Race Info
Race Info
About

The world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys serve as the host of this incredible 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.

For the 12th consecutive year, the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon has sold out of the half marathon individual and pairing registrations. A limited number of entries are still available for the Rose´ 5k and through the American Cancer Society DetermiNation program and our Charity Partner Programs. More information about our Charity Partner entry options.

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 half marathon 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, and merchandise sales are held at the Race Expo. All Race Expo details can be found at the Race Expo page.

The Race Expo will be held in Sonoma Plaza from 9AM-5PM* on Saturday, July 20th

*Times may adjust slightly.


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.

If this upgrade has been purchased, bibs with timing 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 through your myevents.active.comaccount. If your plans change, and you are able to join us at the expo, your items will be available.

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. 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.

Gear Check

Gear check will be located adjacent to the start line at the Cuvaison Winery and transported to the finish line for the Half Marathon.

Gear Check for the 5K will be available in the same location within the Expo for drop-off and pick-up.

A clear plastic bag will be provided. Please do not include valuables, essential race gear only. All your items must fit in the plastic bag. No luggage or large items. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Use a belt to carry your valuable items, or leave them with a friend.   

Transportation
Transportation Schedule

Check here for the 2019 Transportation Schedule. Which includes shuttle times and locations, parking information, and where to get dropped off!

Awards

The top 3 male and female finishers overall in the half marathon and 5K will receive an award.

In the half marathon, the top male and female finisher in each age group will receive an award.  Please see the age groups below:

21-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70+

Awards must be picked up on-site at the Results tent.  Age group awards are available for the half marathon only.

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 2020 event.  Deferrals must be processed by the registration team and an administration fee of 50% of the cost of the following year’s registration cost will be charged in the event you defer.  The deferral will expire after the 2020 event and you will not be able to defer your registration again.  Deferral requests must be submitted by email request to registration@motivsports.com no later than July 7th, 2019.

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 registration team. You must submit an email request to registration@motivsports.com with the full name and email address of the person you are going to transfer to. Transfer requests must be submitted no later than July 12th, 2019.

An email invitation to register will be sent to the new participant. Once they have completed registration, you will receive a refund (minus the $25 administration charge). 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.

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/

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