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
Registration
To see registration details, CLICK HERE. To register online, click the button below. All events will sell out. Register today to guarantee your spot! There is no race day registration for the marathon or half marathon. Short-sleeve heather blue technical shirts can be purchased for an additional $12. They are available in men's and women's sizing. Register by March 31, 2015 to guarantee your event shirt.

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

Courses
To see course maps and read about them, CLICK HERE. To see what the courses are like, watch the video above. Courses are accurately measured. They are not USATF certified and at this time, they are not Boston qualifiers. 


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, 6:30 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 
Parking is available at Sweet Cheeks and Silvan Ridge on both race days. Please carpool as parking is limited. We will have shuttles running on both days. Please note that on Saturday, the shuttle will take participants back to their vehicles at Sweet Cheeks from the finish line at Silvan Ridge between 11 am - 12 pm. On Sunday, everyone must park at either Sweet Cheeks or Silvan Ridge. There is no parking at the starting lines. Shuttles will run from both locations between 6:30 am - 7:45 am for the marathon and from 8 am - 9:45 am for the half marathon. Shuttles will run between Silvan Ridge & Sweet Cheeks from 10:30 am - 3 pm on Sunday. 

Hotel Partner
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 the pasta dinner at $14 a voucher. CLICK HERE to reserve 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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