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, May 27, 2023 7:00 a.m. Art Museum, 1 S. High Street 2 OR 4 miles High and Market Parking Deck, 40 S. High Street / anywhere downtown Training plans – Important components of a training plan (Long run, recovery runs, rest days)   REGISTER
Saturday, July 8, 2023 7:00 a.m. Second Sole, 1466 North Portage Path 7.5 OR  5.5 miles Second Sole Parking Lot Threshold runs / Heart rate zone training REGISTER
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 6:00 p.m. Memorial Parkway, 499 Memorial Parkway 6 miles, out and back course length can be adjusted   Memorial Parkway Lot Cross training REGISTER
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