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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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Anne Bitong
Executive Director
Akron Marathon

Andrew Antonucci
Marketing & Communications Manager
Akron Marathon