Overall Rating
Overall Rating (36 Reviews)
4.5
(36 Ratings)  (36 Reviews)
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3.8
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4.7
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4.5
The Wineglass Marathon, 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 finishing on historic Market … MORE
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    adamkhalil REPEAT RUNNER '23

    I’ve run the full before and the start is way better for half. Nice warm school to sit in instead of outdoors or the DPW building. The half runs the … MORE

    I’ve run the full before and the start is way better for half. Nice warm school to sit in instead of outdoors or the DPW building. The half runs the back end of the full course and skips a bunch of the few hills that are in the race. Great course!

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    JennyRuns16 FIRST-TIMER '23

    While coming into this race in a less than ideal situation (tendinitis in an ankle), I tried to make the best of it. The packet pick up was easy and … MORE

    While coming into this race in a less than ideal situation (tendinitis in an ankle), I tried to make the best of it.
    The packet pick up was easy and there were a couple vendors. The Corning Museum of Glass gave a discount to those who wanted to see the museum that weekend, and we did take advantage of that (which I would recommend).
    Race morning was very easy to navigate – there were busses to shuttle up to the half marathon start, and to the full marathon start. There were plenty of volunteers telling you which way to go. The race course was an enjoyable one; mostly on roads that were either completely closed or partially closed to traffic, and there were plenty of people/crowd support towards the end to help you push through. The finish line is the best part though. You run down the center of town and it is probably the most beautiful race finish I’ve ever seen. Once done there was so much post race food it was unbelievable!! Drinks, snacks, soup and pizza!! And they encouraged you to take as much as you wanted (even gave you a bag before going through the tent/food area – KUDOS!). The race medal is made of glass and is very nice. Along with the wine glass and a small bottle of champagne that you get.

    Over all, a very well organized, well put together race! I really enjoyed this one and am thinking about going back next year!!

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    KellieZ FIRST-TIMER '23

    THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT RACE. IVE DONE SO MANY HALFS, AND THIS ONE GIVES YOU THE WORLD AT THE FINISH, SODA, WATER, JUICE, FRUITS, NUTRITION BARS VARIETY, SOUP, PIZZA, … MORE

    THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT RACE. IVE DONE SO MANY HALFS, AND THIS ONE GIVES YOU THE WORLD AT THE FINISH, SODA, WATER, JUICE, FRUITS, NUTRITION BARS VARIETY, SOUP, PIZZA, DESSERTS. IVE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH LOVE AT THE FINISH LINE. I WAS INLOVE. IT MADE TH FINISH AND RACE A 10 OUT OF 10. GREAT SCENERY, WAS NOT OVER CROWDED BUT SO MUCH FUN. I LOVED THE RUNNERS LOVE HERE.

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    Terry11 FIRST-TIMER '23

    A very well run event. For the half, you have to take a bus to the starting line but the busses were very well organized. Good swag, a nice quarter … MORE

    A very well run event. For the half, you have to take a bus to the starting line but the busses were very well organized.
    Good swag, a nice quarter zip and wine glass and mini bottle of campaign for the finish line.

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    spunge24 FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was a great race to test out my fitness and see what I'm capable of in the marathon right now. It was very well organized and not overwhelming logistically. … MORE

    This was a great race to test out my fitness and see what I’m capable of in the marathon right now. It was very well organized and not overwhelming logistically. It was easy for my family to spectate and find me at the finish. The volunteers were awesome. The course was a net downhill but did have some rolling hills.

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    LasagnaDelRey FIRST-TIMER '23

    I could not recommend this race more to anyone looking for a PR! -Expo: Expo was small but well organized and stocked! The swag was initially very appealing, but it … MORE

    I could not recommend this race more to anyone looking for a PR!
    -Expo: Expo was small but well organized and stocked! The swag was initially very appealing, but it was all too large. Many runners were talking about this! The medium was closer to an XL and I’ll sadly never wear the jacket they provided me because it is too big.
    -Pre-Race and Start-line: You have to take a bus to the starting line and it was very well organized! Once at the starting line, they had an indoor place to stay warm, plenty of porta potties, and the smoothest bag check operation for a point-to-point race I’ve experienced! Downside of the start line was that there weren’t corrals to separate paces; of course most runners found their group paced on the pacer signs but there plenty in the wrong pace group so the first bits of the race were people catching up or getting passed, not making for the most ideal first mile. There was a DJ at the start but they only played Sweet Caroline and that is NOT a pump-up song (that’s like leaving the ballfield, not getting ready for the game lol).
    -Course: Beautiful!! Fast!!!
    -Post-Race: This was THE BEST POST RACE EVER. They had hot foods, variety of drinks and fruits and bars, a section for ice, a stretch tent, photo opps, etc. It was amazing!
    Lastly, the staff were all so friendly and staff that met me at the Expo found me at the finish line to ask how I did. What lovely people!

