The Glass City Marathon course is a fast, flat, scenic tour of some of Toledo's most beautiful neighborhoods. The majority of the race is run on paved asphalt bike trail and concrete streets.
The flat course, coupled with favorable race day temperatures, can make the Glass City Marathon a very good prospect for a PR or BQ (Boston Qualifier).
The Glass City Marathon was the 91st largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 107th largest in 2014.
This year 17.1% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 16.4% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.
This gives the Glass City Marathon the 69th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 47th highest percentage so far in 2016.
Its Course Score of 99.23 ranks it as the 139th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 6th fastest course in Ohio.
The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Glass City Marathon a PR Score of 99.23. This PR Score ranks it as the 97th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 5th fastest in Ohio.
Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.