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Glass City Marathon
26.2 Miles • 44th Running
The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is one of the oldest marathons in the United States. If not for a brief hiatus in the 80’s, Glass City would be in the top 60 oldest marathons in the nation.
As a top 25 rated Boston Qualifier event, Glass City attracts runners from nearly all fifty states and many countries each year. Because of the flat terrain here in Northwest Ohio and the quality courses, runners come to run faster in Toledo — and they do. At the 2019 running, 25% of the marathoners posted a Boston qualifying time each year, making GCM a top 10 BQ race.
With a field of nearly 400 first-time marathoners each year and overall registration near the 9,500 mark, everyone crosses the finish line in the University of Toledo Glass Bowl knowing they just accomplished something bigger than they could most other places.
Registration prices can’t be beat; and what you get for the money, you’d think we were crazy. We’re not! We know we’re better together, and want everyone to be able to afford the experience.
Join us for our 2-day Health and Wellness Expo, pick up your official GCM merchandise, stay at one of our many partner hotels, enjoy the tastes of Toledo, and take in all the culture and attractions the area has to offer.
GCM FEATURES EVENTS FOR ALL AGES & ABILITIES
The Owens Corning Half Marathon starts at the same time and location as the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon. All runners will stay together for the first several miles before full and half course splits, and everyone finishes inside the Glass Bowl Stadium.
If you want to experience a large race atmosphere, with small town hospitality, and want to run less than a full marathon, take part in Northwest Ohio’s premier springtime half marathon to see what everyone has been talking about.
Walkers are welcome and will share the same start time and route. The half marathon course will remain open until 10:30am.
Team Marathon Event
Washington Local Schools Shuttles to/from Relay Points
Run the full Marathon as a team of five. Each team member will run one leg of the full 26.2 mile course.
1 = 3.4mi / 2 = 5mi / 3 = 6.6mi / 4 = 5.8mi / 5 = 5.4mi
Every member of the relay team is invited to stage at Rally Row to run the final entry into the Glass Bowl and finish together, where all five of you will each receive a custom finisher medal.
To make the time together more enjoyable, for your convenience and to reduce traffic congestion around the course, shuttle service will be provided from Bancroft St. to each team relay exchange point and back to UT.
Kick-off to the Weekend
A Starting Point for All Skill Levels
Add-on Saturday Morning 5k
Choose to run the Savage 5k as part of your pre-race shake out preparation. Glass City’s Savage 5k is offered as an add-on to your main event, for a very low rate during registration.
The Savage 5k also remains a competitive run/walk event for our short distance participants. You’ll experience the same great atmosphere and Glass Bowl finish line as Sunday’s feature events. Saturday’s Savage 5k will be immediately followed by the Glass City Kids’ events, starting on the track near Savage Arena.
Come back Sunday ready to race and finish the full marathon, half marathon or relay, or to cheer the runners at finish line, or along the course nearest you.
Make Your First Time in Toledo — 26.2
GCM First Time Marathoners
At the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, we like to take care of our runners and show first-timers special recognition. In the past, we’ve developed packages to celebrate all of our previous winners, and another to thank everyone taking part in our anniversary marathon years. There was a special package for the 10th anniversary Owens Corning Half Marathon runners.
Each year we also include a special perks package for all first-time marathoners. If this will be the first time you’ll be running a full marathon (26.2 miles), let us know during registration and we’ll have some special benefits waiting for you on race weekend.