GunBunFunRun 5K

2017 Registration Currently SOLD OUT!

Start Time:

8:15 / 8:20 / 8:25am* on Sunday, July 16, 2017


Gundlach Bundschu


Sonoma Plaza


5K (point-to-point)

Wine & Music Festival:

9:30am to Noon

The GunBunFunRun 5K starts at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma and follows the final 3 miles of the half-marathon course before finishing in downtown Sonoma in the plaza for the post-race Wine & Music Festival.See the The Course for course map details. This event is limited to 425 runners.


Being a fun run, both runners and walkers are welcome to participate. Runners/walkers need to be able to maintain a 20 minute/mile pace to enter the GunBunFunRun 5K. This course is considered scenic and easy with flat terrain. See The Course for more details.

GunBunFunRun 5k

  • Includes wine glass

GunBunFunRun 5K

  • Does not include wine glass (For Under 21)

* 3 Wave Start

Runners will be assigned to different waves based upon the estimated finish times they indicated on the registration page. Each wave will consist of approximately 140 runners.

Wave 1: 8:15am
Wave 2: 8:20am
Wave 3: 8:25am

Since 1858, the Bundschu family has enjoyed the beauty of Rhinefarm and the exquisite character of its wines. We invite you to spend a few hours getting to know the land, the wines, and the people that make Gundlach Bundschu unique. Just five minutes from the historic Sonoma Plaza, their location at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains along the Napa-Sonoma border is convenient for visitors to either acclaimed region.

Gundlach Bundschu Winery offers a variety of experiences, from simple tastings to sit-down food and wine pairing experiences. Please visit to explore all your options or call 707-938-5277.


Each entry includes:

  • GunBunFunRun shirt
  • Professional chip timing
  • Personalized runner’s bib
  • Transportation to race start
  • Logo wine glass and entry into Wine & Music Festival tasting(with $55 entry)
  • Opportunity to win award for top 3 overall 5K finishers (M & W)
  • Support from law enforcement, volunteers and staff
  • Opportunity to take part in race weekend events including the Welcome Reception, the Pre-Race Dinner, and Post-Race Winery Tours.

Packet Pickup at Race Expo

Packet pickup options for the GunBunFunRun 5K are the same as with the Half Marathon, with the exception of Race Day Packet Pickup. Race Day Packet Pickup at the 5k Start Line is available to the 5K runners at no extra charge. No advance sign up is needed for 5K runners that need Race Day Packet Pickup. See Packet Pickup for details.

Transportation and Parking

There is parking at the start at Gundlach Bundschu Winery, but you must arrive by 7:30am to be allowed in the winery entrance from Denmark St. Take 8th St. or Napa Rd. to Denmark St. to the entrance of the winery. Follow the parking attendants to be directed to the designated parking lot in the vineyards near the start line.

5K runners can park at the main transportation area in Sonoma and take a bus to the start at Gundlach Bundschu Winery (see times below). There will also be one bus leaving from Cuvaison to Gundlach Bundschu immediately after the start of the half marathon.

Bus Schedule

Downtown Sonoma (departs from 216 1st St. East)
Every 5 minutes between 6:45am and 7:05am

Sonoma Mission Inn (100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma) HOTEL GUESTS ONLY!
7:00am ONLY

Duhig Rd near Half Marathon Start at Cuvaison Winery
7:15 ONLY

Best Western Inn at the Vines (100 Soscol Ave, Napa)
7:00 ONLY

Marriott Napa Valley Hotel and Spa (3425 Solano Ave, Napa)

Post-Race Returns to Gundlach Bundschu
From Sonoma Plaza: 9:45am, 10:30am, and 11:45am

More Info

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.
The overall top 3 Male & top 3 Female finishers will receive awards. There will not be age group awards for the GunBunFunRun 5K.
When you leave the Gundlach Bundschu driveway you will be merging onto the half marathon course. Stay on the right side of the cones, and be careful to not interfere with the half marathon runners on the left side of the cones. As you merge into the half runners, be courteous and cautious. See Race Info for more details.
There are no refunds or credits for the GunBunFunRun 5K, however runners may transfer a registration for a fee of $10. You must follow the same transfer procedures as the half marathon. See Transfers & Credits for complete information and to download the transfer form.