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!


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 [email protected] 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.

Price: FREE
Date: Saturday July 14, 2018
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Cornerstone Sonoma 23570 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476

NOTE: If you are not able to make it to the Race Expo on Saturday July 14th, there is one other paid service provided for packet pickup; this option is described below. You may also have a friend pick up your packet for you but they MUST have a copy of your ID with them.

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.

Price: $20.00
Date: Sunday July 15, 2018
Time: 5:30am to 6:30am
Location: Cuvaison Carneros

Purchase this option in advance by logging into your Active Account.


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.


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.

Bus transportation is provided from select locations to the Start Line of both the Half Marathon and the 5K. There is return bus service from the Finish Line to those original locations.

See our Transportation Schedule to view bus times, locations, and other parking information.


Top 3 Overall Male & Female

1st Place – $600 plus 3L of wine, Fortessa Award Plate
2nd Place – $300 plus magnum of wine
3rd Place – $200 plus magnum of wine, $100 gift certificate to Napa Running Co.

Note: Bonus of $500 paid for setting Men’s or Women’s course record

Master’s Awards
Men’s and Women’s Masters champions (40+) will receive a magnum of wine and Riedel decanter trophy.

Age Group Awards
A bottle of wine is awarded to top 3 male and female finishers in age division every 5 years from 21 to 70 age groups. Awards are determined by the runner’s age on race day. Certificates are provided for the under 21-age group

Team Awards
The fastest top 2 teams (after application of age/gender handicap) of 6 or more members will receive awards. A team must have a minimum of 6 runners finish the half marathon to qualify as a team; see Team Registration for more information.

Top Napa-to-Sonoma Finisher
A friendly competition between Napa and Sonoma counties exist for local supremacy. The top M and F finishers from either county win a bottle of wine from their county and a gift certificate to Napa Running Co.

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.

There are no registration refunds. However, if you are not able to use your registration for any reason you have two options to consider. The second option is described in the section below.

Pay a $50 fee to defer your registration to any Destination Races event open for registration within the 2018 Race Series (except Napa-to-Sonoma).

The deferral policy applies to any Destination Races event within a 12-month period (registration for the race must still be open and not sold out). You must process your deferral at least 7 days prior to the race. No deferrals will be accepted for any reason once we are within 7 days of the race.

Transfers + Credits

Pay a $25 fee to transfer your registration to another individual.

Transfers may be processed up to and including the Race Expo (Cost $25) and must be initiated by the person seeking to transfer their registration.

To complete the process, the original registrant will navigate to https://myevents.active.com, will locate their race registration, and will select “Transfer to another athlete.” After selecting this option, they will be prompted to enter the new participant’s email address on the following page. The new participant will then be invited to claim the transfer via email where they will be directed to checkout on Active.com.

Once the new participant has accepted and checked out with the registration, the original participant will be refunded their registration, less the $25 transfer fee. The new runner will be provided a bib and packet.

Transfer Prior to June 23

On or after June 23

The person receiving the transfer must process transfers at the Race Expo. The new runner should get the necessary info from the original registrant, fill out the Transfer Form, and bring it to the the expo where they will pay for their registration. Once received, the original participant’s registration refund will be processed and they will receive the refund less the $25 transfer fee.

Mark Your Calendars!
July 14, 2018

Napa-to-Sonoma sells out each year on the day of registration! The race starts at Cuvaison Carneros Winery and finishes in historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall.

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