Friday, April 15, 2016

Glass City Marathon FAQs Pt. 2

How do you get placed into starting corrals?

Corral placement is based on your expected finish time. Check the website for details.

Will there be a bag drop area?

Yes, 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 headphones allowed?

The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, The Glass City Marathon encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of The Glass City Marathon.

What does the race benefit?

Our goal is to contribute to several area charities including the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism, Maumee Habitat for Humanity, Kids Unlimited, and youth running scholarships. Visit our Charities Page to learn about contributing to these charities.

Will Race packets and BIBS be mailed out before the event?

No. The Expo and Packet Pickup will take place on April 23, 2016 in the Savage Hall Sports Arena on the Campus of The University of Toledo campus. The Expo will serve as the pick-up location for Race numbers, t-shirts and Goodie Bags for the participants.
Race day packet pickup is available starting at 5:30am. It is strongly recommended to pick up your packets on Saturday to avoid long lines and possible delays on race day morning.

Can someone else pickup my BIB and race packet for me?

Yes, provide the third party with a copy of your photo ID and we can release the packet to them.

Where can I park on race day?

As with any major parade route or road race event, expect delays and road closures and plan accordingly. We will do our best to communicate on our website which roads will be closed and at what time.
There are many parking lots and garages available on campus. View the recommended lots and a campus map on our Parking Page.

Do you have facilities for showers after the race?

Yes, showers will be available at the UT Rec Center.

How long does the course and finish line stay open?

The marathon course limit is 6 hours and has two mandatory checkpoints. Should you not meet the two checkpoints, you will be escorted to a sag vehicle. Those who continue on must sign a release waiver and turn in their BIB number to continue as a citizen.
This is a competitive race with an expected finish time of 6 hours or less. Because we hire police and security from 5 jurisdictions, it is important that we comply with the time limits set.
There are two checkpoints along the course; mile 8 and mile 16. You must maintain a 13:43 pace to complete within the 6 hour time limit. You’ll need to be at mile 8 by 9am, mile 16 by 11am. Runners planning on finishing the race must be through mile 20 by 12pm. Please be considerate of our volunteers who begin their day as early as 3am. We do our best to score every runner and do not sweep the course; however we do modify the finish area at the 6 hour point. The chip time mats are also removed at the 6+ hour pace at which point those who finish are hand timed to be sure they are in our finish results.

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