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Akron Marathon

Akron, OH

Race Dates

2017: TBD
2016: Saturday, September 24, 2016

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: 96.79
Course Score: 97.45

Race Size

2016: No Results
2015: 1,473 Finishers
2014: 1,628 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2016: N/A
2015: 7.9%
2014: 7.7%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

**New Course for 2015**

Marathon Rankings

The Akron Marathon was the 63rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 64th largest in 2014.

Last year 7.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.7% of runners qualified for Boston in 2014.

This gives the Akron Marathon the 269th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 268th highest percentage in 2014.

Its Course Score of 97.45 ranks it as the 338th 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 96.79. This PR Score ranks it as the 336th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 14th fastest in Ohio.

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

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1103 feet (336m)
Min Elevation: 934 feet (284m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Akron Marathon

5 Stars from 2 Reviews

review of 2015 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Race Tips

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

review of 2013 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Very well organized, with plentiful aid stations and GU. Parking near the start and finish was easy and free.

Race Tips

The hills between mile 16 and 22 are as bad as the course elevation profile shows. Don't let them scare you off! You'll be glad you conquered them!

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

Book Early or you will end up staying about 10 miles from the start/finish line.

Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Akron Marathon in 3:35:00, 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.