Why is Toledo Called the Glass City?
Registration is open for the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon. This Toledo area tradition since 1971 is known for being one of the 25 fastest courses in the nation and acts as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon. Bring the whole family. The event offers multiple distances to fit every level of participant (age and ability), even kids. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this time-honored event.
GCM is held in Toledo, Ohio — but why is it called the Glass City Marathon? GCM is so called because the City of Toledo’s nickname is the Glass City. Toledo took on this nickname long ago because of its storied history and influential role in the American glass industry. As the 4th largest city in Ohio, Toledo is in the northwest corner of the state.
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The Overall Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Field is Capped at 10,000 Participants
Mercy Health Glass City Marathon: 1,500 Runners
YARK Subaru 5-Person Marathon Relay: 350 Teams/1,750 Runners
Owens Corning Half Marathon: 4,250 Runners
Glass City 5k: 2,500 Runners/Walkers
Refunds & Registration Changes
There are NO refunds or deferments of entry fees. You may transfer from the marathon to a relay team, half marathon, or the 5k as long as the field is not full — no refunds will be made.
A Glass City Perk
You’ll get a glass mug when you cross the finish line. That mug is made by Libbey Glass. Where is Libbey Glass headquartered? Toledo, Ohio. Likewise, glass industry giants like Owens-Illinois, Owens Corning, Pilkington North America (formerly LibbeyOwens Ford), and Therma-Tru are based in Toledo and have long been central to Toledo’s economy.
Your race experience begins at the Expo located in Savage Hall Arena on the campus of the University of Toledo. Pick up your race number, chip, T-shirt and goodie bag while browsing the many exhibitors.
Schedule of Events & Start Times
Friday, April 26
• Health & Fitness Expo 4;00Pm – 8:00pm
• Packet Pickup & Registration
Saturday, April 27
• Glass City 5k — 9am
• Health & Fitness Expo 10:00am – 4:00pm
• Meet the UT Football Players & Agility Angels Dog Show – 10:30am
• Findley Davies Kids Marathon — 11am
Sunday, April 28
• Wheelers Start – 7:00am
• Marathon, Half Marathon, & Relay Start – 7:02am
• Post-race Party in UT Parking Lot #10
The Toledo RoadRunners Club has a zero-tolerance policy regarding the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDS). Any athlete who has been determined to have violated anti-doping rules or policies and is currently serving suspension, whether enforced by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), or any other national sports federation is ineligible to compete for any prizes associated with events sponsored by the Toledo RoadRunners Club. The Toledo RoadRunners Club reserves the right to conduct pre and post-competition testing for any and all performance enhancing drugs (PEDS) listed on the current WADA Prohibited List. Any athlete who refuses to submit to anti-doping controls, if selected for testing, shall be disqualified and subject to a lifetime ban from any Toledo RoadRunners event.