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Wineglass Marathon Weekend

Written By: Joe Melillo

People from all over the country are headed to Steuben County this weekend for the 31st Annual Wineglass Marathon. Runners and fans should get an early start because its gonna be crowded.

Wineglass Marathon Weekend
 


September 28, 2012

    Corning (WENY) - People from all over the country are headed to Steuben County this weekend for the 31st Annual Wineglass Marathon. Runners and fans should get an early start because it's gonna be crowded. They've added a 5-K run this year, scheduled for tomorrow. Then on Sunday, the main event and the half-marathon. Both starting at 8 A.M. World famous Marathoner, Joan Benoit-Samuelson will run in the 5-K and half-marathon. The big race starts in Bath and ends in Corning's Centerway Square. Sheila Sutton says the race has been growing in popularity over the past few years.

     It's a nice Boston qualifying course, but it's also, because of that, it's a nice gentle course for first time runners. So, we're seeing people are making it a destination race, says Sutton.

      Over 4,000 runners have registered for the full and half marathons. There are viewing areas set up along the course.


Go to http://www.wineglassmarathon.com/