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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS: Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st –
WINEGLASS MARATHON EXPO • Performance merchandise available for purchase (apparel, shoes, gels, etc.) • Featuring guest speakers: Dick Beardsley, Member of the National Distance Running Hall of Fame, worldrenowned marathon runner and subject of the 2006 memoir, Duel in the Sun Tracy Peal, Pose Method® Certified Running Coach
Sunday, October 2nd
30th Annual Wineglass Marathon and Inaugural Wineglass Half Marathon
Editorial content and photos provided by Wineglass Running Club
• Marathon starts on Mt. Washington Rd. in Bath, NY at 8:00am. • Half marathon begins at Campbell-Savona High School in Campbell, NY at 8:00am • Finish line for both races is Historic Market Street at Centerway Square, downtown Corning, NY • Post-race accommodations include medical facilities, showers, and a first class food and beverage spread in Riverfront Centennial Park • Awards ceremony is also held in Riverfront Centennial Park
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International Running Icon Dick Beardsley to Speak at 30th Anniversary Wineglass Marathon September 14, 2011 – Corning, NY – As the 30th Anniversary Wineglass Marathon approaches, race organizers are delighted to announce international running icon and National Distance Running Hall of Fame member Dick Beardsley as a keynote speaker at this year’s event. In the early 1980’s, Beardsley began his rise to stardom by setting records and attracting attention at a variety of marathons – including a victory at the first London Marathon in 1981 and consecutive victories at Grandma’s Marathon in 1981 and 1982. It wasn’t until the 1982 Boston Marathon that Beardsley became a household name – by losing. Beardsley is best known for his second-place finish in the 1982 Boston Marathon, a race in which Beardsley set a personal record of 2:08 at the age of 26. Nearly 30 years later, the race is still widely discussed among runners today, much thanks to the course of events that mirrors a Hollywood screenplay. In a controversial final stretch, Beardsley was cut off by a motorcycle that ultimately led to his second-place finish, a mere 1.6 seconds behind winner Alberto Salazar. The incredible marathon story, chronicled in Beardsley’s memoir Staying The Course: A Runner’s A two-time past participant of the Wineglass, Beardsley is looking forward to his return visit to the Crystal City.
Toughest Race and John Brant’s 2006 bestseller, Duel in the Sun, is just one component of a fascinating life – one that Beardsley has made a career of sharing with others. Three decades after the marathon that defined his career, Beardsley is now among the most sought-after motivational speakers in the world; his story has been told countless times to thousands of people at corporate events, fundraisers, schools, races, prisons and drug treatment centers each week. The extraordinary story of Beardsley’s life includes much more than running. Several years after his famous Boston race, Beardsley returned to his roots in Minnesota and spent many years operating his family’s farm. In 1989, a horrific, near-fatal farming accident left Beardsley hospitalized. Within the next few years, a series of vehicle accidents contributed to his continue downward spiral, ultimately leading to a seri-
ous addiction to prescription painkillers. At the height of his addiction, Beardsley attracted the attention of federal drug investigators – who ultimately charged him with multiple felonies for both possession and prescription forgery. The days that followed allowed Beardsley to overcome his addiction and maintain a 15-year sobriety to this day. At the age of 55, Beardsley now travels the country to share his story with athletes, students and others. Founder of the Dick Beardsley Foundation, his personal mission now focuses on fundraising and awareness to support individuals battling chemical dependency. While many would consider Beardsley’s life as a series of trials that could only result from bad luck, his perspective is one of grace and poise – and he lectures with gratitude about a life that is truly blessed. “I have always loved small towns….but Corning is certainly special,” notes Beardsley. “The downtown is beautiful and the people are so hospitable. I can’t wait to come back.”
Beardsley will speak to a local audience and registered participants in this year’s Wi n e g l a s s Marathon at a special presentation prior to race weekend. Visitors may attend the presentation on Thursday, September 29th at 7:00pm at the Corning-Painted Post East High School Auditorium, 201 Cantigney Street in Corning. The event is free and open to the public.
