Come to beautiful Athens, Ohio and run the state's longest consecutively run marathon.
Starting in 1968 the Athens Marathon hasn't taken a break since giving it the title of "Ohio's Longest Running Marathon." With that rich history participants will start in beautiful Uptown Athens right next to the College Green of Ohio University. The course soon connects with the Hockhocking-Adena Bikeway for a fast and flat remainder of the race before finishing on the Ohio University track. You'll experience the rich views Athens has to offer in spring time while you meander along the Hocking River valley. Though Athens is known for its foothills, you'll stay safely in the valley for the marathon course making this an ideal fast race course to get your Boston Marathon qualifier. Come join us for the Athens Marathon or Half-Marathon, we know you'll enjoy our town!
Athens Ohio Marathon and Half Marathon Aid and Course Tips
MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON
THE ATHENS MARATHON IS OHIO'S LONGEST RUNNING MARATHON. COME TAKE PART IN A HISTORIC RACE THAT'S HELD IN BEAUTIFUL ATHENS, OHIO!
That's right, the Athens Marathon has been around a long time! We are proud to have such a historic endurance event in our hometown. Through the years the Athens Marathon has seen a lot of runners and memories, but some things remain the same; the marathon continues to capture the human spirit year after year in Athens. Come to Athens to see the eclectic small town charm, some of the best breweries in the world, or a college campus that is rated one of the most beautiful in America.
Whatever you enjoy, you'll find it in Athens, along with a flat, fast, and scenic marathon course to get your Boston Qualifier. We know you'll come to love Athens as much as we do!