Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon: Race Entry Giveaway

Now that the two ‘eating’ holidays are over you can attempt to get back to a regular routine. A lot of people I know are setting some great goals or resolutions for themselves for the next year. My main goal: don’t suck. Generally that gets me through a lot of situations. Apparently, only 8% of people achieve their resolutions says Forbes. And a lot of resolutions don’t even make it to February. Wow, right?

One of the most popular resolutions is to get healthy/lose weight/get fit. A great way to get fit/lose weight/get healthy is to exercise. My favorite form is running. Training for the first 5k is very common among new runners in January. Maybe the seasoned runners are making a resolution to run a half marathon or a full. All very ambitious, but reachable, goals.


As you know, am the inaugural Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon race ambassador (or queen Ambassador as my title stands). I love that I have the opportunity to talk to everyone more about this race and how much it means to me. I learn so much more about what goes into the makings of a multi-race event – hint: it’s a hell of a lot more than you think.

As part of my ambassador-ship I have two free race entries to giveaway to my readers! The free entry can be used on the 5K, Owens Corning Glass City Half Marathon and the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon (the free entry cannot be used on the marathon relay). If you aren’t from Toledo or NW Ohio, why would you want to run Glass City?

* This marathon is a Boston Qualifier. There is very little elevation change which means this is a fast and flat course.
* Commemorative finishers medal (for the half and full)
* Commemorative finishers glass mug (for the half and full)
* First-time marathoners get a commemorative coin to mark the event
* Chip timing
* Finishers certificate
* Results book (mailed after the event)
* A great expo
* Massages after the race and entrance to the post race party

I have run both the Owens Corning half marathon and the Medical Mutual marathon and I loved both courses. There were tons of volunteers around, great spectators and ample water stops. I am 99% sure I am running the full again in 2014.

Want to win one of two free entries to your race of choice at the Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon (sans relay)??
And if you tragically don’t win a free race entry you can register here

**Tell me what race you would enter if you won this free race entry (1 entry).    

Please do not forget to include your email address. Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

**For extra entries do any of the following:
– Follow me on Twitter (1 extra entry)
– Become a fan of There Are Two Sides on Facebook (1 extra entry)
– Follow me on Instagram (1 extra entry)
– Follow me on BlogLovin or through your email (1 extra entry)
– Follow me on Pinterest (1 extra entry)

(This giveaway ends on January 10, 2014 at 12:00pm EST)

I am not buying you a race entry, the amazing people who put together this race weekend are allowing me to sneak you in for free because I am an ambassador. 


  1. If I won an entry I would more than likely run the full. This is such a nice race that runs smoothly and has wonderful spectators!!

  2. I follow you on Twitter already!

  3. I am a Facebook fan already!

  4. If I win a free entry, I plan to run the full for the second time. I’d be going for Marathon Maniac status, as I’m planning to run another full the week prior.

  5. I am planning to run the full marathon, and my husband says he will join me as his first attempt at 26.2! It would be nice to only have to pay for one entry instead of two. 🙂

  6. Just followed you on Twitter. Nice to “meet” you!

  7. Subscribed to your blog. I love to read about other runners, especially fellow Ohioans.

  8. Victoria Cramer says:

    I would run the full Marathon. One of my goals for 2014 is to run a full Marathon.

  9. Just found you on Facebook. I wish I would’ve seen that you are a Michigan fan BEFORE I clicked the “like” button. 🙂

    Go Buckeyes!!!

  10. renu laesch says:

    If I won an entry I would run the half. Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. I’m thinking of doing the full if not maybe the half again!!!! And I follow you on here & fb & instagram already 🙂 🙂 🙂

  12. Andrea Longenecker says:

    I follow you on FB!

  13. Andrea Longenecker says:

    I follow your IG!

  14. Howdy!! As much as I would love to someday run a full, my injury will only let me enter for a chance at the half.

  15. Andrea Longenecker says:

    I follow your Pinterest

  16. Andrea Longenecker says:

    Of course I follow your blog!

