Race Day: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Race Info
Registration
FAQ
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What are the age limits for all events?
You must be at least 16 years old to enter the marathon. There are no age limits in the relays or 5K.   The half marathon is open to those 13 years and older.  A parent or guardian must sign a waiver if participant is under 18. The kid’s races are limited to ages 12 and under.

Is the race a “Boston Qualifier”?
Yes, the race course is a certified race course and can serve as a qualifier. 

The Marathon USATF Certification number is:  OH11002PR
The Owens Corning Half Marathon USATF Certification number is:  OH13054MW

Qualifying Times for Boston

Age Group Men Women
18-34 3hrs 05 min 3hrs 35 min
35-39 3hrs 10 min 3hrs 40 min
40-44 3hrs 15 min 3hrs 45 min
45-49 3hrs 25 min 3hrs 55 min
50-54 3hrs 30 min 4hrs 00 min
55-59 3hrs 40 min 4hrs 10 min
60-64 3hrs 55 min 4hrs 25 min
65-69 4hrs 10 min 4hrs 40 min
70-74 4hrs 25 min 4hrs 55 min
75-79 4hrs 40 min 5hrs 10 min
80 and over    4hrs 55 min       5hrs 25 min      

Can I walk the Owens Corning Half Marathon?
Yes!  The course primarily travels the University Parks Trail and is closed to traffic. However, because we cross a state hwy, you must be through mile 7 by 9am.  The finish line will be open until 1pm.

Can I start the Marathon and then decide to switch to the finish on the 1/2 Marathon course?
No. There is limited space on each course and crashing the last few miles of the Half Marathon Course is unfair to the runners who registered for the event. You may transfer to the half marathon prior to race day provided the event is not sold out.

Do you offer Text Alerts?
We are happy to announce that we are the first Ohio race to offer a full mobile experience with an option for live GPS tracking as part of the RaceJoy mobile app. To increase the reliability of our digitial communication, we have switched away from texting. Download the app from our site and see how it will provide you with course updates or live GPS tracking. You can also view our Live Leaderboard feed on our website here: http://results.xacte.com/?mid=78

What flavor of sports drink is served on the course?
Gatorade Lemon/Lime

Are there energy gels on the course?
Yes.  Gu Gel will be provided at the Start and water stops at mile 8, 16, and 21.

Are there pacers for this year's marathon?
Yes, Dave's Running Shop will be coordinating all of the pacing responsibilities. There will be a question/answer session as part of the pre race Expo. The pacer times will be published on the Pacing Page upon confirmation from approved pacers.

Port-A-Johns – how many and where?
There are over 70 port-a-johns at the start, finish and at locations around the course. See the water stop locations and services page for detailed locations.

How long does the course and finish line stay open?
This is a competitive race with an expected finish time of 6 hours or less. Because we hire police and security from 5 jurisdictions, it is important that we comply with the time limits set. Runners planning on finishing the race must be through mile 20 by 12:00. Please be considerate of our volunteers who begin their day as early as 3am. We do our best to score every runner and do not sweep the course; however we do modify the finish area at the 6 hour point. The chip time mats are also removed at the 6+ hour pace at which point those who finish are hand timed to be sure they are in our finish results. 

Do you have facilities for showers after the race?
Yes, showers will be available at the Rec Center.

Where is the Host Hotel?

We are pleased to welcome Ramada Hotel and Conference Center as the 2014 Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon host hotel. Ramada Hotel is located on Secor Road minutes from the University of Toledo Campus. In addition we have a Hotel Booking Engine to help you locate area hotels that have partnered with our event.

Where can I park on race day?
As with any major parade route or road race event, expect delays and road closures and plan accordingly. We will do our best to communicate on our website which roads will be closed and at what time.

There are many parking lots and garages available on campus. View the recommended lots and a campus map on our Parking Page.

Will Race packets and BIBS be mailed out before the event?
No. The Expo and Packet Pickup will take place on April 26, 2014 in the Savage Hall Sports Arena on the Campus of The University of Toledo campus. The Expo will serve as the pick-up location for Race numbers, t-shirts and Goodie Bags for the participants.

Race day packet pickup is available starting at 5:30am. It is strongly recommended to pick up your packets on Saturday to avoid long lines and possible delays on race day morning.

Can someone else pickup my BIB and race packet for me?
Yes, provide the third party with a copy of your photo ID and we can release the packet to them. 

Are strollers allowed on the course?
Strollers are allowed in the 5K event, ONLY.

What does the race benefit?
Our goal is to contribute to several area charities including the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism
, Maumee Habitat for Humanity, Kids Unlimited, and youth running scholarships. Visit our Charities Page to learn about contributing to these charities.

Headphones:
The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, The Glass City Marathon encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of The Glass City Marathon. 

Will there be a bag drop area?
Yes, Goodwill of NW Ohio will manage a bag drop area at the start line in parking lot 6. Participants who plan to utilize the bag drop (gear check) will be asked to use clear plastic bags. Bags will be provided as your packet pickup bag and can be reused for bag drop, If you choose to bring your own, please use a clear bag that allows for a quick visual check of its' contents. Extra layers of clothing worn at the start may be discarded at the bag drops.  Any clothing items abandoned at the bag drop area will be considered a donation. Also, any clothing discarded on the course is asked to be dropped at a water stop area for collection and donation.

How do you get placed into starting corrals?
Corral placement is based on your expected finish time. Check the website for details.

What pacer levels do you have?  Is this the final set?  How can I become a pacer?  
Our pacing crew continues to grow each year with demand. Our goal is to provide pacers for as many of the common BQ marathon times we can as well as many in the half marathon. The times we are hoping to fill are listed on our pacing page and are considered firm, but not concrete. We continue to receive interest from experienced pacers (email [email protected] for info) and will place them as needed to provide the best experience as possible for our runners.

If I find out I can't run, what are my options?  Can I transfer registration, drop to a shorter race, etc.
We  do have a no-refund policy, however there are several options if you find you can't participate in the original race of your choice. First -- transfer down to an alternate race so long as there is availability in the event requested; email [email protected] Second, transfer your registration to another person. Simply notify us of the approved change, have the new runner mail in a paper registration with a signed release waiver, and settle any transfer of money between the two parties. Any changes need to be done by 3/31/14.

How will awards be available?  If I can't pick mine up race day, will they be mailed?  Can I pick them up somewhere after race day?
Awards are available immediately in Lot 10 at the post race party -- look for the big red Toledo Roadrunners Trailer and 16' Awards banners. Awards are not mailed, but are available for pickup at the Sylvania location of Dave's Running Shop Wednesday after the race. Items not picked up by June 1 will be donated.

How soon after the race end can I expect my results book and certificate?
Results books and certificates are usually mailed during the month of July

Need more info or have questions?
Please email your question to 
info@glas[email protected]

Registration questions?
Please email your question to registration
@glasscitymarathon.org