It all began with the 2004 inaugural Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon, which has become the premier running event in wine country. It’s not just the scenic vineyard course that makes this event an instant sellout year after year. Runners from around the world also join in our exclusive wine country events before and after the race. Peruse the event schedule to plan your weekend in Napa and Sonoma wine country. These tours and events are held at some of the region’s most dynamic, historic, and respected wineries. Most event activities 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.
Welcome Reception @ Cuvaison Estate Wines
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The kickoff to race weekend begins Friday night our Welcome Reception! Your Welcome Receptions hosts include race announcer Whit Raymond and Destination Races Founder & Race Director, Matt Dockstader.
Race Expo @ Cornerstone Sonoma
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Expo

  • Pick up race packet with personalized race bib and timing chip
  • Receive your technical race shirt and tote bag
  • Sample products and services from exhibitors and sponsors
  • Shop for exclusive Wine Country Half Marathon apparel and gifts at the DR boutique store
  • Attend information and inspiring Race Seminars
NOTE: 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. We recommend bringing your confirmation email also.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Interested in becoming an Exhibitor? Contact Megan Deer at or view our Exhibitor Application.

Seminar Schedule

2017 Race Expo Seminar Schedule will be posted soon. Stay tuned.
Pre-Race Dinner @ Vineyard Lawn at Cornerstone Sonoma
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for our signature pre-race dinner – Cornerstone Sonoma!

Enjoy dining and mingling with Destination Races’ Race Director and Announcer as well as fellow runners including Elites and VIPs during this festive evening!
Race Start @ Cuvaison Estate Wines
Jul 16 @ 7:00 am
Post-Race Wine & Music Festival @ Sonoma Plaza
Jul 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Once you cross the finish line, the celebration gets underway with the Post Race Wine and Music Festival in the heart of the Sonoma Plaza! There will be over 20 wineries and local breweries pouring, health and wellness exhibitors, 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. Up to 2 additional wine glasses may be purchased for guests.

Guest Admission to the Wine & Music Festival: $35 (includes Schott Zwiesel crystal wine glass)- Available only until Thursday July 13 at midnight PST!

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.

For more information on becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Megan Deer at or view our FESTIVAL Exhibitor Application.

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

2016 Winery Partners

Anaba Winery
Bryter Estates
Buena Vista Winery
Ceja Vineyards
Chandelle Winery
Clif Family Winery
Cline Cellars
Corner 103
Gunlach Bunschu Winery
Hall Wines
Humanitas Wines
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
Keating Wines
Korbin Kameron
Madrone Vineyards Estate
Mckenzie Mueller Vineyards and Winery
Meadowcroft Wines
Nicholson Ranch
Poseidon Vineyard
Ravenswood Winery
Robledo Family Winery
Rumpus Cellars
SIGH Champagne and Sparkling
Tin Barn Vineyards
Truchard Vineyards
Walt Wines
Lagunitas Brewery
GunBunFunRun Lounge @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Reward yourself post race in our Picnic Arbor with with panoramic views of Sonoma Valley.
  • Wine flights paired with Krave bites and Scharffen Berger Gourmet Chocolate available for sale
  • Wines by the glass and bottle also available for sale
  • DJ Aaron Deer of Outer Sounds
  • Lawn games
  • Shade and chairs (feel free to bring blankets and chairs as well)
Looking for something more post race? Our other tasting experiences are available by reservation.
RSVP to this FREE event at