Blue Jean Bash

Thursday, September 22, 2022

John S. Knight Center

6:00 P.M. Doors Open

Honorary Chairs

Daniel Horrigan

City of Akron Mayor


Ilene Shapiro

Summit County Executive


Dr. Nilesh Shah

Summa Health Sports Medicine


Special Musical Guest

Put on your blue jeans and join us as we kick off race weekend and celebrate 20 years along the Blue Line. This fundraising event will feature:

  • Food stations
  • Open bar
  • Live auction
  • Live entertainment by The Vindys
  • Running celebrities including Ali Feller, Meb Keflezighi, Bill Rodgers & Kathrine Switzer
  • A walk down the 20-year history of the Blue Line
  • Interactive displays
  • Photo opportunities
  • Early access to Packet Pickup!

A night not to be missed! Through your generosity you can help us reach the finish line towards our $400,000 fundraising goal.

Thank You Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor

The Marks Family

Champion Sponsor

The Trehan Family

Podium Sponsors

Burton D. Morgan Foundation

Ernst & Young

Elite Sponsors

Family of H. Peter Burg

Bill & Anne Lowery

Thomas & Lisa Mandel Family Foundation

The Marchetta Family

Harvey & Kim Nelson

Roger & Sally Read

Tara Scott Charitable Fund

Bret & Diane Treier

John Wilson & Pat Pacenta

Pacer Sponsors

Acme Fresh Markets

Akron Children’s Hospital

Akron Energy Systems

Brad & Magita Willen

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Mark & Pam Goldfarb

John S. Knight Center

Jones Group Interiors

Bob & Leslie Littman

State and Federal Communications, Inc.


Towpath Distillery

The University of Akron

Blue Line Sponsors

Ace Mitchell Bowler’s Mart

Akron Community Foundation


Jerry & Anne Bitong

Buckeye Corrugated, Inc.

Buckingham, Doolittle, & Burroughs

Mike & Terri Bullock

KB BioEnergy, Inc.

Rick & Jackie Merolla

The Mockbee Family Foundation 

Ernie & Mary Kay Pouttu


Oriana House, Inc.

Time To Spare, LLC

Verderico CPAs Inc