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Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series Adds 200 Openings to Goodyear 10k

AKRON, Ohio (July 21, 2015) – Due to overwhelming demand, the Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series is opening 200 additional spots for the August 15 running of the Goodyear 10k. The 10k originally sold out two weeks ago, while the Goodyear Half Marathon is nearing 80 percent capacity... read more

AKRON MARATHON RUBBER CITY RACE SERIES' GOODYEAR 10K SOLD OUT

AKRON, Ohio (July 9, 2015) – After a successful first race of the 2015 Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series on June 27, the second event in the three-part series is nearing its capacity. The 10k event of the Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k August 15 is completely sold out and there is limited space... read more

Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series Begins with Successful Thirsty Dog 8k and 1-mile Event

AKRON, Ohio (June 27, 2015) – Rainy conditions didn’t scare away runners from the first race of the 2015 Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series. A total of 2,673 runners competed in either the 1-mile race or 8k event Saturday morning, and had the opportunity to enjoy Thirsty Dog beers... read more

RUNNING LEGEND BILL RODGERS TO HELP KICK OFF INAUGURAL AKRON MARATHON RUBBER CITY RACE SERIES

AKRON, Ohio (June 18, 2015) – Bill Rodgers, a four-time winner of the Boston and New York City marathons, will be on hand to help celebrate the start of the inaugural Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series. Rodgers will wear honorary bib #1 at the Thirsty Dog 8k & 1-mile event on Saturday... read more

Brew to Debut at Thirsty Dog 8k & 1-mile

AKRON, Ohio (June 10, 2015) – As part of its affiliation with the Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series, Thirsty Dog Brewing Company has announced the addition of a custom beer to its diverse lineup of offerings. Blue Line Brew will be released in conjunction with the June 27 running of the... read more

METRO PARKS, AKRON MARATHON TEAM UP FOR BRAND-NEW RUNNING SPREE

AKRON, Ohio (April 28, 2015) – Runners participating in the three-part Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series have a new training partner: Summit Metro Parks. The park district, with support from race series staff, will launch its inaugural Metro Parks Running Spree on Monday, June 1... read more

BLUE LINE CHARITY PROGRAM EXPANDS TO 15 PARTNERS FOR 2015

AKRON, Ohio (March 18, 2015) – With the countdown on and only 100 days left before the launch of the inaugural Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series, the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation has announced it has expanded its charity partner outreach to include 15 local non-profits... read more

GOODYEAR TO SERVE AS PRESENTING SPONSOR FOR AUG. 15 RUBBER CITY RACE SERIES EVENT

AKRON, Ohio (Feb. 4, 2015) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation announced today that The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company will serve as the presenting sponsor for the Half Marathon & 10k event to be held on Aug. 15, 2015 as part of the new Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series... read more

2014 Akron Marathon Becomes First Ohio Event to Earn Gold Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport

EUGENE, Ore. (Nov. 25, 2014) — The Akron Marathon is one of 16 events across the country to earn Gold Level Certification from the Council for Responsible Sport, making it the first ever Ohio-based event to do so. The marathon targeted goals focused on planning, measurement and continuous... read more

AKRON MARATHON OPENS REGISTRATION FOR RUBBER CITY RACE SERIES

AKRON, Ohio (Nov. 21, 2014) – The Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation officially opened registration for the 2015 Rubber City Race Series, a new running series developed to guide runners through a typical training schedule. The series will feature two additional event dates... read more

Akron Marathon Announces Creation of Rubber City Race Series

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 26, 2014) – The Akron Marathon announced today the creation of the Rubber City Race Series beginning in 2015. The series will feature two additional event dates on June 27 (8k and 1 Mile) and August 15 (Half Marathon and 10k), in conjunction with the... read more

Akron Marathon Half Marathon Officially Sold Out

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2014) – The Akron Marathon announced today that the half marathon, presented by Acme Fresh Market, has officially sold out after hitting capacity at 4,800 participants, which marks the largest field of half marathon participants in Akron Marathon history... read more

Akron Marathon on Target to Earn Recognition for Sustainability Efforts

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 17, 2014) – The Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, is once again poised to earn certification from the Council for Responsible Sport for its efforts to create a socially and environmentally responsible event. The ongoing effort to further “green” the event touches everyone... read more

Akron Marathon Team Relay Officially Sold Out; Marathon and Half Marathon Nearing Capacity

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 16, 2014) – Talk about coming in under the wire. The Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, announced today that the team relay presented by Novo Nordisk officially sold out – with 1,300 five-person teams having registered prior to Monday... read more

Akron Marathon Announces Westfield Bank Ambassador Award Recipient

AKRON, Ohio (Sept. 3, 2014) – The Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, has announced that the 2014 Westfield Bank Ambassador Award honoree is Olympic gold medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson. This year marks the 30th... read more

Akron Marathon Makes New Additions to Finisher Festival

AKRON, Ohio (July 22, 2014) – A new addition this year to the Akron Marathon will give families and friends of runners the opportunity to reserve a premium spot to watch the finish of the race at Canal Park stadium. The Champion Finish Line Experience features two exclusive areas, an on-field... read more

Akron Marathon Partners with Sterling Jewelers to Introduce the Corporate Cup Challenge

AKRON, Ohio (June 19, 2014) – The Akron Marathon, in partnership with Sterling Jewelers Inc., the largest specialty retail jeweler in the U.S., is pleased to introduce the Corporate Cup Challenge.  Presented by Sterling Jewelers, the Challenge aims to engage local companies in a friendly... read more

Akron Marathon Chooses 10 Local Non-Profits as Charity Partners

AKRON, Ohio (April 4, 2014) – The Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, has selected 10 local non-profits as charity partners for the 2014 Blue Line Charity Program for the 12th running this fall.  The Akron Marathon has 15,000 runners, 3,000 volunteers and nearly... read more

Akron Marathon Impact Felt Throughout the Region

AKRON, Ohio (March 5, 2014) – Heading into its 12th running this fall, the Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, continues to be a significant economic contributor to the region’s economy while also having a substantial impact on the health of the race’s nearly 15,000 participants... read more


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Alan Ashby
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Anne Bitong
Executive Director
Akron Marathon
330-434-2786

abitong@akronmarathon.org

Andrew Antonucci
Marketing & Communications Manager
Akron Marathon
330-434-2786

aantonucci@akronmarathon.org