For the fourth year in a row, Akron Children’s Hospital is the beneficiary of the 17th annual FirstEnergy Akron Marathon, Half Marathon and Team Relay on Sept. 28, 2019. The marathon had 16 Heros and almost 6,000 runners this year. The hospital highlights patient-heros at different mile markers. Some of them include Joey Ricci at mile marker at 11.6 on West Market Street, Alex and Katie at mile marker 5.3 on Overwood Road and Madelyne Williams at mile marker 25.5 on Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
The hospital’s public relations department also held its third annual photographer’s workshop revolving around the race. Students from Kent State University and Ohio University came to Akron to participate in the event.