Sat April 18 - Sun May 3 Toledo, OH US 43606 Directions
Covid - 19

It is with heavy hearts we announce the news that the 2020 Mercy Health Glass City Marathon will not be held this year.

Our Board of Directors, in close coordination with our title sponsor, Medical Director, and the Lucas County Health Department, weighed and evaluated every option possible. After days of deliberation, in conjunction with the declaration by the CDC late on March 15th recommending the cancellation of events for the next 8 weeks, we were left with few options.

  • Moving to a later date this spring doesn’t guarantee we will be able to run then either. We are conscious of the future impact to our medical community and need to be able to ensure the safety of our participants.
  • Ohio has many fall marathons, so moving to the fall would continue the hurt for our industry and friends around the region. We work closely with other events in Ohio and Michigan and this isn’t a positive solution.

What You Need to Know Today

  • All paid registrations will automatically be deferred to next year’s event on April 23-25, 2021.
  • Once registration opens, you can manage your shirt sizes, transfer distance within the event, etc., as needed.
  • Go Virtual. For those who want to, we have enabled the virtual option. We will send out instructions very soon.

Today’s announcement is very emotional for our entire running community; race directors, community partners and runners alike. You have been training very hard these past several weeks, but the best thing about our running community is the positivity it spreads, and the relationships it builds. A good friend of mine just wrote, “COVID-19 may take my race, but I won’t let it stop my journey.” We agree!

Continue to follow for updates regarding the 2021 Mercy Health Glass City Marathon. We hope to see you all in Toledo next year for our 44th running.

Stay healthy, stay positive, and stay running.

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