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Akron Marathon

Akron, OH


Race Dates

2017: Saturday, September 23, 2017
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: 1,135 Finishers
2015: 1,473 Finishers
2014: 1,628 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
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 77th largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 62nd largest in 2015.

Last year 7.6% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.9% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Akron Marathon the 308th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 261st highest percentage in 2015.


Its Course Score of 97.45 ranks it as the 341st 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 340th 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)

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Ratings & Reviews for the Akron Marathon

5 Stars from 10 Reviews



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.

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review of 2016 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Very well organized and lots of supporters.

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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.

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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.

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review of 2016 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Great volunteers, challenging course and good beer and pizza.

Race Tips

Do some hill training.

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review of 2016 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

It's a beautiful fall marathon. Great race organization catering to the runners. Nice swag and unique challenges throughout. Exciting finish in Canal Park home of the Akron Rubberducks baseball team.

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review of 2016 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

Well organized, awesome swag & stadium finish!

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review of 2015 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

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review of 2013 Akron Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars

Review

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.



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