Per Van Etten Trustee, James Loomis: The County Department of Health has completed it's testing, and authorized the cancellation of the Boil Water Advisory in Van Etten. Customers can resume using the water as normal.
October 4, 2013
CORNING -- (WENY) Almost 5,000 runners, from over 41 states, five foreign countries come to downtown Corning for the annual Wineglass Marathon. And they stop here at the YMCA to pick up their last minute gear before the big race.
Sheila Sutton, Race Co-Director of the Wineglass marathon said "it is our biggest year so far. It sold out both the half marathon and full marathon sold out before Memorial Day weekend which by far is our earliest sell out."
Kristen Morse, Communications Coordinator at the Corning YMCA said, "it's such a community driven event. You have local runners, runners from all over the world. The volunteers are wonderful, they want to support the runners. The runners are wonderful back, because they're just happy to be here."
This is the first stop for runners before they hit the track. They stop by and pick up their bibs, then they grab one of the Wineglass Marathon shirts and last they grab their gift bag and they're all set to go.
Runners are also given a clear plastic bag to put their gear in, then it's taken to the finish line for them by UPS. A safety measure they thought of before Boston, but decided to start this year. Runners can also buy shirts. Or try the official cake of the Wineglass Marathon.
"We call it their sweet reward," said Dodie Poppleton, pastry chef and previous owner of Poppleton's in Corning.
And the runners, from Toronto, to Syracuse, to right in Corning, are ready.
"I hear its picturesque and gradual downhill so that brought me here, it's a beautiful town," said Tony Prisco from Toronto Canada.
For Kelly Stevens from Syracuse, this is her first time running in the Wineglass Marathon. "I'm excited and a little anxious," she said.
Cassie Abernatha from Corning said, "it's great to be home when you finish."
For those runners who didn't make it by the YMCA yet, you can still swing by on Saturday from 10am-5pm for your gear.