The 2016 Athens Marathon is in the books. Registration is will open soon for the 2017 Athens Marathon to be held on April ??, 2017
The Athens Marathon is the longest continuously held marathon in the state of Ohio.  There is also a half-marathon which is run at the same time.  It is one of the main public service projects of the ACARA.  Club members provide amateur radio communications support along the course which mostly follows the Athens Bike Path between Athens and Nelsonville.  Hams are stationed at each of the aid stations, with race officials, at the finish line and also with bicycle and golf cart mobile units.  The bicycle mobile is usually equipped with an APRS system to report the location of the lead runner

Club members or other hams who wish to help with this project should contact Jeff Slattery, N8SUZ, n8suz “at” yahoo “dot” com.  Station assignments and other details will be posted here as they come available.

There is a new starting point this year. The race will start at 8:00 AM from the intersection of South College and East Union Streets – College Gate.  The race usually lasts 5-6 hours by the time all runners finish. The full marathon turnaround has also been extended closer to SR 691. The changes are intended to eliminate the lap around Goldsberry Track prior to crossing the finish line. This year, runners will enter the track by the same gate at Shafer Street but will follow the track directly to the finish. The new course has been certified.

ACARA Marathon Docs – All  updated for 2015
2015 Marathon Map with Operator Assignments
Plain Marathon Map (updated for 2015)
Marathon Operator Assignment List
Marathon Operating Procedures
Full Marathon Leader Log
Half Marathon Leader Log
Combined Full and Half Marathon Leader Log
2015 New Start Map
2015 New Finish Map
2015 Race Mile Marker Graphic
2015 Marathon EMS Ops and Directions
Marathon APRS Runner Tracking Online App
Athens Marathon Homepage