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Wine Country Races
Races you can toast at the finish line
Anyone who's attempted the Tour de Franzia knows that wine and racing rarely ends well, but what about a race that ends with wine?
Those, we approve of…and picked a few worth sharing!
A Grape View
Here's to hoping racers fuel with spaghetti instead of the liquid dinner Fueled By Fine Wine’s title suggests, but we’re not judging either way. Participants are challenged by unpaved trails and steep hills, and rewarded with scenic views and Oregon-native grape juice at the official after party.
Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon; July 14; Register
Stomp The (Vine)Yard
This annual wine-touring weekend along Michigan's Wine Coast features a 5k or 7 mile run through Leelanau’s vineyards at harvest time, followed by a tour of Leelanau wineries with plenty of wine and food pairings!
Leelanau Peninsula Harvest Stompede; September 7; Register
The Healdsburg Halloween Harvest takes runners past 22 California wineries on the 13.1-mile course. Runners are encouraged to get weird in creepy costumes for the Halloween-themed run, and winners bring home a bottle o' booze!
Healdsburg Half Marathon; October 26; Register
Spice Up Your Life
Spicewood Vineyards call wino runners to San Antonio, Texas for a self-proclaimed "challenging" half-marathon or 10K through Texas Hill Country. For anyone in southern discomfort after the finish line, the registration fee covers beer, food, and enough red wine to quiet achy muscles.
Spicewood Vineyards Half-Marathon and 10K; December 1; Register