Wineglass Marathon Officials Test New Finish Line More than three months prior to this year’s 30th anniversary race, officials at the Wineglass Marathon were pleased to announce record participation and an expected close out for this year’s race during their test inflation of a new race finish line. In its 30th year, the Win e g l a s s Marathon, to be held on Sunday, October 2nd, will boast record participation with more than 2,000 runners expected for the marathon and 1,000 runners for the first Wineglass Half Marathon. In addition to the impressive field size, the marathon is also proud to host runners from 44 states and 6 countries, many of which will be celebrating personal milestones and achievements at the notoriously-popular course. On the morning of Thursday, June 30th, officials from the Win e g l a s s Marathon excitedly tested a new feature to welcome runners across the finish line at this year’s race. The inflatable finish marker, boldly emblazoned with the Marathon logo, will stand at 16’ tall on Historic Market Street as each competitor passes beneath it upon completion of the event. The newest accompaniment to the marathon is one of many steps taken to ensure that this year’s race continues to deliver a uniquely memorable experience for all runners involved. Race officials gathered with local and regional media partners, tourism partners and city officials to watch the test inflation, held in Riverfront Park’s summer Thursday backdrop of the Corning Farmers’ Market. Guests enjoyed samples of Poppleton Pastries’ signature menu item – the Finger Lakes Harvest Wine Cake – recently coined “Official Cake of the Wineglass Marathon.” During marathon weekend, guests will enjoy special promotions on the regionally-acclaimed dessert. Spectators also enjoyed a mock finish-line setup using popular Rody™ toys, provided by Market Street retailer Imagine That! Mark Landin, Race Director for Wineglass Marathon, is excited for the new addition. Landin notes, “With the record field size at this year’s 30th anniversary event, we’re adding several new components to the race. This inflatable finish line will add a powerful signature to our new finish line on Historic Market Street.”
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2011: BY THE NUMBERS • 1 – The first annual Wineglass Half Marathon replaces the relay event in 2011 • 4 - The number of participants that will be running in this year's event to qualify for Olympic Trials • 4 – The number of towns that marathon runners enter en route to the finish line • 4 – The rank of Wineglass Marathon, in terms of fastest median finishing times • 5 - The number of countries represented in this year's field • 14 – The age of the youngest male participant in this year’s marathon • 16 – The number of local restaurants joining forces to feed more than 5,000 people on Saturday, October 1st • 16 – The number of water stations located along the course • 16 – The rank Wineglass Marathon Received in the “Best Medals” contest from Marathon & Beyond, from a field of more than 400 events. • 18 – The age of the youngest female participant in this year’s marathon • 26.2 - The number of miles in a marathon • 30 - This year marks the 30th Anniversary Wineglass Marathon, making it one of the longest-running marathons in New York State • 30 – The percent of 2010 finishers that received qualifying times for the Boston Marathon • 44 - The number of participants coming from Texas alone • 46 - The number of U.S. States represented in this year's field • 50 – The percent of 2 0 1 1 marathon participants that are women • 75 - The percent of 2011 half marathon participants that are women • 73 – The age of the oldest female runner in this year’s marathon • 78 – The age of the oldest male runner in this year’s marathon • 93 – The number of days before the marathon that registration closed out • 650 – The number of volunteers assisting during race weekend • 1,100 - Total half marathon runners • 2,000 - Total full marathon runners • 3,200 - Total participants in this year's event • 60,000 – The number of paper cups used by runners during the marathon • 65,000 – Total number of miles that will be run by combined participants in 2011 • 204,800 – The number of ounces of water used to hydrate runners at this year’s event • 4,000,000 - The number of dollars projected to impact the local - economy at this year's event.
