Spring is a great time to clean out those closets and winter cobwebs and maybe even try something new! If you love to run and have thought about possibly trying the challenge of a marathon, we have one coming that you will love! The 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon in Canton, OH is a fun race that beginners to the marathon world or seasoned veterans alike will enjoy.
This one of a kind race, on April 27, 2014, will start with a kick-off party the Friday night before at The Tilted Kilt at 7pm. Then on Saturday you can attend an incredible race expo at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. You will be taken on a path through the museum that will give you an inside look at the history of professional football. See early uniforms and the Vince Lombardi Trophy and visit with expo vendors that will be set up throughout the museum. In Fawcett Stadium, the YMCA of Central Stark County will have an NFL Combine Experience set up where kids can test their skills in activities such as the 40-yard dash and the best touchdown dance of the day. There will also be a pasta dinner Saturday night – there are limited seats and a purchased ticket is required.
Veteran marathoner and race director, Jim Chaney, designed this race with the help of local runners. This is a Boston Marathon qualifying course and with some good long straight stretches, it is deemed to be a fast one. There will be a marathon and half marathon going on simultaneously – both will start at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and end at Fawcett Stadium. Local acts and live performers will entertain throughout the day and the Canton Bluecoats Marching Band will keep things lively at the finish line.
April 25, 20-14 – Kick off party at The Tilted Kilt, 7-9pm
April 26, 2014 – Race Expo, 10-6pm
Each runner, one guest and up to three children under 12 are free. Additional guests 13 yrs. and older are $10.
Pasta dinner – Seatings at 3:00 or 4:30.
April 27, 2014 – Race Day! 7am sharp!
For further information visit the event website.
This event will make a great weekend getaway if you are a runner. Make the best of your weekend by staying with us at the Whispering Pines Bed and Breakfast in Dellroy, OH. Our elegant and cozy home away from home is located right on Atwood Lake and will be the perfect place to unwind after a day of running and fun! Visit us online or reach us at (330) 735-2824 or (866) 452-5388 for reservation information. Pack your running shoes, grab your water bottle and come and visit us!