Like Running or Walking? Love Wine? This race is for you!
Join us on Saturday, April 15th, 2023 at 9:00am for a super fun event that features the amazing hospitality and scenery of Cartecay Vineyards with a breathtaking backdrop of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and amazing wines produced by locally grown Cartecay Vineyards' grapes! Please Note: This is a very hilly course. It is very suitable for walkers and beginners, but does have some challenging spots. This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing. Results will be posted at www.J3Timing.com.
T-shirt: Super Soft Ring Spun Cotton t-shirt included!
Wine Glass: Shatterproof, Collapsible, and Portable!
Finisher Medal: A bottle stopper, corkscrew, and keychain lanyard all in one!
Race Bib: Chip timed 5k run/walk
Results Posted Online
...and of course, a pour of wine!
Proceeds from this event support The Three Rivers Athletic Club
Three Rivers Athletic Club is a local 501c that promotes youth soccer and swimming in our community.
The Race Starts and Finishes at the Winery! This course has some challenging inclines and declines, but the epic views may take your breath away more than the challenging inclines. Walkers and beginners are welcome to attend the event, but please be aware that this course includes several very significant hills. This is a 2 loop course, so you will have the option to call it a day after 1.5 miles and head over to the post race party if the hills get you. **Please tell our timer if you cross the finish lap and only complete 1 loop** Please note: weather or course conditions may result in a change to the race course.
Awards and Goodies
This event will be offering Age Group Awards! In addition to scoring all of the great swag listed above, the top 1 finisher in each age category also receives a custom age group award!
5 Year Categories: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44,. 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & Over
Competitive Runners, please start with the first group to be eligible for an age group award.
If your event has wave start times, age group winners must start with the first wave to be eligible for a medal.
There will be no age group ceremony. Please look up your results at www.J3Timing.com after finishing and if you placed top 1 in your category please visit the registration table to pick up your award.
Age Group medals will be available for pickup 1 hour after the start of the first wave - age group awards are only available the day of the event and will not be available for shipment once the event has concluded.
Is the race only for 21+? No, minors are welcome to participate and receive a discounted registration that includes a shirt, medal and bib (these participants will not receive a wine glass or a wine pour).
Are strollers allowed? You are welcome to use a stroller for this event but it is not recommended due to uneven ground on the course and children in strollers can participate for free and do not need to register.
Is walking allowed? Yes absolutely! We have many walkers, joggers, and run/walkers at this event!
Is the race dog friendly? Yes, but please make sure to keep your dog on a leash at all times and dogs are not allowed inside the winery building.
I still have questions, who do I contact? If you have a question, someone else probably does too. Use the contact form on this page, we'd love to hear from you!
Can't make it out to the event site on race day?
Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said: "Sweet...I want one!"
Then the virtual race is for you.
New to Virtual Running? Here's how it works:
Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you! Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!
Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!
Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want. Please remember to social distance & be safe!
Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)
Submit your results online
View your Results Monday after the Event Date.
Event Courtesy and Weather Policy
Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any
competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds and be disqualified.
All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.
Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.
Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.
No COVID-19 Refunds. If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.