The Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon partners with the following charity and community partners. Join one of our official charity training partners to fundraiser and train for the race or support a community group who will provide race day volunteers in return for a charitable donation.

National Charity Partner


Team Challenge, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA)

Achieve what you never thought was possible! Team Challenge, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) endurance training and fundraising program, is the perfect way to improve your fitness while making a difference. Through Team Challenge, you can train and complete the half marathon while simultaneously helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, two chronic and often debilitating digestive diseases that impact over 1.6 million Americans. Even after this year’s race is sold out, registration is often open for Team Challenge participants. Run With Team Challenge
In addition to helping us raise funds to further support the mission, Team Challenge also provides you with personal benefits like:
  • Personalized fitness training by an experienced coach for a period of 3 to 4 months.
  • Supportive teammates to train with each week and turn into lifelong friends
  • Training clinics and helpful tips on topics including nutrition, hydration, injury prevention, and proper shoe fitting.
  • Expenses-paid weekend away to a great destination race.
  • Team Managerء dedicated staff person from CCFA who coordinates team events, guides you through fundraising, and is your #1 personal cheerleader.
  • Mentorء past participant of Team Challenge who can show you the ropes and be your personal fundraising coach.
  • Team uniform including a training shirt and race-day singlet.

Learn more about the Team Challenge program at or call toll free 866-931-2611.

Official Charity Partners

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The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001 – the product of the shared vision and unique life experience of OAR’s seven founders. Led by these parents and grandparents of children and adults on the autism spectrum. OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily. Run with OAR
City of Hope City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, scientists work with doctors to treat both the physical and emotional needs of our patients. By attending to the individual, not just the illness, your life afterwards can be fuller and more rewarding. City of Hope combines science with soul to make miracles every day. Run with City of Hope
Since its formation, the Children’s Tumor Foundation has been crucial to the development of solid scientific data about the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis (NF). Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters, we are breaking through barriers and forging the pathway that will lead to a cure. Their mission is to drive research, expand knowledge, and advance care for the NF community.
Run with Children’s Tumor Foundation
Project Purple
Project Purple has a mission of raising awareness and funds towards a cure for pancreatic cancer. Sadly, the statistics are staggering. Pancreatic cancer is the 4th largest killer of all cancer killers and the least funded of the top 10 cancers. It is also the only cancer on the top 10 list with a single digit survival rate after 5 years. Run with Project Purple
LuMind RDS
LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation The mission of the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation is to stimulate biomedical research that will accelerate the development of treatments to significantly improve cognition, including memory, learning and speech, for individuals with Down Syndrome. Run with LuMind RDS

Official Community Partners

Hanna Boys Center changes the lives of troubled, motivated youth through faith, education and caring, helping them grow into productive members of society. Hanna is a “haven of hope” for troubled boys and their families. Our mission is to provide a “home away from home” for boys who are underprivileged, troubled, and seriously at-risk. We serve more than 100 boys at any given time, between ages 13 and 18, and we educate them in small classes from grades eight through twelve.
Hanna believes that every boy deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, to be empowered to fulfill their maximum potential and become contributing members of society. HBC provides over 100 volunteers both students and teachers for the amazing weekend events. Our partnership goes back to the very first Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon in 2004. Learn more at
Runners often have to dig deep and find some unnamed source of strength, perseverance, and determination. Finns have a name for that; it’s called “sisu”. Located in Sonoma, FAHA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, residential and recreational cultural facility providing 48 subsidized and 16 moderate income apartments for qualified senior and disabled residents.
FAHA welcomes diversity and has an uncompromising commitment to and belief in inclusivity, providing housing regardless of culture, abilities, or ethnicity. Founded over 40 years ago by first-generation Finnish immigrants, today FAHA works to preserve its cultural heritage and build community under our name, Finnish American Home Association, through concerts, midsummer and harvest celebrations, and classes. You may meet FAHA volunteers at registration or along the course, but you are sure to find us after you cross the finish line as we’ll be ready to hand you your wine glass. Find some of your sisu at
Native SonsFounded in 1875, the Native Sons of the Golden West is an organization with a rich history of historical preservation, which began in 1890 with the purchase of Sutter’s Fort when that landmark faced demolition and which continues to this day. The Native Sons was formed as a lasting monument to the men and women of Californiaӳ Gold Rush. Today the Native Sons of the Golden West maintain a strong sense of community building and help ensure a bright future through charitable endeavors and educational involvement. The Native Sons welcome members from all backgrounds who are California born. Native Sons contributes heavily to local non-profits, including the Cleft Palate Fund and the Historical Preservation Foundation, as well as encouraging and supporting local youth programs. They are the ones on the front lines for parking and traffic needs. They serve a crucial role in our races, so thank them as you pass by next year. Learn more at
Napa Valley Vine Trail

The Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition is a grass-roots nonprofit with a vision to build a walking/biking trail system to connect the entire Napa Valley–physically, artistically, and culturally. We are working to design, fund, construct, and maintain 47 safe and scenic miles of level, paved, family-friendly, pet-friendly, free-access Class I trail, stretching from Vallejo’s Ferry to Calistoga.

The Vine Trail provides many benefits for our community. It’s a proven model: Trails in residential and tourist areas around the United States have made an immediate positive impact on the well-being and safety of residents. A safe, free, easy-access trail system can significantly improve community health. Napa County has the highest rates of obesity and diabetes in the Bay Area. Studies show even moderate increases in physical activity reduce stress and risk of many serious health issues.

A continuous Vine Trail will connect Napa Valley communities, providing a car-free alternative for commuting and fun. This will reduce traffic congestion, taking cars off the road and pollution out of the air, significantly lowering our carbon footprint. The Vine Trail’s human scale, continuity, vast outdoor exhibition space, and easy access will unify the diverse landscapes and varied communities of this much-visited area physically, artistically, and culturally.

Local middle schools are feeling the pinch financially so providing volunteers is a great way for them to fundraise, as well as do some team building. We love to support local school sports programs, andAltimira Middle School benefits from this opportunity by not only providing volunteers, but encouraging teamwork and camaraderie among classmates and teammates.

Interested in becoming an Official Charity Partner? Complete our online application and a member of our Team will contact you for more information.

If your organization is interested in becoming a Community Partner, send us an email and a member of our staff will contact you.