During the summer of 2011, Levin Swedler & Company went to work…… not on compilations or reviews, tax returns or just plain old number crunching for the fun of it. But instead, they decided to train for the better half of the summer in preparation for an event people get excited about when the thought of strenuous leg pain and the gasping of air crosses their minds. Yes, that could be an event none other than the Road Runner Akron Marathon on September 24, 2011.
Let’s make one thing clear – It was not easy. Counting those miles while training, just wasn’t quite the same as the counting performed in cozy computer chairs inside an air conditioned office. However, it was evident on race day that both Team Levin, and Team Swedler now complete with the addition of a few close family members, and friends, were ready to run. The athletes faced ridiculously high inclined hills, ran for miles with no end in sight, and even had to dodge the occassional big yellow chicken, or the professional juggler. Yet, despite the obstacles, both teams finished strong.
An estimated 11,000 runners participated in the Akron Marathon with an additional 3,000 volunteers and 2,000 children in the Kids Fun Run. Proceeds from participants after covering race expenses were donated to a variety of charities, such as Stewart’s Caring Place, American Cancer Society, and Akron Children’s Hospital, among others. The race not only brought a group of CPAs together, but an entire city of people.
Levin Swedler & Company had a truly wonderful time at the Akron Marathon, and we can only hope this event will be held for years to come.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures check out runphotos.com, and search our relay teams by the following bib numbers: Team Levin – 8206 & Team Swedler – 8207.
Written by: Richard Boswell, CPA