FIRSTENERGY AKRON MARATHON,HALF MARATHON & TEAM RELAY

AKRON MARATHON & HALF MARATHON AWARDS

MARATHON AWARDS

Marathon Open Division

  • Men’s & Women’s First Place: $2,500 plus Champion Brouse Cup
  • Men’s & Women’s Second Place: $1,500
  • Men’s & Women’s Third Place: $1,000
  • Men’s & Women’s Fourth Place: $500
  • Men’s & Women’s Fifth Place: $250

Marathon Masters Division

  • Masters Men’s & Women’s First Place: $1,000 plus Champion Brouse Cup
  • Masters Men’s & Women’s Second Place: $500
  • Masters Men’s & Women’s Third Place: $250

Ohio Resident Division

This prize money is awarded to the first three men and first three women to finish the marathon who are residents of the State of Ohio at the time of the race regardless of age.

  • Men’s & Women’s First Place: $750
  • Men’s & Women’s Second Place: $500
  • Men’s & Women’s Third Place: $250

ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES FOR THE MARATHON

In addition to our prize money the following cumulative, cash incentives will be given to all runners who reach threshold levels in these marathon categories:

Open Men

  • Under 2:20 – $275
  • Under 2:18 – $275
  • Setting Event Record [2:15:59] – $550

Open Women

  • Under 2:45 – $275
  • Under 2:42 – $275
  • Setting Event Record [2:39:09] – $550

Masters Men

  • Setting Event Record [2:23:44] – $550

Masters Women

  • Setting Event Record [2:49:52] – $550

Wheelchair Division

  • Men’s & Women’s First Place: Award Plaque

Age Group Awards

  • Top Five Male and Female Marathon finishers in all age categories will receive recognition awards: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. You can win only one award.

MARATHON EVENT RECORDS

  • Men’s Marathon Open – Getachew Asfaw – 2:15:59 (2013)
  • Women’s Marathon Open – Maria Portilla – 2:39:09 (2005)
  • Men’s Masters Marathon – Richard Kessio – 2:23:44 (2014)
  • Women’s Masters Marathon – Elena Kaledina – 2:49:52 (2010)
  • Men’s Wheelchair Marathon – Joe Booth – 3:21:43 (2009)
  • Women’s Wheelchair Marathon – Holly Koester – 3:50:32 (2008)

 


HALF MARATHON AWARDS

Half Marathon Open Division

Men’s & Women’s First Place: $1,000
Men’s & Women’s Second Place: $750
Men’s & Women’s Third Place: $500

Half Marathon Masters Division

Masters Men’s & Women’s First Place: $500
Masters Men’s & Women’s Second Place: $375
Masters Men’s & Women’s Third Place: $250

ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES FOR THE HALF MARATHON

In addition to our prize money the following cumulative cash incentives will be given to all runners who reach threshold levels in these half marathon categories:

Open Men

Setting Event Record [1:03:58] – $550

Open Women

Setting Event Record [1:14:18] – $550

Masters Men

Setting Event Record [1:05:16] – $550

Masters Women

Setting Event Record [1:25:29] – $550

Age Group Awards

Top Three Male and Female Marathon finishers in all age categories will receive recognition awards: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. You can win only one award.

HALF MARATHON EVENT RECORDS

Men’s Half Marathon Open – Nicholas Too – 1:03:58 (2015)
Women’s Half Marathon Open – Hellen Jepkurgat – 1:14:18 (2015)
Men’s Masters Half Marathon – Kevin Castille – 1:05:16 (2017)
Women’s Masters Half Marathon – Brenda Hodge– 1:25:29 (2015)


SERIES SCORING

While we are not offering invited runner status for our Race Series, if you are targeting The Akron Marathon or Half Marathon as your Fall event, you may want to consider racing in our other two events for a chance to earn Series prize money and awards! Runners earn points through participation and performance to compete for the title of “Race Series Champion”. For more information, please visit the Series Scoring page.