Guthrie Wineglass Marathon

Guthrie Wineglass Marathon logoSunday October 6, 2024
Start Time: 08:15am
Boston Marathon Qualifier

This is the 43rd running of the Guthrie Wineglass Marathon. The Guthrie Wineglass Marathon is the second largest marathon in New York State. Named a top destination and must-do marathon by Livestrong, Active Times, and others, the Wineglass course is a fast, flat, scenic point-to-point course through the Southern Finger Lakes. The Guthrie Wineglass Marathon is a must do marathon perfect for obtaining whatever your goal, a PR, BQ or your first marathon.


The Guthrie Wineglass Marathon

The 1st Wineglass Marathon took place in 1981 with 291 runners, but quickly built a reputation as an exceptional destination race known for its scenic, fast course, beautiful glass medals, and the hospitality of locals. Runners voted it the Best Marathon in New York State in 2018 (RaceRave).  With a start in Bath and finish on Historic Market Street in Corning, the picturesque course winds through several small towns and along scenic country roads.  Popular among runners, the course is fast and flat.   ***Runners must be 18 years of age or older.

Elevation Chart

elevation chart


Board the VIP Bus Sunday morning at Wegmans in Corning, away from the hustle-and-bustle of the other runners catching their buses to the start lines. This small coach-style bus stocked with pre-race goodies will deliver you to the full marathon start line. The VIP Bus will remain near the start line for you to wait in comfort (and warmth) before you need to toe the start line. Seats are limited to 30 runners. The VIP option is $300 from 12/1/2023 - 6/14/2024 and $350 until sold out, with half of the fee going towards your entry and the other half supporting the Wineglass Scholarship Fund.

***Please Note that this Bus Leaves from Wegmans In Corning!  This is the only option for getting on the VIP Bus!

race volunteer

wine bottle


To be considered as an elite entry, please submit your request to and include a complete running bio for the past three years.  The Wineglass does not send out invitations for elite entries. Each athlete is required to submit a request in accordance with the procedures described herein.   Note:  The Wineglass does not pay for travel to and from Corning, NY. 

Please include the following information at the time of the request.

  •  Full name as shown in race results
  • Mailing address and phone number
  • Age/Date of birth
  • Sex at birth
  • Citizenship
  • Listing of previous races to include
  • Race name & date of the event
  • Finish time
  • Overall or Masters finish place
  • Race you wish to enter – Wineglass full or half marathon
  • The goal for your Wineglass event  


All runners MUST take a bus from either Corning or Bath to the start line. For security and public safety reasons, no exceptions. Runners MUST have a bib when boarding a bus to the start line!  There is no race day bib pickup at the start line.

Please remember:

  • Later buses fill quickly, so arrive early for a less stressful trip
  • Runners only allowed on buses, no spectators
  • No backpacks allowed. Please use the clear plastic gear bag provided to you at the Expo (in your swag bag) and write your bib number on it   

Full Marathon Start Line Buses from Corning
Where: Tioga Avenue – just to the east of Cedar Street
When: 5:30 am – 7:00 am continuously 
Trip duration: 30 minutes
Last bus: 7:00 am sharp!

Full Marathon Start Line Buses from Bath
Where: Pulteney Park
When:  6:00 am - 7:30 am continuously
Trip duration: 5 minutes
Last bus: 7:30 am sharp!

school buses



 All finishers will receive a hand-crafted glass medal, continuing a long tradition of unique and collectible Wineglass medals. 

A $500 cash bonus is awarded for breaking a course record (Open and Masters). The Overall Male and Female winners will receive a stunning Steuben Crystal Disc. The top 3 winners in both the Overall and Masters categories will receive an engraved wine carafe. Gun time calculates cash prizes. 

Overall First Place = $1,000 | Second Place = $600 | Third Place = $300
Masters (40+) First Place = $400 | Second Place = $300 | Third Place = $200
Age Group Awards =  Age Group Awards = First, second, and third-place finishers in the age groups listed below will receive an engraved stemless wine glass. Chip Time will calculate Age Group Awards. Age Groups: 16-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70+. Note: Age Group Awards will be mailed to recipients. 

