The Akron Marathon Team Relay is the largest 5-person team relay event in the country with 5,500 participants. This event follows the same course as the marathon, but breaks down the distance into five legs. Team members must pass a slap bracelet to one another at each relay exchange zone. Team members can join the Finisher Festival on-field at Canal Park Stadium to celebrate as their final team member crosses the finish line!
Relay Distance Update
The Akron Marathon will be implementing a new race course this year for its signature event due to several construction projects. The most significant changes will impact miles 6 through 12 where we bring the Blue Line back through Firestone Park and along the new Broadway/S. Main Street stretch of road. The Akron Marathon is currently working with the City of Akron, ODOT and USA Track & Field to certify the course as quickly as possible. Relay distances will change slightly; see chart below.
|Relay Leg||Distance in Miles||Start Location|
|1st||5.8||Start Line - 217 S. High St.|
|2nd||6.0||John S. Knight Center - 22 S. Broadway St.|
|3rd||5.2 or 5.5||415 S. High St.|
|4th||3.6||Firestone High School - 470 Castle Blvd.|
|5th||5.3 or 5.6||Hardesty Park - 115 Beaupark Dr.|
Relay Team Changes
Have a relay change? No worries. Simply download and complete our Relay Change Form and email us the complete form. All relay changes prior to September 11th are no cost. After September 11th you must bring to the Health & Fitness Expo were there will be a $10.00 charge per change.