The Akron Marathon was my first marathon and I am sure that it will not be my last. I have since set the goal to run all 50 states. My first experience with marathon running was wonderful and I am so glad I picked the Akron Marathon to begin. The race was extremely well organized from start to end. With the race costing a reasonable price I received a great package with a warm up jacket, food at the end of the race, a medal, running magazine, and a whole lot more. The race highlights the Akron area and is a unique in that the race is a huge deal in the city. It is a medium sized race with fans the entire route. I cannto say enought about the race and hope all who read this get a chance to experience Akron the way I did. God bless and safe running.