If an athlete should qualify for prize money in both the Overall and Masters  division, they will collect whichever prize money award is larger, and not both. If such an instance occurs, the next athlete in the division will move up one spot and collect the prize vacated by the first runner. 

Course Records

Overall Male | Donnie Cowart (NC) | 2:19:58 (2021)
Overall Female | Melissa Hardesty (NY) | 2:43:51 (2021)
Masters Male | Steve Wilson (IN) | 2:28:55 (2002)
Masters Female | Melissa Hardesty (NY) | 2:43:51 (2021)


Full FAQ's

Expo: Bib & Packet Pick-up

  • No. We cannot mail runner swag to those who registered and are unable to run. You have the option to defer your registration to next year. If you choose not to defer, you may have someone pick up your runner swag for you at the Expo.  

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

    Expo Hours
    Friday, October 1st: 11:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday, October 2nd: 9:00am - 6:00pm

    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
    Corning Museum of Glass visitor's lot to the north of the Museum just off I-86 at Exit 46 - can take a free shuttle to the museum or walk

  • You cannot exchange during the Expo.  CORELLE 5K runners may exchange shirt sizes on Saturday at the War Memorial Stadium immediately following the 5K race or at the Corning Information Center after that.  

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

  • We do not allow transfers at the Expo.  Transfers (switches) are CLOSED on September 20, 2021.   Prior to this date, if the race you want to transfer to is at capacity, you may  request to transfer using the waitlist.  For detailed instructions on transferring using the waitlist, see our Rules and Regulations page under Transfers (Switches).   

  • The transferring or selling of your bib to another runner is not allowed under ANY circumstance.  It will result in disqualification and the original registrant will be permanently banned from running future Wineglass events.   Age-category awards can also be impacted.  Most importantly, inaccurate information could be provided in a medical emergency.

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

  • CNY Racing, LLC will be selling Wineglass merchandise at the Expo on Friday and Saturday.   On Sunday they will be located in the  easternmost block of Market Street, just  before our stretch tent and the UPS gear bag trucks.  Other merchandise is available at 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • All merchandise purchased during registration will be shipped.

  • All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable; however, you may defer your registration to 2022 by logging into your RunSignUp account and going to My Registered Races > View/Edit Registration > Defer Registration.  The deferral deadline is September 15, 2022.  A limited number of deferrals will be available.  If the capacity for this program is reached prior to the deadline of September 15, 2022, the program will close early.  There will not be notification of program status.  Runners can only defer their Full or Half Marathon registration to the following year (2023).  Subsequent deferment is not allowed.  The 2022 Deferral Fee is a one-time fee of $50 and allows you to register in 2023 without incurring an additional fee.  Prior to the opening of the 2023 registration, you will receive a coupon code to enable you to register for the 2023 race at no additional cost. 

Race Day: Start Lines, Buses & Parking

  • 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.

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

  • Buses will leave from Tioga Avenue in Corning and from Pulteney Park in Bath.  Click HERE for the full bus schedule.  

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

  • 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.

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

  • NO!  We have ample shuttle buses from Bath and Corning 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. 

  • Runners completing our Wineglass 8K in May, our Storflex 5K and either the Wegmans Wineglass Half Marathon or the Guthrie Wineglass Full Marathon in October are eligible for our Challenge.  Registration for the Challenges runs December 1 through the close of the Wineglass 8K's registration.  

  • 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 and runners will be held till after the race starts. Fortunately, Pulteney Park is just 1.5 miles further south on Rt. 54 and has ample parking and accommodation for runners. 

  • 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!

  • You MUST take a bus to the start line for both races. No parking or drop off will be allowed at either start line. 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.   Click HERE to see the bus schedule.

  • The buses are for runners only!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A clear drawstring bag is included in your runner swag bag which you'll pick up at the Expo with your bib.  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 start line.

