Clint McCormick, race director for the 37th Medical Mutual Glass City Marathon, says despite the rain the race was a success. "A lot of people on Facebook and Twitter have posted alot of positive things," Mr. McCormick said.
The University of Toledo Economics Department is gathering information from businesses to determine exactly how much revenue was generated in the private sector by the race. That report is due to be published in June. Pat Nowak, Executive Director of the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce, says that downtown Sylvania always benefits from the influx of runners and others who come to the area for the race. "The Glass City Marathon has a stellar reputation and we like people coming to town because after the race they can go to one of the restaurants and have something that they missed in the morning.
McCormick says preparations for next year's marathon will start soon. "Over the next two weeks I will sit down with all of our committee heads and figure out what went wrong, what went well and see what we can do to make the experience better," Mr. McCormick said.