CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Runners are flooding the Southern Tier for the 2023 Wine Glass Marathon. To kick off the festivities, the Corning Museum of Glass hosted the 2023 Wineglass Marathon Expo this afternoon. 

At the Expo, people picked up their packets about the 5K, 8K, half-marathon, and full-length marathon along with their shirts and bibs. Runners also had a chance to grab some discounted shoes, clothing, Wineglass merchandise and more. 

People travel from all around New York State and the country for this annual event. Carolyn Brafman and Noa Bresner traveled from New York City, this morning, to check out the Southern Tier foliage and celebrate health and wellness with a bottle of champagne on Sunday. 

“My friend and I loved the small-town feel, we got to meet a bunch of the elites...just walking around, getting coffee, the energy was great, the volunteers were awesome, the weather was on point, so...we came back,” Bresner said. 

“Looking forward to running it because it looks really fun...but also, the champagne at the end,” Brafman said. 

There is still time for runners to check out the Expo and pick up their bib and packets. CMOG will be expecting people from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.