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Brisha Bohling from Munster, Indiana holds as sign while waiting to spot her dad Patrick Callahan who was running in the 2007 Akron Marathon in downtown Akron. Downtown race watchers can watch runners pass four times without you breaking a sweat. (Bob DeMay/Akron Beacon Journal)
Race fans Gloria and David Deeds of Akron ring cowbells and shout out support to runners along Wilbeth Road during the 2009 Akron Marathon. The Firestone Park area offers lots of viewing opportunities. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
Spectators standing on a skywalk offer encouragement to the runners as they make their way up High St. during the running of the 2010 Akron Marathon. Downtown race watchers can watch runners pass four times without you breaking a sweat. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Water station volunteers cheer on runners along Wilbeth Rd. during the 2005 Akron Marathon. (Akron Beacon Journal/ Jocelyn Williams)
Gordon — a pit bull used as a bait dog in an Akron dogfighting ring — seemed to find a happy ending in January when he cuddled up with a Sandusky woman and her 1-year-old daughter who promised “Gordo” had found his forever home.