This 2020 event has been cancelled due to COVID-19. All current registrants will receive a deferral to the 2021 running.

WTOL RIVER RUN

10K

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

CROSSING TWO DOWNTOWN TOLEDO BRIDGES

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8:00AM SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Benefitting Mercy Children’s Hospital

CANCELLED (COVID-19)
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2020 CANCELLATION NOTICE

We’ve been working around-the-clock to make this event happen, but through close consultation with the city and health department, and with current construction considerations, we cannot feasibly present an in-person race in Downtown Toledo in September.

The competitive nature and course for this event does not lend itself to being a virtual race. We’ve disabled the signup process and all current registrants will have their entry deferred to our 2021 running. The deferment will display in your account once we open registration for next year’s WTOL River Run 10K.

In the meantime, keep training and look ahead to running the October 11th MacQueen’s 10K & 5K in person.


2021 DETAILS (projected)

$4,500 Prize Purse + Saucony Shoes

Welcome to Downtown Toledo’s premier, competitive 10k tradition held annually on Memorial Day weekend with prize purse totaling $4,500, plus free Saucony shoes to all first place age group winners. Start at Promenade Park on Summit St. and finish at the WTOL 11 studios on Water St. with Pizza Papalis and Michelob Ultra. This counter-clockwise route is scenic and challenging, crossing two downtown bridges and running along the renovated waterfront. Join us to remember, show respect and honor the brave men and women who have died while in service to our country — they paid the ultimate sacrifice so we can live free. This day we salute them.

The start line is located on Summit St. in front of Promenade Park. The finish line is on Summit St. in front of WTOL 11 Studios.

Start Time: 7:30am
Course Open: 1.5 hours
Maximum Field: 1,500 Runners
Minimum Age: 9 on Race Day

Premium Perks

  • Gender Specific Tech Shirt
  • Custom Finisher Package
  • Dynamic Results
  • Post-race Refreshments
  • Pizza Papalis & Michelob Ultra
  • Shareable Photos
  • and more…

Prize Structure

  • Prize Money to Top 5 Male & Female Vverall
    $4,000 total — $750, $500, $400, $250, $100
  • Prize Money to Overall Masters Male & Female
    $500 total — $250/each
  • Free Saucony Shoes to First Place in Each Age Group
  • Custom Awards 5 Deep in 14 Age Groups
    9-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Mercy Health is our preferred sports medicine provider and provides all on course and finish line medical coverage. For immediate access to the Mercy Health Sports Medicine Team call the 24 hour Sports Medicine Hotline @ 419.754.7529.

BENEFITTING

10k

CANCELLED (COVID-19)

Packet Pickup
Early Packet Pickup days, times and locations will be emailed to all registrants prior to race-week, and published in the Facebook event for each of our events. Times will be emailed again on the first day of early packet pickup.

Registration is available during packet pickup.

Parking
Downtown Toledo offers ample weekend parking at no charge on the streets, with just a short walk to/from the start/finish lines. For getting to and from the WTOL River Run 10k start/finish line, the most convenient parking is at the Vistula Parking Garage. You will be required to pay $5 upon entering. The gates will be opened after the start of the race so that you can leave without any delay once you finish the race. You may also park at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 740 N Superior St., or any other downtown lot, meter and legal parking spot. All parking is at your own risk.

  • Maritime Plaza — Volunteers Only
  • Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral — Recommended $5 Donation to Church
  • Vistula — $5 Event Parking

Ample parking is available in the Vistula Parking Garage. Use the entrance off of Superior. — View Map

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WTOL RIVER RUN 10K FEATURES SCENIC RIVER CROSSING ON TOLEDO’S HISTORIC HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE

A unique feature of the WTOL River Run 10k road race is a river crossing via the historic High Level Bridge in downtown Toledo. The Anthony Wayne Bridge, commonly called simply the High Level Bridge, is Toledo’s only historic high level bridge, and it is a defining landmark for the city. Toledo has other Maumee River crossings, some of which are historic, but they are low level crossings with movable spans to provide for navigation.

This impressive bridge was constructed in 1931. It features an attractive tower design. The towers feature various lattice patterns, and some of the structural steel on them is itself latticed. The top and bottom horizontal portions of the tower bracing above the roadway have a slight arch to them. The towers do not have the extremely tall feeling that some suspension bridges have, because of a medium span length coupled with a wide four-lane roadway on this bridge create the illusion of shorter towers.

The bridge contains a traditional design of three suspended spans; one between towers, and one at each end next to the towers. The suspender cables for this bridge extend down from the main cable in pairs. Stiffening for the deck of the Anthony Wayne bridge is accomplished via a through-plate girder design. The bridge features a Warren deck truss approach span that is located next to each of the end suspended spans. These approach truss spans feature riveted connections, and v-lacing/lattice. Original decorative sidewalk railings are present on the bridge.