Frequently Asked Questions

What time do the Races start? 

The Marathon & Half Marathon both start at 8:00 am.  The 5K Starts at 8:30 AM on Saturday.

Is the Wineglass Marathon an official qualifying race for the Boston Marathon?

Yes!  The Wineglass Marathon is a USATF certified course which qualifiies runners for races like Boston where a specific time is required.  All individual runners results are sent to Boston immediately after the Wineglass to insure they have the information when you send in your application.  

What is the temperature? 

Typical weather for the Corning, NY area at the end of September and early October is cool and relatively dry.  The average starting temperature for the Wineglass over the last 10 years has been at or slightly below 40F (~5C).  

How many runners are there? 

The field for 2013 is open to 2,250 Full Marathoners and 2,000 Half Marathoners.  This is an increase  from 2012.  Both races sold out over 3 months before race day in 2012.

Does registration close? 

Registration for the Wineglass Marathon and Half Marathon closed the end of June 2012.

Can I register at the Expo or on Race Day?

No.  If the race does not close early all registrations must be submitted no later than September 10, 2013.

Where and when is the Expo ?

The Expo will be held at the Corning Community YMCA starting on Friday from 12:00/NOON till 7:00 PM and again on Saturday from 10:00 AM till 5:00 PM. You can pick up your Race Bib/Chip, Runners Bag and shirts.  The Information Center on Market Street which is a short walk away will have your Wine Glass and Split.

If I am coming in late on Saturday is there Bib Pick up at the Start Line?

Yes, you may pick up your Bib Number (only) at the Start Line area before the race.  You will then be able to pick up the rest of your "goodies" at the Finish Line area (Shirt, Wine Glass etc.)

Is there transportation to the Start Line?  

Bus transportation to the Start Line from Market Street in Corning, NY (Finish Line) is free to all runners!  Transportation is provided to both the Full and Half Marathon starting lines. The Buses will begin departing from the finish line area at 5:30 AM.  The Last Bus will leave at 7:00 AM.

Is there transportation back to the Start Line after I finish the race?

Yes. There will be buses near the Finish Line that will take Runner's back to their cars at the Start Line. The buses back to the start will begin departing at 11:00 AM.

Is the Marathon walker-friendly? 

Yes. The Wineglass Marathon & Half Marathon is open to all competitors, with few restrictions. 

How long will the race course be open?  

We will maintain timing up to about 6 1/2 hours for those within "striking distance" of the Finish Line at the 6 hour mark.  

Can I use a baby jogger, roller blades, scooter or bike? 

No. These items are all strictly prohibited from the race course.

Is there a place where I can take a Shower after the Race?

Yes! Runner's may take a complementary Shower at the Corning Community YMCA.  Bringing your own Towel is advised. 

Is there a Pasta Dinner? 

Yes! Several Large Pasta Dinner Locations/Information coming soon.  Also, go to the "Plan Your Visit" Section of the Web-site for a listing of the participating Restaurants.

The Wineglass Marathon Weekend Events will be held October 3rd, 2014 - October 5th, 2014.  The events include the Wineglass Expo, Wineglass 5K sponsored by the Community Foundation, Wineglass Marathon presented by Arnot Health and the Wineglass Half Marathon. October 5, 2014 at 8:15 am the Wineglass Marathon  will mark its 33rd year running! The Wineglass Marathon is considered one of the top destination Marathons in the US. Run in the heart of the Finger Lakes, the Wineglass Marathon is a flat, fast and scenic 26.2 miles starting in Bath, NY and finishing in Corning, NY on historic Market Street. In 2011, a new tradition was born with the running of the inaugural Wineglass Half Marathon. This very popular distance is again expected to fill to capacity in its fourth year. Wineglass Weekend will also feature the Third Annual Wineglass 5K on Saturday, October 4th  sponsored for the third year by the Community Foundation of Elmira, Corning & the Finger Lakes. Registration for all three events is NOW OPEN!