Half Marathon spots to be offered at packet pick-up

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.