FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Akron Marathon Nearly Sold Out 57 Days Before Race Day;
Fewer Than 100 Spaces Remain
Participant Hopefuls Encouraged to Register Today
Akron, Ohio (August 2, 2012) – For the first time in the history of the
Akron Marathon, the Full Marathon event is expected to sell out well before
race day. As of August 2, fewer than 100 spaces remain.
Other popular race-day events – the Half Marathon, presented by Acme Fresh
Markets, and the Team Relay, presented by Novo Nordisk – are also reaching
record high registration rates.
Participant hopefuls are encouraged to register online today at
www.AkronMarathon.org to secure their space in the 10th annual running of
the Akron Marathon, presented by Time Warner Cable. The race will take
place on September 29, 2012.
"Each year since the race's inception in 2003 we've experienced a record
number of runners," said Jim Barnett, executive race director. "With this
year's expected sell-out, we're preparing for the nearly 15,000 runners who
will join us in downtown Akron the last Saturday in September."
If race spaces remain open, participants who register by August 13 will
receive a personalized race bib, printed with their name.
"We modified the course this year to accommodate more runners and are
thrilled to see the response," Barnett said. "There is going to be a lot
of energy at the start line."
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).