Responsible Return to Racing
Help Do What’s Needed to Race Again
With expert data, government requirements, race industry best practices and participant feedback in mind, Run Toledo has developed necessary protocols to standardize modifications for reducing disease transmission and implementing contact tracing procedures at upcoming events. We are taking detailed steps to ensure the safety and well-being of anyone attending our events, and sharing our plan with other race directors around the country to help them do the same.
2020 UPDATED EVENTS • COVID-19
SCHEDULED DATES & OPTIONS
JULY 11 • CANCELLED
JULY 12 • CANCELLED
JULY 16 • VIRTUAL
JULY 25 • VIRTUAL
AUGUST 1 • VIRTUAL
AUGUST 2 • CANCELLED
AUGUST 9 • VIRTUAL
AUGUST 15 • ON HOLD
SEPTEMBER 7 • LABOR DAY
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Running, Walking, Swimming & Cycling
We Exist to Inspire Your Active Lifestyle & Support Community Well-Being
Run Toledo is a trusted running and multi-sport (triathlon, duathlon & aquabike) event design, management, marketing, apparel and timing services company specializing in large events (typically with greater than 1,000 participants)
Since 2009, we’ve been managing and developing races in Toledo, Ohio, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan; including the surrounding communities of Delta, Holland, Perrysburg, Maumee, Bowling Green, Findlay, Sylvania, Rossford and Liberty Center.
Our goal is to build lasting relationship and group participation by presenting quality, family-friendly, fun and healthy experiences for everyone of all ages and abilities to enjoy, while supporting the visibility and growth of our community through substantial charity partner contributions.
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Recommended By National Industry Leaders & Local Race Directors
RRCA & USA Triathlon Certified Race Directors • RunSignup Race-Day Certified Timers • Professional Marketing Staff
In-House Print Shop • Wholesale Buying Power • Extensive Vendor Network
Accurate timing starts with the utilization of an industry standard registration system and an experienced support crew correctly entering any new or late information. We use industry preferred equipment on race day to track each individual from the time they cross the start line to when they finish. Results can be published immediately after the race ends.
We design it, order it, print it, sort it, package and deliver it, and manage the registrant pickup process. The quality of any giveaway at your event needs to exceed the expectations of the participant. Many people register because of the swag (shirts, medals, amenities). Our buying power and in-house print shop helps ensure you stay within budget.
Premier events take a special touch and attention to detail to reach and inspire the audience you desire. We have the knowledge, expertise, passion and history of growing events organically through digital media marketing efforts, without using costly third-party tools. We will put a package together to maximize your reach and fit within your budget.
JULY 25, 2020
THE BORDER BATTLE
The original virtual border battle — race in two states. Choose the Ohio State, Michigan, or neutral Run the 419 option in two colors. All participants will receive a soft-spun cotton shirt and a custom neck gaiter to keep you safe around town. Create your own route and run two states, if you can; run anywhere. Download and print your custom BIB and submit your results to compare with everyone. Post your photos and route to our Facebook Page and Strava Group sporting your new gear for a chance to win a free pair of shoes, courtesy of Dave’s Running Shop.
A scenic point to point half marathon starting in the uptown district of Maumee, Ohio, voted the best hometown in Ohio! Run down to Sidecut Metropark to a u-turn that brings you back along River Rd, through residential Historic Maumee homes, past the Toledo Country Club and into downtown Toledo. An exclusive finish in the outfield of the Toledo Mud Hens Fifth Third Field, voted one of the best minor league ballparks in America.
The Sylvania Triathlon and Duathlon is one of the first multi-sport events in the country. Since 1981, it’s been held at the Tam-O-Shanter Sports Complex, and Olander Lake in Sylvania, Ohio. This event features a choice of distance and race for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a short or intermediate length, triathlon or duathlon, the Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon is the event for you.
The Toledo Jeep® Fest is a community festival that draws thousands of Jeep enthusiasts to take part in the family-friendly festival that includes an all-Jeep car show, a Jeep parade and much more. Run, walk or cruise around town in your Jeep and take home a custom, collectable medal and shirt.
Modeled after the Relay Triathlon to be held in the upcoming Summer Olympics, a team of four individuals will compete in the fast-paced Super-Sprint Relay, where each member will complete each leg of the triathlon before passing off to the next person. Expect to see swimmers, bikers and runners flying in and out of transition onto the super fast and short course. You can form your own team, or register as an individual and we’ll randomly pair you up with others members to fill out the team.
Challenge yourself, or your team of 4-10 participants, to 24 hours of running/walking around Olander Park’s scenic 1.091 mile lakeside path. This Ultra endurance challenge is like none other in NW Ohio, and the entire course is flat, paved and contained within the park. The Olander 24-Hour Ultra’s flat, fast, enclosed course also offers a certified Boston Qualifying opportunity. Run your age group time in Sylvania and earn a trip to Boston.
Since 1974, the beautiful shaded backwoods of the Huron River region provide the setting for the annual Ann Arbor Track Club’s, Dexter to Ann Arbor Run. Choose from a 5k, 10k, or the classic half marathon, which takes runners on a scenic, gently rolling 13.1 mile course. Start the half marathon in the picturesque town of Dexter, Michigan and head east along Huron River Dr. to the big finish in historic downtown Ann Arbor. — a Road Runners Club of America’s top Runner-friendly Community in the United States.
The Blarney Shamrockin’ Shuffle has been rescheduled for Saturday night, September 12, and is a Halfway to St. Paddy’s Day glow-party event. Come to run or walk, but come to have fun and be part of this 21 and over event. When you’re done, join the ongoing street party celebration hosted by the Blarney Irish Pub.
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$4,500 PRIZE PURSE + SAUCONY SHOES
Welcome to Downtown Toledo’s premier, competitive 10k tradition held annually on Memorial Day weekend (COVID-19 Postponed to September 20, 2020) — starting at Promenade Park for a scenic and challenging route, crossing two downtown bridges and running along the renovated waterfront — with Pizza Papalis and Michelob Ultra at the finish.
10K • 5K • 1 MILE
Racing for Recovery’s mission since 2001 is to prevent all forms of substance abuse by promoting a lifestyle of fitness and health for all those affected by addiction. This event is the annual celebration of providing the community with substance abuse alternatives, awareness, prevention and treatment.
Run, or bike, or run and bike over the distance of the Maumee River, past all 10 of the named rivers that empty into it to complete the 137 mile River•X Challenge. The goal of this virtual event is to get you outside and active daily, and maintaining social distancing guidelines. Some days you may complete more miles than others, but try to do something each day and submit it to the results to track.
RUN WHITE & BLUE
Unite to celebrate the best of America at this year’s virtual Run White & Blue 5k run/walk on Independence Day — a day to come together from all over the nation around the common love of running and personal growth. We’ve put together a custom package that everyone will be proud to display. Have fun, America!
Saturday at Trillium is for the runners and walkers, as well as those looking to take on the Trillium Challenge. A women’s only event, the Trillium 5K is held annually at Centennial Terrace and follows the paved Quarry Ridge trail. Women runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate and join in the sisterhood through fitness. Compete in the 5K as the first event in the two-day challenge, followed by Sunday’s triathlon or duathlon, and earn an additional perks package.
Since 2005, this women’s only event has focused on empowering the competitive spirit in all women. Trillium is designed especially for women of all ages and athletic ability — whether new to multi-sport, casual swimmer/biker/runner, or an experienced athlete. Every participant will receive a medal, flowers, massage packages, mimosa’s and at the finish. This day is all about you. Registration is open to women only. Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts and BFFs to participate with you and cheer you on.