Start: Cuvaison Carneros Winery
Finish: Sonoma Plaza
Wine & Music Festival: 9:30am to Noon
Awards Ceremony: 10:30am
We limit the field of half marathon runners to 3,500 in order to offer our participants and their guests the finest destination road racing experience possible. Please check our Registration page for more information about registering as this race sells out immediately when registration opens.
The race is chip timed to provide accurate and fair results. Runners will receive a chip and gun time, the top 3 overall finishers are based on gun time, all other finisher results use chip time results. The timing chips are disposable and do not need to be returned.
A gear check area is provided at the start for runners to place their warm-ups and other items in the bag provided by race staff. Write your bib number and name on the bags and they will be transported to the finish area for pickup. Any items left at the event will be donated to charity after 14 days.
Race start time temperatures are usually ideal, ranging from a cool of low 50’s to a high of low 60’s. Summer temperatures are usually moderate and pleasant in southern Sonoma and Napa counties as the proximity to the bay creates breezes and fog that act as natural air conditioning. If a high-pressure system is present, temperatures could reach as high as the 70’s by mid-morning.
Be prepared for either condition. Afternoon high temperatures typically range between 75 and 85 degrees. There is virtually no summer rain in the area. There is exposure to the sun on this course so please wear sunscreen.
Top 3 Overall Male & Female
$600 plus 3L of wine, Riedel decanter trophy, Kicking Horse Gift Basket
$300 plus magnum of wine, Red Fox wireless headphones
$200 plus magnum of wine, $100 gift certificate to Napa Running Co.
Note: Bonus of $500 paid for setting Men’s or Women’s course record
Rules & Safety
Please line up at the start according to your pace. Elite runners will be positioned at the front with runners lining up behind them by mile pace. Please look for the pace signs posted along the start chute to guide your position. Please do not line up ahead of your pace time! This is chip timed so your time will officially begin when you cross the timing mat at the start line. Top 3 overall times are based on gun time. Take extra caution as you start the race!
Please obey law enforcement officers and volunteers at all times! They are positioned on course for your safety. In rare cases, law enforcement may require runners to stop to allow traffic to pass. Failure to obey law enforcement and volunteers may result in removal from the course and disqualification.