Drop Off & Parking at Noble Estate Winery
POST-RACE FOOD & DRINK
Complimentary bagel bar, bananas, oranges, oatmeal and KIND Bars will be available for participants. Planning to wine taste throughout the day? Bring a picnic! That's super fun! Each finisher 21+ receives a wine ticket for a complimentary glass of wine at each winery to use on race day.
CHOOSE FROM THESE WINES WITH YOUR COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS!
Noble Estate: Pinot Noir or Passion (Semi-Sparkling Rose)
Silvan Ridge: Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Malbec, or Early Muscat
Sweet Cheeks: Dry Rose, Pinot Fusion, or Riesling
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 medals will be given to the top 3 in each age group by Pink Buffalo Racing near the red Eclectic Edge Racing truck at the finish line. Stop by the results tent to see if you placed in your age group & pick up an age group medal. Medals requested to be mailed out after the event will incur $5 shipping fee. Half Marathon Age Groups: 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
RACE BIB ETIQUETTE
Wear your race bib so it is clearly visible on the front of your shirt/shorts, not on your back. Leave the bottom perforated tag on your bib - it will be removed at the finish line. Please do not crumple, tear or modify your bib.
Short sleeve tech shirt w/ logo printed on the front are available for purchase when registering online for $16 until sold out. Some sizes will sell out faster than others, so we encourage you to register early if you want a shirt.
Women: XS, S, M, L, XL
Men: S, M, L, XL, XXL
If you did not order a shirt but would like one, we recommend coming to packet pick up on Saturday, May 19th between 2 pm - 4 pm at Pink Buffalo Paint and Sip, 222 Polk Street, Suite B, Eugene. We order just a few shirts extra in each size and they'll be available for purchase starting at 4 pm. Extra shirts typically sell out quickly. After the pre-order shirt deadline, we are not able to reserve shirts - it is first come, first buy on race day. Extra shirts will not be ordered after the event.
CHIP TIMING & RESULTS
Please wear your race bib on the front of your shirt/shorts, etc. not the back, so it is clearly visible at the start, finish and on the course. All of our events are chip timed by Eclectic Edge Racing. Results will be available at the red timing truck and ONLINE HERE. You can also click on our results tab at the top of our website to see results.
COURSE TIME LIMIT
The course time limit is 4 hours, which is an average of 18:18 per mile.
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!
HALF MARATHON SHUTTLES & PARKING
Parking is available at Sweet Cheeks and Silvan Ridge and shuttles will leave from both locations starting at 6:30 am to go to the start line at Noble Estate Winery. The last shuttle will leave the finish area at 7:15 am.
SHUTTLE DEPARTURE TIMES
The finish line is at Sweet Cheeks Winery. Participants can get dropped off at the start line and run to the finish line, where their cars are parked. There is a round-a-bout just east of Noble Estate Winery called Vineyards at Gimpl Hill. If you plan to be dropped off at the round-a-bout, please be ready to jump out of the vehicle, as we need to keep traffic flowing and the round-a-bout clear. There is limited parking at the start line, Noble Estate Winery at 29210 Gimpl Hill Rd so arrive early if you want a spot!! But, please know that there is no ride back to Noble Estate so you may want to plan a ride to pick you up at the finish line at Sweet Cheeks! All vehicles need to vacate the overflow parking area at Noble Estate by 4:30 pm on race day.
If you prefer to park at the finish line, half marathon drivers will be directed to park at Sweet Cheeks until their lot fills. Then, drivers will be directed to park at Silvan Ridge, which is across the street from Sweet Cheeks. Racers who park at Silvan Ridge will be able to take a shuttle from Sweet Cheeks Winery to their vehicles at Silvan Ridge after they finish.
REFUND POLICY & TRANSFER RULES
No refunds. No deferrals. No exceptions. Once you have completed the registration process you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. There are no deferrals for future events or years. To transfer an entry, on the Register Today button on the Registration page and then click on the transfer entry button. The new participant will fill out the form and pay the $10 transfer fee. Pink Buffalo does not handle the exchange of money between racers - racers are responsible for any reimbursements between each other.
* Entry must be transferred through online registration link - giving your race bib to someone else to wear is prohibited and affects age group results. Please practice integrity by not giving your bib with your name on it to someone to wear.
* No partial refunds, transfers, credits or discounts will be given
* If a shirt was purchased, the new registrant can pick up the original registrant's shirt and can exchange it on the for sale rack at packet pick up.
* The race director does not handle money exchanges between racers, nor issue refunds or deferrals for future years or future events
* Can only be transferred once
* Must be transferred by deadline (May 18, 11:59 pm)
* Can only be transferred to someone else for the event for which you are registered
Parking at Silvan Ridge & Sweet Cheeks Winery
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
8 am Half Marathon at Noble Estate Winery
(29210 Gimpl Hill Rd, Eugene, OR)
Sweet Cheeks Winery
27007 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
PRE-RACE PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION
Saturday, May 19 - 2 pm - 4 pm
Pink Buffalo Paint and Sip
222 Polk Street, Suite B, Eugene, OR 97402
*Yes, your friends can pick up your bib for you on Saturday.
RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP & REGISTRATION
Sunday, May 20, 6:45 am - 7:45 am
Noble Estate Winery
29210 Gimpl Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97402
DROP BAG SERVICE
Please bring a bag and clearly mark it with your name and phone number. We will have clear plastic bags if you do not bring a bag. Write your name and bib number legibly on the bag. Pink Buffalo Racing will transport your belongings from the start line to the finish line where you can claim them next to the Sweet Cheeks Tasting Room. There will be a drop bag service next to the start line at Noble Estate Winery. Please note that we start the race in the vineyards and there is no indoor space, so you may want to dress accordingly with layers that you can put in the drop bag van before the race starts.
STROLLERS & DOGS
Strollers and dogs are not permitted.
We encourage racers to book overnight accommodations as soon as possible as this weekend is particularly busy for the hotel industry. We also recommend AirBnB, click on this link for a $40 credit if you've never booked w/ AirBnB. --> www.airbnb.com/c/piperr1 for the best deals. We recommend you Google the property you're looking at renting and get directions to Sweet Cheeks Winery at 27007 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97405 prior to booking so that you know how much drive time you'll have on race morning. HERE IS THE BEST ROUTE TO GET TO SWEET CHEEKS from Eugene. We recommend you print & bring this map and directions as there is limited cellular service in wine country.
Here is a list of hotels we recommend:
Holiday Inn Eugene/Springfield, Hilton Eugene, Inn at the 5th, Holiday Inn Express Eugene/Springfield, Holiday Inn Express Hotel