The Guthrie Wineglass Marathon is about more than just running. It's also about giving back to the communities in which the race runs. Last year, the Wineglass organization donated $110,000 to over 50 local non-profit and civic groups. Since starting the donation policy in 2011, the annual event has donated more than $600,000 back into the local community.
The four charities listed below are partially funded through the generous donations of our runners.
House of Hope
We've all been touched in some way by a critical health crisis. The Sayre House of Hope provides a home away from home for patients as well as family members of Guthrie Hospital. It is available to both outpatients with daily treatment regimens and family members of patients with an extended admittance. The House of Hope can provide a much-needed place to stay. The facility offers a semi-private community space together with private family accommodations. A dedicated group of volunteers at the Sayre House of Hope assist with duties that help keep the House of Hope running smoothly. Thanks to the House of Hope, patients can focus on their treatment and recovery with peace of mind.
Wineglass Scholarship Fund
Continuing the running tradition that the Wineglass Marathon has fostered for 38 years, six scholarships of $1,000.00 each have been established to benefit students from the three high schools that the course runs past. Starting in Bath, NY and the Bath Haverling High School to the midpoint where the Half Marathon starts and the Campbell Savona High School, to the finish on Corning's historic Market Street and the Corning-Painted Post High School.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity-based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. Girls on the Run teaches life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
The Kramer Foundation is dedicated to fostering, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs that would historically be euthanized in shelters for behavior and/or health issues. They also foster puppy litters until they are old enough or healthy enough to be adopted. This includes bottle-fed litters and single puppies.