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Wineglass Marathon Named a Top Pick Among Boston Qualifiers

Corning, NY – With nearly two thousand runners already registered for the 31st annual Wineglass Marathon to be run on September 30th, race organizers are excited to announce another accolade for the nationally-recognized event.

In a recent list on active.com, the Wineglass was listed as one of the top ten best qualifiers for the Boston Marathon.  Over the past three decades, thousands of runners have qualified for the high-profile Boston event, many crediting the course’s fair terrain and seasonable weather for runners’ best times ever.  The list includes a number of other well-known courses, including the Walt Disney World Marathon and Scranton’s Steamtown Marathon.  For the complete list, visit www.active.com.

In addition to active.com’s rank, the Wineglass Marathon was recognized as a top-10 qualifier for Boston in 2011 by marathon guide.com.  The race has also received a number of awards from publications such as Runner’s World and Marathon & Beyond for other criteria, including the unique glass medal presented to finishers, the “schwag” given to all registered participants and the overall course speed.

Changes for the 2012 race – scheduled Sunday, September 30th – include more than just a larger field of participants.  Race directors are pleased to announce a new Saturday Wineglass 5K, a short-distance running event to be held during race weekend.  The 5K is expected to draw hundreds from the local communities and continue to add excitement to the marathon weekend.

Participants wishing to register for the full marathon, half marathon and 5K are now able to do so by visiting www.wineglassmarathon.com.

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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!