Toledo, Ohio • the Glass City
Register soon 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.
The Overall Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Field is Capped
Mercy Health Glass City Marathon: 1,500 Runners
YARK Subaru 5-Person Marathon Relay: 250 Teams/1,250 Runners
Owens Corning Half Marathon: 2,500 Runners
Savage 5k: 2,000 Runners/Walkers