7:00am on September 17, 2016
Start to Finish (Point to Point):
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery to Redmond
Wine & Music Festival:
9:30 am to 12:00pm
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. Woodinville and its member businesses are excited to extend their finest hospitality to our guests during your stay.
4.4-Mile Shortcut to Redmond
The 4.4 mile “Shortcut to Redmond” starts at Chateau Ste Michelle after the Half Marathon runners have cleared the driveway. Runners will turn right out of the Chateau Ste Michelle driveway and immediately enter the Sammamish River Trail and head south, following the last four miles of the Half Marathon route to finish at Redmond City Hall Campus.
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. Look for the pace leaders in the starting corral with sign/balloons indicating the finishing time of your choice.
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.
September temperatures are typically very pleasant in Woodinville in September. Start time temperature are generally 45°F-50°F. The high temperature in the afternoon averages 65°F-70°F, ideal for distance running.
Although September is typically one of the driest months of the year in Woodinville, it is recommended that runners bring adequate clothing to prepare for a range of temperatures and conditions.
Top 3 Overall Male & Female
$500 plus large format bottle of wine and Fortessa Award Plate
$300 plus plus large format bottle of wine and DR gift pack
$200 plus bottle of wine and DR gift pack
Men’s and Women’s Masters champions (40+) will receive a bottle of wine and award.
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. 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.
Open to teams of participating wineries, the Winery Challenge Cup is awarded to the fastest Winery team (after application of USATF 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.