Sunday, November 4, 2018 • Corning, NY • Course Map
From the 550-acre campus of Corning Community College, the Red Baron Half Marathon takes runners on a tour of this small city tucked into the nearby river valley surrounded by steep hills just a few miles from the border with Pennsylvania.
A scenic, moderately challenging race, the half marathon begins on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 PM at the campus commons on Spencer Hill overlooking the city of Corning, where it begins a 13.1-mile route with a number of gradual downhill stretches (though no hills that are overly taxing the knees).
Race organizers (including the Spencer Crest Nature Center and the local Wineglass Running Club) describe the event’s first five miles as “hilly,” followed by a gradual downhill over the next four miles, and a flat stretch for the remaining three-plus miles of the course. Runners finish the race at the Corning American Legion south of downtown.
For this year’s race, the event also includes the “Smile mile,” which runs a clockwise loop around the campus of Corning Community College, starting from the same starting line of the half marathon route.
Race Weather & Climate
Late fall weather can get quite cold in this western New York State town, as runners should be prepared for wet and perhaps even frozen precipitation, which occasionally falls here this early in the season.
On race day (Nov. 4), the average low is 31ºF and the average high is 53ºF.
- 1:00 PM – half marathon
- 12:00 PM – Smile mile
- $55 – $60 for the half marathon
- $15 for the Smile mile
- Discounts available for students
To reserve your spot in the 2018 running of Corning’s Red Baron Half Marathon, register online at RunSignUp.com here.
Official Race Website
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