In 2021, Summit Metro Parks celebrated their 100th anniversary. The course will include stunning views of the Akron area along with plenty of hills to keep you engaged. A portion of the proceeds from the race will go to the Summit Metro Parks Foundation trail fund as well as Akron Parks & Rec YES fund.
Starting at Memorial Trailhead, the full marathon will have and out & back to the Mustill Store to start. Then the course heads north on the Towpath Trail and connects to Summit Metro Parks trails and Babb Run Park. You will run most of the 1/2 marathon course twice.
We will continue with the double out and back course from 2022. There will be 6-8 water stops along the marathon route. A handheld water bottle is suggested. The route starts at the Memorial Park Trailhead at 499 Memorial Parkway Summit Metro Parks. A quick out and back to the Musill Store then head north on the Tow
You will do this twice for a total gain of just over 2,000'
The half marathon goes out and back to the Mustill Store from the Memorial Parkway trailhead, then heads north to the Summit Metro Parks trails of Schumacher, past Marian Lake, Overlook, and Oxbow.
Elevation profile for the 1/2 marathon.
The 10k heads immediately north on the Towpath trail and then goes to the top of Schumacher trail and back to the start at Memorial Parkway. Elevation gain is 354'. It's a bit long at 6.4 miles. One water stop at the halfway point.
Elevation for the 10k
For all active military and veterans, please use the code "Military" on the following races: Mingo Madness, Akron Trail Marathon, Crowell Hilaka Trail Run, Regal Beagle, and High Lea 6/12/24 Hour Race. Thank you for your service!