Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon - Sept. 3, 2017
The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon is truly a hidden gem, offering an experience unique to any of its sister events in the series. Hosted in Yamhill County in the heart of the Willamette Valley, participants rave about the small-town charm, incredible sunrise views, scenic course, great wines, and post-race Wine & Music Festival, presented by Ken Wright Cellars. Less than an hour from Portland, this thriving wine region is a favorite of Pinot Noir lovers and romantics who desire a less hectic vacation experience. If you aren’t already a resident or frequent visitor, you’ll be sure to fall in love with the area and this race. Bring your family and friends and plan to stay and play!
Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon - Sept. 3, 2017
The Kelowna Wine Country Half Marathon is the first event in the popular series produced by Destination Races held outside of the United States. Kelowna is the centerpiece city of the Okanagan Valley, a year-round recreational paradise in British Columbia, Canada. This emerging wine region is set amongst beautiful mountains and Okanagan Lake, with abundant sunshine and ideal growing conditions for many premium wines and many varietals. You’ll love this scenic and fast course starting on the East Bench above Kelowna at The Vibrant Vine and finishing on the promenade in front of the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. Everyone then gathers in expansive Waterfront Park to celebrate their accomplishment at the Wine & Music Festival in one of the most beautiful settings imaginable.
Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon - Oct. 28, 2017
This end of wine harvest and Halloween themed race runs through the renowned Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys in late October when the weather is ideal for running and the autumn-colored vineyards glow in the warm sunshine. Enter the costume contest, win wine awards for your age group, and enjoy wine-tasting, food, beer, exhibitors, live music and more! A Hallowine 5K is also offered. The event activities start on Thursday so bring your friends so you can celebrate in style and explore one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world.
IPA 10K + Beer Mile Invitational - April 14, 2018
Set in the heart of Sonoma County’s legendary craft brew scene, the IPA 10K & Beer Mile Invitational is a celebration of running and beer. Produced by Destination Races and hosted by the Barlow in Sebastopol, California, this two-day event starts with the marketplace expo and welcome reception on Friday. Saturday begins with a start line beer toast, sponsored by Crooked Goat Brewing, before runners embark on a scenic 6.2-mile loop course. At the finish, runners and their guests are treated to the Beer Mile Invitational and Beer & Music Festival at the Barlow.
Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon - May 12, 2018
Santa Barbara and the adjoining Santa Ynez Valley offer the ideal destination running experience. Held in early May on Mother’s Day weekend, it’s the perfect time to visit this haven for outdoor recreation. You’ll LOVE this scenic course that runs from downtown Santa Ynez through Los Olivos into the Danish-settled town of Solvang. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a weekend full of activities in this bucolic setting and celebrate in style at the expanded post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. Run the half marathon or the two-person relay. Form a team of six or more. Run with, or for, your mother. But be warned…this race is habit forming and sells out early!
Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon - June 2, 2018
The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a running race, it’s a destination lifestyle experience. Destination Races produces the Wine Country Half Marathon series in renowned wine regions across North America. Loudoun County plays host to this popular event located in and around historic Leesburg, VA, one hour west of Washington DC. This is the only event in the series held in the eastern US.
The race starts and finishes at bucolic Doukenie Winery, the perfect venue for hosting the post-race Wine & Music Festival, Presented by Loudoun Wineries Association. This scenic, tree-laden course runs north of the winery on historic byways, passing vineyards, farms, ranches and estates along the way. Come experience the race of a lifetime as we welcome you to Virginia and DC’s Wine Country!
Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon - July 2018
Napa-to-Sonoma is the flagship event in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series. This popular race features a fast and scenic course starting at Cuvaison Carneros Winery and finishing in historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall. The world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys serve as the host of this event, offering the finest in wine country ambience and hospitality. Other activities are scheduled around the race, so bring family and friends and plan to stay and play! You’ll also meet new friends and running colleagues at this iconic event which draws from all fifty states and many foreign countries. This is not your typical running race, this is a lifestyle experience!