Wine Country Half Marathon

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Produced by Destination Races, the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon may be the most exhilarating and fun race you’ll ever run. This wine harvest and Halloween-themed event is a favorite with runners, volunteers and spectators who enjoy the ideal weather, spectacular autumn-colored scenery, creative costumes and the celebratory Wine & Music Festival in Warm Springs Recreation Area! Runners are treated to a winding course that starts at Francis Ford Coppola Winery with brilliant views of the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys as you pass 23 wineries on the way to the finish below Lake Sonoma. Water station #3 at Quivera Winery offers something extra on your journey…a sip of wine and estate-produced jam! Don’t miss this concluding event of the Wine Country Half Marathon Series.

WARNINGS: There is a limited field and the race sells out. Sign up early!
Witches, scary rabbits and other odd characters frequent this race…

Scary rabbit ready for tricks at mile 7 after water & wine stop at Quivera Winery
Scary rabbit ready for tricks at mile 7 after water & wine stop at Quivera Winery

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Reception on Terrace then dine at Rustic!
Be sure to join us for our welcome reception on the terrace at Coppola winery on Friday. Meet other runners from around the country and enjoy views of the start area. The event runs from 6:00pm to 7:30pm and includes wine tasting, appetizers and guest speaker.

We also encourage making reservations at the popular ‘Rustic” restaurant at the winery. Rustic serves classic old italian reciptes from Coppolla’s family. Reservations usually fill up 4 to 6 weeks in advance, so sign up now and tell them you are with the Wine Country Half Marathon for special seating on Friday. For dinner reservations you may call the winery at 707 857-1485 or go to the website.

www.franciscoppolawinery.com/visit/dine/rustic

Sign up for this reception during your Race Registration, or you may puchase through Race Extras if you have already registered for the race.

Registration is now OPEN

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Registration Information

Destination Races strives to offer a unique, boutique-style destination race and vacation experience. We maintain a limited field, allowing us to produce a quality event and offer more to our participants. In order to enhance your experience and simplify the registration and distribution process, this years registration fee is inclusive of the following :

  • Colorful award-winning finishers medal by Ashworth Awards
  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve technical event running shirt
  • Logo wine glass and pass to Wine & Music Festival tasting (beer, wines, sparkling)
  • Personalized race bib with first name and colorful graphics
  • Personalized finishers certificates through Brightroom.com
  • Transportation to/from start and finish areas
  • Special offers from local merchants, sponsors and wineries
  • Access to one of the most scenic USATF certified courses in the USA
  • Support from over 200 volunteers, law enforcement and medical staff
  • State-of-the-art ChronoTrack timing system and results
  • A contribution to our event beneficiaries for providing event support

Half Marathon Registration

Half Marathon registration is limited to the first 2,200 entries. Due to time constraints registration is only for runners and fast walkers who can complete the 13.1 mile course in 3:30 or less, a pace of 15:00 min per mile or better. Once sold-out, some spots may remain through our charity or training partners. You may sign up for our email list to be informed of any openings and future events.

Team Registration

You may enter a team of 6 or more runners and save $10 off registration while competing for both individual and team awards. To enter a team you must first have a team captain register your team and then email your team name and a passcode to your team members to use when registering under team registration.

Team members must register under the team name. Teams may be all men, all women, or co-ed. The best six times count towards the team’s cumulative total and the times are age and gender handicapped based on the national handicapping system for average half marathon times. If teams do not have the minimum 6 members at the time registration closes or sells out each individual will be charged the additional $10 registration fee and run as an individual.

Registration Fees

  • Half Marathon (all inclusive) = $95 until April 1st, 2011
    # April 2nd to July 31st: $105
    # August 1st: $115
  • Team Registration (all inclusive) = $85 until April 1st, 2011
    #April 2nd to July 31st: $95
    #after August 1st: $105
    Kids Pumpkin Run = $20

Note: Race will sell out in advance. Website will indicate when registration is approaching sell out status.

Kids Pumpkin Run

The Kid’s Pumpkin Run, organized by Parkpoint Health Club, is held at Coppola Winery during the Halloween Carnival from noon to 4pm on Saturday. This run is for children ages 4 to 12 dressed in costume who run through the vineyards in various distances based on their age. Check back for more information on the Halloween Carnival and Kids Pumpkin Run.

Elite Runner Registration

If you are an elite runner please email a bio with running resume to include recent times and PR’s to: [email protected] for request of elite status. To qualify as an elite you must be able to compete for a top three overall finish (M & F) as a limited number of elite spots available. If approved, you will be emailed an elite entry form and waiver to be returned by email, fax or mail.

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