Regional Spotlight: Toledo Glass City Marathon

Apr 15 2024

The 47th annual Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is set to race through the Toledo area on Sunday, April 28, giving marathoners and half-marathoners a chance to tackle their goals.

The race continues to be in the top 25 fastest marathon courses and has also been named as a USA Track & Field Certified Course and Sanctioned Race (allows runners to run an Olympic Trials qualifying time), the 2023 RRCA National Championship Marathon as well as an Abbott World Marathon Majors Age Group Qualifier.

Marathoner or not, the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon gets you moving.

The weekend isn’t just for those that choose to race 26.2 miles. The marathon weekend of races kicks off with a 5K on Saturday open to runners and walkers. Sunday features the half and full marathons as well as the marathon relay in which you can choose from one of five distances ranging from 3.4 miles up to the longest leg of 6.6 miles.

Your involvement helps everyone. In addition to health benefits for the runners, the marathon’s nonprofit fundraising helps area organizations bring needed services and programs to the community. In fact, since 2009, Toledo Roadrunners Club has raised nearly $1 million for area nonprofits.

Mercy Health is now in our ninth year supporting runners to help you race safely.

This means we have proudly been the title sponsor of this race since 2016.

Additionally, our sports medicine and orthopedics team of physicians and running medicine specialists are available to assist you during your training as well as on race weekend. This team is proud to work alongside our community partners to provide medical aid and support for the thousands of runners and spectators along the course. Each aid station, response vehicle and bicycle team along the course will be staffed with a variety of medical professionals who will work together to ensure the health and safety of all.

Access to our sports medicine physicians, typically within 24 hours, allows for quick diagnosis and assistance in returning to your regular training plan as well as referral to a physical therapist that specializes in running if needed. Our running medicine specialists can perform a musculoskeletal evaluation as well as a video running analysis that will assist in changing running mechanics to reduce loads on soft tissue and joints.

Learn more about the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon.

Also, learn more about our Toledo market as well as the sports medicine and orthopedics services we provide at Mercy Health. 

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