Toledo, Ohio — January 25, 2022: The USA Track and Field Association (USATF) has granted sanctioned status to the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon (GCM) for its 45th running on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Sanctioning makes GCM a qualifying standards marathon for participants running to earn entry into the 2024 USATF Olympic Team Trials – Marathon event. This recognition will help bring even more world-class elite runners to Toledo in the spring.

A USATF sanction is an official designation issued by USATF, through a local Association, which approves and licenses the holding of a competitive track & field, long distance running, or race walking event in the United States. The sanction is also a contract, which evidences the event’s commitment to follow national and international rules and regulations of the sport, and to provide a safe environment for the participants and spectators. Once the event has satisfied the sanction requirements, the event’s application for sanction is approved. the USATF sanction improves the event’s public perception. A sanction tells athletes that an event is being run according to applicable competition rules.

For more information about GCM, visit www.glasscitymarathon.org.

The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is the Toledo Roadrunners Club’s (TRRC) premier springtime event, first run in 1971. TRRC is a nonprofit club, founded in 1976, and open to anyone with an interest in jogging and/or running, regardless of gender, race, religion, age or ability. Whether you are a fitness jogger, fun runner, competitive runner, or a combination of all three, you are invited to join TRRC.