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Race Dates

2018: Sunday, September 30, 2018
2017: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Course Information

Profile: Downhill
Type: Point to Point
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 54°F (12°C)
Average High: 64°F (17°C)
Average Low: 43° F (6°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 99.76
Course Score: 99.76

Race Size

2017: 1,845 Finishers
2016: 1,922 Finishers
2015: 1,931 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2018: N/A
2017: 17.2%
2016: 12%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: Yes

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Course Description

If the weather is slightly cooler than normal on race day, PRs and Boston Qualifying times are very achievable on this course.

The Wineglass Marathon is a point-to-point course from Bath, NY to downtown Corning, NY. It is a fast and fairly flat course with an overall net elevation drop of about 200'. The course runs through several small towns and along scenic country roads.

Marathon Rankings

The Wineglass Marathon was the 43rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 49th largest in 2016.

Last year 17.2% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 12% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Wineglass Marathon the 81st highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 140th highest percentage in 2016.

Its Course Score of 99.76 ranks it as the 52nd fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in New York.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Wineglass Marathon a PR Score of 99.76. This PR Score ranks it as the 42nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in New York.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 1158 feet (353m)
Min Elevation: 928 feet (282m)


Recent Wineglass Marathon Reviews

4.9 Stars from 35 Reviews
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review of 2017 Wineglass Marathon.   

3 / 5 Stars


Packet pickup is at Corning Glass, which sounds cool, but the space is pretty tight. Good assortment of vendors, and nice race swag.

The course is pretty easy, and includes only one hill of any consequence. The only problem happens during the first 5 miles. The amount of road space given to runners is way too small. There are cones (and traffic) on one side and culverts on the other side. I saw many runners fall, with one guy needing medical attention. Organizers either need to open up the entire road, or reduce the field.

The finish area was really well done. Lots of music, drinks and food.

I can't recommend Wineglass

Race Tips

The course is just about flat. Almost no crowd other than aid station and family viewing spots.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Get your hotel early, they sell out quick. Set aside enough time to walk Main St, there's a lot of cool stores

review of 2016 Wineglass Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


The town, race, hotels, workers are all top notch!. Beautiful view during the run. Plenty of aid stations during the run. I liked staying at the finish. We stayed at the Staybridge Suites easy walk to buses and back to hotel. Next door to the expo. Expo was a little small but nice.

Race Tips

Buses ran nonstop. Never had to wait. They had a nice warming tent to wait in. Race Joy is a must, but make sure you have a strong battery life. It worked great with my phone, but died on my girlfriends phone. I lost her at 20 miles..

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

Arrive early to enjoy the expo and a little walk through town. No need to worry about where to eat. WE loved all the restaurants in town.

review of 2016 Wineglass Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Well supported course. Gradual descent, no hills of consequence, awesome downtown Corning finish.

Race Tips

Great course for negative splits.

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2016 Wineglass Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Beautiful scenery, a fast course, inspiring support from the local community, exciting extra-curricular activities (like wine tasting, craft beer, stunning museums, a chance to blow glass...), and great swag make this a race not to be missed.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

review of 2016 Wineglass Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


Very well organized, lovely scenery, flat/fast course, Boston Qualifier.

Race Tips

Logistical Tips (Hotels, Restaurants, Parking, Discounts, etc.)

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