Age Group Awards

Top three Male and Female Marathon and Half Marathon finishers in all age categories will receive awards: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. You can win only one award. Overall and masters winners are taken out of age group awards.

Team Relay Awards

Top three teams in the Men’s, Women’s, Mixed, Masters Men’s, Masters Women’s, and Masters Mixed categories of the 5-Person Team Relay will receive awards.

Wheelchair Division Awards

Top Male and Female Marathon will receive awards.

All age group, team relay, and wheelchair awards will be mailed 4-6 weeks after the race.

Prize Money for 2021

While our Elite Athlete program is currently suspended, based on the revised health orders in our state, we are confident that we can provide safe and competitive racing experiences and are happy to announce that we WILL be offering a modified Prize Purse for the 2021 FirstEnergy Akron Marathon & Half Marathon. 

Open Men Open Women Masters Men Masters Women
1st  $1,500.00  $1,500.00  $500.00  $500.00
2nd  $1,000.00  $1,000.00  $250.00  $250.00
3rd  $500.00  $500.00  $125.00  $125.00
Open Men Open Women Masters Men Masters Women
1st  $600.00  $600.00  $200.00  $200.00
2nd  $400.00  $400.00  $100.00  $100.00
3rd  $200.00  $200.00  $50.00  $50.00

All prize money is awarded only to citizens of the United States of America at the time of the race.

An individual is only eligible to win prize money in the event in which you are registered.

Prize money is awarded based on gun time, not chip time.

For the Marathon and Half Marathon division, where prize money is involved, participants are eligible to win both overall and masters division prizes.

For the team relay division, where no prize money is involved, participants can only win one award.Overall placements are weighted more heavily than Masters placements.