Life is a marathon. So why shouldn’t the Akron Marathon be about life? That’s what Saturday’s event represents to many of the nearly 14,000 folks who will tackle the course, either in the full or half measure, or as the leg of a relay team.
Members of Warriors Journey Home, a ministry that meets at First Congregational Church in Tallmadge, are leaving for Vietnam on Saturday. Among the group taking the trip are men who served in Vietnam and a handful of support civilians — otherwise known as “strong hearts.”