The Run to the Beach 5K features a course that loops around Portage Lakes State Park,
Akron's Run to the Beach 5K and 1-mile Easter Egg Scramble is set to take runners for a mostly flat and fast run along the lakeshore of Portage Lakes State Park, whose more than 2,000 acres of lakes, camping sites and hiking trails make it a popular recreation spot for boating and fishing here in northeastern Ohio.
The race will follow a beautiful course, starting in the parking lot near the park's beach area and disc golf course, just off Manchester Road, just under an hour's drive south from downtown Cleveland. Runners will make their way mostly on paved roads through Portage Lakes State Park, along Green and New Franklin Streets, and much of the race route will take runners along the lake's shoreline.
The finishing stretch of the race brings runners to the Portage Lakes beach, where they'll finish on the sand.The scheduled starting time for the race is 8:30 AM for the 5k and 8 AM for the 1-Mile.
Packet pickup begins race day morning beginning at 6:30 a.m.