Race Info
Race Info

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.

This race sells out each year on the day registration opens, so take a look at your Registration Options and mark your calendars! Run.Sip.Explore. with us and find out what all the hype is about!

We are celebrating the 15th Anniversary of this bucket list race amongst other accomplishments; the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon was recently named as one of the Top 20 Half Marathons in the BibRave 100!

Confirmation

Your confirmation email will be issued by Active.com on our behalf. The email contains your Confirmation ID used to edit your registration or make additional purchases. Should you have lost your registration or are experiencing technical issues with your registration, email your request to support@activenetwork.com or call 877-228-4881.

Packet Pickup Options

1. Race Expo on Saturday

We encourage you to pick up your race packet at the Race Expo, which is FREE and open to the public. At the Expo you will receive your bib, timing chip, shirt and other race information. Exhibitor booths, sampling, merchandise sales, seminars, wine tasting and other events are typically held at the Race Expo. All Race Expo details can be found at the Race Expo page.

Check back for 2019 Event Updates!


2. Race Day Packet Pickup on Sunday

The Race Day Packet Pickup service is provided at the INFO table near the start area. Runners using the Race Day Packet Pickup service should plan on arriving at least 45 minutes prior to the race. Bibs and chips will be handed out before the race; shirts must be picked up from the Volunteer Check-In booth after the race in the finish festival. Sign up for this service in conjunction with registration, or after registration by using the link below. Packets will also be available at the Race Expo if you sign up for this service.

Rules

Please line up at the start according to your pace. Elite runners will be positioned at the front with runners lining up behind them by mile pace. Please look for the pace signs posted along the start chute to guide your position. Please do not line up ahead of your pace time! This is chip timed so your time will officially begin when you cross the timing mat at the start line. Top 3 overall are on gun time. Take extra caution as you start the race!

Cones on the Roadways
ALWAYS stay inside right of the cones on the roadways, unless signs or chalk indicate otherwise. Straying outside of the defined cone line is dangerous and could result in disqualification.
Roller Blades, Skateboards, Animals & Bicycles
NO roller blades, skateboards, animals or bicycles on course without permission. Baby strollers designed for runners are permitted but must begin at the back of the starting line.
Portable music
Portable music with headphones are allowed but must be kept at low volume so runners can hear approaching traffic and verbal instructions from law enforcement and volunteers. Failure to abide may result in DQ.

Please obey law enforcement officers and volunteers at all times! They are positioned on course for your safety. In rare cases, law enforcement may require runners to stop to allow traffic to pass. Failure to obey law enforcement and volunteers may result in removal from the course and disqualification.

Directions

Half Marathon Race Start

Start Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Cuvaison Estate Wines -1221 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA 94559

GunBunFunRun 5K Race Start

Start Time: 8:15/8:20/8:25 AM
Location: Gundlach Bundschu – 2000 Denmark St., Sonoma, CA 95476

Gear Check

A gear check area is provided at the start line of both the Half Marathon and the GunBunFunRun 5K for runners to place their warm-ups and other items in the bag provided by race staff. Write your bib number and name on the bags and they will be transported to the finish area for pickup. Any items left at the event will be donated to charity after 14 days.

Transportation

Check back for 2019 updates!

Awards

Check back for 2019 Award Categories!

Congratulations to those who won our 2018 Categories!

  • Top 3 Overall Male & Female
  • Master’s
  • Age Group Awards
  • Team Awards
  • Top Napa-to-Sonoma Finisher
Open to teams of participating wineries, the Winery Challenge Trophy is awarded to the fastest Winery team (after application of age/gender handicap) of 6 or more runners. See Get Involved for additional information.
Event Cancellation + Transfer Policy

Entry fees are non-refundable.

We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have created a great policy that offers you several different options in the event you cannot attend on race day. (You may choose only one of the options below.)


Defer Your Entry: You may defer your entry to the 2019 event. Deferrals must be processed by the event registration team. An administration fee of $25 will be charged in the event you defer. The deferral will expire after the 2019 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again. Athletes may request a deferral by submitting an email request to registration@motivsports.com prior to July 8th, 2018. There are a limited number of deferral slots for the 2019 event.


Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. However, bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge of $25 and must be processed by the event registration team no later than July 1st, 2018. If you transfer your bib, you will receive a refund (minus the $25 administration charge) once the new participant signs up. The new runner will need to pay the full entry fee at the time of the transfer. This process is in place to avoid any fraudulent sales of race numbers.

Email registration@motivsports.com with the name and email address of the person you are transferring your bib to begin the process


Purchase Event Insurance: Booking Protect offers Registration Protector, which provides insurance to runners in many emergency and injury situations. This must be purchased at the time of registration, and cannot be retroactively added. If an event occurs that is covered under their policy, you would need to file a claim to receive a full race refund.

For questions and inquiries regarding submitting an insurance claim, please contact Booking Protect using the following methods.

Submit a Refund Application: https://bookingprotect.com/refund/
General Customer Service: https://bookingprotect.com/contact-us/

Reviews

Save the Date - 2019
July 20 - 21, 2019

2019 Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon will take place July 20 - 21. Individual registration will open on November 15th, 2018.

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