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Top 5 Reasons to Run the Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon

The first annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Marathon will take place Sunday, April 27th. You can register now for this unique race experience through the streets of Canton, Ohio - home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame by clicking here!. What makes this race different? Here are the top 5 reasons to run...Marathon medal 1. Location, location, location!  Canton/Stark County is home to many great attractions & museums, arts districts, golf courses, wineries and restaurants!  Bring your friends and family and make it a vacation with memories to last a lifetime.  Did I mention, we are home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame?  Run a Marathon/Half-Marathon and visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame - check two off the bucket list with one race! 2. Receive a finisher medal unlike any other!  The one-of-a-kind, multi-textured medal includes the feel of the football skin and a transparent stained glass effect.  It is a perfectly unique addition to any racers collection.  All finishers will also be wrapped in a commemorative fleece finisher blanket. 3. The course was designed with racers in mind.  Ever heard of "For Us By Us"?  That's the concept behind this race course, designed by an experienced marathoner seeking flat surfaces for faster times.  The course is certified by USATF, IAAF and is a Boston Marathon qualifying course.  Entertainment is strategically placed throughout the course including five Girls on the Run "Rally Alleys" to help keep you moving when you most need it. 4.  Enjoy football themed entertainment all race-weekend long.  Hang out at the Marathon Tailgate Friday night.  Carbo load at a few of the favorite neighborhood hangouts on Saturday.  Tour the Pro Football Hall of Fame at the Race Expo on Saturday.  Challenge yourself to some fun at the Legends Combine inside Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, including finish line photo ops for you and your loved ones. 5.  Finish in legendary style with great family viewing and on-field celebration crossing the 50-yard line at Fawcett Stadium.  The historic stadium is home to the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony and NFL/Hall of Fame Game.

Tonja Marshall

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Tonja Marshall is the VP of Marketing & Communications for Visit Canton.  She has previously served as Director of Sports Tourism.  Prior to working for Visit Canton, Tonja was the Travel & Tourism Marketing Specialist at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Tonja moonlights as a foodie, trying-out new recipes and seeking-out great restaurants. Whether she is headed to a basketball tournament, cheer competition, or weekend “staycation”, Tonja can usually be found traversing the Stark County area with her husband Marcus and three kids, Jordan, Janiya, and Marcus Jr.

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