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

Runner Stories

Why do you run? Share your motivation as you make your journey through the Rubber City Race Series. 

We hear many interesting and inspiring stories as we answer the telephones, respond to emails and travel to race expos of runners’ involvement in our races. We would love to know more about your experience with the Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series and invite you to share your personal story. Your story could even be featured on our website or in the local media!

Email your stories to the Rubber City Race Series staff.

Akron is my Boston Marathon

By: Daniel Hettinger

I am so excited to have an opportunity to share my story. I have been a runner my whole life and absolutely love the sport. The high it brings, the gratification, the challenges, and setting new goals... read more