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This year's edition of the Akron Marathon will serve as the 20th running of the annual race. And we now know when it will take place.
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On Tuesday, the Akron Marathon Race Series presented by Summa Health announced its official sponsors and calendar for the upcoming year. Of note, the 20th running of the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, as well as its half marathon and team relays, will take place on Sept. 24, 2022.
"This marquee event, the FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, & Team Relay, never ceases to amaze and has a new half marathon course to enjoy. Join us as we celebrate 20 years on the Blue Line! You won’t want to miss it!" a press release reads. "Anyone can experience the world-class atmosphere of the Akron Marathon Race Series as a volunteer or running participant. Registration will be through a tiered registration process, which opens to a limited group of eligible individuals based on previous participation on Jan. 18, 2022."
Meanwhile, the National Interstate 8K and 1 Mile is scheduled for June 24 & 25, 2022, with the Goodyear Half Marathon and 10K taking place on August. 13. The public registration window for all three events is scheduled to open on Jan. 20.
“Strong partners are the foundation to the success of the world-class race series we’re able to host,” Anne Bitong, president and CEO of the Akron Marathon, said in a release.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the continued partnerships and friendships of these community-centered Northeast Ohio organizations.”