  17. I am planning on running the full marathon!

  18. I just had a baby in September and was thinking about running the half as a “come back”. If I won a free entry, that would pretty much guarantee it! Great website, BTW. I don’t know how I’ve never come across it before it just popped up in my FB news feed today!

  19. This race is scheduled the day after a triathlon I have competed in for the last 2 years, so I would probably attempt the half, but could have to drop down to the 5k.

  20. I would hopefully do the half! This race is the weekend of my mom’s b’day and it would ROCK if I would win an entry. I would be able to combine a visit to see her with a race!!! And I haven’t run a half marathon since 2009. You know this is a big goal of mine this year. Hoping the random number generator (or whatever method you are using to choose the winner) smiles upon me

  21. following on FB

  22. following on pinterest too:-)

  23. now following you on bloglovvin’ – I really really really want to win this.

  24. Carrie Flagg says:

    If I won, I would run the half with my daughter, training with me for her first half.

  25. If I won an entry I would run the half.

  26. Already following on fb

  27. Following on twitter

  28. Following on IG

  29. Following through email

  30. Following on Pinterest

  31. Patrick Bruen says:

    If I won an entry I would use it to run the full marathon. I was supposed to run the full last year and wasn’t able to because I had PF that knocked my training out for two months. This year should be my first full marathon.

  32. Patrick Bruen says:

    Followed you on twitter.

  33. Patrick Bruen says:

    Followed the facebook page too.

  34. Patrick Bruen says:

    Followed the subscription thing via email too.

  35. I will enter the half!

  36. Following on Twitter!

  37. Liked you on Facebook!

  38. Following on Pinterest, too!

  39. And following on BlogLovin’

  40. I’d run the half. I’d love to say I’d run the full, but my daughter hates running in the winter (I have to train with the stroller), so I think the mileage is too much.

  41. I follow your blog via Bloglovin.

  42. I follow you on Pinterest.

  43. I follow you on Twitter.

  44. I would sign up for the marathon. I was born and raised in Toledo and have yet to run their marathon. I live just south and think it would be awesome to have family and friends on the course to cheer me on.

  45. I follow you on Twitter with the handle @FireRunner2379.

  46. I like your Facebook page.

  47. I receive your email updates at jefflammers at rocketmail dot com.

  48. I follow your Pinterest Boards.

  49. Tammy Scheuermann says:

    If I won an entry, I would run the half marathon. I am beginning a training program in an attempt to reach a time goal. It would be very motivating to win the entry fee!

  50. Madeline Flagg says:

    I am a 15 year old cross country runner and my 2014 New Year’s resolution is to run a half marathon! I think Glass City is the perfect first half marathon race to do because it is local and I can train with my mom (also my coach)!

  51. Jenny Vartanian says:

    If I won a free entry I would enter to run my first marathon.

  52. donna stendel says:

    Glass City sounds like a great course, I would do the half!

  53. I would run the half!!! I’ve been debating whether or not to sign up for this race!

  54. Hi! I am going to run the Glass City Marathon – even though I’m not from Toledo (my running partner is from Slyvania, so I’ll be driving 5 hours so we can do our first full marathon together!).

  55. This year will be my 3rd Glass City Marathon! I had REALLY hoped to BQ at last year’s race and was right on pace until about mile 16 when an injury decided otherwise…I hobbled along and finished the race in an HOUR over my BQ time (booo!) but I finished. This year I have my eye on that goal again! Third times a charm, right?

  56. I’m new to Ohio and would love to run the 1/2. I’m a “One and Done” full marathoner (2010 Indianapolis Monumental Marathon), but I do love me some slow, steady 1/2 marathons. 🙂

  57. Oooh, this is on my list of races to run. I just started running in October so I would do the 5K this year. 🙂

  58. Followed you on Instagram!

  59. I’d do the half because I need a nice flat course to get a big PR! 🙂