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Race Dates

2018: Saturday, September 29, 2018
2017: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Hilly
Type: Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 70°F (21°C)
Average Low: 50° F (10°C)

Historical Weather


PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 97.38
Course Score: 98.05

Race Size

2017: 928 Finishers
2016: 1,135 Finishers
2015: 1,473 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: 7.7%
2016: 7.6%
2015: 7.9%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

No course description available at this time.



Marathon Rankings

The Akron Marathon was the 78th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 63rd largest in 2015.

This year 7.7% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.6% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Akron Marathon the 304th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 186th highest percentage so far in 2017.


Its Course Score of 98.05 ranks it as the 307th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 14th fastest course in Ohio.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are slightly above the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Akron Marathon a PR Score of 97.38. This PR Score ranks it as the 313th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 13th fastest in Ohio.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.


Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1104 feet (336m)
Min Elevation: 948 feet (289m)

Akron




Recent Akron Marathon Reviews

5 Stars from 10 Reviews
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review of 2016 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Big city feel but on a smaller scale. Very nice.

Race Tips

Lots of hills. Train on hills, and do strength training for your legs.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2016 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Very well organized and lots of supporters.

Race Tips


Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2016 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Challenging course, very well organized, great markings, and excellent planning info and execution on race day.

Race Tips

Hilly, pace yourself, and great blue line to find your through town

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Arrive very early to park, stretching area in old Polsky building with inside bathrooms, give yourself time to get in the corral



review of 2016 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Lots of fun for my first marathon.

Race Tips

Watch the on-line videos.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




review of 2016 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Perfectly organized. Never a hiccup. Great crowd support.

Race Tips

Save your legs for hills in second half of marathon.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)




Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Akron Marathon in 3:06:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

See how your race times would compare on other marathon courses using the Marathon Time Converter Tool.