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 Stadium Dr, near the Glass Bowl Stadium in the heart of the University of Toledo campus. 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.


Runner Premiums

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

Virtual Perks

  • Custom Event Shirt
  • Event Finisher Medal
  • Custom BIB
  • Commemorative Glass Mug
  • Online Results
  • Online Photo Submission Access

Depending on your location, you can choose to pickup your package prior to the event, or add-on shipping to have it mailed to you.

USATF Certified Course — Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is a Roadrunners Club of America Championship EventCourse 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 10 by 9:02am and mile 20 by 11:22am. 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 Limited by Overall Field Size