Akron, OH (Nov. 28, 2023) — The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation is honored to announce the success of its Corporate Challenge Program, sponsored by the County of Summit.

The Corporate Challenge has proven to be a catalyst for a fun and competitive environment, promoting health, fitness, and wellness at every level in the local business community. From couch to 8k, to first-time marathoners, this challenge provides a turnkey program that seamlessly integrates into corporate wellness initiatives.

“Summit County businesses have always been collaborative partners and we knew the Corporate Challenge would be another great way for businesses large and small to get involved,” said Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro. “The initiative not only promotes health and wellness but helps strengthen that sense of community that makes Summit County such a special place to work and live.”

More than 1,200 runners across 34 companies participated in the Corporate Challenge this racing season, turning it into a platform for a healthy and vibrant corporate culture. The awards ceremony took place on Nov. 21, 2023, at the Summit County Chambers, and honored outstanding achievements and celebrated the winners in various categories.

Participation Division Winners:

Scheeser Buckley Mayfield – 23 runners
Slater & Zurz Law Firm – 10 runners
Cascade Auto Group – 5 runners
The J.M. Smucker Company – 34 runners
National Interstate Insurance – 102 runners
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. – 265 runners

Fastest Corporate Challenge Relay Team Award:

Charles Schwab – Fastest Men’s Relay Team
FocusCFO – Fastest Women’s Relay Team
GPD Group – Fastest Mixed Relay Team

Company with the Most Volunteers:

Summa Health – 95 volunteers

“We’re thrilled to see the tremendous success of the Corporate Challenge Program,” states Anne Bitong, President/CEO of the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation. “The strong participation from local businesses is a testament to this incredible race series; it’s a celebration of wellness, teamwork, and community spirit.”

Looking to participate in 2024? Registration for the Akron Marathon Race Series officially opens on Jan. 10, 2024. To check eligibility for discounted race entry fees, contact your Employee Wellness Coordinator. For questions or additional information, please contact Katie Riley at 330-434-2786 or via email at kriley@akronmarathon.org.

The Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health is organized by the nonprofit Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation whose mission is to promote health and wellness in the community. For more information about the Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health or the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation, visit AkronMarathon.org.