Corning, N.Y., November 30, 2017 - Today it was announced that Guthrie is the Title Sponsor of The Wineglass Marathon beginning in 2018. The joint release by the Wineglass Marathon (a program under Corning Classic Charities, Inc.) and The Guthrie Clinic announced a five-year partnership highlighting both organizations' interest in community-focused health and wellness. All marathon materials, beginning with early registration on December 1, 2017, will feature the new logo.
Since its inception in 1982, the Wineglass Marathon has grown from a small local race with 250 runners to one of the country's top destination marathons. In 2017, 6,500 participants from nearly every state in the US and twelve countries registered for the popular full and half marathons.
"We are thrilled to announce Guthrie as the very first title sponsor of The Wineglass Marathon. The Guthrie Clinic, its providers and staff have helped with medical support to the event for years," said Sheila Sutton, Race Director. "This next level highlights our shared commitment to elevating the health of our community."
"Guthrie is honored to be the Title Sponsor of The Guthrie Wineglass Marathon," said Dr. Donald Phykitt, Family Medicine and Sports Medicine provider at Guthrie. Dr. Phykitt, a primary care provider at Guthrie, has been a long time volunteer at The Wineglass Marathon Finish Line medical tent. "This partnership is a great way for us to engage with patients, friends and family, inspiring them to get more active to improve their health. Whether your goal is to run your first 5k, or the whole marathon, each step you take is toward improved health."
"It's never too early to encourage physical fitness and you are never too old to abandon the need for daily exercise," said Dr. Frederick Bloom, President, Guthrie Medical Group. "This is just one of many partnerships Guthrie is cultivating to improve the health and well-being of our communities."
About Corning Classic Charities
Corning Classic Charities, Inc. (CCCI) is a 501c3 corporation which focuses on programs promoting lifelong health and community values. Programs included in CCCI are The First Tee Corning, a chapter of the National First Tee organization, and the Wineglass Marathon which hosts four races annually: the Guthrie Wineglass Marathon, the Wineglass Half Marathon, the Corelle 5K, and the GlassFest 8K.
Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., Towanda, Pa., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 300 physicians and 190 advanced practice providers in a regional office network encompassing 45 sub-specialty and primary care sites in 21 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.