Finish Line Emcee - Bart Yasso
We're not sure how else to explain his endless energy and enthusiasm except to say that's just who Bart Yasso is: an exuberant, passionate, supportive runner and man. No wonder he's revered by so many.
You may know Bart—the now-retired Runner's World Magazine's Chief Running Officer—as the "Mayor of Running," the man who seemingly cheers on every runner across every finish line of every marathon.
Join Bart as he returns to Corning to share lessons, wisdom, and insights learned from running in more than 1,500 races near and far. Experience, firsthand, not only how Yasso's training tips and practical advice make us all better runners, but also how his infectious spirit and love of life make us all better people.
In addition to his induction into the Running USA Hall of Champions, Bart was recently inducted into the Road Runners Club of America Distance Running Hall of Fame.
Bart on the Wineglass Marathon:
"For me, what I love about the Wineglass Marathon weekend is meeting so many runners that share their running journey. When the race starts every runner follows the same path to the finish line, but every runner has a unique journey to the starting line. So many runners tell me they love the friendly atmosphere in Corning. The course is a fast course, and the race tends to have great running weather. The population of Corning is around 10,000, and about 10,000 runners are in town race weekend. Very rare when the size of race is the same as the host city population."
Meet Bart at Wineglass Weekend
- Corelle 5K - Saturday morning at Corning War Memorial Stadium
- Wineglass Expo - Saturday at The Corning Museum of Glass
- Wineglass Pasta Dinner - Saturday Night at the Radisson Hotel Corning (tickets on sale at the Corning Information Center, 1 W. Market St., Corning)
- Wineglass Finish Line - Sunday during the race