April 23, 2020

The health and safety of our runners will always be the highest priority for the Akron Marathon.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation is canceling the first two races of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series, the National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile on June 27, 2020, and the Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k on August 8, 2020. The FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay on September 26, remains as scheduled at this time. 

The Akron Marathon and its medical team from Summa Health will continue working with infectious disease specialists, who are up-to-date on this outbreak, for any new information regarding its marquee event in September. The team is also working with local and state officials to understand the newest information and its implications, and the Akron Marathon will be updating protocols as new information becomes available.

While registration for the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series is officially closed at this time for the National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile and the Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k, registration for the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay remains open through Sunday, September 20.

Runners that have already registered for the National Interstate 8k & 1 Mile or Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k races will have the option to donate their registration fee or defer their entry to a future race. Race organizers will be reaching out to registered runners to communicate available options. 

We will be posting additional details, as they become available, that are pertinent to our community on our website and our social media channels.

March 12, 2020

The health and safety of our runners will always be the highest priority for the Akron Marathon.

Given the current outbreak of COVID-19, the Akron Marathon and its medical team from Summa Health are working with infectious disease specialists who are up-to-date on this outbreak. We are also working with local and state officials to understand the newest information and its implications, and the Akron Marathon will be updating protocols as new information becomes available.

Currently, there are no schedule changes at this time. We are working on registration/participation options in accordance with the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and local government guidelines and will provide those options in an update 30-days prior to the race you registered for.

In the meantime, we advise that our runners take general precautions that help prevent the spread of viruses and illness. These measures include 1) coughing and sneezing into the bend of your elbow and not your hand, 2) washing hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds), and 3) staying home when you are sick—especially with a respiratory symptoms or fever.

We will be posting additional details, as they become available, that are pertinent to our community on our website and our social media channels.

 

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