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Release Date: September 20,2022

Akron Marathon Race Weekend Kicks Off with 20th Running of Kids Fun Run and FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay Events


The Akron Marathon Kids Fun Run, presented by Akron Children’s Hospital and founding sponsor the City of Akron, is a non-competitive, free one-mile fun run for children 12 and younger, intended to teach participants that exercise can be rewarding and fun.

The Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health is excited to welcome runners ending their summer racing journeys during its marquee event, the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay. During the event, we are anticipating 7,000 participants and 2,000 volunteers.  


The 20th running of the Akron Marathon Kids Fun Run presented by Akron Children’s Hospital

Friday, September 23, 2022

5:00 p.m. – Start Line Announcements

6:00 p.m. – Race Start By Age Group
7:00 p.m. – Course Closes


The 20th running of the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay

Saturday, September 24, 2022

4:00 a.m. – Staff Arrives

5:30 a.m. – Race Announcements

6:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony

6:59 a.m. – Wheelchair Division Start

7:00 a.m. – Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay Start

8:05 a.m. - First Half Marathon Finisher

9:15 a.m. - First Marathon Finisher

2:00 p.m. – Course Closes

2:15 p.m. – Lock 3 Closes



Kids Fun Run
Start: 300 S. Main Street, in front of Canal Park

Finish: 182 S. Main Street, In Front of Akron Civic Theatre

Course Map


The FirstEnergy Full Marathon, Half Marathon, and Team Relay

Start: Akron Art Museum 1 S. High St, Akron

Finish: Akron Civic Theatre 182 S. Main St, Akron

Finisher Festival: Lock 3

Parking Information (page 3 for community, email Kat for your media parking pass), Course DescriptionCourse Maps, and Day of Road Closures



Winners in the FirstEnergy Akron Full Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay will be available immediately upon finishing, as will any other requested finishers. You may interview and/or video them directly at the finish line location.

Officials from the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation, Summa Health, and FirstEnergy will be available for interviews on the day of the race.