4th Annual GlassFest 8K to Kick GlassFest into High Gear

CORNING – GlassFest is almost here, and with it comes a wide range of activities and special events, including the GlassFest 8K, organized by the directors of the Wineglass Marathon. The 4th Annual GlassFest 8K will kick off the jam-packed schedule for Saturday, May 25, with an 8:30 a.m. start time. 

Presented by Corning Gorilla Glass, the GlassFest 8K has become a much-anticipated part of GlassFest weekend. There are already more than 300 Runners pre-registered, representing nine states, including Illinois and Florida. Pre-registration is encouraged by visiting, and clicking on “Other Races.” The fee is $25. Race day registration will be accepted at the same rate from 7 – 8:15 a.m. 

“The GlassFest 8K helps round out a wonderful weekend of events,” said Sheila Sutton, co-director of the Wineglass Marathon. “We’ve received great support from the community, law enforcement, and the fire department to help make this another great running event.”

The GlassFest 8K course will start and finish in Corning Memorial Stadium located next to East High School. The course takes runners through the Houghton Plot area before crossing the river on Centerway, then proceeding down Tioga Ave. and through Denison Park. They’ll loop back around and pass by the Corning Fire Station before returning to the stadium. The course measures 8K (4.96 miles) and is quite flat. Parking is available at East High, the Corning Community YMCA, and other lots close to the stadium area. The Corning Community YMCA will allow runners to show their bib and use the showers at the YMCA following the race. 

The First 600 entrants will receive a technical sleeveless GlassFest 8K shirt, and the first 600 runners will receive a glass medal made at Hands-On Glass. The award-winning finishing medals for the Wineglass Marathon and Half Marathon are also made at Hands-On Glass.

For more information about the GlassFest 8K or the Wineglass Marathon, find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter using @wgmarathon and visit


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!