Mercy Health Glass City Marathon FAQ’s – Part 1

There are so many moving parts to the race weekend and race day in general, so I’ll touch on some of the information that I have been asked a lot lately.GCM-ambassador-750-logo

The courses are all different this year. Take a look at the maps to familiarize yourself with the course of the race you’re running.
Marked on each map are the locations of the water/gatorade stops, porta johns, GU, orange slices (marathon only) and where you can receive medical assistance.

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon
Owens Corning Half Marathon
Medical Mutual Glass City 5k

Yes, there is a bag drop!
Goodwill of NW Ohio will manage a bag drop area East of the start line at the corner of Drummond and Bancroft, across from the Bell Tower. Bag pickup will be next to the food tent in parking lot 10 after the race. 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 drop. 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.

Are you saying you want to clean up after running a race? Whatever…
If you really want to, you can do so at the UT Rec Center, found next to the finish line of the race.

Do you have a goal finish time for the Owens Corning Half or the Mercy Health GCM? Try running with a pacer! For more info on why you may want to follow a pacer, check here.
Marathon Pacers & Times
3:15 → TBD
3:25 → Tim Schmitt
3:35 → Jay Layshock
3:40 → Scott Perkins & David Seeley
3:55 → Dan Robinson & Krista Balwinski
4:10 → Chip Vandell & Ryan Phillip
4:25 → Chris Smith
4:40 → Marie Bartoletti
4:55 → Sean Brennan

Half Marathon Pacers & Times
1:30 → Rachel Kinsman
1:40 → Jason Stine
1:50 → Gordan Greenland & Aaron Stanley
2:00 → Dan Reisner & John Rosatti
2:10 → Jody Stanley & Aryal Jayatilaka
2:20 → Kim Wason

All finishers of the marathon, 5-person relay, half marathon and 5k will receive a medal upon crossing the finish line. Even Saturday’s kids race finishers get a medal.
Medals for everyone!

Hopefully this clears up a few things for you…Part 2 to follow with more FAQ’s about the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon weekend!

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