FirstEnergy Akron Marathon – 2024 Registration & 2023 Results

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Akron, Ohio, USA September 28, 2024 Registration Open

One of 3-part race series, the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon is an annual event held in Akron in the month of September every year since the year 2003. The event offers a Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay as well as Kids Fun Run. It is considered a challenging course taking the participants through Akron’s historic landmarks and scenic neighborhoods
The course is a USATF Certified Course and is a qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.

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FirstEnergy Akron Marathon

Race Categories, Dates, Registration, Eligibility & Fees

Marathon Marathon Relay Half Marathon Kids Fun Run
Distance 42.2km 42.2km 21.1km 1.6km
Race Date September 28, 2024 September 28, 2024 September 28, 2024 September 27, 2024
Start Time  7:00 am ** 7:00 am 7:00 am 6:00 pm
Eligibility Criterion  16 years & above 12 year & above 14 years & above 12 years & Under
Fees  $105 $50 per member $85 Free
Registration Register here Register here Register here Register here
Expo Details Venue: John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron, Ohio
Date & Timings: September 27, 2024 (11am- 8pm)

**Wheelchair division starts at 6:59 am

Route / Course Map

Information about the course maps & other details for the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon 2024 not yet available. Please check the information from the 2023 event below 

Marathon/ Marathon Relay Half Marathon Kids Fun Run
Course Map (PDF) FM Course PDF Map HM Course PDF Map Kids Run Course Map
Course Map (Google) FM Course Google Map HM Course Google Map
Course Map (Garmin) FM Course Garmin Map HM Course Garmin Map

The FirstEnergy Akron Marathon 2023 routes are OUT & BACK course with the below mentioned Start and Finish points:

Start Point Finish Point
Marathon/ Relay/ Half Marathon Akron Art Museum, 1 S High Street, Akron Near Akron Civic Theatre, In Front of Canal Park, Akron
Kids Fun Run 214, W. Bowery St. At Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron 300 S Main Street , In front of Canal Park Stadium, Akron

Prize Money

Information about the prizes/ awards for the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon 2024 is detailed below

1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize
Marathon Open division $ 2500 $ 1500 $ 1000
Marathon Masters division $ 500 $ 375 $ 250
Ohio Resident Division $ 750 $ 500 $ 250
Half Marathon Open division $ 1000 $ 750 $ 500
Half Marathon Masters division $ 400 $ 300 $ 200

Other than above, the following incentives are also awarded in the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon

Open Course record (M= 2:15:59 and F= 2:39:09) $ 500
Masters Course record (M= 2:23:44 and F= 2:49:52) $ 500
Wheelchair Division – First place Award Plaque
Half Marathon
Open Course record (M= 1:03:58 and F= 1:14:18) $ 500
Masters Course record (M= 1:05:16 and F= 1:25:29) $ 500

Points to Note for Prize Purse
  – Awards are equal for Male and Female participants
  – Awards are reserved only for citizens of USA
  – All Overall and Master’s awards are based on Gun Time, not Chip Time.
  – Athletes can only be eligible for prize money in the event in which they are registered for.
  – Participants CAN win more than one award where prize money is attached (e.g. eligible winner can double dip into overall AND Masters division).
  – Overall and Master’s winners will be removed from Age Group Awards.
  – The top 3 Male and Female Marathon and Half Marathon finishers in all age categories will receive recognition awards: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70+. You can win only one award.
  –  Top 3 overall non -binary finishers (based on chip time)Will receive an award
– Wheelchair : Top finishers in each division will receive an award
  – Top 3 Relay teams are also awarded (Male/ Female/ Mixed)- both Open & Masters Division

2023 and Earlier Edition Results


Important Points

  • Transfer: Registration fees is transferrable to another person up to 45 days prior to the event date.
  • Refund/ Deferment: No refund or deferment allowed. If you have purchased registration insurance, you can file a claim for refund with the registration insurance company
  • Elite/ seeded athletes: Enhanced experience & complimentary entry is provided to qualified elite/seeded athletes. Please check more details about Elite/ Seeded Athletes here
  • Wheelchair Division: Only Push-Rim racing chairs are allowed. Handcycles are not allowed
  • Race Packet/ Bib collection: In case participant is unable to pick up their own race packets, they can authorize another person to pick up participant packet. The proxy must be able to verify runner’s registration information. No packet pick up is available on race day
  • Non permitted items: Pets, skateboards scooters, bicycles, roller blades, strollers, baby joggers, baby carriers or any other types of vehicles (other than official race vehicles) are not allowed
  • Head phones: Yes- they are allowed but runners must be aware of their surroundings and be courteous of those around them. Participants vying for prize money/overall awards are not permitted to wear headphones during the race.
  • Corrals: Runners would be released in waves. There would be a total of 8 corrals with first 2 corrals for Elite & Seeded Athletes. The remaining 6 corral are assigned based on the timings submitted during registration
  • Aid stations: Water & Sports drinks would be available at all aid stations. Gels would also be available at limited aid stations.
  • Other facilities: Portable toilets and medical aid would also be available along the course
  • Relay distance & start locations:
    Leg #1: Starts at 1 S High St. and is 4.2 miles
    Leg # 2: Starts at 250, E Mill St. and is 6.9 miles
    Leg #3: Starts at 245, Wolf Ledges Pkwy and is 5.8 miles
    Leg # 4: Starts at 1300 Sand Run Pkwy and is 4.5 miles
    Leg # 5: Starts at 1565 Fairfax Road and is 4.8 miles
  • Pacers are available who will pace groups of runners
  • Time limit applicable on the course for after which the course is thrown open to normal traffic
    -Full Marathon –6 hrs 30 min
    – Half Marathon -3 hrs 30 min

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