Runners from around the country come together to run from Stoller Family Estate to downtown Carlton, and to enjoy the beautiful Willamette Valley best known for excellent Pinot Noir and other varietals. This event is the hidden gem in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series, and we encourage you to stay and enjoy the area and scheduled activities. Peruse the event schedule to plan your weekend in Oregon’s Yamhill Valley. These tours and events visit some of the region’s most dynamic wineries and will sell out, so be sure to sign up early during race registration or return back and register for them in Race Extras.
Sep
1
Fri
2017
Early Packet Pickup @ TBD
Sep 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Sep
2
Sat
2017
Race Expo @ TBD
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Expo is where runners:

  • Pick up race packet, personalized bib, timing chip, and technical race shirt*
  • Meet exhibitors and race sponsors
  • Shop for exclusive Wine Country Half Marathon apparel and gifts at our merchandise outique
  • 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.

Wine Tasting @ 2pm-5pm

Enjoys a taste of Denison Cellars with Winemaker, Tim Wilson

Denison Cellars is a micro-producer of single-vineyard pinot noir in McMinnville, Oregon. Winemaker, Tim Wilson’s focus is on identifying outstanding, small, sustainably-farmed vineyards that allow him to showcase their unique attributes in the wines that he creates from them. As Denison Cellars grows he will continue to identify unique sites to source fruit, and hopes you will enjoy his wines as much as he enjoys making them!


Seminars:

3:00pm – “Insiders Guide to the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon” Presented by Race Director Matt Dockstader. Everything you need to know about logistics, transportation, the course, and festival, and what to expect on race morning.
Sep
3
Sun
2017
Race Day Packet Pick-up @ Start Line Area
Sep 3 @ 5:30 am – 6:30 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
Race Start @ Stoller Family Estate
Sep 3 @ 7:00 am
Wine & Music Festival – Presented by Ken Wright Cellars @ Downtown Carlton
Sep 3 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Once you cross the finish line, the celebration gets underway with the Post Race Wine and Music Festival presented by Ken Wright Cellars in the heart of the Carlton! There will be over 20 wineries and Lagunitas Brewing Company pouring at the event, along with live music! The Awards ceremony will take place at 10:30am so be sure to stick around and enjoy the fun. 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 3 additional wine glasses may be purchased for guests.

Get This Race Extra!

Guest Wine Tasting Fee: $30 (includes glass)

A stub on your race bib will indicate how many wine glasses you have purchased (so please do not lose or 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.

As you plan your stay, we highly recommend visiting these Must Visit Wineries, who will be pouring at the 2015 Post Race Wine & Music Festival in Downtown Carlton. 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 Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon. Remember, wine makes for a fabulous souvenir and a delicious memory of your weekend in Oregon Wine Country!

Thank you to our 2016 Winery Partners.

2016 Winery Partners

Anne Amie Vineyards
Carlton Cellars
Denison Cellars
Duck Pond Cellars
Elizabeth Chambers Cellar
Fairsing Vineyard
Ghost Hill Cellars
K&M Vineyard
Ken Wright Cellars
Kramer Vineyards
Left Coast Cellars
Owen Roe
Ponzi Vineyards
Purple Hands Winery
Scott Paul Wines
Seven of Hearts
Stag Hollow Vineyard Stoller Family Estate
Stone Griffon Vineyard
Tertulia Cellars
Twelve
WildAire Cellars
WillaKenzie Estate
Willamette Valley Vineyards  
Awards Ceremony @ Downtown Carlton
Sep 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am