COVID-19 Relief Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged so many nonprofit organizations in our community, and our Akron Marathon is not immune to those challenges. However, we’re choosing to focus on the positive outcomes of this pandemic. We want to give a special shout-out to:

• The increased number of runners and walkers in our community and especially the 93 first time marathoners  that are choosing to go for 26.2 virtually. Amazing!

• The Blue Line community that joined us, along with our partners, for the Akron Running Project and engaged with us all summer. You gave us something to hold on to, and we thank you!

• Our amazing partners who continued to support their hometown marathon knowing that when racing returns, we will be back stronger than ever!


• Our dedicated board and staff whose passion and creativity reimagined the race experience with the goal of going above and beyond the typical virtual race standard. They’re bringing you a Blue Line Remix experience that you would only expect from the Akron Marathon.

While choosing to focus on the positive, it’s equally important to be transparent and share that the Akron Marathon has been significantly impacted as a result of COVID-19. We ask that you join us, if you are in a position to do so, in making a charitable donation to support our beloved Akron Marathon before the year’s end.

Together with your help, we will be here for the long haul and the long run.