Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.6
(5 Ratings)(5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.8
SCENERY
3.6
PRODUCTION
4.2
SWAG
4.6
The Wineglass Marathon presented by Arnot Health, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, is a must do destination race! A point to point course, the full marathon starts in Bath, NY, traveling the valley to Savona, Campbell where the half marathon starts, onto Coopers Plains, Painted Post and … MORE
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    ShellyL FIRST-TIMER '17

    Wineglass is known to be a great race to PR or BQ. I would recommend it for that reason. The expo is located at Corning Glass. It's a small expo … MORE

    Wineglass is known to be a great race to PR or BQ. I would recommend it for that reason.
    The expo is located at Corning Glass. It’s a small expo with just a handful of vendors. You walk through the glass gift shop, so there’s obviously an attempt to get you to spend some time and money there. With your bib, you get a small Wineglass marathon glass and tiny bottle of champagne (for those over 21).
    There was a lot of traffic on race morning. I stayed about 4 miles away from the finish area and it took a good 25 mins to get there. It is a point to point course, so you board a bus at the finish and they drive you to the start. We were huddled in a building that had small heaters and there was a big tent with heaters also. This was nice so you didn’t have to stay out in the cold.
    The bag check trucks were right there, so you literally could wait until the last few minutes to check your bag. No need to toss your sweatshirt and lose it.
    The course is good. I honestly didn’t think it was scenic (as advertised) but maybe other people saw things I didn’t. At times you run parallel to a highway, which is kind of boring and loud. There are a few “bumps” – not big enough to call them hills. It is generally flat. There are adequate aid stations with lots of volunteers. If you like big crowds during the whole race, this is not the case here. There are pockets of people, but many times you run along in silence.
    The finish line is pretty cool. You turn left and come into town, running down the main street for about 3 block. There are a ton of people here and they are excited to cheer for your final stretch.
    The medal is a big draw, as it is glass and very unique. The food at the end is plentiful: soda, water, sports drink, cookies, pizza, bagels, etc. They actually hand you a plastic bag so you don’t have to juggle your banana and lose it.
    I would definitely do this race again. They limit the field size (which is great), so I’d plan ahead and register early.

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    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4
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    kel400 FIRST-TIMER '17

    i really did this race just so i could go to the fingerlakes:) packet pickup was easy to get to but a little slow as you go through a runner … MORE

    i really did this race just so i could go to the fingerlakes:) packet pickup was easy to get to but a little slow as you go through a runner shopping area to get to your race swag so it moved a little slow. you do get a glass and a small champagne bottle in your bag, along with a nice half zip shirt.

    my only complaint would really be about the buses. everyone has to take a bus to get to the start and it took a LONG time to board. i’m glad i got there early. once there there are bathrooms and a school to hang out in (it was a cold morning). then you have a short walk to the actual start.

    pretty flat course. not a lot of scenery but a nice race. at the end they had pizza and chicken noodle soup! i am planning on doing it again next year.

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    Lorelei REPEAT RUNNER '17

    The community of Corning as well as other surrounding communities celebrate with the runners. The shops and restaurants invite you in with welcoming signs and discounts. The people are everywhere … MORE

    The community of Corning as well as other surrounding communities celebrate with the runners. The shops and restaurants invite you in with welcoming signs and discounts. The people are everywhere cheering. For about 6,000 runners, there seems to be an equal, if not more, spectators. Certainly, this is one of the friendliest races I’ve done.

    The location is beautiful. You run most of the race through wine country and farms. Don’t be surprised to be greeted by horses, cows, goats, etc. You’ll cross bridges over picturesque rivers. If taking pics along the way is your thing, be sure to pause here. The latter part is through residential streets. At the startline, you will be greeted by a rising sun that splashes the autumn trees with vibrant colors. You may or may not have fog. It’s really a breathtaking way to launch.

    The course itself is net downhill with one bigger hill early on and small “speed bumps” here and there. It’s a fast course, a perfect one for beginners or those seeking a PR. It’s also a BQ.

    The weather was chilly both times I ran this. High 30s to low 50s. I’ve seen tons of tank-wearers regretting their outfit choice. It’s important to weather-stalk. This is foggy farm country and that means 30-50 degrees here can feel cooler than 30-50 somewhere else.

    It seemed that every school and all the organizations had groups of volunteers at the beginning, at the end, and everywhere in-between. Each and everyone as enthusiastic as the next. It seems excitement is contagious here.

    The packet pickup is at Corning Museum of Glass. It’s just outside the gift shop and out of the way of general traffic. It flowed very smoothly. You are given your bib, your half-zip, a Wineglass, and a small bottle of champagne from a local winery. (The champagne has enough oomph to give you a good night sleep without ruining your run.). This same area has all the merchandise. There is plenty of variety of things to choose from. All were good quality, pretty (or handsome) things. Hold out on the goodies until after the race, if you can. After the finish line, they have a merchandise tent and are willing to discount the goods so that they don’t have to lug it back.

    Once you’re done picking up your goodies, you can head right into the gift shop. The CMOG gift shop is a great place to buy your Corning keepsake. I usually end up with a bauble made by a local artist. I also enjoy some Christmas shopping while I’m there. Be careful, though. Not all things are local-made. They do label things as “imported” if it’s not local. I don’t know about you, but this is important to me.

    After the gift shop, visit the museum! You’ll get an admission discount and it worth the money. You’ll be amazed at how extensive the collection is.

    After the Museum, visit the shops that left gift cards in your swag bag!!!

    The finish line is right in the middle of Market St. in Corning. Smack dab in the middle of all the fun stuff. They will feed you an enormous amount of food and beverage! They have seating all over the streets for you to rest and recharge.

    On lodging: there are plenty of hotels in the surrounding areas. No matter where you stay, you’ll have to be bussed somewhere; whether to the start from your hotel, or to the hotel from the finish or both. The busses are frequent and run smoothly. The drivers are friendly. No matter what, book your hotel early as they do fill up fast. I’ve stayed in Bath both times and had great luck. Check the bus routine so that you book in a convenient place. You don’t want to stay where the bus isn’t going to go. Hotels can be cheap.

    So just remember, the whole town of Corning and the surrounding areas are excited to have you there. It’s going to be a never-ending celebration.

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    5
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    Lorelei FIRST-TIMER '14

    The scenery takes you through rural as well as urban areas. I remember being greeted by horses and goats along the way. The crowd support is stupendous. Everyone came out … MORE

    The scenery takes you through rural as well as urban areas. I remember being greeted by horses and goats along the way. The crowd support is stupendous. Everyone came out to watch and cheer the runners.

    It’s a flat course – an easy PR for anyone looking for one. I was not there for my own PR but to pace a friend to hers. She cried buckets when she beat her previous PR by 20 minutes and I was pleased.

    The handmade glass medals are just way to cool for words. The post-race food was fantastic. It was fun to shop the town afterward. And why could we shop the town??? Because some of the local stores put $10 gift certificates in the swag bag!!!! Additional swag included a wineglass and a small bottle of local wine. It is wine country, after all.

    I am doing this race again and I am bringing my friends and family with me. We will dominate this little town!!!

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    Pmontele FIRST-TIMER '12

    From production to race, just an awesome experience. Mostly farm country, beautiful scenery. Course is almost all gradual downhill. Temps generally upper 40's so perfect for PR! Best swag including … MORE

    From production to race, just an awesome experience. Mostly farm country, beautiful scenery. Course is almost all gradual downhill. Temps generally upper 40’s so perfect for PR! Best swag including glass medal and small bottle of champagne.

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    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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