Mercy Health Glass City Marathon — Toledo, Ohio

26.2 • Marathon Event Details

6:32am Sunday, April 25, 2021

Wheeler Start Time: 6:30am

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon (GCM) course will begin on Secor Rd on the West side of the University of Toledo. It will circle campus before heading West into beautiful Ottawa Hills. Heading north into the quiet neighborhoods of Ottawa and Ottawa Hills, the course leads you to the area’s finest Metroparks system utilizing the University Parks bike Trail. A tour through Sylvania leads you back to Wildwood Metropark and down the bike trail to a short tour of the UT campus, concluding with the finish inside the Glass Bowl.

This course has little elevation changes, smooth paved roads, and annually posts very fast race times and a memorable experience for everyone running.

    USATF Certified Course — Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is a Roadrunners Club of America Championship Event

Swag Packages Guaranteed w/ Registration Thru March 31st Only

Runner Premiums

  • Event Specific Tech Shirt
  • Pacing Service for Marathoners
  • Commemorative Glass City Mug
  • Custom Finisher Medal
  • Chip Timing

Course Limits

Course Open: 6 Hours *Time Limit Strictly Enforced by Local Police — SAG vehicles will be present should you be unable to meet cutoff times. There are two checkpoints along the course; mile 8 and mile 16. You must maintain a 13:43 pace to complete within the 6 hour time limit. You’ll need to be at mile 16 by 11am. You will not be allowed to continue if you do not make the checkpoints in time. SAG vehicles will travel at the course closing pace and will pick up runners along the route and at aid stations, who choose to discontinue the race or fall behind pace (under nonmedical circumstances).

Maximum Field: 1,500 Runners
Minimum Age: 16 on Race Day

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon • Block Pricing

The low-low rates you’ve come to expect from the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon remain the same as last year. The earlier you signup to Run Glass City, the better pricing will be available. Tiered/block are in place for this year’s running. Tier/block pricing rewards the earliest registrants with the best rates possible, while maintaining our extremely competitive pricing throughout the year. All events have been setup with total registrant caps on each block. Once each block sells out, subsequent tier/block prices activate automatically until the event sells out completely.


Tier 1 $75 1 to 250
Tier 2 $85 251 to 750
Tier 3 $100 751 to 1,250
Tier 4 $115 1,251 to 1,500


Tier 1 $35 Unlimited