Find the best spots along our courses to make some noise and cheer on runners.
Spectators are a vital part of creating an exciting race atmosphere in Akron. Whether you’re here in support of one particular runner, or present to cheer on the masses, be sure to check out our spectator hot spots for enjoyable experiences throughout the Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series!
Thirsty Dog 8K & 1-mile
The Thirsty Dog 8k & 1-mile will start on Union Street near the intersection of Union Street and Exchange Street at 10:00 a.m. With a Start and Finish at InfoCision Stadium, spectators have great opportunities to see the runners from various points that require very little walking.
- Start watching the race just outside the stadium on Union St./Brown St.
- After the Start, take a leisurely stroll one block east to Spicer Street. Here you will be able to see runners at mile 1.
- From Spicer, head back towards the Start Line to enter the stadium at Gate 1 and head down onto the field to cheer on the runners as they finish. Spectators may also enter the stadium through Gate 2.
A limited amount of beer tasking tickets will be available for spectator purchase starting at 10:30 a.m. on a first come first serve basis. Tickets will be sold for $5, cash only, and will get you 5 tasting tickets and a 4oz tasting glass. Tickets may be purchased at the ticket gate located at Gate 2. Identification will be required to purchase beer tickets.
Concessions will be open inside the stadium on the west concourse from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
It is recommended that runners and spectators choose a meeting location, prior to the race, to meet up at after the race.
August & September Locations Coming Soon!
Help us keep our runners pumped up along the courses!
We love to feature local entertainment groups along out course! Whether you want to showcase your band’s talents, put together a cheer group, or host a Blue Line block party, please contact us!