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Local Star Marathon Runner to Compete for Spot on U.S. Olympic Team Among a number of outstanding runners, professional athletes and running superstars to participate in this October’s 30th Anniversary Wineglass Marathon stands Addison, New York native Bryan Morseman. A marathon celebrity in his own right, Morseman, 26, is widely known – not only in his home region, but across the nation – as one of the fastest young men in the country. In 2008, Morseman, in his first-ever marathon, scored a second-place finish at the Wineglass Marathon. Since then, he has competed in dozens of races across the country and in only a few years, his roster of accomplishments is astonishing. Morseman has competed in 5 marathons already this year and has boasted a finishing time of less than two and
a half hours each time. His personal record, 02:20, was earned at the annual “Run for the Red” in the Poconos – a first-place finish that Morseman has defended for three consecutive years, winning in 2009, 2010 and 2011. The most impressive statistic is that, outside of his one-time appearances at the New York City and Chicago marathons, Morseman has never finished a race outside the top 5. In his first and only appearance in the New York Marathon, Morseman made headlines with his 24th place finish in a field of more than 40,000 participants. In Chicago, a 46th place finish in a field of 38,000 once again placed him in the top one percent of finishers. At this year’s Wi n e g l a s s Marathon, Morseman is competing with one goal – to win. With his sights set on qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Team trials, Morseman must come in at 02:19, less than two minutes faster than his only other Wineglass appearance. While the Olympic team is
clearly his highest goal, Morseman would also like to add a hometown win to his collection. “Winning the Wineglass Marathon would mean so much to me,” notes Morseman. “I’m looking forward to crossing that finish line surrounded by my family, friends and fans from the local area.” With more than 110 miles of training each week, Morseman is quick to credit the support of his family, co-workers at World Kitchen, and fiancée Sarah – who rides alongside Morseman in each training and workout providing, water, energy gels and moral support - for his incredible success. At the age of 26, it’s apparent that Morseman is on the cusp of a professional running career. Wi t h endorsements already from Spira® Footwear, Raw Revolution™ energy bars and marathonguide.com, competitors across the country can tell from one look at his jersey that they’re going up against a true champion.
When you read the record-breaking statistics from the 2010 Win e g l a s s Marathon it’s hard to imagine that the numbers could soar even more in 2011. That’s exactly the trend in year to date registration according to Race Director Mark Landin, who notes, “We are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Wineglass Marathon this October 2nd and we already have well over a 1400 runners registered from more than 30 states across the country.” Landin also reported a surge in registration for the first Wineglass Half Marathon, reporting registration for the 13.1-mile race at nearly 550 runners, 80% of whom are women. The Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau President, Peggy Coleman, reported on the magnitude of the event’s impact, stating, “The economic impact from the 2010 Wineglass Marathon for Steuben County and the region was conservatively estimated at $2,000,000.” According to Landin, the pace for registration this year indicates we will reach our maximum number of registrations set at 3000 and be turning runners away weeks before the October event. The Wineglass Marathon is no stranger to international and national recognition, and counts among its acclaims a 7thplace ranking in terms of the percentage of runners qualifying for the Boston Marathon. This is a serious attraction for runners from across the nation and Canada as 30% of all finishers had qualifying times for Boston at the 2010 race. The Wineglass Marathon is also fast becoming a “must run” race for women, and both male and female runners in the 30-49 age groups. Remarkably, 77% of the 2010 runners were from beyond a100 mile radius of Corning, New York, which included 42 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. The weekend population surge for Corning and the surrounding areas is substantial, as the Crystal City plays host to a diverse group of runners, their family and friends, all of whom travel here to enjoy one of the best marathons in the country. Many participants make a three or four-day trip out of the race, enjoying the beauty and bounty of the Finger Lakes region at the same time.
