Starting at Memorial Trailhead, the course heads north on the Towpath Trail where it connects to the Metro Parks of Cascade Valley, and Gorge Metro Parks, as well as Babb Run Park in Cuyahoga Falls. The full marathon and half marathon will have an out & back into downtown to start. The 10k starts north on the Towpath.
In 2021, Summit Metro Parks will be celebrating 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.
The marathon course starts with an out & back to downtown Akron from the Memorial Parkway Towpath trailhead. The course then heads north on the Towpath to Summit Metro Parks and Babb Run Wildlife Sanctuary in Cuyahoga Falls. The water stops are about 4 miles apart, so be prepared and bring a handheld water bottle!