Glass City Marathon

Glass City Marathon giveaway

For all of you that are new here, welcome to my blog!   You’ve come on the right day, because it’s Giveaway Friday!!  (or FriYAY as I like to call it: my day off, kids last day before Thanksgiving break… well, you get the picture.  It’s just great all around!! )


Believe it or not, now is the time to start thinking about your race calendar in 2016!  As an Ambassador for the Glass City Marathon, I’m happy to report that I get to give two of you a free race entry to the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, Owens Corning Half Marathon, or the Medical Mutual Glass City 5K on April 24th, 2016.

Entering is very easy… just visit/follow the Glass City Marathon on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and let me know below.  You’ll get an extra entry if you Follow me on Facebook.  Don’t forget to leave me a comment for one more extra entry!
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So let me know, if you won, which race would you run for free?

Have you run Glass City before, or would this be your first time?



Glass City Ambassadors, and a great reason to meet them!

As you may have heard, I’m an Ambassador for the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon!

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2016 will be the 40th Anniversary of the Glass City Marathon.  Wow, right?  Race prep is underway.  Just announced, the course has been modified slightly for 2016, mostly to provide a straight shot at the start line.  Take a look!:


The course for the Owens Corning Half Marathon has been modified too, since they run together at the start 🙂

We’d like to get you in on some of the race day fun a little early… starting November 6th, the Glass City Ambassadors will be having contests to give away free race entries to one of the distances in the Glass City marathon race dayMercy Health Glass City Marathon, the Owens Corning Half Marathon, or the Medical Mutual Glass City 5K.

I’m not sure what distance I will be running quite yet.  You can find my 2016 Glass City Marathon Ambassador Profile on the website here.  Here are the other Ambassadors who you should meet…

Amanda Schwartz (Lead Ambassador)

Jes Taylor

Tom Silva

Sarah Olvera Speer

Dean Whitmire

You’ll want to check out these Ambassadors because….

You  have multiple opportunities to win a free entry for either the full, half or 5K!  Each person will be giving away two free race entries.  Here’s the schedule:

Sarah – Nov. 6 – 12                     

Dean – Nov. 13 – 19                    

Me!! – Nov. 20 – 26     

Jes – Nov. 27 – Dec. 3           

Tom – Dec. 4-10                        

Amanda – D​ec. 11-17     

Don’t worry, if you don’t win with Sarah’s giveaway, just head over to Dean’s giveaway and try again.  You’ll have six opportunities to win if you visit each Ambassador!


Q: If you could win a free race bib (any race), what distance would it be?

For free, I’d probably go for the marathon!  More bang for the buck, right?

Q: Do you typically enter contests?

Well heck ya!  And so should you… so make sure you come back and enter here!!


Glass City Marathon Ambassador

I’ve got big news….


I’m proud to announce that I will be an ambassador for the 2016 Glass City Marathon in my hometown of Toledo Ohio!

Here’s my profile, and you can check out the other ambassadors here:



As an ambassador, I’m joining a group of runners and bloggers that are excited about the marathon.  We hope to educate, inspire, entertain, and motivate you to achieve your goals!

These races take place in April, 2016, so I have a few months to plan, but as I go through my training I’ll keep you informed and engaged.  And you’ll probably get to hear a little bit of my whining too 🙂

The Glass City half marathon was my first half in 2010.  I remember it well.  Even back then my husband was able to enjoy a beer on the course while I gave it my all!  (no fair)


I’ve run a Glass City race almost every year since.  It’s a great course, with a great group of people!

And beer… did I mention the beer?  Little known fact: in 2013 they had a contest to name the beer which is served at the finish line of the race.  I WON!  So when you raise a mug at the end of the race with “Glass City Glory” in it, think of me 🙂

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Glass City Glory tastes great in ALL of these mugs!


Q:  Is anyone planning ahead and registering early for the Glass City Marathon?

I almost always take advantage of early registration.  The cheaper the better!  And it gets me to commit.

Q: What is your favorite race swag?

These mugs have been perfect because they get used all of the time.  I am also a sucker for a great race shirt!  We also use a bottle opener from the Boston marathon.  Geez, you’d think we drink a lot of beer in this house….