In this training series brought to you by SummaCare, runners have the opportunity to meet-up with Summa Health providers before hitting the Blue Line as a group! All distances and paces are welcome, including walkers. Here’s what to expect:

  • Each meet-up will include a brief talk about relevant running topics – such as the importance of long runs, tips for setting new personal records, and post-race recovery.
  • Then, the doctor will run along with you on various sections of the Blue Line and be available for questions and suggestions as you move through your group run.
  • Every run of the series will introduce you to a new Summa Health provider and cover different race-related topics.
  • Take part in this unique running experience!

Check out the below schedule of running events. Health topics that will be covered include:

  • Heart rate zone training
  • Cross training
  • Nutrition on the run

Other Summa Health specialists may also make a guest appearance to talk about new innovations in their specialty.

Distances listed below are maximums. A representative from the Akron Marathon will be present to assist runners and walkers of all levels. 

We look forward to seeing you on the Blue Line with us!

Saturday, September 9, 2023  7:00 a.m.  Art Museum, 1 S. High Street 20 OR 9 OR 4 miles High and Market Parking Deck, 40 S. High Street / anywhere downtown Tapering  REGISTER

Blue Line Run: Saturday, September 9

⏰ 7:00 AM

📍 Meet at the Start Line located at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High Street

🅿️ Free parking in the deck across the street

❓ Dr. Shah will be talking about tapering before the run and available to answer other questions!

🏃‍♀️ 3 different distances:

  • 4 mile run for those training for the Team Relay
  • 9 mile run for those training for the Half Marathon
  • 20 mile run for those training for the Full Marathon

💧 Supported course!

There will be 3 fluid stations on course for the 20-mile route and 1 fluid station for the 9 mile route. In addition, fluids will be at the finish for all 3 distances.