Akron Marathon Training 101 & Akron Area YMCA Annual 5k/10ks

Y 5K/10K Series

5K/10k races are a great opportunity to get some exercise while supporting a great cause.Participants will enjoy a serene run through Firestone Park, a Caribbean-style race through Green, a 30-acre run in Nordonia Hills or a spooky Jack-O-Lantern Jog through historical downtown Akron.

Save The Dates!
  • May 17, 2014 – Just A Run In The Park 5k
  • May 31, 2014 – Caribbean Run 5k/10k
  • June 28, 2014 – Run For The Hills 5k
  • October 11, 2014 – Jack-O-Lantern Jog 5k
  • December 6, 2014 – Yeti 5k Run
Contact a local Y near you to discuss 5K/10k preparation and training with our fitness staff.
Proceeds for each 5K/10k will benefit the Annual Campaign.

All annual 5Ks by location


Annual FUNdraising events by branch


Akron Marathon Training 101

*2014 Registration: April 1, 2014 at branch locations, over the phone or online.
 *If you've already registered for the Akron Marathon and would like to sign up for Akron Marathon Training 101, please contact Tracy Williams at (330) 899-9622.
Informational meetings: May 1, 2014 @ 7pm Green YMCA or
May 6, 2014 @ 7pm Lake Anna YMCA

The goal is to offer the necessary support to prepare you for successfully running the 12th annual Akron Marathon!
The Akron Area YMCA has partnered with the Akron Marathon to offer the Akron Marathon Training 101 program.
Both new and veteran runners will benefit from the workshops, training and support Akron Marathon Training 101 will provide every step of the way. 
For more information about the Akron Marathon Training 101 program please contact:
Tracy Williams at (330) 899-9622 or Justine Carlson at (330) 745-9622

2014 Akron Marathon Training 101 Information

Download 2014 Info Sheet >>

Save The Dates

September 24 – Final Assessments & Question and Answer Night with the Coaches
October 3 – Marathon Celebration & Wrap Up .

2014 Training Run Schedule


YMCA Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.