No Parking at Wineglass Half Marathon Start

Corning, NY - Runners in the 3rd Annual Wineglass Half Marathon on Oct. 6 will not be able to drive to and park at the start line at Campbell-Savona High School this year.  Race officials announced the change as necessary to ensure the safety of runners, drivers and spectators for this year's record field.

"We've had a course safety team of law enforcement and municipalities along the route engaged all year to make sure that we're prepared for the increase in runners," said Sheila Sutton, Race Co-Director.  "This change is an important part of that."

Runners in the 13.1 mile race will be offered three options for getting to the start line:

  1. Parking in downtown Corning and taking a free shuttle bus to Campbell-Savona high school from 5:30-7:00AM.
  2. Parking at Philips Lighting in Bath and taking a free shuttle to the high school.   
  3. Being dropped off by a friend at the corner of Main St. and Horton Ln. near the high school.  

According to Sutton, most large races cannot accommodate runners' cars at the start lines, so the bus shuttles are a common feature.  "We want to get the word out about this change so it doesn't add stress to runners who may already be nervous about the race that morning."

Those wishing to view the start of the half marathon after dropping off a runner can proceed to the Campbell Legion field where there are parking and viewing areas.

Joe McUmber of the Campbell Fire Department said the department will have volunteers at intersections along and around Main Street to direct traffic and ensure the change is implemented smoothly.  "We'll be ready," said McUmber.  

There will be no change for the full marathon.  Runners can take shuttles from Corning to Philips Lighting in Bath from 5:30-7:00AM or can park their cars in the Philips Lighting and walk or take a bus ¼ mile to the start line on Mount Washington Rd (CR 133).  Free shuttles will return to Philips every half hour from 11:00AM-2:00PM for runners to retrieve their cars.

Almost 5,000 runners from 41 states and 5 countries are registered for the Sunday, October 6th races.

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!