Akron Marathon

Since its establishment in 2002, the Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation has created a world-class marathon and one of the top road races in the country. Among its numerous distinctions and awards, the Akron Marathon was one of 16 events in the country to earn gold certification from the council for responsible sport due to their sustainability practices, including eliminating bottled water from races, and donating leftover food and clothing to local non-profits. The Akron Marathon continues to grow, expanding in 2015 with the Rubber City Race series, which adds two new races leading up to the Akron Marathon.