The Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon takes place during what we call Indian Summer in Wine Country. It’s a fabulous time to enjoy warm sunny weather while the leaves are most colorful on the vines, and you may even catch the end of the grape harvest.

If you are familiar with Destination Race and the Wine Country Half Marathon Series, you know that Destination Races hosts a weekend full of fun events that appeal to runners and enthusiasts of fine food, wine, and music.

Peruse the event schedule to plan your weekend. These events are held some of the region’s most dynamic, and well-respected wineries. Most events will sell out, so be sure to sign up early during race registration or return back and register by adding these events to your Race Extras.


Oct
26
Thu
2017
Early Packet Pickup @ Sports Basement Presidio
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Early Packet Pickup service is provided as a special service for those runners living or staying in or near San Francisco that prefer to receive their packets early and not drive to the expo in Healdsburg. Sign up for this service in conjunction with registration, or after registration, by purchasing through Race Extras. Service fee includes packet pick up for runner and one friend. Must bring photo ID for each bib picked up. Your packet will be available for pickup at the Expo and on race day if you cannot attend for any reason. See Packet Pickup Options page for details. Cost:$10 Get Race Extras!
Oct
27
Fri
2017
Race Expo @ Hyatt Vineyard Creek
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Expo is where runners:

  • Pick up race packet, personalized bib, timing chip, and technical race shirt*
  • Sample products, meet exhibitors and race sponsors
  • Shop for exclusive Wine Country Half Marathon apparel and gifts at our Harvest Boutique
  • Learn about the course and developing a race day strategy at the Race Orientation Seminar
  • Attend other inspiring, seminars and discussions

* Runners Photo ID is required to pick up your race bib and shirt. You may designate another person to pick up your race packet but a copy of YOUR photo ID will be required.

Seminars:

Wine & Chocolate Pairing Seminar
An Insider’s Guide to the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presented by Race Director, Matt Dockstader, this seminar is a must for first-time participants. Learn about the course, the best way to prepare for race morning, and how to enjoy the post race Wine and Music Festival to it’s fullest.

Insider’s Guide to the Race Seminar @ Hyatt Vineyard Creek
Oct 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
An Insider’s Guide to the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Presented by Race Director, Matt Dockstader, this seminar is a must for first-time participants. Learn about the course, the best way to prepare for race morning, and how to enjoy the post race Wine and Music Festival to it’s fullest.

Oct
28
Sat
2017
Race Day Packet Pick-up @ Start Line Area
Oct 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
Race Day Packet Pickup is offered as a service for runners unable to get their bib at the Expo or at Early Packet Pickup. See Packet Pickup Options page for details. Cost: $15 Get Race Extras!
Race Start @ Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Oct 28 @ 7:30 am
Wine & Music Festival @ Warm Springs Recreational Area
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Once you cross the finish line, the celebration gets underway with the Post Race Wine and Music Festival! There will be over 20 wineries and local breweries pouring, along with live music. This event is open to guests so bring your friends and family to celebrate with you.

For guests to take part in the wine tasting, runners may pre-purchase a wine glass during registration or through Race Extras.

Get This Race Extra!

Wine Tasting Fee: $35 (includes glass)

A stub on your race bib will indicate how many wine glasses you have purchased (so please do not alter your race bib). Once you cross the finish line go to the wine glass tent to pick up your wristband and wine glass. If you purchased a glass for guests they must accompany you to receive their wine glass. Be prepared to show ID for proof of age, if asked.

Wineries not to be missed!

As you plan your stay, we highly recommend visiting these Must Visit Wineries, who will be pouring at the 2017 Post Race Wine & Music Festival. Redeem a special #RunSipExplore coaster at any winery booth in the festival, fill out your information and present the coaster at any of the participating wineries for a special offer! We encourage you to visit these wineries and let them know you ran the Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathon. Remember, wine makes for a fabulous souvenir and a delicious memory of your weekend in Healdsburg Wine Country!

Thank you to our 2016 Winery Partners. Stay tuned our 2017 Winery Partners will be listed soon!

2015 Winery Partners

Carol Shelton Wines
Clos Du Bois
Comstock Wines
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Kendall Jackson Wine Estate & Gardens
Lambert Bridge Winery
Martorana Winery
Mauritson Wines
Pedroncelli Winery
Rued Winery
Sbragia Family Vineyards
SIMI Winery
Stryker Sonoma
Thumbprint Cellars
Trione Vineyards & Winery
Trentadue Winery
Truett Hurst Winery
Awards Ceremony @ Warm Springs Recreational Area
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am