Ready to run, yoga or brunch? The 12th Annual AkRun event will be held Saturday, June 9 at 9 a.m. In addition to our 5K race along the scenic Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail in the Merriman Valley, this year's event, AkRun & Crawl: Brunch, will also feature a yoga option for our non-running friends. Brunch in the Valley Bar District will follow and the first 250 participants will receive a free T-shirt.
The race and yoga session will start at 9 a.m. Like years past, the race will take off from 1735 Merriman Road in Akron and follow the Towpath Trail. Yoga will be held in the designated tennis courts near 1282 Weathervane Lane (across the street from Johnny J’s Pub & Grille).
Following the race and yoga, we’ll kick off brunch around 10 a.m. at Johnny J's Pub & Grille, located in the Liberty Commons Plaza. Race results and prizes will also be announced at this location. Brunch will feature a breakfast selection and drink specials, including mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar.
Sign up now to take advantage of early registration discount pricing:
5k Race + Brunch: $40
Yoga + Brunch: $40
Brunch Only: $25
Early registration pricing will end May 25 at 11:59 PM. All online pre-registration will end Wednesday, June 6 at 11:59 p.m. Day-of registration will be available starting Saturday, June 9 at 8 a.m. and will include:
5k Race + Brunch: $50
Yoga + Brunch: $50
Brunch Only: $25
For participants who register by midnight on Wednesday, June 6, a special race bag pick-up will be held Friday, June 8 from 5-7 p.m. at Second Sole Akron, located at 1466 North Portage Path, Akron.
Credit cards, cash, and checks made payable to Torchbearers are accepted. No refunds are available for race, yoga, or brunch registration. Shirt sizes for runners cannot be guaranteed.