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    rkgranzow FIRST-TIMER '23

    This was definitely one of my favorites. This race was so well put together from packet pick-up to post race food. Packet pick up is at Corning Museum (small expo … MORE

    This was definitely one of my favorites. This race was so well put together from packet pick-up to post race food.
    Packet pick up is at Corning Museum (small expo but lots of Wineglass race stuff – and great swag bag-1/4 zip pullover, small bottle of wine, and stemless wine glass. I also bought a cute glass pumpkin from the museum.
    We stayed at the Courtyard Marriott in Elmira which was about 20 minutes from the runner drop off or from one of the many parking lots. I got there about 5:05 and was one of the first on the busses (think I could have boarded 30 minutes later and would have been fine but I’m an “over-planner)!
    The busses take you to the starting point in Campbell at the high school (you can wait inside to stay warm). There are a couple of restrooms in the high school but after 6:30, the line gets long. There are plenty of port-o-potties outside by the bag drop off, and the lines are LONG, so give yourself time!
    It was foggy for the first half of the race, but great weather for running. The course is fairly flat and downhill with only a couple of small hills. There was plenty of course support-locals really show up for this race. You run through some cute neighborhoods.
    The amount of people cheering you on at the finish really gives you that final boost.
    Post race food was good-hot soup, pizza, bagels, fruit, chocolate milk, and energy bars. Everyone we met in Corning and the surrounding areas were so friendly and nice.
    I give this race an awesome thumbs-up, and if I lived closer, I would run it again😎

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    catawbagrl FIRST-TIMER '22

    This race runs like clockwork. Expo was in the Corning Museum, it was small but had all the vendor you needed if you forgot something. Ran the 5K on Saturday … MORE

    This race runs like clockwork. Expo was in the Corning Museum, it was small but had all the vendor you needed if you forgot something. Ran the 5K on Saturday and the Half on Sunday – Both were very well run. Plenty of parking near the buses and absolutely fun, energetic volunteers. They had plenty of busses to get everyone to the start and ample porta pots at the start line. The school was open to stay warm in before the race which was nice. The course was nice and pretty easy. The finish line and after party was awesome!!! COKE at the finish line, so awesome for a non-beer drinker!
    All the food you could possibly need to re-fuel with. Selfie with finish line clock with your time on it was a great touch for people who PR’d or BQ’d. Would definitely run this one again. Race swag was a 1/4 zip long sleeved shirt .

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    Perfect race. Advantages - Flat and scenic coarse Very organized Unbelievable local crowd support Plenty of water stations Lots of brand swag to choose from Pre-race pasta dinner was good … MORE

    Perfect race.
    Advantages – Flat and scenic coarse
    Very organized
    Unbelievable local crowd support
    Plenty of water stations
    Lots of brand swag to choose from
    Pre-race pasta dinner was good and great speakers
    Post-race food – plenty and good
    Great medal
    School was available to get out of the cold for pre-race
    Ample parking
    Disadvantages – It’s hard to get to Corning NY
    Not enough hotels near start line
    Expensive all around

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    OliviaRuns FIRST-TIMER '22

    This was my third official marathon, fastest time, but least favorite course. I’ll start with the positives, because there were many wonderful things about this race! I was very impressed … MORE

    This was my third official marathon, fastest time, but least favorite course.
    I’ll start with the positives, because there were many wonderful things about this race! I was very impressed with how well-organized it was from registration to finish. Great communication, easy transportation, excellent swag and finish line food/amenities. Kudos to all the organizers and volunteers!
    Now the course… it is fast, but long stretches are adjacent to the highway with nothing to look at and no crowd support. The first half had minimal cheering sections and the water stops were pretty far apart (2.5-3 miles, I think). The second half had more crowd support and water stops but still left much to be desired for scenery. (I will say, I live in Vermont so I am very spoiled with scenic runs – maybe others would not be as bothered by this course!)
    Lastly, for those wanting to run this fast, I’d suggest training on a lot of continuous downhill if you can. My quads were not prepared and I really struggled at the end due to starting so fast. I wish I had taken the downhill more seriously – it looks gradual on the elevation map but it will destroy your quads!

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    sohobrad Aug 30, 2023 at 3:19am

    Thanks for the insights. Looks like another course where the attractive scenery gets packed into the Half. Thanks, too, for the downhill warning. my quads got crushed by downhills in… MORE

    Thanks for the insights. Looks like another course where the attractive scenery gets packed into the Half. Thanks, too, for the downhill warning. my quads got crushed by downhills in Boston, but this course looked more moderate. LESS

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    srunner Nov 29, 2022 at 7:54am

    I've heard runners mention that the road has a slight camber to it for most of the race. Did you notice this? Is it avoidable?

    I've heard runners mention that the road has a slight camber to it for most of the race. Did you notice this? Is it avoidable?

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    OliviaRuns Nov 29, 2022 at 8:08am

    I didn’t notice it, only noticed the downhill!

    I didn’t notice it, only noticed the downhill!

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    srunner Nov 29, 2022 at 8:48am

    Thank you for the response!