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2011 Runner Count by Location
ACCOLADES, RECORDS AND STATS: • First held in 1982; 2011 is the 30th anniversary for the Wineglass Marathon and first year for the half marathon • Wineglass Marathon awarded 16th best medal in 2010 out of 400 races by Marathon & Beyond magazine. • Voted “Speediest” Marathon by readers of Runners World in January 2010. • Voted “Best Schwag” by Runners world in 2009, paying tribute to the marathon’s coveted registration kits, which include a handmade glass medal, wine glass, champagne and a high-quality technical running shirt. • Ranked 7th in highest percentage of qualifying runners for the Boston Marathon by marathonguide.com • The 2010 top-finisher in the women’s category qualified for the 2012 Olympic trials, will
compete in Houston early next year in an attempt to make the U.S. Olympic team; 2-3 women have already indicated they may run the Wineglass tis year to achieve the same qualifying standard. • Attendance is rapidly growing! • 250 total runners in 1982 at inaugural Wineglass Marathon • Exponential growth in the last few years – nearly 500 in 2007, 600 in 2008 and 900 in 2009 • Number of runners doubled from 900 to 1,800 in 2010 – forcing the first registration close out • Registration closed on July 3rd, 2011 – 3 months before the race! This year’s field includes more than 2,000 marathon runners and 1,000 half marathon runners
Olympics In Sight For North Carolina Marathon Runner
With the 30th Anniversary Wineglass Marathon less than two weeks away, the record field of more than 3,000 participants enters the final preparations and training for the 26.2 mile race – held in Corning on October 2, 2011. For some, the marathon itself is just training for an even bigger goal. In this year’s event, a small handful of runners are running in an attempt to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Trials. Molly Nunn of Winston-Salem, North Carolina is one of just three women whose quest for the Olympics will be completely dependent on the time at next weekend’s race. In order to qualify for the Olympic Trials, she must finish in 2 hours and 46 minutes. Nunn, 28, will be running just her third full marathon to date at the 2011 Wineglass Marathon – making her goal even more ambitious. In her first two marathons, both in the spring, Nunn finished at 2:46:59 and most recently at 2:46:08 – a mere 8 seconds short of the qualifying time needed for the Olympic Trials. In next weekend’s race, Nunn’s goal is simple – closing out her long-held dream of qualifying for the trials. A two-time graduate of Wake Forest University, Nunn spends her days in an investment group with a local credit union and her nights focusing on her passion for run-
ning. Never labeled as a career runner, Nunn has enjoyed the sport her entire life. In describing her childhood, Nunn recalls long road trips where her parents would stop the car on the side of the road just to let her run circles around the car. “I’ve always had a ton of energy, and running is great way to get it out, collect my thoughts, and maintain a healthy lifestyle,” states Nunn. As such an important aspect of her life, she notes, “Running is more than a hobby for me – it’s my passion.” Many who share a story similar to Nunn’s are quick to point out that the endurance and determination needed to achieve such success do not come easily. Nunn credits her ambition and inspiration to her vast network of family and friends, notably her father, who started running when Nunn went to college, so that the two would continue to share something in common.
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Indiana Woman to Race in 50th State at 2011 Marathon Elaine Bickel Green will be reaching a milestone at this fall’s 30th annual Wineglass Marathon. Green, one of nearly 3,000 participants expected at this year’s event, has chosen New York State and specifically, the Wi n e g l a s s Marathon, as her 50th and final state at the end of a quest to race in every state across the country. As a member of The 50 State Marathon Club and The Marathon Maniacs, Green is one of thousands of race enthusiasts who are beyond dedicated to their passion for running. To say that Green is passionate about running is an understatement. So far in 2011, she has run in 23 races – in 23 different states. The Wineglass Marathon will be her 28th of the year and 80th overall, and will soon thereafter be followed by her first-ever appearance in the New York City
Marathon this November. Green’s roster of personal statistics is impressive; upon completion of the Wineglass, she will be only the second woman from Indiana ever to reach the 50-state mark. Her next goal – being the first to reach one hundred. For Green, running is a family affair. In this year’s Wineglass, the Carmel, Indiana native, will travel with her husband, four of her five children and a son-in-law and daughter-in-law, all of whom will run alongside her for this special event. In addition to support from her family, she will be joined a close-knit group of friends, all of whom are also Marathon Maniacs, from around the country (Texas, Arkansas, Missouri and Virginia) – in support of Green’s achievement. The importance of family is paramount for Green, who notes, “I’m so fortunate to
have my family behind me for this endeavor. They’re such a great network of support for me.” Although her friends often joke that she’s a ‘professional runner’, Green doesn’t do it for the glory, trophies or prizes that come with such experience and devotion. When asked about her trophy collection, Green modestly notes that she keeps her trophies on a small shelf in her laundry room, stating, “At my core, I’m just Mom.” Green’s children have always served as an inspiration for her devotion to marathon running. Spectators at this year’s event are encouraged to cheer for Green, who will be easily spotted with her “Marathon Maniac” jersey and family in tow. As a tribute to her accomplishment, Green will be wearing the #50 bib at the marathon.
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