Destination Toledo
APRIL 23, 2023
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26.2  •  13.1  •  RELAY  •  5K  •  KIDS
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MERCY HEALTH GLASS CITY MARATHON
2023 RRCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MARATHON

Run faster at the Toledo Roadrunners Club’s 46th annual Mercy Health Glass City Marathon in Toledo, Ohio. A field of up to 2,500 runners will make their Destination Toledo on the fast and flat 26.2 mile course. Our springtime marathon regularly shows in the top 25 fastest races, with over a third of the field punching their ticket to run on Patriot’s Day with a Boston Marathon qualifying time. BCSN will carry live coverage of both the men’s and women’s lead pack, from the start line at the University of Toledo, to the finish line inside the Glass Bowl Stadium. GCM is USA Track & Field Certified Course and Sanctioned Race (run an Olympic Trials Qualifying Time), the 2023 RRCA National Championship Marathon, and an Abbott World Marathon Majors Age Group Qualifier — lead by 2021 RRM Race Director of the Year. With all the race has to offer runners from around the country and around the globe, plan to book an extended stay and explore all of Toledo, Ohio’s renowned attractions to complete your Glass City experience.

      USATF Sanctioned Event     

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OWENS CORNING HALF MARATHON
TOP ELITE FIELD COMPETING FOR SHARE OF A $4,600 PRIZE PURSE

USATF Certified Course — Owens Corning Half MarathonMake your springtime destination Toledo, Ohio. Go the ‘half’ Distance at our 14th annual Owens Corning Half Marathon. A field of up to 4,000 runners will take on the 13.1 mile course from the the University of Toledo, through beautiful area neighborhoods and back for an exciting finish inside the Glass Bowl Stadium. The half marathon shares a common start line and start time with the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon and Yark Subaru 5-Person Marathon Relay fields — at 6:30 a.m. on Secor Rd., at W. Towerview Blvd on campus. Half marathoners will run the same route until just past mile 9.5, where they’ll split off and head back to enjoy hot food, cold beer and camaraderie in Celebration Village, along the Stadium Dr. home stretch. Visit the half marathon page to learn more, view maps and register. We look forward to hosting you again, or for the first time.

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SAVAGE 5K
TOLEDO’S SPRINGTIME RUN, WALK, RACE, SHAKEOUT

Welcome to the University of Toledo, where you’ll get to experience the same big race feel as the distance runners on Sunday. Take part in this annual Saturday morning tradition and Go the Distance on our fast, fun and family-friendly 3.1 mile course. You’ll start in waves in front of the Clock Tower in UT’s front yard and take a winding tour around campus, before finishing at your own speed on the fan-accessible Glass Bowl Stadium field. Hear your name called over the speakers and smile for the cameras as you become one of the many to complete the event. Grab a commemorative mug as you exit the field into Celebration Village for some cold Michelob Ultra, hot Gino’s pizza and camaraderie with your family, friends and fellow finishers. Whether competing for a top spot overall, an age group award, just shaking out your legs ahead of Sunday’s big race, or moving at a comfortable jog or walk, you will receive the very same attention and recognition for your accomplishment at the Savage 5K.

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NORTH STAR BLUESCOPE 5-PERSON RELAY
TOUR 26.2 MILES OF TOLEDO TOGETHER

Put your team of five together and get ready to take on the full 26.2 mile course together. Each member of the team will run one of the legs, while the other four travel from exchange point to exchange point on the shuttle bus that we’ll provide. Our shuttle will take the stress out of getting around the road closures and traffic delays by delivering you within a short distance from where you’ll be meeting your runner on the course. Teams receive one timing chip that they’ll handoff within the designated relay zone to the subsequent member heading out for the next leg of the race. The atmosphere provides everyone with a little taste of the full route, and allows you to show off your team spirit and cheering skills. Marathoners and half marathoners can even join a team and double up on their Sunday swag. Half marathoners can run the 13.1 mile race and either of the first two legs of relay, while marathoner can also run any leg of the relay in conjunction with their 26.2 mile journey. Most runners who double up choose to take on leg one from the start line, as it is more difficult to sync up speeds in the middle of the course — unless they’re running side-by-side with the relay member on-the-clock.

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NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S — TOLEDO KIDS RUN
NORTHWEST OHIO’S LARGEST KIDS RUNNING EVENT

Don’t miss out on the Toledo Roadrunners Club’s annual springtime kids run for ages 2 to 12. The event is back again and better than ever thanks to the new title sponsor, Nationwide Children’s Hospital — Toledo, and the fun, family-friendly courses. Courses now start on Stadium Dr., run through campus and have a big finish on the field we’re sure the kids will love. Kick off the day with outdoor kids activities, provided by many area vendors during the Expo, then lineup for the 1 mile, 1/2 mile, or 1/4 mile run. A “springy” t-shirt, custom finisher medal and mug are included for each registrant, as well as plenty of refreshments for afterwards. Check out the perks and vendor list on the kids page, then head over to signup all the little ones before the deadline.

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