Start Time:

7:00am on Saturday June 3, 2017

Start:

Doukenie Winery

Finish:

Doukenie Winery (loop course)

Distance:

13.1 miles/5K (3.1 miles)

Wine & Music Festival:

9:30am to Noon

Awards Ceremony:

10:30am

This race has a limited-size 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. Loudoun County and its member businesses are excited to extend their finest hospitality to our guests during your stay.

Once registered you should receive an email confirmation (save this) from the registration company (imAthlete), and periodic emails with important event information as the race date approaches. We are all thrilled to welcome you to Loudoun County and DC’s Wine Country for the Wine County Half Marathon!


Pace Team

Local runners from the Loudoun Road Runners Club will lead pace teams for finishing times of 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30 and 2:45. Look for the pace leaders in the starting corral with sign/balloons indicating the finishing time of your choice. Email pace team coordinator Paul Hackley with any questions.


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.


Gear Check

A gear check service is provided near the start area for runners to store their warm-ups in the bag provided by race staff. In large letters and numbers, write your bib number and last name on the bag, tie it closed, and hand to the volunteers at the appropriate section, usually assigned by bib numbers. The bag will be stored until pickup after the race finish. All gear check bags need to be retrieved by 12:00 noon on race day. Any items left at the event will be donated to charity.


Weather

Weather conditions can vary widely and are somewhat unpredictable in this region in early June so we suggest checking the local weather for Purcellville or Leesburg, VA just prior to the event.

Conditions are typically humid, with the potential for warm temperatures rising during the day. The race starts at 7:00am and temperatures during the race will likely be in the mid-60’s to low 70’s.


Awards

Top 3 Overall Male & Female

1st Place

$400 plus Gift Certificate to a Loudoun County Winery and Fortessa Award Plate

2nd Place

$200 plus Gift Certificate to a Loudoun County Winery

3rd Place

$100 plus Gift Certificate to a Loudoun County Winery
Note: Bonus of $400 paid for setting Men’s or Women’s course record after 3rd year of course use
A gift certificate to a Loudoun County Winery or the Potomac River Running Store and Riedel decanter trophy awards are given to top Male & Female Masters finishers
Loudoun County Winery or Potomac River Running Store Gift Certificates are presented to top 3 finishers in each 5-year age category beginning with 20 and under up to 70 and over.
The fastest top 2 teams (after application of age/gender handicap) of 6 or more members will receive awards. A team must have a minimum of 6 runners finish the half marathon to qualify as a team; see Registration for more information.
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. See Get Involved for additional information.

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 of the cones on the roadways. Runners should stay to the right of the cones at all times unless otherwise marked by arrows and chalk. Straying outside of the defined cone line is dangerous and is not allowed.
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.

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.