FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Akron Marathon Registration at All Time High
One Hundred Days Prior to Race Day
Akron, Ohio (June 20, 2012) – One hundred days prior to race day, The Akron
Marathon, Presented by Time Warner Cable, is 75 percent sold out for the
full marathon. The half marathon and team relay are also reaching record
high registration rates.
Event organizers encourage participant hopefuls to register early, before
event caps are met.
"We are ecstatic to be in a position to likely sell-out for our 10th annual
event," said executive race director Jim Barnett. "The large crowd will
bring unprecedented enthusiasm to the race. We strongly encourage
marathon, half marathon and relay participants to register early in order
to ensure a spot in this premier event."
Race day events include the Full Marathon; a Half Marathon, presented by
Acme Fresh Markets; a 5-person Team Relay, presented by Novo Nordisk; and a
Kids Fun Run. Participants can register for the Kids Fun Run through race
The record high registration is partially a result of the race entering its
10th annual year.
"The community has truly embraced the Akron Marathon throughout the years,"
Barnett said. "We have expanded every year since the race’s inception in
The Akron Marathon has modified the race course for 2012 to help
accommodate an ever increasing number of participants. Until race caps are
met, registration is available at www.AkronMarathon.org.
About the Akron Marathon
The Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable, is organized by the
Akron Marathon Charitable Corporation, a nonprofit group that is dedicated
to promoting health and fitness. Additional information on the Akron
Marathon, half marathon and team relay is available at
www.AkronMarathon.org or by calling (330) 434-2RUN (2786).