GRAPES OF HALF MARATHON EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
Finisher Medallion & Finisher Wine Glass
Wine Tickets for Complimentary Glass Pour at Each Partner Winery
Age Group Medallions 3 Deep in Each Category (Every 5 Years)
Post Race Refreshments: Bagel Bar + Fresh Fruit, Veggies/Hummus
5 Aid Stations w/ GU, Gatorade + Water + Snacks
Chip Timing & Results Tickets by Eclectic Edge Racing
Gorgeous Course through Willamette Valley Wine Country
Shuttle to Start Line from Finish Line Wineries
Live Music at Sweet Cheeks Winery
Race Expo at Finish Line: Shopping, Foot Soak, Massage, Yoga + Stretching
SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018
START TIME & LOCATION
8 am Half Marathon at Noble Estate Winery
(29210 Gimpl Hill Rd, Eugene, OR)
Sweet Cheeks Winery
27007 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97405
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 $10 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!
Lane County does not allow vehicles to stop on the side of roads to spectate for the safety of participants and drivers. Please plan your spectating accordingly by finding a parking lot or large pull out prior to race day. Please do not park on someone's private property, do not block traffic, or allow children to stand on the side of Lane County roads.
Parking at Sweet Cheeks Winery typically fills with participant vehicles. Spectator vehicles are usually directed to the Silvan Ridge overflow lot, which is across the street from Sweet Cheeks Winery. We recommend spectators plan their arrival times accordingly.
The deadline has passed to pre-order a short sleeve tech shirt.
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. 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.
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, EVEN Hotel
POST-RACE FOOD & DRINK
Complimentary bagel bar, bananas, oranges, chips, KIND snacks, Barnana, and other refreshments.
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 or fold your bib. The race is chip timed by Eclectic Edge Racing.