Terms & Conditions

Running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. Runners should be medically able and properly trained to participate in the Akron Marathon. The runner understands the risks associated with running this event, including, but not limited to, weather, traffic, course conditions and surfaces, falls and contact with other runners, volunteers, or spectators.

Rules and Regulations
Runners agree to obey and accept the rules of this race and any related events and abide by the decision of any race official concerning the runner’s ability to safely complete the run. The following items are not permitted in the Akron Marathon: pets, skateboards, bicycles, roller blades, baby joggers, or any other types of vehicles (other than official Marathon vehicles). These regulations are for the participant’s safety and the safety of the other participants in the race. The Akron Marathon reserves the right to disqualify and remove anyone from the course who has any of the above items.

Medical Support
There will be 14 aid stations available to runners throughout the race course. Additionally, there will be an aid tent at the start and finish lines. Summa Health System will provide all medical assistance during this event. For your safety, it is important to print any specific medical needs on the reverse side of your race bib. By entering a Marathon event and participating, the entrant agrees to treatment by medical personnel, and also agrees to accept medical decisions about the entrant’s fitness to participate or continue in the race.

Drug Testing
Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USA Track & Field rules and IAAF rule 144. Information regarding drugs and drug testing may be obtained by calling the USOC Hot Line at 1-800-223-0393.