  • Yes, but we will ONLY accept the CLEAR gear check bags! You will receive one in your runner swag bag. ALL items you wish to check must be in these bags. A Seneca Beverage truck will be at each start line. Volunteers will accept your "Clear Gear Bags". 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 Seneca Beverage  trucks at the start of both the full and the half.   Volunteers will have extra clear gear bags at the start lines in case you forget to bring your bag.  After the race you'll be able to pick up your bag from the Seneca Beverage trucks at the eastern most point of Market Street (near the Radisson), just past our merchandise and stretch tents.

Race Day: On The Course

  • Five medical aid stations are located on the course as well as one at the finish. Medical volunteers will be wearing red medical T-shirts. Medical volunteers and supplies will be available at each station. If you incur an injury or feel discomfort, stop at the nearest medical aid station. Most runners who seek medical attention are able to complete the race safely.

    Please make sure you fill out the back of your bib and inform your Family/Friends of your bib number as well as predicted finishing time.

  • Yes, pacers are available for both the full and half marathon.  For more information on our pacers, or to inquire on how to be a pacer, please visit

  • 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.

  • Yes. See additional information on our Course Stations page.

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

  • Half marathoners will have 7 hours to finish.  Full marathoners will have 6 1/2 hours to finish.  

    Full marathoners must reach the mid-point of the course by 3 hours, 15 minutes (Campbell-Savona High School).  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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • View and purchase your official race day photos at MarathonFoto.

  • 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 bike support team. For your safety, and the safety of those around you, we strongly urge you to run headphone-free.

  • 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 from the race director.  

  • We offer runner tracking through RaceJoy!  Go here to find more information. 

  • If you need to drop out and it is NOT a medical emergency, please make your way to the nearest water station or medical aid station. All stations are staffed with volunteer ham radio operators. They will ensure a sweep bus is called to pick you up and deliver you to the Transportation Center (85 Denison Parkway) located near the finish line. If you have a medical emergency that prohibits you from making your way to the nearest water station or medical aid station for a sweep bus, an ambulance will be called. Please make sure your family knows that you have dropped out of the race.

    Please make sure you fill out the back of your bib and inform your Family/Friends of your bib number as well as predicted finishing time.

After The Race...

  • Please pick up your Reisling or Pinot Challenge Medal at the Wineglass Merchandise tent, located before our stretch tent and the UPS trucks, at the east end of Market Street.

  • The Seneca Beverage  trucks will be parked on Market Street past the finish line in the easternmost block (closest to the Radisson) after the race.   Please show your bib to pick up your gear bag.

    After 3:30 pm Sunday, any unclaimed  gear bags can be found at the Corning Information Center at 1 W. Market St., Corning.  

  • Guthrie has a crew of physical therapists available at our stretch tent just past our merchandise tent and before the UPS gear bag trucks for runners wanting stretching, post-run cool-down and recovery. They will be assisted by massage therapists as well.  No charge for this added feature from our full marathon Title Sponsor!  Please note: starting at 11:00 am, priority will be given to our full marathon runners.

  • 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 charitable organizations.

  • Leone Timing has provided an online portal to view results as they come in, you can find this at

    Additionally, Leone Timing will have a "Finisher Time Screen" just past the UPS trucks on Market Street.

    The link to results will be posted on our website and on

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • The Wineglass office next to the finish line will be staffed on race day.  Please stop in there and check with our staff, or you can email us at to arrange for a replacement.

  • 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.

  • The information table at the Expo will have a lost & found. After 5:00pm Saturday, all items will be moved to the Wineglass Office next to the Finish Line in Corning just off Centerway Square. After Sunday, lost & found items will be in the Wineglass Marathon office.  You can email us at 

  • 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 Wineglass branded merchandise for sale.  Family members are not allowed inside the secured finish line area.  

  • No. The refreshments at the food tent (inside the secured finish line area) are reserved for runners and are not for spectators.  Runners, please have your bibs available when you come to the food tent for refreshments.   

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