Torchbearers AkRun & Crawl: After Dark

Event Date

Sat, May 20, 2017


Akron, OH


About This Activity

It's the 11th year of the AkRun & Crawl! To celebrate, this year we're doing things "AFTER DARK" with a rockin' GLOW RUN along the Towpath Trail followed by an epic bar crawl in the Merriman Valley!

The AkRun 5K follows the scenic Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail through the Merriman Valley before joining up with a pub crawl to celebrate your finish in style. This is a GLOW run, so every runner will receive NEON and glow-in-the-dark accessories. We encourage all participants to bring a flashlight to run with.

Race check-in begins at 7 PM, with a 9 PM race start at 1735 Merriman Road in Akron. Then, join us at 9:30 p.m. as we kick off the Pub Crawl at Johnny J's, located in the Liberty Commons Plaza at 1282 Weathervane Lane, Akron, OH 44313. Race results and prizes will also be announced at this location. Other bars on the pub crawl include The Lazy Gator, Shots, Woody's, and The Corner Bar. The pub crawl will include food and drink specials.

Pre-Registration ends Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM

For participants who register by Wednesday, May 17, 2017, a special race bag pick-up will be held at Second Sole Akron on Friday, May 19 from 5-7 PM, 1466 North Portage Path, Akron, OH 44313.

Day-of Registration will begin Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM

  • 5k Race + Pub Crawl Day-of pricing = $45
  • Pub Crawl Only Day-of pricing = $30

Credit Cards, Cash, and Checks made payable to Torchbearers accepted!

T-Shirts will be limited to the first 300 runners. Shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.

No refunds available for race registration.

Event details and schedule

Race check-in begins at 7:00 PM

Race begins promptly at 9:00 PM

Pub Crawl starts at 9:30 PM

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