Florence Scott Libbey 419 5K

Toledo, OH, USA
20 Apr, 2024 (Sat)


1 km, 5 km


About the event

Celebrate the history of the 419 with a 5K through the beautiful grounds of Ottawa Park, the City of Toledo's first and largest park. The Florence Scott Libbey 419 Race celebrates Toledo history and the woman who helped make the Glass City great!  2023 marks the 100th Anniversary of Historic Libbey High School, a school named for Florence's beloved husband Edward.


Once again Mrs Libbey will be on hand to start the events and present you with a special 2024 finisher medal designed by Ryder, inspired by Toledo.

April 20,  2023

8:45am Ryder's 419 Kids Race 

FREE and the first Toledo Roadrunners kids race organized by an actual Toledo kid!

Once again kids finisher medals will be designed by the Kid himself.

Ryder's 419 Kids Race shirts are $10 each 


9:05am Florence Scott Libbey 419 5K

Race shirts: Unisex. Super soft, tri-blend shirts by T-Town's own  Printed On A Lark

Register now at the T-Town low price of $14.19

After March 12 the price increases to $24.19

Shirt  deadline is March 30th

After March 30, we have a limited shirt inventory available upon registration. Race day shirts may be available, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Timing: TBA

Awards Update: 

Overall MastersGrand Masters

Awards thanks to:  Printed on A Lark, Shaman and The Bear,  Grindhrs Coffee & Community,, Second Sole of Toledo, and Dave's Running Shop

Post Race: Delicacies and hydration will be available 

Prizes: Yes, door prizes, random fun Toledo nostalgia to the oldest, youngest, best Toledo history costume, and to anyone dressed as Mrs. Libbey! 

We would like to thank Dawn Dupler - Danberry Realtor & Michelle Ryan- Smokin Olive Deli & Catering for their generous sponsorships! We know Florence would approve of Dawn & Michelle's gift to us!

Toledo Crafted Goodies provided by:

Patron Saints Brewery Shaman and the Bear Medicinal Herbal Teas4Run9Grindhrs Coffee & Community

Packet Pick Up Info:

Patron Saints Brewery 4730 W. Bancroft #8, Toledo, OH
Race morning 8:00am-8:45am at Ottawa Park 

The Florence Scott Libbey 419 Race celebrates Toledo history and the icons who helped make T- Town great!  Florence Scott Libbey,  along with her husband Edward Drummond Libbey,  founded the Toledo Museum of Art and their legacy continues on today. 

Florence Scott was the daughter and heiress of the wealthy Maurice and Mary Jane (Tallant) Scott and the granddaughter of Jesup Scott, founder of the University of Toledo. Florence married Edward Libbey in 1890, two years after he arrived in Toledo to relocate his glass company. In 1895 the Libbey's built their home in Toledo's fashionable Old West End at 2008 Scottwood.  In 1912 The Toledo Museum of Art was built on land donated by the Libbey's. 

Following Edward Libbey's death in 1925, Mrs Libbey remained an active contributor in her own right to Toledo culture. In the midst of the Great Depression,  Mrs Libbey funded the Peristyle Theater (1933) providing jobs for over 2,000 folks. Today the Toledo Museum of Art is free to all and regularly earns top state and national recognition. The Libbey home at 2008 Scottwood is managed by The Libbey House Foundation and is listed as a National Historic Landmark.

Florence, Edward Libbey,  and their infant son William, are buried in Toledo's Historic Woodlawn Cemetery & Arboretum along with many other Toledo greats.

419 Week & Libbey 100!

Marathon week is full of fun and diverse events brought to you by local organizations and small businesses. The week starts with Florence's 5K and ends with Mercy Health Glass City Marathon Weekend!

















Races offered by this event

You have 45 weeks to prepare

Ryder's 419 Kids Race

20 Apr, 2024 (Sat) - 08:45
1 km
On site

Florence Scott Libbey 419 5K (Walkers Welcome)

20 Apr, 2024 (Sat) - 09:05
5 km
On site