Akron, OH (July 13, 2021) — After a successful kickoff to the Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health during the National Interstate 8k &1 Mile in June, the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation is thrilled to announce sellouts in the Goodyear Half Marathon on Aug. 14, 2021, as well as the FirstEnergy Full Marathon on Sept. 25, 2021.

For the Aug. 14 Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k, limited spots are available in the 10k; and for the marquee event on Sept. 25, limited spots remain in the Half Marathon and Relay events.

“We’re seeing incredible participation numbers,” shared Anne Bitong, president of the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation. “With unparalleled organization on-course and off, the best volunteers, and amazing spectators ready to cheer on the runners, we’re ready to deliver unforgettable racing experiences and are so excited to be back!

The Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k is the second event in the series, and participants will travel through Akron’s East End, explore Goodyear’s campus, and take a lap around the test track at the closed-to-the-public Akron Proving Grounds before their finish under the skywalk at Goodyear’s Global Headquarters.

During the marquee race and final event of the Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health, the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay runners will follow the blue line through 11 Akron neighborhoods, beginning in downtown Akron next to the Akron Art Museum and, for the first time, ending at downtown Akron’s Lock 3.

For more information or volunteer opportunities for the remaining two race series events and race registration for the final event, visit AkronMarathon.org.

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Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation

Kat Allen, kat@ampstrategy.com


About the Akron Marathon Race Series
The Akron Marathon Race Series is organized by the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation, a non-profit 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 19th 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).