Happy Friday Friends! We are in full race training mode at our house with my 10K this September and Neil has registered for the Oregon Wine Country Half (and I’m totally jealous). This race has been on both of our bucket lists since we moved here in 2013 and this year Neil is going to be crossing it off his bucket list. I’m hoping that next year I’ll be free of running injuries and maybe I’ll be able to cross it off my bucket list as well.
The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon starts at Stoller Family Estate, offering an idyllic 13.1-mile course that runs through the heart of the Willamette Valley in Yamhill County, winding past a cluster of four American Viticulture Areas and through vineyards and orchards before reaching the beautiful residential area of Lafayette.
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 in the heart of Carlton. The Wine + Music Festival will feature over 20 wineries and Lagunitas Brewing Company pouring at the event, along with live music!
For more information, including a complete list of wineries, course map, and travel information, visit the race website:http://destinationraces.com/runoregon/.
Before you head out for you Fourth of July celebrations get into the spirit by celebrating our 33rd state!If you’re not sure which one that is, here is a hint. You’ll find the beautiful Willamette Valley located here and it’s known for amazing Pinot Noir. Earn your stripes by running the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon – it’s going to be a blast!
Register to run the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon from now until July 9th at 11:59pm for your chance to win a case of Pinot Noir and an awesome training kit (Fitbit tracker, running shoes and more).
What race is on your bucket list?
Disclaimer: Neil received entry to the race in exchange for this post.We are thrilled to attend and cheer him on! I received no monetary compensation for this post.
Lindsay so fun and exciting…You will have to attend the Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon next time 🙂 come visit our wine country
I would love to do that – sounds like a beautiful spot for a race!
I’ve never heard of this race, but it sounds like such a fun one! A perfect race to participate in if I want my friends to cheer me on! I’ll put this on my bucket list too! 🙂
It looks like a beautiful race.
My husband was going to run this race two years ago—and then life got crazy with having a brand-new baby at home, so his plans to train went right into the Diaper Genie. I’ve heard it’s a bit brutal with all the hills, but the wine at the end would make it worth it!
That’s how it was last year when Neil was supposed to run the Run Like Hell half in downtown Portland. As for the hills, Neil just did the Helvetia which is super hilly so hopefully his training for that will help with this race.
Been looking for a race to train for this summer – I’m going to check this out! Thanks!
Let me know if you register up!
I did this one a few years ago, and it was really great (though I admit a little hilly at times…). It is such a gorgeous area to run through, especially starting at Stoller. Good luck, Neil!
If I were a runner, that is definitely an event that I would do! The Wine Country is so beautiful!