Toledo, Ohio — December 21, 2022: The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon will be celebrating its 46th running on April 23, 2023 and elite runners from around the nation have committed to participate, including several past winners of this Toledo Roadrunners Club event.
Elite male marathoners include: Aaron Benka, Luke Hickman, Jason Salyer, Aaron Manning, Garang Madut, Robby Haas, Scott Burnham, John Mascari, Chris Haynes, Joshua Park, Taggart VanEtten, Israel Merkle, Dan Froeschle and Steve Froeschle. Masters (over 40 years of age): Kevin Egan, John Ladesic, Charles Bedley, Ryan Hurley and Jeremy Riehm.
Elite female marathoners include: Sydney Larkin, Mariah Jordan, Jennifer Simmerman, Macy McAdams, Ashton Swinford, Lindsay Fascione, Emily Avers, Madeline Dawson, Ellen Isaac, Michelle Kruse, Heidi Agarand, Kimberly Brown and Kathleen Lawrence. Masters: Jennifer Gorham, Alicia Eno, Erin Eastman, Crystal Hariss and Sara Ibbetson.
Elite male half marathoners include: Bruce Baker, Andy Schweitzer, Evan Gaynor, Jorge Villanueva, Alan Burns, Nate Orndorf, John Burchfield and Nick Stricklen. Masters: Jon Priebe, Donovan Hornbeck, Ryan Corby and Rod Corby.
Elite female half marathoners include: Hannah Wymer, Lauren Hintz, Amber Dermyre, Megan Drewes, Hannah Moulton, Allison Stover, Amanda Melvin, Allison Snyder and Michaela McCune. Masters: Hifi Gaff and Amy Corby.
Building off continued industry recognition, Toledo is becoming more recognized as a destination location for runners of all ages and abilities. Over forty states and 5 countries were represented at last year’s event. These numbers are expected to increase due to the commitment of local partners like Mercy Health, Owens Corning, North Star BlueScope, Savage and Associates, Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Toledo, PNC Bank, Dave’s Running Shop, Toledo Metroparks University of Toledo, TARTA and Destination Toledo. Athletes will begin arriving prior to race day, giving hotels, restaurants, businesses and the downtown added exposure.
The two day health and wellness expo that accompanies the event will be held in the newly renovated Glass City Center on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 providing well over 10,000 visitors from all over the world with an early spring view of all that Downtown Toledo has to offer.
This event has been able to donate nearly $1M since 2009 to local nonprofit organizations to help fund their initiatives in Northwest Ohio. Community involvement remains central to the continuation of this success.
Additional sponsorship and partnership opportunities are available on several levels. Interested businesses can contact the race via the website at www.glasscitymarathon.org.
Registration is open and links can also be found on the website for anyone wishing to compete in any of the race distances.
The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is a family event offering multiple runs to fit every level of participant including a Marathon, the Owens Corning Half Marathon, the North Star BlueScope 5-Person Relay Marathon, Savage 5K and the Nationwide Children’s – Toledo Kid’s Run. The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon continues to grow as a signature event for the region as well as acting as a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.