Akron Press Club presents Akron Marathon panel April 28

A panel from the Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series will speak at the Akron Press Club on Tuesday, April 28. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m., and the program will follow. There will be opportunity for questions.

This event is co-sponsored by Summit Metro Parks.

Akron Marathon panelist will be:

  • Anne Bitong, president and executive director.
  • Brian Polen, race director.
  • Jeannine Marks, race co-founder.

The Akron Marathon made its debut in 2003. The event has grown by more than 300 percent since then. This year the series will introduce new race dates in June (8K and 1 mile) and August (half-marathon and 10K).



Program: Akron Marathon panel.

Time: Buffet luncheon begins at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday, April 28. Program follows.

Place: Quaker Station, 135 South Broadway (free parking behind the building).


  • $20 for Press Club members, $25 for non-members.
  • Early bird discount of $15 for members and $20 for non-members for reservations made by Tuesday, April 21.
  • $25 for all reservations made after Friday, April 24 (members and non-members).

Reservations requested: Contact Lianne Fowler, Press Club administrator, at 330-552-8860 or akronpressclub@gmail.com. Cash or check only accepted day of luncheon.

Reservation deadline: Noon, Friday, April 24.

Cancellations: Cancellation requests must be received no later than 48 hours before the event. After that time, there will be no refunds and an invoice will be issued for payment.


The Akron Press Club was founded in 1971 to promote a free press and serve local journalists and public relations professionals. The group has a rich heritage of offering newsmakers a forum to discuss issues of the day at Press Club luncheons and speaking events that are open to the public. The club also funds scholarships for journalists and public relations students and sponsors annual fundraising and community outreach events.