CORNING - Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is the title sponsor of the Wineglass Half Marathon beginning in 2020, according to Wineglass organizers.
"We are thrilled to announce Wegmans as the title sponsor of the half marathon," said Sheila Sutton, race director.
Sutton said Wegmans has been a long-time community partner of both the full and half marathons offering runners a display of healthy food options at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday of Wineglass Weekend as well as providing an array of food options to all runners' post-race.
“This next level of sponsorship highlights our shared commitment to helping people achieve healthier lifestyles," Sutton said.
"We’re excited to take on the role of title sponsor for the 2020 Wineglass Half Marathon, an amazing event that brings so many in the community together for healthy activity and fun,” said Garret Callahan, store manager at Corning Wegmans. “It’s a great opportunity for us to give back to a community that has done so much for us throughout the years.”
Oct. 4, 2020 marks the 10th annual half marathon, officials said. Last year, nearly 6,000 runners from 48 states in the U.S. and 12 countries registered for both the full and half marathons. Nearly 3,500 runners headed to the start line for the half marathon.
Named a "top destination" and "must-do marathon," the Wegmans Wineglass Half Marathon will start at 7:45 a.m., Oct. 4, 2020, Sutton said. Runners will take to the roads on this point-to-point course from Campbell, to the finish line on historic Market Street.
Registration for 2020 will open on Dec. 1, Sutton said.
Sutton said there is so much energy and excitement Wineglass weekend.
"It is a great weekend for runners and fans alike,” Sutton said.
To learn more about the Wineglass Race Series or to register for one of our events, visit wineglassmarathon.com or follow Wineglass Marathon on Facebook.