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Catholic Charities Glass City Marathon Team

Make a difference in northwest Ohio!

What if you could help provide shelter for a homeless family, hot meals for a veteran, or companionship for an elderly woman with no family to help?

Now’s your chance! As part of our 100th anniversary celebration in 2014, we are inviting the community to help us raise $50,000 in support of our ministries to people of all faiths in northwest Ohio.

Team participants are welcome to choose their own race and walk or run at their own pace. The Glass City Marathon's 5K, half marathon, relay and marathon races are in the morning of April 27. Youth age 12 and under may participate in the ¼ mile, ½ mile and mile races on April 26. Children are also welcome to participate in the 5K on April 27 with their parents.

Team participants will receive a team t-shirt, the opportunity to win raffle prizes from our sponsors including a free pair of shoes from Dave's Running Shop, running tips from last year's Glass City Marathon winner, opportunities to tour our shelter and soup kitchen, a personal fundraising page, an invitation to the team dinner on April 26, and the opportunity to make a difference!

We are also happy to announce a partnership this year with Medical Mutual and the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Toledo. By participating on our team and raising funds to benefit Catholic Charities, Catholic schools have the opportunity to earn grants from Medical Mutual for health and wellness programs. Individual Catholic Charities team members who are affiliated with a Catholic school may also ask to have their donations credited to the school.

All participants must also register directly with the Glass City Marathon at

For more information about the team, please contact Andrea Slivka at or 419-244-6711, ext. 231.

Testimonies from our 2013 Team
"Once the handoff took place and I began my run, emotions took hold, and I understood I was running for a purpose … I had been able to tour Catholic Charities’ shelter and meet a few clients, which I thought of as I ran."
~ John Maher

"Whenever I found myself getting tired during training runs or on race day, I thought of the testimonies we've heard from Catholic Charities’ clients and their struggles to find some peace and happiness in their lives. I realized my struggles while running were nothing in comparison. There are so many people who deserve to be helped and it was great to be a part of a team that was able to raise so much money to help out those who need it!"
~ Ellen Huntebrinker