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Marathon to affect traffic, close parking lots beginning April 25

The Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and 5K will affect traffic on and surrounding UToledo’s Main Campus Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28.

Additionally, several parking lots will be impacted beginning the evening of Thursday, April 25, through Sunday, April 28.

Organized by the Toledo Roadrunners Club, more than 8,000 runners are expected to participate in the events.

As a result, students, faculty, staff and others who may be traveling on or around campus are asked to plan accordingly so they may avoid getting delayed by marathon traffic or being unable to access their vehicles while parked on campus during the marathon.

Drivers should note the following lots will be affected:

• Lot 10 will close Thursday, April 25, at 9 p.m. and will reopen Sunday, April 28, after 4 p.m. Cars remaining in this lot will be towed Friday, April 26, at 4 a.m. to lot 3.

• Lot 6 will close Friday, April 26, at 8 p.m. and will reopen Sunday, April 28, after the race.

• Lot 5 will close Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. and will reopen Sunday, April 28, after the race.

• Lots 1N, 1S, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and the east parking garage will be open for parking; however, cars will not be able to leave these lots until the race is over Sunday, April 28, at approximately 1:30 p.m.

• Lots 12 and 26 also will be impacted, and cars will not be able to leave these lots until after 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 28.

Further, several campus roads will close over the weekend until the runners have passed through campus. On Saturday, April 27, N. Towerview Boulevard will close between 9 and 10 a.m. for the 5K and kids’ run, and Stadium Drive will close from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Additionally, on Sunday, April 28, E. Rocket Drive between Douglas Road and University Parks Trail will be closed for the entire race.

Complete campus and city road closures for Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, are available on the Glass City Marathon website.

Additionally, UToledo Campus Course Maps for the 5K on Saturday, April 27, are available on the Glass City Marathon website.

Proud to be a hallmark institution in the community, the University is pleased to partner with community organizers for this annual event.

“We appreciate our campus community planning ahead so they can avoid these lot and road closures,” said Sherri Kaspar, director for parking and transportation. “With thousands of runners and walkers on and around our campus during the weekend, we also want to help ensure everyone’s safety.”

For more information about the event, visit the Glass City Marathon website.

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