EVERY STEP HELPS KIDS HEAL
Fundraising for Akron Children’s Hospital
MORE THAN MILES
Did you know there’s more to the miles you log when you run in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series? The hospital serves as the Title Beneficiary of the Akron Marathon Race Series, which means that our events serve as major fundraisers for the hospital. In fact, we’ve already raised over $900,000 to help them provide family-centered care to the children of northern Ohio…regardless of their ability to pay.
What can a whopping $900,000 buy?
- 35 million Band-Aids,
- 3 million packs of premature diapers,
- 915,000 pacifiers,
- 171,000 cases of wipes,
- or 2,318 wheelchairs
MEET OUR HEROES
Fighting an illness takes courage, strength and hope–it takes a superhero. Meet the young patient heroes that will be highlighted in specially designated “Hero Zone” stretches of our final event, the 2018 FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay.
Meet the runners who have dedicated their efforts to the work of Akron Children’s Hospital in supporting the health and wellbeing of kids in our community. Get inspired as you hit the course this summer or cheer on your favorite runner!