Wegmans signs on as Title Sponsor of Wineglass Half Marathon
Corning, NY - Wineglass organizers are proud to announce that Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is the Title Sponsor of the Wineglass Half Marathon beginning in 2020. Sheila Sutton, Race Director, shared, "We are thrilled to announce Wegmans as the title sponsor of the half marathon. Wegmans has been a long-time community partner of both the full and half marathons offering runners a display of healthy food options at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday of Wineglass Weekend as well as providing an array of food options to all runners' post-race. This next level of sponsorship highlights our shared commitment to helping people achieve healthier lifestyles."
October 4, 2020 marks the tenth annual half marathon, now known as the Wegmans Wineglass Half Marathon. Last year, nearly 6,000 runners from 48 states in the US and twelve countries registered for both the full and the half marathons. Nearly 3,500 runners headed to the start line for the half marathon alone. Named a "top destination" and "must-do marathon," the Wegmans Wineglass Half Marathon will start at 7:45 am on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Runners will take to the roads on this point-to-point course from Campbell, New York to the finish line on historic Market Street in Corning amidst an incredible display of community spirit and support. Registration for 2020 will open on December 1, 2019.
"We're excited to take on the role of title sponsor for the 2020 Wineglass Half Marathon, an amazing event that brings so many in the community together for healthy activity and fun," said Garret Callahan, store manager at Corning Wegmans. "It's a great opportunity for us to give back to a community that has done so much for us throughout the years."
"There is so much energy and excitement Wineglass weekend," says Sheila Sutton, Race Director. "It is a great weekend for runners and fans alike."
Wineglass Weekend Events are as follows:
• Friday, October 2 - Saturday, October 3, 2020: Health & Fitness Expo held at Corning Museum of Glass
• Saturday, October 3, 2020: Corelle 5K at 8:00 am
• Sunday, October 4, 2020: Wegmans Wineglass Half Marathon at 7:45 am, and Guthrie Wineglass Full Marathon at 8:15 am
To learn more about the Wineglass Race Series or to register for one of our events, visit wineglassmarathon.com or follow Wineglass Marathon on Facebook.
About Corning Classic Charities
Corning Classic Charities, Inc. is a 501c3 corporation which focuses on programs promoting lifelong health and
community values. Programs included are The First Tee of Corning, a character education program for youth
teaching long-term life skills through the game of golf and the Wineglass Race Series which hosts four races
annually: the Wineglass 8K, the Corelle 5K, the Guthrie Wineglass Marathon and the Wegmans Wineglass Half
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 101-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. The family company, recognized as an industry leader and
innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the '100 Best Companies to
Work For' by FORTUNE magazine for 22 consecutive years, ranking #3 in 2019. The company was also ranked #1 for
corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 2019 Harris Poll Reputation