Wegmans Wineglass Half Marathon

Wegmans half marathon logoSunday October 2, 2022
Start Time: 07:45am

Consistently ranked as one of the best first-time half marathons, the Wegmans Wineglass Half continues to be a popular point-to-point course from Campbell, NY (the halfway point of the Full Marathon) to the finish line on Historic Market Street in Corning.

Registration Fees:
December 1, 2021 - $100.00 
February 1, 2022 - $115.00 
March 1, 2022 - $125.00 
May 1, 2022 - $140.00

The 12th Annual Wegmans Wineglass Half Marathon

In 2011, the first Wineglass Half Marathon registration opened to 1,000 runners. This year, runners will have the chance to break personal records on the popular course. A number of those runners will be participating in the Wineglass Pinot Half Marathon Challenge (complete the Wineglass 8K, Corelle 5K and Wegmans Half Marathon). 

Runners will take to the roads on this point-to-point course from Campbell, NY (the halfway point of the Full Marathon) to the finish line on Historic Market Street in Corning. The picturesque course winding through several small towns and along scenic country roads is fast and flat with an overall net elevation drop of 40 feet.

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VIP Bus

Board the VIP Bus Sunday morning 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 25 runners. The VIP option is $250 from 12/1/2021 - 2/28/2022 and $300 from 3/1/2022 until sold out, with half of the fee going towards your entry and the other half supporting the Wineglass Scholarship Fund.

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Elites

To be considered as an elite entry, please submit your request to info@wineglassmarathon.com 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

Transportation

All runners MUST take a bus from either Corning or Bath to the start line. For security and public safety reasons, no exceptions will be granted. Runners must have a bib when boarding a bus to 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
Half Marathon Start Line Buses from Corning
Where: Tioga Avenue – just to the east of Cedar Street
When: 5:00 am – 6:30 am continuously
Trip duration: 15 minutes
Last bus: 6:30 am sharp!

Half Marathon Start Line Buses from Bath
Where: Pulteney Park
When: 5:00 am - 6:30 am continuously
Trip duration: 15 minutes
Last bus: 6:30 am sharp!

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Awards

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

A $250 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 also receive an engraved wine carafe. Gun Time calculates cash prizes.

Overall First Place = $750 | Second Place = $400 | Third Place = $200. 
Masters (40+) First Place = $200 | Second Place = $150 | Third Place = $100.
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.

Course Records

Overall Male | David Sinclair (VT) 1:06:02 (2018)
Overall Female | Julianne Quinn (NY) | 1:16:04 (2017)
Masters Male | Matthew Marcini (PA) | 1:14:45 (2017)
Masters Female | Joan Benoit-Samuelson (ME) | 1:26:14 (2012)

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Half FAQ's

EXPO: BIB & PACKET PICK-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, 2021.  A limited number of deferrals will be available.  If the capacity for this program is reached prior to the deadline of September 15, 2021, 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 (2022).  Subsequent deferment is not allowed.  The 2021 Deferral Fee is a one-time fee of $50 and allows you to register in 2022 without incurring an additional fee.  Prior to the opening of the 2022 registration, you will receive a coupon code to enable you to register for the 2022 race at no additional cost.

  • 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 www.wineglassmarathonstore.com.

  • 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.

RACE DAY: START LINES, BUSES & PARKING

  • 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.

  • 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 GlassFest 8K in May, our Corelle 5K and our Half or Full Marathon in October are eligible for our Challenge.  Registration for the Challenges runs December 1 through the close of Glassfest 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 runners, so make sure you keep it in a safe place after you pick it up.

RACE DAY: ON THE COURSE

  • 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.

  • 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 http://marathonpacing.com/wineglass.php

  • 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.

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