The marquee event of the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series, the Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay presented by First Energy receives a fresh new look ! Runners will experience an unforgettable start inside the historic grounds of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens before taking an exclusive foot tour of the City of Akron.
The Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k brings the iconic landmarks of Goodyear right under your feet for a unique and unforgettable racing experience. Set a personal record on Goodyear’s Akron Proving Grounds before making your way to the company’s historic World Headquarters and campus.
The course winds through beautiful West Akron neighborhoods, crosses the iconic All-America bridge into North Hill, takes runners down the all-new Main St. and into the Firestone Park neighborhoods before returning to downtown on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail where a world-class finish inside Canal Park Stadium and popular Finisher Festival on the field awaits! The redesigned course features a net 150’ drop in the Full and Half Marathon and if that is not enough to excite you, just wait for the thrill of running through Akron Children’s Hospital campus at mile 25! Join us for the re-imagined FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay.