Wineglass Marathon presented by Arnot Health
Wineglass Half Marathon presented by Dresser-Rand - A Siemens Business
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Expo – Bib & Schwag Pick-up
Where is the Expo and where do I park?

The Expo is in the Corning Museum of Glass auditorium, with the most convenient parking in the lot adjacent to the west end of CMoG.

Expo Hours
Friday, September 30th: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Saturday, October 1st: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 2nd: 11:00am - 4:00pm  (open only for runner schwag bag pickup and TopStitch official Wineglass apparel sales)

Expo Parking (in order of convenience)
Lot adjacent to the Corning Museum of Glass to the west
The Corning YMCA - across the street to the south of the Museum
CMoG visitor's lot to the north of the Museum just off I-86 - can take free shuttle to museum or walk

 See hours and additional information about Expo + Bib & Packet Pickup

Can I get a different sized shirt than I ordered?

You cannot exchange during the Expo, but feel free to stop by the Expo location at the Corning Museum of Glass on Sunday AFTER the races (11:00am - 4:00pm) to see if an extra shirt in the size you desire is available. Exchanged shirts must be unworn.

Do I pick up my bib and chip separately?

No. Your chip is included in your bib. Be careful not to bend or fold your bib as your chip is on the back.

Can someone else pick up my bib?

Yes, but the person must show verification – either your confirmation number or a signed letter from you indicating your approval - along with their ID.

Can I wear my bib under my sweatshirt?

No. Bibs must be worn on the outside of all clothing at both the start and finish lines in order for chips to read effectively. Your bib must be visible at all times. Make sure NOT to bend the strips and that all emergency information on the back of the bib is complete. This is critical should you need medical attention on the course.

What if I lose my bib?

Please don't! We cannot provide replacement bibs to any runner, so make sure you keep it in a safe place after you pick it up.

Can I pick up my bib at the start?

Yes. If you are arriving the morning of the race, you can pick up your bib and clear plastic gear check bag from race personnel at the start beginning at 6:30am. Your marathon shirt, schwag bag, champagne split and wine glass can be picked up after the race at the Wineglass Expo at the Corning Museum of Glass between 11:000am – 4:00pm.

Can I switch (transfer) from the half to the full or the full to the half?

 Yes.  However, this option is no longer open once the race you want to switch (transfer) into is closed or sold out.

Can I transfer my entry and bib to another runner?

The transferring or selling of your bib to another runner is not allowed under ANY circumstance. It will result in the disqualification of the original registrant.

Can I swap my place in the full with someone who wants to switch to the half?

No. Switches are not allowed and will result in disqualification.

Where can I purchase Wineglass merchandise?

TopStitch will be selling Wineglass apparel at the Expo on Friday and Saturday as well as Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm. Additionally, "Finisher" gear will be available for sale just past the finish line, beyond the UPS gear check trucks. Other merchandise including "In Training" wear is available at www.wineglassmarathonstore.com. Clearance priced tech shirts and beanies from past years are available at the Information Center near the finish line.

Race Day: Start Lines, Buses, & Parking
Will you have buses to the start lines and what's the schedule?

You MUST take a bus to the start line for both races. No parking or drop off will be allowed at either start. Bus shuttles are free and for runners only. Park in Corning near the finish line or in Bath near Pulteney Park and get buses to EITHER start line according to the official bus schedule.

 

If I signed up for a bus from Bath and now want to leave from Corning or vice versa, can I change my departure location?

Yes! You can get the bus from either location according to the schedule. You do not need to notify anyone of your change.

Where do I get the bus from Corning to the start line?

Buses will leave from Tioga Avenue in Corning.  See complete maps and times on the fold out section of your program.

Can I drive and park at the full start in Bath?

NO!  We have ample shuttle buses from Bath and Corning to to the full start to make it easy to get a bus regardless of where you're staying. The start of the full marathon is just a 5 minute bus ride from Pulteney Park in Bath so those staying in Bath, Hammondsport and surrounding areas will find this convenient. Runner and driver safety is paramount and we cannot have runners walking across an active state highway.

Can I walk to the start of the full marathon?

NO!  Runner safety is our highest priority, and law enforcement will not allow pedestrian traffic across a busy and active county highway. Sheriff's deputies will be ticketing drivers who stop to drop off runners. Fortunately, Pulteney Park is just 1.5 miles further south on Rt. 54 and has ample parking and accommodation for runners.

Will there be adequate capacity on the morning buses to the start lines?

We have added more buses to accommodate the increased number of runners. However, we ask that you be ready to board a bus before the last buses are leaving to ensure an on-time, stress-free ride! Bus end times will be the ABSOLUTE last buses! Don't let a missed bus be the reason you can't start your race!

Can my friend ride with me on the bus to the start?

The buses are for runners only!

Do buses stop at both start lines?

No! Buses go to either the full or the half – they do not stop at both. Make sure that you get on the correct bus.

Am I allowed to bring food or drink on the bus?

Yes. You may eat or drink on the bus but we ask that you please dispose of any trash once you depart the bus.

What if I miss the last bus from Corning to the start line?

Full Marathon Start

With our bus schedule, you would be able to drive to Bath and park in the Pulteney Park area. Then jump on one of the last shuttles from Pulteney Park to the start line – which is a 5-minute trip. Keep in mind that the last of those shuttles will leave from Pulteney Park at 7:30AM so this is a stressful option for you just before your race!

Half Marathon Start

No alternative available.  Drop off near the start line and high school is not allowed this year as most roads are closed except for buses.

 

Is there somewhere to wait inside at the starts?

Buildings at both the full and half starts will be opened for runners to wait. At the half start, the Campbell-Savona High School gym is open for runners to wait. Buildings for shelter are more limited at the start of the full, so please plan accordingly. Ample porta-johns are available at both start areas.

Do I need my bib to get on a bus?

No. You do not need to show your bib in order to get on the bus.  However, please remember that buses are for runners only.

Can I wear my bib under my sweatshirt?

No. Bibs must be worn on the outside of all clothing at both the start and finish lines in order for chips to read effectively. Your bib must be visible at all times. Make sure NOT to bend the strips and that all emergency information on the back of the bib is complete. This is critical should you need medical attention on the course.

What if I lose my bib?

Please don't! We cannot provide replacement bibs to runners, so make sure you keep it in a safe place after you pick it up.

Can I pick up my bib at the start?

Yes. If you are arriving the morning of the race, you can pick up your bib and clear plastic gear check bag from race personnel at the start beginning at 6:30am. Your marathon shirt, schwag bag, and champagne and wine glass can be picked up after the race at the Wineglass Expo at the Corning Museum of Glass from 11:00am – 4:00pm.

Where do I get a clear gear check bag?

A clear drawstring bag is included in your runner schwag bag which you'll pick up at the Expo with your bib. (If you are picking up your bib at the start, bus volunteers in Corning and Pulteney Park in Bath will have extras for you.) Bags have a sticker attached to them. WRITE YOUR BIB NUMBER ON THE STICKER and tie the bag before handing to UPS bag check volunteers at the starts.

Is there a place to check our bags at the start?

Yes, but we will ONLY accept the CLEAR Gear Check Bags! You will receive one in your runner schwag bag. ALL items you wish to check must be in these bags. UPS Gear Check will NOT accept any other bags, boxes, luggage, etc. NO EXCEPTIONS.   Write your bib number on your clear gear bag with a Sharpie.  Look for the UPS trucks at the start of both the full and the half.  Trucks are assigned different bib number ranges, so look for signage on each truck to ensure you hand your bag to the correct truck.

If you are picking up your bib at the start and don't have a clear gear bag, volunteers at the buses and start lines will have extra clear bags.

 

Several parking lots in Corning have signs requiring permits. Can I park there or not?

Parking permit requirements are waived on Sunday, so yes, you can park there.  However, handicapped parking restrictions are in effect.  Do not park in a handicapped space without the proper permit.

Can I bring a backpack or hydration pack on the bus?

You will not be allowed to enter the bus to the start with a backpack or other large bag.  Hydration packs are allowed but subject to search.  Please plan accordingly!  

Race Day: On the Course
Can I wear headphones on the course?

The Wineglass Marathon strongly discourages the wearing of music devices. Participants must be alert to their surroundings and able to hear medical emergency vehicles, buses, official marathon vehicles and the Wineglass Marathon bike support team. For your safety and the safety of those around you, we strongly urge you to run headphone-free.

Are strollers allowed on the course?

No strollers are allowed on the course for the half or the full.  If you wish to run pushing  a Team Hoyt or Ainsley's Angels running chair, you must receive prior approval by the race director.  

Can someone bike with me on the course?

No.  The only bikers allowed on the course are those authorized by Wineglass organizers and local law enforcement.  The authorized bikers will be leading runners, moving runners to the side, if needed, and providing necessary support.  Unauthorized bikers will be asked to leave the course.

Where are the water stations, and will you have fuels available?

Yes. See addtional information on our Course Stations page.

Is there medical on the course?

Yes, we will have five medical tents on the course, as well as a large medical tent at the finish line.  

How long will I have to finish?

Half marathoners will have 7 hours to finish. Full marathoners will have 6.5 hours to finish.   As both the half and the full marathons are point to point races on the same course, length of time to finish is dictated by when the whole course closes.

It's my first marathon. What happens if I can't finish?

We have buses which will loop around to the five medical tents on the course picking up runners who cannot continue and bringing them to the finish line area. This service is only for runners who are stable and will not need medical attention en route.

Can my children run with me across the finish line?

While we understand that you'd love to share your achievement with your children alongside, for the safety of your children and other runners, we are not allowing anyone without a bib on this part of the course. Our finish line area must be restricted so that medical staff can effectively access and treat runners. We appreciate your cooperation.

Where can I view race day photos?

View and purchase your official race day photos at www.marathonfoto.com.

Saturday 5K
Where does the Saturday 5K start?

Corning's War Memorial Stadium is next to Corning Painted Post High School, 201 Cantigny St., across the street from the Corning Museum of Glass and Corning YMCA. Registration and bib pickup will open at 7:00am with the race start at 8:30am.

Where do I park for the 5K race?

There is plenty of parking at Corning-Painted Post High School, 201 Cantigny St., across the street from the Corning Museum of Glass and Corning YMCA.

Can someone else pick up my bib?

Yes, however, if picking up for a non-family member, please have their confirmation number.

What is the course for the 5K?

The 5K course map is available here.

Can I run with a stroller in the 5K race?

Yes, but all runners with strollers will start at the back of the pack.

Can I bring my dog to run with me in the 5K?

No. Dogs are not allowed in the race.

Where can I view race day photos?

View and purchase your official race day photos at www.marathonfoto.com.

Will the race be cancelled due to rain?

No, the race will proceed regardless of inclement weather conditions. Please plan accordingly.

After the Race...
Where do I pick up my checked gear bag?

The UPS trucks will be parked on Market Street past the finish line in the easternmost block (closest to the Radisson) after the race.

Can I get help stretching after my race?

Arnot Health has a crew of physical therapists and athletic trainers available in a tent just past the finish line for runners wanting stretching or coaching for post-run cool-down and recovery. No charge for this added feature from our full marathon Presenting Sponsor!

 

Where can I find the sweatshirt I dropped at the clothing drop?

No dropped clothing will be returned this year. If you really want it back, don't drop it! All clothing from the course will be donated to the Salvation Army.

Where can I find my time?

Your bib includes a QR code which can be scanned by your smart phone to access Auyer Timing's site and individual results. Information is batch loaded by Auyer Timing, so your chip time will be available within 15 minutes of finishing. Split times are not available via the QR code.

Additionally, Auyer Timing will have a "Check Your Time" tent just past the UPS trucks on Market Street. Tables of iPads will be available for input of your bib number to get your chip time.

The link to results will be posted on our website and on www.auyertiming.com by 8:00pm on race day.

How do I get back to my car in Bath?

Free shuttles will run on the half hour from 10:00am to 3:00pm back to Pulteney Park in Bath. Buses leave from the Corning Transportation Center, 85 Denison Parkway East. This is the block just west of the Radisson and an easy walk from the finish line area.

What can I do after the race?

Most restaurants in the area are open for business. The Wineglass Wine Down party will start at 4:00pm at Grill 125 at the Radisson Hotel Corning at 125 Denison Parkway East – at the east end of Market Street, just 2 blocks from the finish line.

The Rockwell Museum is hosting a wine tasting from 1:00-6:00pm on Sunday – free to runners and their families. Additionally, our Official Homestretch Cheer Zone sponsor, Bottles & Corks, will have a wine tasting from Noon-3:00pm on Sunday at 130 W. Market St.

For those with more time, plan a stop at the Corning Museum of Glass (Show Your Bib for a 50% discount on admission) and the Rockwell Museum (Show Your Bib for FREE admission), both in Corning, open until 5pm. Explore the shops along Market Street or hop in your car and take in a few of the many wineries that line the shores of the scenic Finger Lakes. Lots of experiences to explore on www.corningfingerlakes.com.

How are results reported?

Results will be listed in two categories:

  1. Gun Time – time recorded when you cross the finish line; based on the actual gun start time of the race
  2. Chip Time – your personal time from when you crossed the start line timing mat until you cross the finish line
What if my Gun Time and Chip Time are the same?

This means you either started right at the front of the pack or that your chip did not register when you crossed the start line timing mat. Please be sure that your bib is on the front of your shirt or jacket and that you do not bend or damage the chip which is located on the back of each bib.

I dropped my medal and it broke. Can I get a replacement?

Certainly! Stop into the Information Center with your bib and medal ribbon and we'll replace for you.

Where can I go for a post-race shower?

The Corning YMCA will be open Sunday from 9:00am – 3:00pm for post-race showers for runners. Towels will not be provided so be sure to bring your own towel.

Where can I charge my phone?

The Transportation Center at 85 Denison Parkway East has a large charging unit for devices. The Transportation Center is located in the block just west of the Radisson Hotel Corning behind the last block of Market Street. Post-race buses to cars in Bath leave from here.

Where is the Family Meet ‘n Greet area?

The block after the finish line area is open for families and friends to meet their runner. That block also includes the UPS trucks with runners' checked bags, a "Check Your Time" tent and finisher merchandise for sale.

Is there a lost and found?

The information table at the Expo will have a lost & found. After 5:00pm Saturday, all items will be moved to The Information Center of Corning just off Centerway Square near the finish line. After Sunday, lost & found items will be in the Wineglass Marathon office, in the same building as the Information Center but a different office suite.

Dining
Where can I find pasta and gluten free options for my Saturday pre-race meal?

Many area restaurants are ready to provide you with whatever dining preferences you may have. We're adding restaurants and specials at www.wineglassmarathon.com/destination/attractions-dining so keep checking back! Be sure to call ahead for availability.

What restaurants are open in downtown Corning on Sunday?

Almost every restaurant throughout the Gaffer District will be open for runners, family and friends on Sunday. Check the large A-frame sign in Centerway Square for a complete list or pick up a printed listing at the Information Center of Corning, the Expo, or the Transportation Center (where post-race buses leave from).

Wineglass Guest Bart Yasso
What opportunities will I have to meet Bart Yasso?

Bart will be at the Expo on Friday afternoon and Saturday and will be speaking at the Saturday night pasta dinner at the Radisson.  

2017
When is the 2017 Wineglass?

Sunday, October 1, 2017
36th Annual Wineglass Marathon and 7th Annual Wineglass Half Marathon

When does registration open for 2017?

Registration will open for the 2017 full and the half marathons on December 1, 2016.

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