Destination Races offers a host of Race Extras to compliment your weekend in wine country which are available only to registered runners and their guests. You may select these extras during registration, or if you have already registered you may purchase them separately. These activities and extras typically sell out so we advise purchasing them well before the event. Please note there are no refunds.

To add Race Extras to an existing registration, you must navigate to myevents.active.com and log in to your account, then click on “Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon” to edit your registration.


Thursday | June 1, 2017

Early Packet Pickup @ Potomac River Running, Arlington

The Early Packet Pickup service is provided for those runners living or staying in or near Washington D.C. that prefer to receive their packets early and not drive to the expo location. Participants receive a discount on purchases at Potomac River Running Co.

Sign up for this service in conjunction with registration, or after registration, by using the link below. Your packet will be available for pickup at the Expo and on race day if you cannot attend for any reason.
Price: $10.00
Time: 4:00 to 7:45pm
Location: Potomac River Running Company– 4501 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203

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Friday | June 2, 2017

Welcome Reception @ TBD

Wine enjoyed with friends and fellow runners is the best combination to kick off race weekend with your fellow runners from around North America. Race Director and Announcer will be on hand to extend an official welcome and course highlights while you enjoy delicious small bites and wine.

Price: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD


Not Yet Available
Saturday | June 3, 2017

DC Bus Transportation

There will be one bus transporting runners from the Westin Arlington Gateway, 2 blocks from the Ballston Metro Station. Runners must sign up for this in advance. Departure Location: Westin Arlington
Address: 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203
Departure Time: 5:15am, arriving at Start Line by 6:15am
Return Departure from Finish Area (Doukenie Winery): 11:15am returns to Westin Arlington by 12:45pm.
Cost: $38

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Saturday | June 3, 2017

Purchase Wine Glass (SCHOTT ZWIESEL® Crystal Glassware)

SZ_Logo_2012_4c-copy   Once you cross the finish line at Doukenie Winery, the celebration gets underway with the Loudoun Wineries Association Wine and Music Festival! The Festival is open to the public, but to take part in the wine tasting, runners must pre-purchase a wine glass during registration or through Race Extras ($25).

Up to 3 additional wine glasses may be purchased for guests ($30). There will be over several wineries and local breweries from the region pouring, plus food and a popular live band all in a beautiful outdoor setting at Doukenie Winery. Wine Glasses will be picked up at the “Wine Glass” tent at the end of the race. Please be prepared to show photo ID when picking up your glass.

Wine glasses are provided by Fortessa Tableware Solutions, LLC provider of SCHOTT ZWIESEL® Crystal Glassware. A 130-year tradition of glass-making excellence supports Schott Zwiesel’s brand reputation as the world’s best crystal glass.

Time: 9:30-12:00 pm
Cost: $25 for runners (limit 1), $30 for guests (limit 3)

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Saturday | June 3, 2017

Race Day Packet Pickup on Saturday

Pick up your packet on race morning near the start line($15). Pick up time is from 5:30-6:30am. Participant shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for Race Day Packet Pickup. (Regular packet pickup at the Race Expo is free – Race Day Pickup is optional)

Price: $15.00
Time: 5:15am to 6:30am
Location: Start Area (Doukenie Winery)

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