Runnership Program

What is the Akron Marathon Runnership Program? As part of our vision, the Akron Marathon promotes healthy active lifestyles for all. The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation is piloting a philanthropic program dedicated to reaching community members who could not typically afford a race entry, with a focus on serving the underprivileged, disadvantaged, or those struggling with mental health and/or recovery.  The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation is pledging up to $7,000 to the success of this program. 

How does this program work?  We work with local non-profit organizations who already provide important services to our community. We donate free race entries to them based on their organizations services and eligibility. These individuals will be able to participate in one or more of our events in the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series.  These entries are not able to be sold, auctioned, used as a giveaway or prize, or for financial gain for these organizations.   

What is the deadline for this program? The deadline for this year has closed. Applications for 2021 will open January 2021.

Can I get more information? Yes! Email your expressed interest and any questions to Carrie Washnock.