Thanks to everyone who was apart of making our race series a success this past year • The Rubber City Race Series is now the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series • FirstEnergy Corporation is the new title sponsor of our marquee September event • Follow us on social media for the most up to date information on our race series


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!

Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay

The Akron Marathon will start at 217 S. High Street at 7:00 a.m. With a downtown start, spectators have great opportunities to see the runners from various points that require very little walking.

Please note: Spectators are not permitted into runners-only areas, including on the field, on the Diamond Boardwalk, or past section 19 on the stadium concourse.


Course Entertainment

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!