE SERIES EVENT

AKRON, Ohio (March 10, 2016) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today that National Interstate Insurance Company (“National Interstate”) has signed on to serve as the presenting sponsor for the 2016 8k & 1-Mile event to be held June 25 as part of the Akron Children’s... read more

Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Announces Opening of Registration for 2016 Events

AKRON, Ohio (Dec. 17, 2015) – Ready, set, register! The Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series will open registration for the 2016 events on Friday, Jan. 8 at 12:01 a.m. The 2016 race events are slated for June 25 (8k and 1-Mile), August 13 (Half Marathon and 10k presented by... read more

Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Inks FirstEnergy as Presenting Sponsor for Marquee September Event

AKRON, Ohio (Oct. 27, 2015) – FirstEnergy Corp. has signed a three-year agreement with the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series to serve as the presenting sponsor of the Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay held each September. The announcement was made Tuesday at... read more

And the winners are...

AKRON, Ohio (Oct. 13, 2015) – The points have been officially tabulated and the winners of the inaugural Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series are in. David Petrak (Mayfield Heights, Ohio) and Teresa Ferguson (Akron, Ohio) claimed the men’s and women’s titles, respectively, after accumulating... read more

Akron Marathon Experiences Record Breaking Day

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 26, 2015) – A new course and ideal weather conditions led to a banner morning for the Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay presented by Time Warner Cable... read more

Akron Marathon and Akron Children’s Hospital Announce Significant Partnership

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 24, 2015) – On the eve of its 13th race, the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today at its annual VIP event that it has agreed to a five-year partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital – an institution celebrating 125 years of serving the community... read more

Volunteers Still Needed for 2015 Akron Marathon 

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 18, 2015) – The 13th running of the Akron Marathon presented by Time Warner Cable is just a little over a week away, and volunteers are still needed for the event in several key positions at both the Akron Marathon Health and Fitness Expo presented by Summa Health System and... read more

Frank Shorter To Receive 2015 Akron Marathon Ambassador Award presented by Westfield Bank

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 15, 2015) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation hasannounced that Frank Shorter is the recipient of the 2015 Akron Marathon Ambassador Award presented by Westfield Bank. Shorter is the only American to win two Olympic medals in the marathon... read more

Final Details Set For 2015 Akron marathon

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 10, 2015) – As the Sept. 26 date for the 13th running of the Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay rapidly approaches, there are several changes to be aware of leading up to race weekend that will affect both participants and spectators alike... read more

Sold Out Field Enjoys Inaugural Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k

AKRON, Ohio (August 15, 2015) – The second leg of the Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series saw 3,000 participants take to the sun-splashed streets of Akron today for the inaugural Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k... read more

Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series Adds 200 Openings to Goodyear 10k

AKRON, Ohio (July 21, 2015) – Due to overwhelming demand, the Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series is opening 200 additional spots for the August 15 running of the Goodyear 10k. The 10k originally sold out two weeks ago, while the Goodyear Half Marathon is nearing 80 percent capacity... read more

AKRON MARATHON RUBBER CITY RACE SERIES' GOODYEAR 10K SOLD OUT

AKRON, Ohio (July 9, 2015) – After a successful first race of the 2015 Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series on June 27, the second event in the three-part series is nearing its capacity. The 10k event of the Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k August 15 is completely sold out and there is limited space... read more

Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series Begins with Successful Thirsty Dog 8k and 1-mile Event

AKRON, Ohio (June 27, 2015) – Rainy conditions didn’t scare away runners from the first race of the 2015 Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series. A total of 2,673 runners competed in either the 1-mile race or 8k event Saturday morning, and had the opportunity to enjoy Thirsty Dog beers... read more

RUNNING LEGEND BILL RODGERS TO HELP KICK OFF INAUGURAL AKRON MARATHON RUBBER CITY RACE SERIES

AKRON, Ohio (June 18, 2015) – Bill Rodgers, a four-time winner of the Boston and New York City marathons, will be on hand to help celebrate the start of the inaugural Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series. Rodgers will wear honorary bib #1 at the Thirsty Dog 8k & 1-mile event on Saturday... read more

BREW TO DEBUT AT THIRSTY DOG 8K & 1-MILE

AKRON, Ohio (June 10, 2015) – As part of its affiliation with the Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series, Thirsty Dog Brewing Company has announced the addition of a custom beer to its diverse lineup of offerings. Blue Line Brew will be released in conjunction with the June 27 running of the... read more

METRO PARKS, AKRON MARATHON TEAM UP FOR BRAND-NEW RUNNING SPREE

AKRON, Ohio (April 28, 2015) – Runners participating in the three-part Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series have a new training partner: Summit Metro Parks. The park district, with support from race series staff, will launch its inaugural Metro Parks Running Spree on Monday, June 1... read more

BLUE LINE CHARITY PROGRAM EXPANDS TO 15 PARTNERS FOR 2015

AKRON, Ohio (March 18, 2015) – With the countdown on and only 100 days left before the launch of the inaugural Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series, the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation has announced it has expanded its charity partner outreach to include 15 local non-profits... read more

GOODYEAR TO SERVE AS PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR AUG. 15 RUBBER CITY RACE SERIES EVENT

AKRON, Ohio (Feb. 4, 2015) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today that The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will serve as the presenting sponsor for the Half Marathon & 10k event to be held on Aug. 15, 2015 as part of the new Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series... read more

