Public registration of the Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health is set to open on Jan. 20, 2022.
Akron, OH (Jan. 11, 2022) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today that FirstEnergy Corp., The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and National Interstate Insurance Company have once again pledged their continued support through 2024 for the Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health.
The Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health was designed to encourage participation for all fitness levels. With distances ranging from 1-mile to the marathon, runners pick the series combination that suits their goals.
“Strong partners are the foundation to the success of the world-class race series we’re able to host,” says Anne Bitong, president and CEO of the Akron Marathon. “We’re incredibly grateful for the continued partnerships and friendships of these community-centered Northeast Ohio organizations.”
Additionally in 2022, the Akron Marathon team will celebrate the 20th running of its FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay. With an updated logo, monthly celebrations, 20th celebration running gear, and events, the year will be filled with honoring those who have been involved throughout the years. Celebration plans are underway and being finalized by an active committee and Board of Directors.
Confirmed Race Dates for 2022:
NATIONAL INTERSTATE 8K & 1 MILE: June 24 & 25 2022: Kick off the Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health with the National Interstate 1 Mile on Friday night! The 8k will be held on Saturday, and the course highlights The University of Akron’s campus with a unique tour of downtown Akron.
GOODYEAR HALF MARATHON & 10K: August 13, 2022: The Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k brings the iconic landmarks of Goodyear right under your feet for a unique and unforgettable racing experience. Set a personal record on Goodyear’s Proving Grounds, which is back as the Start Line, before making your way past the company’s historic World Headquarters and campus.
THE 20th RUNNING OF THE FIRSTENERGY AKRON MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, & TEAM RELAY: September 24, 2022: This marquee event, the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay, never ceases to amaze and has a new half marathon course to enjoy. Join us as we celebrate 20 years on the Blue Line! You won’t want to miss it!
Anyone can experience the world-class atmosphere of the Akron Marathon Race Series as a volunteer or running participant. Registration will be through a tiered registration process, which opens to a limited group of eligible individuals based on previous participation on Jan. 18, 2022.
The public registration window is set to open on Jan. 20, 2022.
Additionally, for more information about the Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health or its sponsors, please visit AkronMarathon.org.
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About the Akron Marathon Race Series
The Akron Marathon Race Series is organized by the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation, a nonprofit group founded in 2002 to provide a world-class marathon and other events that promote health and fitness, stimulate the local economy, galvanize the community and benefit charitable organizations. The series features race dates in June (National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile) and August (Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k), culminating with the 20th running of the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay & Kids Fun Run in September. Additional information is available at AkronMarathon.org or by calling (330) 434-2RUN (2786).