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PS I Love You 5K and 1 Mile

Sat September 21, 2024 Akron, OH 44304 US Directions


5K Run

$25 9:00AM EDT Price increases after August 11, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

1 Mile Walk

$25 9:00AM EDT Price increases after August 11, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

5K - High School/College Student

$15 9:00AM EDT Registration ends September 21, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 14 - 23.


Kohl Family YMCA
477 E. Market St.
Akron, OH US 44304



Start Time
Registration (cash or check only)- 8:00am  
5K Run/1 Mile Walk - 9:00 a.m. 

5K is Bib-Tag chip timed

1 Mile Walk is untimed



1 Mile


What is the P.S. I Love You event?
Patrick Steurer (P.S.) was a 1997 graduate of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and a longtime member of the downtown Akron YMCA, where his father Dan Steurer has served in various volunteer roles including as chair of the YMCA’s Annual Jack-O-Lantern Jog 5K, which “ran” for 20 consecutive years and preceded the P.S. I Love You 5K.

In 2007, for a 10 year high school reunion Patrick decided to run in an “alumni run”.  He began his training by seeking guidance at the YMCA, and though this was his first competitive run in a decade, he placed second and a love of running was re-ignited from his youth.  That year, and many subsequent years, Patrick chose to run in the Jack-O-Lantern Jog.  He was often seen at the YMCA encouraging members at all stages of their fitness journeys and putting a smile on the faces of those around him. 

In 2012, he ran his first Akron Marathon relay and continued his growth as a runner by running the “Jack Jog” and several other 5K’s. In 2013 he completed his first half marathon in under 2 hours!  After suffering an injury in 2014 he was unable to compete in any of the marathon series events and missed most of the summer running season.  He chose the “Jack Jog” as his first race to return to running. 

In 2015, he planned to run his first full marathon but tragically, died during a training run and was not able to meet this goal.  Today, the sun is not as bright, nor the sky as blue as one of the happiest and gentlest people who ever called the Y “home” is no longer with us.  While Patrick overcame several physical challenges in his life, he always walked with a spring in his step and a smile on his face.

Patrick Steurer, we love you.  


Why Middlebury?

The Middlebury neighborhood was the first settlement in what is now Akron, Ohio.  Middlebury has a rich history of manufacturing and was once home to grain mills, clay and rubber factories and a booming economy.  Today, new investment can be seen along the E. Market St. corridor.  Middlebury is home to Summa Health, Goodyear, Keep Akron Beautiful, The Well CDC, and many more community based businesses.  Spend a day in Middlebury tending to one of the many community gardens, grabbing a cup of coffee at Compass, shopping at a local business, or enjoying the outdoors on the Freedom Trail or the Little Cuyahoga River. 

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Until August 11th


August 12th through September 16th


Race morning (credit/debit cards accepted)




Additional shirts are available for purchase before September 1st and will cost $10 each

T-shirts are guaranteed if you register before September 1st

All mailed entries must be received by Wednesday, September 18th

Make checks payable to HERMES and mail entries to:

Hermes Sports & Events
2425 West 11th St., Suite #2
Cleveland, OH 44113


5K Awards
Top 3 Male and Female Overall

Top 3 Male/Female in these age categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over


More Information
For more information, contact Hermes Sports & Events at (216) 623-9933


5K Course Map

Paper Entry Form

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