2014 Akron Marathon Becomes First Ohio Event to Earn Gold Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport

EUGENE, Ore. (Nov. 25, 2014) — The Akron Marathon is one of 16 events across the country to earn Gold Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport, making it the first ever Ohio-based event to do so. The marathon targeted goals focused on planning, measurement and continuous... read more

AKRON MARATHON OPENS REGISTRATION FOR RUBBER CITY RACE SERIES

AKRON, Ohio (Nov. 21, 2014) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation officially opened registration for the 2015 Rubber City Race Series, a new running series developed to guide runners through a typical training schedule. The series will feature two additional event dates... read more

Akron Marathon Announces Creation of Rubber City Race Series

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 26, 2014) – The Akron Marathon announced today the creation of the Rubber City Race Series beginning in 2015. The series will feature two additional event dates on June 27 (8k and 1 Mile) and August 15 (Half Marathon and 10k), in conjunction with the... read more

Akron Marathon Half Marathon Officially Sold Out

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2014) – The Akron Marathon announced today that the half marathon, presented by Acme Fresh Market, has officially sold out after hitting capacity at 4,800 participants, which marks the largest field of half marathon participants in Akron Marathon history... read more

Akron Marathon on Target to Earn Recognition for Sustainability Efforts

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 17, 2014) – The Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, is once again poised to earn certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for its efforts to create a socially and environmentally responsible event. The ongoing effort to further “green” the event touches everyone... read more

Akron Marathon Team Relay Officially Sold Out; Marathon and Half Marathon Nearing Capacity

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 16, 2014) – Talk about coming in under the wire. The Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, announced today that the team relay presented by Novo Nordisk officially sold out – with 1,300 five-person teams having registered prior to Monday... read more

Akron Marathon Announces Westfield Bank Ambassador Award Recipient

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 3, 2014) – The Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, has announced that the 2014 Westfield Bank Ambassador Award honoree is Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson. This year marks the 30th... read more

Akron Marathon Makes New Additions to Finisher Festival

AKRON, Ohio (July 22, 2014) – A new addition this year to the Akron Marathon will give families and friends of runners the opportunity to reserve a premium spot to watch the finish of the race at Canal Park stadium. The Champion Finish Line Experience features two exclusive areas, an on-field... read more

Akron Marathon Partners with Sterling Jewelers to Introduce the Corporate Cup Challenge

AKRON, Ohio (June 19, 2014) – The Akron Marathon, in partnership with Sterling Jewelers Inc., the largest specialty retail jeweler in the U.S., is pleased to introduce the Corporate Cup Challenge.  Presented by Sterling Jewelers, the Challenge aims to engage local companies in a friendly... read more

Akron Marathon Chooses 10 Local Non-Profits as Charity Partners

AKRON, Ohio (April 4, 2014) – The Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, has selected 10 local non-profits as charity partners for the 2014 Blue Line Charity Program for the 12th running this fall.  The Akron Marathon has 15,000 runners, 3,000 volunteers and nearly... read more

Akron Marathon Impact Felt Throughout the Region

AKRON, Ohio (March 5, 2014) – Heading into its 12th running this fall, the Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, continues to be a significant economic contributor to the region’s economy while also having a substantial impact on the health of the race’s nearly 15,000 participants... read more


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Anne Bitong
Executive Director
Akron Marathon
330-434-2786

abitong@akronmarathon.org

Andrew Antonucci
Marketing & Communications Manager
Akron Marathon
330-434-2786

aantonucci@akronmarathon.org

 

AKRON, Ohio (Aug. 9, 2016) – The Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series has announced that the 2016 Goodyear 10k, which features 1,500 runners, is officially sold out. The race begins at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 13, at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s global headquarters at 200 Innovation Way in Akron. 

While registration for both the 10k and Half Marathon closed today (Aug. 9), the Akron Marathon will offer additional registration for the Half Marathon at packet pick-up based on a limited basis. Packet pick-up will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 12 at the John S. Knight Center. 

“We couldn’t be happier with the amount of excitement surrounding the race series,” said Anne Bitong, Akron Marathon president/executive director. “Coming off a successful series kick-off in June with our 8k & 1 Mile races, the number of participants for this race affirms the event’s popularity and we are just thrilled to continue the momentum into this weekend’s race.”

The Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k course will travel past Goodyear’s headquarters and includes a lap around the track at the tiremaker’s restricted-access Akron Proving Grounds.

The top three overall men/women as well as top three masters men/women will receive awards in both the half marathon and 10k events. Awards will also be given to the top three men/women in each age group. The top male and female in the half marathon, as well as the top male and female in the 10k, will each receive a Goodyear Blimp ride for two and a $50 gift certificate to local Goodyear retail stores.

After the race, runners and spectators can enjoy the Finisher Festival that includes a live band, Swenson’s Food Truck, Eddies Famous Cheesesteaks, ice cream and more.

Participants in the Half Marathon will receive a short sleeve premium tech shirt, medal, commemorative hat and food festival tickets. Participants in the 10k will receive a short sleeve premium tech shirt, medal and food festival tickets.

The remaining 2016 race dates are as follows: August 13 (Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k) and September 24 (FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay). The dates coordinate with a typical training schedule to help runners reach bigger goals and longer distances. Registration for Akron Marathon Race Series events is available at AkronMarathon.org.