A smiling volunteer sorts recycling at the 2019 Glass City Marathon.Whether or not you run like our rivers, we need your help to divert marine debris at the Glass City Marathon. Volunteer slots are now open April 23-24 for individuals and groups. Enjoy the fun of race weekend on the “Green Team,” where the winner is always the Ottawa River.

Many Green Team volunteer slots are in the mornings; early birds, this is your time to shine! Check out Green Team opportunities on the Glass City Marathon volunteer page.  Register by March 31 for a free t-shirt! If none of these volunteer slots work for you or your group but you’d still like to help out, feel free to email [email protected] and let us know you’re interested!

2022 is the seventh year running for our Green Team coordination. We’re proud to partner again with Keep Toledo Lucas County Beautiful on this effort. Most of PCS and KTLCB’s work is behind-the-scenes, leading up to the fast-paced weekend. Alongside runners, volunteers work hard to divert marine debris from the Ottawa River. In past years, over the course of a single race weekend, the Green Team often recycles around 3,000 pounds of cardboard, glass, aluminum, plastic, heat sheets, energy packs, and more!

If you are running in the Savage 5k or the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon, or you want to support a runner in your life, please consider donating to support PCS as a charity partner. We’re proud to support healthy runners and healthy rivers.