9/28/2018 Akron Marathon, Half Marathon & Relay Steve B., Scott, Loretta H, Chris B., Roy M, and Gretchen S


Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, And Relay.

Akron, Ohio

Half Marathon Results

Steve Bable

Finish Time: 1:40:40

Overall Place: 185/2971

Division Place: 9/109

Scott Orlando

Finish Time: 1:43:18

Overall Place:  243/2971

Division Place:  19/153

Loretta Harland

Finish Time:  1:57:13

Overall Place:  748/2971

Division Place:  13/129

Chris Brown

Finish Time:  3:31:47

Overall Place:  2908/2971

Division Place:  44/151

Relay Team Participants

Gretchen Snyder

Roy Miller

Race Recap By Scott Orlando

Race conditions were near ideal for the 16th running of the Akron Marathon.  Ohio Team ER was well represented at this year’s race with 4 members completing the half marathon and 2 additional team members competing on relay teams.  The Akron Marathon is one of the largest running events in Ohio.  It did appear that participation was down from previous years.  The race did make a few changes including the elimination of the finisher gift that in the past ranged from hats, socks, to towels.  The Akron Marathon continues to be one of the best organized and largest relay marathons in the country but they could see numbers continue to decline if prices continue to increase and race value decreases.  The army of volunteers that shows up every year is always impressive and greatly appreciated.  If you are a runner in the Akron area this race should be an annual must do event and with so many running distance options everyone can find a way to participate.