    Thank you for the response!

    jguerin77 FIRST-TIMER '22

    This is one of the best halfs I have done, and I have done almost 60 of them! Excellent production, fantastic support along the route (seems like the whole town … MORE

    This is one of the best halfs I have done, and I have done almost 60 of them! Excellent production, fantastic support along the route (seems like the whole town gets involved!), and great swag. Oh, and the scenery is gorgeous!! Very well organized from packet pickup to finish line. Kudos to the race director!
    After race food was also a plus…pizza, soup, fruit, cookies, cheese, soda, sports drinks….some of the friendliest support people you will ever find at any race!
    We did the Pinot Challenge (8k, 5K, and half), and got 3 medals. Shirt, jacket, small bottle of champagne, and a glass are included in race packets.
    HIGHLY recommend this event!!!

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    chibbard FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was my first ever half and started my love for this distance. The race was well run, plenty of course support, flat course, great after party and the glass … MORE

    This was my first ever half and started my love for this distance. The race was well run, plenty of course support, flat course, great after party and the glass medal is one of my favorites. I’d definitely do this race again.

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    dchaplin1990 FIRST-TIMER '21

    It was misting. Otherwise, the race course had scenery that was so beautiful, and the medal is super cool. The race course was very will marked. the one thing that … MORE

    It was misting. Otherwise, the race course had scenery that was so beautiful, and the medal is super cool. The race course was very will marked. the one thing that I would like to see improved is more community support during the middle and half way during the race. The community support at the finish line was incredable.

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    adamkhalil REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Beautiful run in the finger lakes region with a point to point, rustic and downhill’ish course. Race is super well organize and the town of Corning is a great destination. … MORE

    Beautiful run in the finger lakes region with a point to point, rustic and downhill’ish course. Race is super well organize and the town of Corning is a great destination. Nearby museum of glass is also a great spot to visit to take your mind off any jitters. Most restaurants offer runner specials the night before and great hotel options.

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    memories1113 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Well organized race. The Expo was at the Corning museum which was nice to take in. The staff and volunteers were wonderful. One downsize is being bussed to the start … MORE

    Well organized race. The Expo was at the Corning museum which was nice to take in. The staff and volunteers were wonderful. One downsize is being bussed to the start and having to wait. Fortunately the school opened and let us wait in there because it was raining.

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    todd17406 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Hard to add to what's been shared over the years here. Great communication and organization. Smallish expo, but very cool that it's in the Corning Museum of Glass. Definitely worth … MORE

    Hard to add to what’s been shared over the years here. Great communication and organization. Smallish expo, but very cool that it’s in the Corning Museum of Glass. Definitely worth a tour while you’re there. Very fortunate they have several warm maintenance buildings to gather in pre-race as 2021 had Rainy conditions for most of the day. Definitely a PR/BQ type of course if you’ve done the requisite training. Wonderful food options at the finish. Overall top notch Marathon. Would repeat it if not going after the 50.

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    c2cgt FIRST-TIMER '21

    Flat course, green farms and trees, wonderful volunteers and residents, food and beverages at the finish, everything well organized… Couldn’t have asked for anything better for 1st race. The race … MORE

    Flat course, green farms and trees, wonderful volunteers and residents, food and beverages at the finish, everything well organized… Couldn’t have asked for anything better for 1st race.

    The race finishes in Corning’s quaint main st. Those interested can check out the glass museum. We had a fun family trip from NYC for the race, and will be back again.

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    tenofusbrowns REPEAT RUNNER '19

    I run the full once and a half many times. In addition, I’ve also gone every year to support, friends and family. The course is fast and beautiful. Net downhill … MORE

    I run the full once and a half many times. In addition, I’ve also gone every year to support, friends and family.
    The course is fast and beautiful. Net downhill with only two or three Hills on the course that I can recall.
    The buses are incredibly easy to take to the start of both the half and the full.
    The expo is one of my absolute favorites. Well, the expo itself is not huge compared to some of the “big” races, it has a great selection. In addition it’s held at the glass museum, which is so much fun.
    The handmade medals- while delicate- are beautiful.
    The quaint town of Corning has lovely restaurants and shops.
    My only two negatives are that the closest hotels jack up their rices so high it’s absurd and unfair to regular runners. I also wish there was more course support out there from crowds. It’s quiet yet the beauty makes up for it.
    Definitely one to add to your list!

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    BillyD0021 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Well organized mid sized marathon. Perfect weather, and tremendous support of volunteers. Local residents take great pride in this event. Finish line in Corning, NY was awesome. MORE

    Well organized mid sized marathon. Perfect weather, and tremendous support of volunteers. Local residents take great pride in this event. Finish line in Corning, NY was awesome.

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    Bibwearingdad FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great and well organized event that gives you everything from effortless transportation to the start line to tons of fuel, hydration and support on the course with just an overall … MORE

    Great and well organized event that gives you everything from effortless transportation to the start line to tons of fuel, hydration and support on the course with just an overall great event from start to finish.

    We stayed at the Radisson downtown and everything is just walking distance away and couldn’t be any easier to get around town, from beginning to end.

    I will consider this race again for both half and full distances in the near and distant future.

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