Pink Buffalo Racing
Vineyards Marathon Grapes of Half

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Date
Sat. May 16, 2015
Sun. May 17, 2015
Sun. May 17, 2015
Distance
5K
Marathon
Half Marathon
Start Time
10 am
  8 am
10 am
Start Location
Sweet Cheeks Winery
83143 Territorial Hwy
Noble Estate Winery
Finish Location
Silvan Ridge
Sweet Cheeks
Sweet Cheeks

Perks Included


Finisher Wine Glass
Post-Race Refreshments
Well-Stocked Aid Stations
Complimentary Wine Tickets
Chip Timing by Eclectic Edge Racing
Custom Finisher Medal (13.1 & 26.2)

Rated in the top 10 wine country runs
in the country by Shape Magazine!



Entry Fee


5K $25
Half Marathon $65
Marathon $99

*Wine Club Members receive $5 off. Check with your winery for the code - Sweet Cheeks, Silvan Ridge, and Noble Estate.

        Click above to see the weekend schedule.

R
egistration
To see registration details, CLICK HERE. To register online, click the button below. All events have a participant cap. Register today to guarantee your spot! Registration will be available on race day at the start line of each event. Please click the link above for more information. Short-sleeve heather blue technical shirts can be purchased for an additional $15. They are available in men's and women's sizing. Register by March 31, 2015 to guarantee your event shirt. Limited shirts will be available for purchase on race day.

 
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Timing 
All races will be chip timed by Eclectic Edge Racing. To see past results & course records, click here

Courses
The courses are in the South Willamette Valley wine country featuring scenic views of vineyards and farms with animals like horses, pigs, hens and goats! To see course maps and read about them, CLICK HERE. To see what the courses are like, we invite you to watch the video above. Course marshals will be on the course and they love cheering for you!

Event Beneficiary
Our 2015 beneficiary is Johnny Harr - a Eugene father of 6 in his mid-thirties who was diagnosed in 2014 with stage 4 colon cancer. He is a tremendous inspiration to all who know him and we're looking forward to supporting Johnny in his recovery. Read about his story here.


Packet Pick Up
The official Vineyards Marathon & Grapes of Half packet pick up is on Saturday, May 16 from 2 pm - 6 pm at 1400 Cross St, Eugene, OR 97402 for the marathon and half marathon. 5K registrants can pick up their packets on race morning at Sweet Cheeks Winery between 8:30 am - 9:45 am. (See below for more information.) Complimentary wine tasting will be available for registrants 21 & over. Participants can have others pick up their packets for them at packet pick up. However, transfers are not permitted under any circumstances and registrants are not allowed to sell or give away their entries. Anyone who asks for an exception will be directed to this page. 


Packet Pick Up Times & Locations

5K  Saturday, May 16, 8:30 - 9:45 am
Sweet Cheeks Winery
27007 Briggs Hill Rd 
Eugene, OR 97405 


Marathon              Saturday, May 16, 2 pm - 6 pm 
          Race Expo - 1400 Cross St, Eugene, OR 97402 

Sunday, May 17, 7 am - 7:45 am 
Start Line: 83143 Territorial Hwy, Eugene, OR 97405

Half Marathon    
Saturday, May 16, 2 pm - 6 pm 
Race Expo - 1400 Cross St, Eugene, OR 97402 

Sunday, May 17, 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Start Line: 
Noble Estate, 29210 Gimpl Hill, Eugene, OR 97402 


5K Awards
All finishers receive a custom event wine glass. Participants 21 & over receive one complimentary wine ticket to use race weekend at Sweet Cheeks Winery & Silvan Ridge Winery. Noble Estate Winery is offering a complimentary wine tasting for 5K participants. Only one ticket per person may be used at each winery. Age group awards will be given to the top 3 in each age group.  

Marathon & Half Marathon Awards
All finishers will receive a custom event wine glass and a finisher medal! Participants 21 & over will receive a complimentary wine ticket for each winery. Only one ticket per person may be used at each winery. Age group awards will be given to the top 3 in each age group. 


Winery Competition
If you are a wine club member at Silvan Ridge, Sweet Cheeks or Noble Estate, contact your winery for the special code for $5 off that can be used online or on a paper form. The wineries are going head to head in this challenge to bring out the fastest runners and the most participants. Designate which winery you want to represent when you register! 

Parking & Shuttles 
Saturday: Parking is available at Sweet Cheeks and Silvan Ridge. Everyone will be parked at Silvan Ridge Winery (the finish line) through 9:30 am. Anyone who arrives after 9:30 am will be parked at the start line at Sweet Cheeks Winery and My Party Bus will shuttle those people to their car between 11 am - 12 pm. Please carpool as parking is limited.  

Sunday: Park at Sweet Cheeks Winery or Silvan Ridge Winery. There is no parking at the starting lines. The marathon shuttle will leave Sweet Cheeks at 7:30 am sharp. The half marathon shuttle will run from 7:45 am - 9:15 am from Sweet Cheeks to Noble Estate. Shuttles will run between Silvan Ridge & Sweet Cheeks from 10:30 am - 2 pm on Sunday. Be sure to arrive early to guarantee a seat on a shuttle. 


Hotel Partner & Spaghetti Dinner
We are proud to continue our partnership with Holiday Inn at 919 Kruse Way, Springfield, OR. To book your room, call 541-284-0707 and mention the race for our exclusive rate. Accommodations for participants are $129 per night for king or double queen room, including a delicious pasta buffet dinner for two. Each additional guest, starting with a third, will be $10 extra. Guests may also purchase vouchers at the hotel on the day of arrival for Saturday's pasta dinner at $14 a voucher. Take a look at the SPAGHETTI DINNER MENURESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE. Special rate is available through Friday, May 1st. Book your room soon as their hotel fills quickly. For directions from the hotel to Sweet Cheeks Winery, CLICK HERE


Strollers & Dogs
In consideration of participant safety, strollers and dogs are not permitted on any of the courses.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds. No transfers. No deferrals. No exceptions. Once you have completed the registration process you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your number to anyone else, and you may not defer your entry fee to a future race.


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