Corelle 5K Race Recap

The Corelle 5K was a race that wasn’t in my calendar until a couple of weeks before the event. When my sister shared her plans for this racecation, the idea was for the husbands to do the 5K and the ladies do the half marathon.

And then, she texted that she wanted to do the Corelle 5K race because of the commemorative finisher’s plate you get. So, you know, that meant me jumping in the 5K as well because I was not going to be a spectator by myself. ?

Our crew included Batman ?

Check it out: Interested in the Wineglass Half Marathon instead?

The bib pickup and expo were located at the Corning Museum of Glass. We arrived about an hour after the expo opened on Friday.  It was not crowded. There was a line for each race. The swag for the 5K included a long sleeve cotton race shirt in red.  The logo was rad!

Once my sister got into town, we went to dinner. That night we enjoyed some BBQ at Slammin’ Jammin’… It was delicious!

Race day!

The race started right on time at 8 am. I thought the day was going to be cold. It was a gorgeous 52 degrees instead. My goal was to take it easy and to not be the last one of us to finish…

The course was a simple out and back. It was picturesque. Along the route, there were a ton of very supportive spectators! 

I was in good shape for the first half of the race but then I got really warm. I should have known better, so, I decided to take it easy since I still had the half marathon the next day. Once it was evident that the last two were my brother in law and me, we made the pact to finish the race together. 

After the race, in addition to the medal, all runners received a commemorative Corelle 5K plate. The catch, you had to pick it up at the Corelle store downtown, which was near the finish line for the half and full marathons.

All in all, we would totally do this race again!