The Akron Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 26th is the marquee event of the Rubber City Race Series • Run all Series events and earn a very special medal • Bring your children to the FREE Kids Fun Run on Friday, Sept. 25th • Follow us on social media for the most up to date information on all of our races

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