Wineglass Marathon Welcomes Sarah Reinertsen as Guest Speaker During Pasta Dinner

CORNING—Wineglass Marathon is excited to welcome Sarah Reinertsen, the first woman with a prosthetic leg to complete the Ironman World Championship, as guest speaker during this year’s pasta dinner at the Radisson Hotel Corning on Saturday, October 4 at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $25 per person and sell out quickly!


Sponsored by Corning Incorporated Health & Wellness group, Sarah Reinertsen, author of “In a Single Bound: Losing My Leg, Finding Myself, and Training for Life,” was born with a congenital birth defect and at age seven, had her leg amputated. Reinertsen is a driven young woman who shares her story about growing up and trying to fit in with her two-legged friends. She broke the 100-meter world record for female above-the-knee amputees at age thirteen, and has since competed in marathons, triathlons and has even scaled the Great Wall of China in CBS’s reality television show The Amazing Race. In her book, she names The Amazing Race as the biggest race of her life. She will be available on Friday, October 3 at Bath/Haverling High School at 7:00pm and Saturday, October 4 during the Expo to meet runners and sign copies of her book. Tickets for the October 3 signing are $7.00 and are available by calling (607) 776-7122.


"I'm honored to get to come run in the Wineglass race,” said Reinertsen. “It's one of the reasons why I like to run, to enjoy the fruits of my labor after a long run and sip a smooth drink from a wineglass and cheers with friends afterwards. I look forward to raising my wineglass with all the athletes post race."

Wineglass Marathon Co-Race Director, Sheila Sutton added, "We're thrilled to welcome Sarah as our guest at this year's Wineglass Marathon and Expo. It's an honor to have her inspire our runners by speaking at the pasta dinner, and by running the full marathon alongside them.”


Reinertsen also praised the Wineglass Marathon’s inviting atmosphere.  "I especially enjoy race festivals that offer runs at many distances so there's an event for every one of your family and friends to participate in - my whole running career began with a 5k. While I may be known as an Ironman triathlete the whole journey started when I had the courage to sign up for the first 5k, first half marathon and then first triathlon."


A pasta dinner buffet, complete with salad, rolls, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages will be offered at the Radisson Hotel Corning on Saturday, October 4 at 5:30pm. Gluten-free options available. Reinertsen will speak following dinner. Tickets are available for purchase at the Information Center of Corning or call (866) 463-6264. Limited availability.


Wineglass Marathon weekend is Oct. 3-5, 2014, and registration is now closed for the full and half marathons. Both races, along with the 5K, draw runners from 40+ states and several foreign countries—as well as a record number of runners, with nearly 6,000 this year. Livestrong recently named the Wineglass Marathon one of the “World’s Best Marathons,” alongside the Boston, NYC, and even Athens marathons.


Wineglass Weekend is fast approaching!  We hope you’re joining us October 3-5 in New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes. We’re welcoming a record field of almost 6,000 runners to our flat, fast and scenic course from Bath to Corning with its picturesque finish on Historic Market Street.  The Corning Museum of Glass is our new host of the Wineglass Expo where you’ll see an expanded array of vendors and our world class museum.  Named one of the country’s top destination marathons, the 33rd Annual Wineglass Marathon has a new start time (8:15AM) and a new requirement to take a bus to the start line – no drop-off or parking at the start.  Make sure you’re familiar with the new requirements so you have your best run on Sunday! The wildly popular Wineglass Half Marathon in its fourth year goes off at 7:45AM on Sunday.  Named a “must-do” half marathon, this very popular distance filled to capacity before the full marathon and is sponsored for the first time by Seneca Lake Wine Trail. We love that so many runners make the Wineglass their first-ever half marathon. We want everyone to take part in the weekend, so come join us for the Wineglass 5K at 8:30AM on Saturday, October 4.  It’s a fun and easy warm up, and is the one weekend race where REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!