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Sunday, October 2, 2016

GlassFest 8K

The 7th annual GlassFest 8K, presented by The Community Foundation, will run on May 28, 2016.

The 7th annual Glassfest 8K, presented by The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning & The Southern Finger Lakes, is a wonderful family friendly event. Challenge yourself to a nonstandard distance (the course is measured at 8K or 4.96 miles) and stay for all of the great GlassFest events in Downtown Corning's Gaffer District. The 7th annual GlassFest 8K will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 8:30am.  All race finishers will receive a handmade glass medal, made locally by Hands-On Glass Studio.

2016 GlassFest 8K Course Map (PDF)

Parking Map for GlassFest8K (PNG)

Glassfest 8K Awards

Awards will be presented starting at 10:00 AM.

Age Group Awards

First, second and third place finishers in the age groups listed below will receive a commemorative tile. Age Group Awards will be presented beginning at 9:30 AM. Awards not picked up will not be shipped to winners. We will make the awards avaliable for pick up Saturday, Sunday and Monday of GlassFest Weekend at the Info Center on Market St.

Age Groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 24-29, 30–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55-59, 60–64, 65-69,  70+

2016 GlassFest 8K Registration Fees

  • Thru 02/29: $25.00
  • 3/1 thru 4/19: $30.00
  • 4/20 thru Race Day  $35.00 (Online registration will close 5/24/2016)

GlassFest 8K FAQs

Where and when can I pick up my race bib?
Bibs may be picked up on Friday, May 27th from 12:00-6:00 pm at the Corning Information Center, 1 W. Market St., Corning, or on race day from 7:00-8:15 am at the Corning War Memorial Stadium. The race starts at 8:30 am.

Can I register the day of the Race (8K)?
Yes, if we haven't sold out.  Race day registration is open 7:00 - 8:00 am at the Corning War Memorial Stadium. You can also register at bib pick up Friday, May 27th from 12:00-6:00 pm at the Corning Information Center, 1 W. Market St., Corning. The race starts at 8:30 am.

Where does the GlassFest 8K start and finish?
The race starts and finishes at the Corning War Memorial Stadium, Jacoby Blvd, Corning, NY.

Where can I park?
There is plenty of parking at the Corning-Painted Post High School (see the map above), or the Corning YMCA.

Can I run with a stroller?
Yes, but all runners with strollers will start at the back of the pack.

Do you allow walkers in the 8K?
Yes, we do allow walkers in the race.

Can I bring my dog to run with me?
No, dogs are not allowed in the race.

Can I wear headphones on the course?
We strongly discourage the wearing of music devices. Participants must be alert to their surroundings and able to hear medical emergency vehicles, official race vehicles and the bike support team. For your safety and the safety of those around you, we strongly urge you to run headphone-free.

How many water stations are on the 8K course?
The course has 2 water stations.

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