Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5K

Saturday, November 9, 2019
7:30 AM Packet Pickup, 9 AM Start, Lock 3 in Akron

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Lace up your running shoes!

The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition presents the 8th annual Lockheed Martin Towpath Freedom 5K. Join us as we honor our U.S. Veterans and celebrate the completion of the Towpath Trail in Summit County! Beginning on Main Street in downtown Akron, the 3.1 mile route will lead runners south along the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, turning around at Dart Street, and finishing at Lock 3 Park.

This family-friendly event includes a timed 5K walk/run, long-sleeve moisture wicking shirt, post-run food, and awards for the top finishers in each age category. Walkers and pets are welcome!

We are offering FREE REGISTRATION for the first 35 veterans who register! If you are a veteran, please contact Lydia Hoffman at (330) 374-5657 or lhoffman@ohioeriecanal.org for your registration code. 


7:30 a.m. Same-day registration and packet pick-up

8:30 a.m. Ceremony to Honor our Veterans
Join us and the Boy Scouts of America as we honor our veterans in a pre-race ceremony in Lock 3.

9:00 a.m. Towpath Freedom 5K
Begin the 5K on Main Street before heading to the Towpath Trail. Food, drink and awards follow.

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Registration Cost:

Pre-registration: $30
Same-Day: $35

Pre-register before November 2 to guarantee a free moisture wicking t-shirt!