Since its inception in 1982, the Wineglass Marathon has grown from a small local race with 250 runners to one of the country's top destination marathons in 2015. During the early years, race organizers experimented with various routes for logistical and safety reasons. One of the first courses stretched from Taylor Winery in Hammondsport to Painted Post before the Wineglass course changed to start in Bath and end in Corning. In 1986, race organizers received a letter from the U.S. Olympic Committee requesting that the 1986 Wineglass Marathon be used as an Olympic trial for women aspiring to the Women's Marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea. As the Wineglass Marathon grew in popularity, so did registrations. After being voted the "Speediest" marathon by Runner's World in 2010, registrations doubled. Today, the Wineglass Marathon serves as a popular Boston Qualifier for many runners.
The 35th Annual Wineglass Marathon will take place on October 2, 2016. In 2015 we had a record field of nearly 6,500 participants for both the Full and Half Marathon.
The 35th Annual Wineglass Marathon, presented by Arnot Health, starts at 8:15 AM on Sunday, October 2, 2016. Named a top destination and must-do marathon by Livestrong, Active Times, and others, the Wineglass course starting in Bath and ending on Historic Market Street in Corning, is a fast, flat, and scenic point-to point course through the scenic southern Finger Lakes.
The Wineglass Half Marathon, presented by Dresser-Rand, A Siemens Business in its sixth year, will begin at 7:45 AM on Sunday, October 2 in Campbell. Named a "must-do" half marathon, this very popular distance fills to capacity before the full marathon. Favored by females, the Wineglass Half Marathon is approximately 70% women. Once again, the Wineglass Half Marathon is presented by Dresser-Rand, A Siemens Business.
We want everyone to take part in Wineglass Weekend, so competitive and non-comptitive runners alike are invited to join us for the Corelle® Wineglass 5K at 8:30 AM on Saturday, October 1, 2016.
The Corning Museum of Glass will host the Wineglass Expo for the third year, where you'll see an expanded array of vendors. Don't miss the new Contemporary Art and Design wing of CMOG which opened to international acclaim in March 2015. Come see what all the excitement is about, Wineglass Weekend, September 30 - October 1, 2016, in New York's beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country.