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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

2018: N/A
2017: 7.7%
2016: 7.6%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

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Marathon Rankings

The Akron Marathon was the 88th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 78th largest in 2016.

Last 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 269th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 300th highest percentage in 2016.


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 316th 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 11 Reviews
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review of 2017 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Like:
Course
Crowd support
Race management
Medal
Food
Post-race party
Finish
Expo
Parking - amount, convenience, cost (free), location (close to start/finish)
Sponsor- Akron Children’s Hospital

Dislike
Can't think of anything

Race Tips

You will be surprised at how well operated this small town race really is. They could provide a valuable lesson to other races on best practices.

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

If you read the Race Guide in advance, you'll be well-versed on all aspects of the race.



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.)




Finish Time Equivalent

If you ran the Akron Marathon in 3:39:00, what would your time in the Boston Marathon be?

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