What does it mean to run for charity?

Run for charity when you participate in the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon or Team Relay and commit to raising $1,000 to help local non-profit organizations.

What non-profit organizations can I fundraise for?

Akron Children’s Hospital

Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation

Akron Youth Mentorship

Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter

CANAPI

Caring For Kids, Inc.

Carve Your Own Path

Compassion Delivered

Craine’s Cholangiocarcinoma Crew

Curated Storefront

Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio

Empowering Epilepsy

First Serve

Grace House

Hattie Larlham

Heal Education Activities, Ltd

Melina Michelle Edenfield Foundation

Moms on Target

One of a Kind Pet Rescue

OPEN M

Pawsitive Ohio/Pawsitive Hope

RAHAB Ministries

Running2bWell

Stewart’s Caring Place

Summa Health

Torchbearers

Victory Gallop

How do I start fundraising?

When you register to run the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay, a fundraising page will be created for you. You will receive a follow up email to customize and share your fundraising page. You can also log in to Race Roster to access your fundraising page. Click here to view step-by-step instructions on how to customize your fundraising page.

Fundraiser Benefits:

Badge on fundraising page

Badge on fundraising page

Free medal engraving

Badge on fundraising page

Free medal engraving

VIP Packet Pick Up

Badge on fundraising page

Free medal engraving

VIP Packet Pick Up

Race entry to 2025 race of choice

Contact Katie Riley at kriley@akronmarathon.org or 330-434-2786 if you have questions or need help customizing your page.