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    Akron Marathon Race Series Corporate Challenge

    We invite all County of Summit Employees to join the Akron Marathon Race Series Corporate Challenge Program sponsored by Executive Ilene Shapiro. This program allows local companies to go head-to-head in a friendly competition while promoting health & wellness. The 2024 events you can participate in are:

    National Interstate 8k or 1-Mile
    June 28th & June 29th 

    Goodyear Half Marathon & 10k
    August 10th

    FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay
    September 28th 

     

    #RunAkronCorporateChallenge


    Corporate Challenge Details

    The challenge will be based on company size and percentage of participation. The Corporate Challenge winner will be announced in October. All employees must have a finishing time to be included in the final results. The other awards are shown below:

    • Fastest Corporate Relay Team Award (men’s, women’s, mixed)
    • Spirit Award
    • Extra Mile Awards
      • Most dollars raised for charity through Akron Marathon’s charity partner platform
      • Most volunteers recruited through Akron Marathon’s volunteer platform

    Registration

    County of Summit employees may use code below and provide their employee ID number when completing race registration to receive race registration waiver. Employees may register for a maximum of three of the race series events. 

    Registrants also receive a swag bag with items to use on race day. We thank County Executive Ilene Shapiro and her staff for creating this partnership and giving employees the opportunity to participate in the race series without it being an expense to the employee. The partnership also allows the opportunity for 200 underprivileged residents to participate in the Akron Marathon. So, wear the swag with pride!

     Race Registration Instructions (EMPLOYEES ONLY):

    1. Visit AkronMarathon.org/Register and click the event box you would like to register for.
      • If you want to run all three races, click the race series registration box and register for all three races at one time with the same code provided below.
    2. Each runner will need to either sign into their Race Roster account or create a Race Roster account.
    3. Complete the registration form.
    4. Please provide your County of Summit employee ID when prompted in the registration flow.
    5. Enter your sponsor comp/promo code at the end of the registration questions in the promo code section or payment page. To get the code, County of Summit Employees are asked to contact the Wellness Team
    6. Sign waiver then click continue.
    7. The last page you see will be the billing page which will be $0.00, click on "Submit Order".

    Note: *When registering with the series link, you will need to enter the promo code in each event section

    The Akron Marathon is unable to refund participants who register and pay prior to using the code so it is important to distribute the code prior to the launch of registration and at your earliest convenience.

    The Akron Marathon has instituted a June 1st deadline for all registration codes. This date also allows for a commitment by the runner to ensure the proper training period leading up to the race.

     If creating a relay team, please see details below:

    • The employee registers as the Team Captain and uses their own network of colleagues, friends or family to join their team. County employees would be free, and others would have to pay the entry fee. Teams can be all employees, or a mix of employees and family and friends. The employees would be the ones that enter the code to get the free entry.
    • If the employee cannot find team members on their own, we have an Akron Marathon Team Builder facebook group. Runners looking for a team can post something like: "I am a recreational runner looking for someone to run the 4.8 mile leg of the relay for fun" or " I am looking for a competitive runner to run the final 4.8 mile leg of the Akron Marathon Relay at a 7:00 mile pace", etc.

    The Akron Marathon is unable to refund participants who register and pay prior to using the code so it is important to distribute the code prior to the launch of registration and at your earliest convenience.

    The Akron Marathon has instituted a June 1st deadline for all registration codes. This date also allows for a commitment by the runner to ensure the proper training period leading up to the race.

    Akron Marathon Training Plan


    Akron Marathon Timeline

    History

    The Akron Marathon celebrated 20-years in 2022. The history behind the race series stems back to 1998. View the timeline to learn more.


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