Akron, OH (May 4, 2023) — The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation is excited to announce the Akron Area YMCA as the new presenting sponsor for its annual Health and Fitness Expo.

Both organizations share a commitment to promoting healthy and active lifestyles in the Northeast Ohio community and are dedicated to providing programs that empower individuals to live successful and healthy lives.

Anne Bitong, President of the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation shares, “As we continue to prioritize health and wellness at all levels in our community, we are thrilled to welcome the Akron Area YMCA as a new sponsor. Together, our nonprofits can continue to provide valuable resources and opportunities for individuals to lead healthier, more active lives.”

The Health and Fitness Expo, presented by the Akron Area YMCA, is a free event that is open to the public. This event kicks off the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay weekend. Attendees can look forward to race packet pick-up, official race merchandise, as well as exhibitors showcasing the latest health and fitness information and products.

Organizations interested in participating as vendors at the Health and Fitness Expo can register now by visiting akronmarathon.org/race-series/akron-marathon/health-fitness-expo. This event provides an opportunity to showcase health and fitness products and services to over 10,000 attendees and to connect with members of the active Northeast Ohio community.

“Bringing emphasis to the long-term vitality of the Akron area is so important,” said Jill Kolesar, President and CEO of the Akron Area YMCA. “Our involvement in this effort supports all that we do, every day, to assure that our community stays strong in spirit, mind, and body for many years to come.”

The Akron Marathon Health and Fitness Expo will be held on Fri., Sept. 29, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the John S. Knight Center. For more information about the event, visit akronmarathon.org/race-series/akron-marathon/health-fitness-expo.