Preview of Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Weekend: Saturday

It may seem far away, but the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon weekend is only 19 weeks away (ok, so it is a little ways away but training starts real soon). Now is the time to register as registration fees go up January 1.

If you have taken part in the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon weekend, then there have been 1 major change to the weekend of races. The Glass City 5k has moved to Saturday April 21. In my opinion, this is a brilliant move! This allows the 5k runners to have more attention put on them and for the half marathon and marathon runners use the 5k as a shakeout run.

Right now, until the end of the year, registration price for the Glass City 5k is $30! Included in registration fee is:

  • Cotton T-Shirt

• Marathon Exposition

• Commemorative Finisher’s Glass Mug

• Commemorative Finisher’s Keepsake Medallion

• Chip Timing Services

• Results Book (mailed after the event)

• Post Race Massage

• Entrance into the Post Race Party

If you are running in the Half or full marathon on Sunday, and you register for the 5k, you will save some cash as well.

There is also a new course for the Glass City 5k due to road construction, but you still get the opportunity to finish on the 50 yard line of the Glass Bowl, home of the Toledo Rockets.

Other Saturday Happenings

Of course on Saturday is the Expo. The Expo actually begins on Friday from 4-8pm and then starts back up Saturday after the 5k from 10-4pm. The expo will be held inside Salvage Arena on the campus of Toledo University. I am guessing, there was about 20-30 vendors at the expo along with a lot of race merchandise to check out.

Right next door to the expo, the Findley Davies Kids Marathon will be kicking off at 11:00am at Rocket Track and Field facility. 100% of proceeds will go to the Mercy Children’s Hospital. The event is open to children 2-12 and includes a 1/4 Mile, 1/2 Mile, and Mile Run. Registration for this event is only $10! My kids did this event last year and it was worth way more than the $10 we paid per child.

No matter you age or running ability, there is an event for everyone at the Mercy Health Marathon Weekend and it all begins on April 21st, 2018 in Toledo Ohio. Beware though, all registration except for the Findley Davies Kids Marathon, goes up on January 1st.


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