Akron Marathon Training 101 & Akron Area YMCA Annual 5ks
Annual Y 5K/10K Races
5K 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.
Contact a local Y near you to discuss 5K preparation and training with our fitness staff.
Proceeds for each 5K will Benefit the Partners With Youth Annual Giving Campaign.
All annual 5Ks by location
Annual FUNdraising events by branch
Akron Marathon Training 101
The goal is to offer the necessary support to prepare you for successfully running the 11th 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
Akron Marathon Training 101 – Informational Meeting
Learn about the training program, ask questions, discuss fitness assessments and runner’s institutes and meet the running coaches. Attendees will receive a schedule for two weeks of coach led trial training runs — providing a great opportunity to experience part of the training before they commit to the program.
- May 1, 2013 @ 7:00pm, Green Family YMCA
- May 2, 2013 @ 7:00pm, University Park YMCA
2013 Kick Off Event
Meet coaches and fellow runners, pick up important information and meet key people of the Akron Marathon team.
- Thursday, May 23, 2013 @ 7:00pm, Green Family YMCA Gym
2013 Training Run Schedules!