Start Time:

7:00am on November 21, 2015

Start to Finish:

Ponte Winery


13.1 miles

Wine & Music Festival:

9:30 am to 12:00pm

Awards Ceremony:


This race has a limited field designed to offer our participants and their guests the finest destination road racing experience possible. Ancillary events and other activities are planned for our guests before and after the race, and we encourage spending time in the area to take advantage of all the attractions the region has to offer. Temecula Valley and its member businesses are excited to extend their finest hospitality to our guests during your stay.

Timing & Results

The race is chip timed to provide accurate and fair results for runners. Runners will receive a chip and gun time in the results. 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.

Fitbit Pace Team

Pace leaders will be available for finishing times of 1:40, 1:50, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, 3:00. Look for the pace leaders in the starting corral with sign/balloons indicating the finishing time of your choice.

Gear Check

A gear check area is provided at the start and relay transition areas 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.


November temperatures are typically very moderate and pleasant in Temecula Valley. Start time temperature can range from a cool of 45°F to low 60’s°F. The high temperature in the afternoon usually ranges from 63°F to 75°F. There is some precipitation in November although it is recommended that runners bring adequate clothing to prepare for a range of temperatures and conditions. There is exposure to the sun on this course so please wear sunscreen. Get the Forecast


Top 3 Overall Male & Female

1st Place

$500 plus bottle of wine, customized Destination Races decanter trophy, RedFox headphones and Sponsor Gift Pack

2nd Place

$300 plus Destination Races Gift Pack

3rd Place

$200 plus DR gift pack
Men’s and Women’s Masters champions (40+) will receive a bottle of wine and Destination Races water bottle.
Wine is awarded to top 3 male and female finishers in age division every 5 years from 21 to 70 age groups.  Awards are determined by the runner’s age on race day: 1st Place M/F: Bottle of Wine and Destination Races Water Bottle 2nd Place M/F: Krave Jerky Box, Calistoga Olive Oil and Destination Races Water Bottle 3rd Place M/F: Krave Jerky Box and Destination Races water bottle Running Center Gift Certificates are provided for the under 21-age group.
The fastest team (after application of age/gender handicap) of 6 or more members will receive 6 bottles of wine. A team must have a minimum of 6 runners finish the half marathon to qualify as a team.
Top finishers are awarded in the following categories, M/M team, F/F team and Co-ed team. Each category will receive 1 bottle of wine and a Krave Jerky Box
Open to teams of participating wineries, the Winery Challenge Cup is awarded to the fastest Winery team (after application of age/gender handicap) of 6 or more runners. The Winery Challenge winner will receive a customized Destination Races Decanter.

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 are on gun time. Take extra caution as you start the race!
ALWAYS stay inside right of the cones on the roadways, unless signs or chalk indicate otherwise. Straying outside of the defined cone line is dangerous and could result in disqualification.
NO roller blades, skateboards, animals or bicycles on course without permission. Baby strollers designed for runners are permitted but must begin at the back of the starting line.
Portable music with headphones are allowed but must be kept at low volume so runners can hear approaching traffic and verbal instructions from law enforcement and volunteers. Failure to abide may result in DQ.
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.