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Akron Race Information

Important Dates
Race Packet: T-shirt and Bib Mailing
Chip Timing
Race Day Schedule
In-person Registration
Site Map

Teams Information
Fundraising and Pledge prizes
Tunnel of Thunder
Course Map


 Important Dates

May 1: Early bird registration pricing ends

July 3: Last day to postmark paper registration forms to receive Race packet by mail

July 7: Last day to register online and receive Race packet by mail

July 24 - 25: In-person registration sites

July 25: Online registration closes at midnight

July 27: Race day

October 15: Last day to postmark donations to be counted towards pledge prizes

Race Packet: T-shirt and Bib Mailing

Register online by July 7 or by mail by July 3 to receive your Race packet (T-shirt and bib) by mail. Anyone registering after the deadline can pick up their packet at one of our in-person registration sites (July 24-25) or on Race day.

Participants must wear the Race bib on Race day to participate in the 5K Race/Walk.


Chip Timing

All participants wishing to be timed must purchase a chip timer for an additional $5 during registration. Please note, this option will not be available for purchase on Race day.

Race Day Schedule

6:00am Registration opens (Firestone Stadium)
7:45am Team Awards (Firestone Stadium)
8:00am Kids Dash (Firestone Stadium)
8:30am 5K Race/Walk start (Firestone Stadium)
8:45am 1st shuttle departs for Firestone Country Club
8:45am Sponsor expo opens (Firestone Country Club)
10:15am Survivor Ceremony (Firestone Country Club)

*Schedule subject to change


In-person Registration

Register in-person at one of our registration sites. More information coming soon.

Teams Information

Your Team. Your Impact.

Participating in the Northeast Ohio Race for the Cure with a team multiplies the fun, the laughter and the memories you share on Race day. Rally around someone you know who was just diagnosed, someone who has fought the battle, or someone who may have lost the battle. Together, with your friends, family and co-workers, you can make an even greater impact than you could alone.

Click here for more team resources including team handbook, recruitment and fundraising tips and team contests.

Fundraising and Pledge Prizes

How does a 5K Race make a huge impact on the global movement to end breast cancer forever? Through the fundraising efforts of every participant.

Click here for additional fundraising resources.

Transportation and Directions

Parking is available at the Firestone Stadium in the Bridgestone parking deck, behind the Bridgestone Technical Center and on Firestone Pkwy. There is no parking available at Firestone Country Club on Race day. 

Firestone Stadium
1575 Firestone Pkwy
Akron, Ohio 44301

Shuttle buses will be available to transport participants not wishing to take part in the 5K Race/Walk directly to Firestone Country Club.

Tunnel of Thunder

Tunnel of Thunder is an opportunity for motorcyclists to support the Akron Race for the Cure. Motorcycles will line up by 8:00am in front of Cliffside Key Club and rev up their engines as runners pass. For additional information and to sign-up, click here.



What is the cost to register for the Race?

  • Before Race Day
      General registration: $30
      VIP: $80
      Men for the Cure: $35
      Kids Dash: $18
  • On Race Day
      General Registration: $35
      VIP: $85
      Men for the Cure: $40
      Kids Dash: $18

Is my registration fee tax deductible?

  • Because your Race fee includes participation in the Race and a t-shirt, it is not considered tax-deductible. However, any amount you choose to donate above the entry fee is tax-deductible.

I forgot my username and password.

  • To recover your password, please follow the prompts on the login page. For further assistance call Hermes at 216.623.9933

When and where do I get my official Race bib and t-shirt?

  • If you registered online by midnight on July 7th, you will receive your t-shirt and packet in the mail. Otherwise, you can pick up your t-shirt at one of our pre-registration sites or on Race day starting at 6 am on Firestone Stadium. 

How do I get a pink Survivor T-shirt?

  • You must check the box on the entry form indicating that you’d like to be recognized as a survivor. You will receive your pink T-shirt in the mail and may pick up your  pink survivor cap at the ZTA tent on Race day.

How do I change my T-shirt size?

  • Bring your t-shirt with you to one of our pre-registration sites or on Race day to the registration tent will try to exchange it for you. Please note, we cannot guarantee sizes.