- 13.1 miles/Half Marathon, 26.2 miles/Marathon
- Road Race
This race was absolutely hands down one of my favorites. I completed the Riesling Challenge (8k,5k, marathon)! The race is held in the town of Corning. It’s a great little town and the expo is held at the glass museum. Tons of swag to choose from and few vendors but nothing great. The race swag was excellent, I relieved a mini bottle of champagne, a nice zip up and chocolate.
The race morning I suggest getting on the buses early! Also pack throw away clothes! You sit in a tent until the race start on top of a hill so it is quite cold! The race itself is super flat probably almost too flat and honestly got a bit boring towards the back half of the race. However, there are several spots of the race that goes through surrounding towns that have great race support! Beware of the windy head wind! This totally took a ton of energy to get through on the back end of the course.
The finish line is amazing! Tons of wine and celebrating and therefore I highly suggest staying until Monday so you can celebrate your race! The medals were also amazing as they are made from real glass from the art museum.
Aid stations were very minimal water and limited fuel options.
BONUS: I got to meet Meb at this race!