Yark Subaru 5-Person Relay Marathon • 26.2

7:02am Sunday, April 26, 2020

YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay Marathon

Runner Premiums

  • Short-Sleeve Technical Shirt
  • Pacing Service for Marathoners
  • Marathon Exposition
  • Commemorative Finisher’s Glass Mug
  • Commemorative Finisher’s Keepsake Medallion
  • Chip Timing
  • Results Book (mailed after the event)
  • Post Race Massage
  • Celebration Village
  • Registration & Packet Pick-Up

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. You must maintain a 13:43 pace to complete within the 6 hour time limit. You’ll need to be at mile 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: 350 Teams / 1,750 Runners

YARK SUBARU 5-PERSON RELAY Marathon • Block Pricing

The low-low rates you’ve come to expect from the Yark Subaru 5-Perons Relay 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 $40 1 to 250
Tier 2 $45 251 to 750
Tier 3 $50 751 to 1,250
Tier 4 $55 1,251 to 1,750

Race Shirt Guaranteed w/ Registration Thru March 31st Only

This is a 5-Person Relay. All five spots must be registered to participate.

If Expo day arrives and you’re still not able to field a full team, consider splitting the remaining entry amongst the registered members, transferring to another event if spots remain, or volunteering to support the other runners.

A team of five runners will complete the entire marathon distance. Each runner will run one leg of varying distance handing off a runners belt containing your scoring chip to the next team member at each relay exchange zone.

NOTE: All five spots on your team must be registered prior to packet pickup in order to receive any team BIBs. BIBs are required to run the race. If you’re not able to fill all of your team spots or someone drops out last minute, consider shifting the legs to have anyone run multiple consecutive legs. Also consider asking someone already registered for the half or full marathon to register for the relay and run the first or second leg for your team (must be first or second leg in this instance). If Expo day arrives and you’re still not able to field a full team, consider splitting the remaining entry amongst the registered members, or transferring to another event if spots remain. Online transfer period ends March 31st.

The course is the same as the marathon course. Exchange zones will be marked with flags and cones.
The Yark Subaru 5-Person Marathon Relay 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 Old Orchard 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.

Packet Pickup & Late Registration

Runners may pick up their race packet at the Health & Fitness Expo, at the Savage Hall Arena. Designate one member of your team to pick up the packet for the entire team, and then disperse the swag and untagged BIBs to the other members. Registration is available at the Expo if the field has not filled. Race day packet pick-up will be available in Savage Hall Arena beginning at 5:30am.

Make sure to pick up the relay exchange point instructions and your relay runner belt. — Visit the Information table to answer relay questions at the Expo.

Download Relay Instructions & Shuttle Schedule →


Transportation is being provided this year by Washington Local Schools to enhance the runner experience getting to checkpoints and reduce the number of vehicles driving the route.

Official Teams Categories

Corporate: Any combination from one corporation
School: Any combination from one school
Family: Any combination from one family (Family or Relations)
ALL MALE: Open, Masters
ALL FEMALE: Open, Masters
Mixed: Open, Masters

Relay Leg – Rounded Distances

Leg 1 – 3.4 Miles
Leg 2 – 5.0 Miles
Leg 3 – 6.6 Miles
Leg 4 – 5.8 Miles
Leg 5 – 5.4 Miles
* All team members must meet the age criteria to be entered in the Masters Division.

Numbers and Chip Timing

All team members are required to wear a race number visible on their front. Your chip timing device will be attached to a runner belt. Only ONE runner belt will be provided to each team. Each runner belt must be turned in at the finish line.

Exchange Points

Relay Exchange Zones will be marked with cones and flags. Hand-offs must occur within the marked zones. Exchange points #1 and #2 can get very congested. Please be courteous to your fellow runners and make every attempt to keep the exchange zones and marathon course clear.