Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Ambassadors
The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon and Owens Corning Half Marathon annually partner with influential runners to represent our event and city as Official Ambassadors.
We’re annually looking for dedicated runners/walkers who are passionate about the sport, have previously participated at GCM, and are actively involved in their own running community (both on-the-ground and online), and are ready to be part of our amazing team of Ambassadors.
If you’re someone who writes a running or fitness blog, shares regulary on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ and other social platforms, is part of a running or training group, and/or rallies your friends and family for social events, then you could be an Ambassador.
In addition to select local and regional individuals, we look for Ambassadors from outside the Toledo Metro area who have previously participated at GCM and can offer a unique visitor perspective to the public. — Does this sound like you?
GCM Ambassador Selections
Those applicants selected to be Mercy Health Glass City Marathon ambassadors will be notified via email. Please note that Ambassadors are NOT financially compensated in any way. We do not subsidize travel or training expenses. Ambassadors will serve for one calendar year. The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon reserves the right to remove any Ambassador from the team for any reason.
FOLLOW/LIKE: GCM on Each Social Media Platform
ENGAGE REGULARLY: During Events, Online, In Running Groups, At Other Events
WEAR OFFICIAL APPAREL: At All Events in Which You Participate
SHARE KNOWLEDGE: On Your Blog & Social Media Profiles
SUPPORT OPERATIONS: During Expos & Other Race Weekend Events
Official Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Ambassador Gear; Complimentary entry to any event as part of the Glass City Marathon weekend; Profile hosted on Glass City Marathon Website; Additional Incentives based on Involvement; All Ambassadors will be featured on the Glass City Marathon Website. Chosen applicants will have a profile, photo, and opportunity to connect with other runners through social media and more.
- OFFICIAL GCM AMBASSADOR TITLE & LOGO
- CUSTOM GCM GEAR
- COMP RACE ENTRY
- PROFILE & LINKS ON GCM WEBSITE
- AMBASSADOR TEAM OUTING
Hometown: Perrysburg, OH
First Marathon: Glass City Marathon — 2012
After losing 40 pounds by running and bodybuilding, Amanda knows that staying fit is a journey, not a destination. Staying in shape is something she takes seriously, but life is about balance, so she always tries the new Oreo flavors and occasionally eat her weight in cookie dough.
Amanda lets nothing keep her from achieving her fitness goals, even six knee surgeries from a high school soccer injury and an ongoing heart condition. They can make running difficult, but that is never a reason to quit.
She has run too many races to count, including eight half marathons and two marathons. Amanda is just your average tattooed runner bodybuilder who eats all the food and is looking to earn that next PR.
Follow her fit-ish life at Fit-Sized Amanda.
Hometown: Columbus, OH
First Marathon: Columbus Marathon — 2014
Dean has combined his idea of “healthier for me” eating habits, counting calories, and running to maintain his results. In Dean’s new life as a runner he has completed several races of multiple distances including the marathon. During his weight loss journey Dean used other blogs to inspire him along the way, so he created his blog to pay it forward to those who are in need of the same inspiration.
You can follow along and learn more about Dean’s weight loss and running journey at Running in the Fat Lane.
Hometown: Sandusky, OH
First Marathon: Rev3 140.6 Triathlon at Cedar Point — 2011
Back in 2010, I found performing the basic fire ground operations became exhausting and difficult, so I knew he had to make a change. 40%-50% of all In-The-Line-Duty deaths on the fire ground are related to heart attacks and strokes. I remain committed to bringing more awareness to physical fitness in the fire service. While Change is slow, it all comes in good time.