UT to host Glass City Marathon April 26

April 21, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Cassandra DeYoung

A qualifying event for the Boston Marathon will be held at The University of Toledo Sunday, April 26.

138x216v3Organized by the Toledo Roadrunners Club, the Glass City Marathon will feature different running events, including a marathon, half marathon, five-person marathon relay, a 5K and kid’s marathon.

All events will start on UT’s Main Campus and finish on the field of the Glass Bowl Stadium, with the exception of the kid’s marathon, which will be held on the track outside of Savage Arena.

“This event really highlights the University’s beautiful campus and brings a lot of people from all over to Toledo,” said Andrea Masters, assistant director in Rocket Wellness. “Last year, we had at least one representative from all 50 states participate.”

In conjunction, a Health and Wellness Exposition will be held in Savage Arena Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The free, public event will feature more than 40 vendors and serve as registration and packet pickup for participants.

More than 8,000 runners are expected to participate in the marathon’s events, according to Masters.

As a result, certain parking lots and roads will be closed on and around UT’s Main Campus.

Lot 10 will be closed beginning Friday, April 24, from 9 p.m. through Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. Cars remaining in the lot Saturday, April 25, at 6 a.m. will be towed.

On Sunday, April 26, lots 3, 4 and 5 are reserved for volunteers arriving before 6 a.m. and will remain closed through 1 p.m.

During the event, no traffic will be allowed on or near Stadium Drive. Additionally, East Rocket Drive from Douglas Road and South Towerview Boulevard will be closed.

The north entrance off Bancroft Street will be open only to lots 1S and 1N and the east parking garage.

West Towerview Boulevard and West Rocket Drive will allow only traffic into Lot 12 or other exterior lots. Traffic will be allowed into exterior Lot 25.

For more information on the event, visit glasscitymarathon.org.

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