Florence Scott Libbey 419 5K

Celebrate the history of the 419 with a live 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 icons who helped make the Glass City great!  

April 17 2021 

8:45am Rush the 419 Kids Race 

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

UPDATE: The shirt guarantee has ended

9:05am Florence Scott Libbey 419 5K

Race shirts: Unisex or fitted options. Super soft, tri blend shirts designed by T-Town’s own Steve Lark of Printed On A Lark

UPDATE: As of April 6th a limited number of shirts remain

Timing: Old fashioned Popsicle sticks with posted results (Covid 19 precautions in place)

Medals: probably home made due to budgetary constraints

Awards: Overall Male and Female

Post Race: delicacies and hydration will be available for you TO GO 

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

Toledo Crafted Goodies provided by:

Patron Saints Brewery Shaman and the Bear Medicinal Herbal Teas

Packet Pick Up Info:


Thursday April 15th 5-8pm at Patron Saints Brewery
4730 W. Bancroft #8 Toledo, OH 43615
Friday April 16th 5-7pm at Toledo Police Museum (Drive Through)
2201 Kenwood Boulevard Toledo, OH 43606


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 grand daughter 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.


All applicable Covid 19 protocols and safety requirements will be strictly enforcedModifications to the start and finish lines will be in placeMask wearing will be necessary at the start and after the finish and at other times

April 17, 2021
Toledo

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Weather

Apr 17 2021 : Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
4.4°C - 14.8°C (39.8°F - 58.6°F)

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Last checked on 2021-04-14

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