Run to The Wall

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This race is part of a 5 race series called ‘The Freedom Run Series’. You can register for all 5 races at the following link: for a single fee of $100!  You’ll save $25 and qualify for the Freedom Run Series Medal.  You will also be entered into a chance to win one of two $100 drawings at each race in the series (you must be present at the drawing at each race to win).  Please go to the Freedom Run Series link above for further details.

Lest we Forget!  Run to the Wall was established to memorialize all military service personnel, past, present, and future.  Past participants told us, we have a challenging “hilly” course but that they look forward to coming back year after year.  No matter what your athletic ability we are confident that you will be able to complete the course.  Many use our 10K course to prepare for the Akron Marathon.  Run to the Wall is a race that brings the community together to commemorate all service members especially those who gave the most precious gift, one that we can never repay ~ their life.

TOGETHER we can make a difference and truly honor, remember, and celebrate all of our military service members. 

The back of your T-shirt may be personalized with the name of the special military hero in your life for a $10 donation. 

All proceeds from Run to the Wall are used to continue to build and maintain the Ohio Veterans’ Memorial Park, which is run and maintained by an ALL volunteer staff.


Drawing for 2 – 50" Flat Screen TVs

Race participants will be entered into a drawing for one of two 50-inch flat-screen TVs (image may not match actual brand of flat-screen TV).

Running Divisions

Top 3 overall male and female runners,
Top 3 military male and female participants in each run.  
Top 3 male and female participants in each age group in each run.  14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over  

Walking Division

Awards are given to only the top three males & females.   There are no walking age group awards.

Awards, T-Shirts Not Mailed

Awards and give-aways will be given immediately after the race.  Awards and T-shirts will not be mailed.  

Race-Day T-Shirts

All registered participants, registered before July 23, 2017, will receive a Cotton Race-Day T-shirt.  You can personalize your shirt for an additional $10 donation but you must be registered, and enter the customization information by July 23, 2017.

Cool new tee shirt design for 2017! 

Half Marathon Course

Join us for our second year of the half-marathon run.

Start at OVMP Park Pavilion – Family of Heroes Hall
Clockwise around park loop and out to Cleveland-Massillon Rd
Right turn, proceeding N on Cleveland-Massillon to Van Buren
Straight, continuing N on Van Buren to Vanderhoof Rd
Right turn, proceeding E on Vanderhoof to Donner Dr
Right turn, proceeding S on Donner to Johns Rd
Right turn, proceeding W on Johns to Grove Rd
Left turn, proceeding S on Grove to W. Comet Rd
Right turn, proceeding W on Comet to Kepler Rd
Right turn, proceeding N on Kepler to Nimisila Rd
Left turn, proceeding W on Nimisila to Van Buren
Left turn, proceeding S on Van Buren to Cleveland-Massillon Rd
Straight on Cleveland-Massillon to the OVMP park enterance
Left turn, onto the Park Drive continuing on the Park Drive loop to the pavillion
Finish at the park pavillion – Family of Heroes Hall


Half-Marathon Course records

Teresa Ferguson (F) 2016 – 1:31:45.4
David Hathaway (M) 2016 – 1:28:45.4

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


Half Marathon

September 12, 2020 (Saturday) - 07:00
21.097 kilometers


September 12, 2020 (Saturday) - 08:00
10 kilometers


September 12, 2020 (Saturday) - 08:00
5 kilometers

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