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2019 Akron Marathon: Road closures, weather alert and course map

Posted at 11:26 AM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 15:22:07-04

AKRON, Ohio — Thousands of runners will take to the streets this weekend for the Akron Children’s Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series. The race begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Weather Alert

The race is under a weather alert due to warm temperatures. If the current forecast remains, temperatures at the start of the race will be in the high 60s and are expected to reach the high 70s for the majority of the race. Temps could reach as high as 85 degrees for the last two hours of the race.

Road Closures

Starting on Friday, Sept. 27, roads across Akron will be closed for the race. Find all the closures here.

Race Course

Runners will begin at the historic grounds of Stan Hywet & Gardens before going on a foot tour throughout Akron, including West Akron, crossing the iconic All-America bridge and into the Firestone Park neighborhoods before returning downtown on the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, where runners will finish at Canal Park Stadium.

More info on race registration and other details here.

RELATED: Follow this Weather Alert Guide for the Akron Marathon