This event follows the same course as the marathon, but breaks down the distance into five legs. 



Relay Leg # Distance in Miles Starting Mile Marker Starting Location Ending Location
Leg 1 4.6 0.0 20 S. Broadway Street 245 Wolf Ledges Parkway
Leg 2 6.6 4.6 245 Wolf Ledges Parkway 453 S. High Street
Leg 3 5.7 11.2 453 S. High Street 1300 Sand Run Parkway
Leg 4 4.5 16.9 1300 Sand Run Parkway 1565 Fairfax Road
Leg 5 4.8 21.4 1565 Fairfax Road Lock 3, 200 S. Main Street


Relay Leg 1

Distance in Miles: 4.6

Starting Point: 0.0

Starting Location: 20 S. Broadway Street

Ending Location: 245 Wolf Ledges Parkway

Relay Leg 1 Map

Relay Leg 2

Distance in Miles: 6.6

Starting Mile Marker: Mile 4.6

Starting Location: 245 Wolf Ledges Parkway

Ending Location: 453 S. High Street

Relay Leg 2 Map

Relay Leg 3

Distance in Miles: 5.7

Starting Mile Marker: 11.2

Starting Location: 453 S. High Street

Ending Location: 1300 Sand Run Parkway

Relay Leg 3 Map

Relay Leg 4

Distance in Miles: 4.5

Starting Mile Marker: Mile 16.9

Starting Location: 1300 Sand Run Parkway

Ending Location: 1565 Fairfax Road

Relay Leg 4 Map

Relay Leg 5

Distance in Miles: 4.8

Starting Mile Marker: Mile 21.4

Starting Location: 1565 Fairfax Road

Ending Location: Lock 3, 200 S. Main Street

Relay Leg 5 Map


Top 3 overall teams in following divisions:

Open Men Masters Men
Open Women Masters Women
Open Co-Ed Masters Co-Ed

*For the team relay division at The Akron Marathon in September, where no prize money is involved, participants can only win one award.  Overall placements are weighted more heavily than Master’s placements, therefore if you are a team of Master’s Runners who place in the top three overall, you will be awarded as such. All awards will be mailed post-race.


A member of your Relay Team can run 2-consecutive relay legs; the team must be paid in full. The runner running two legs must register & pay for both legs.

The 1st leg runner can also run the marathon or half marathon; that team member must register & pay for both events. As a reminder, this can only happen if that runner runs the 1st leg. On race day, wear both bibs & cross over the 1st exchange zone; no need to remove bibs or timing devices then continue on the half/marathon course. Make sure you pick up both packets at the Expo.