Love and wine are in the air! So sign up today for a beautiful walk/run and never forget to Love the Wine You're With!
Join us on Saturday, February 17th, 2024 at 9:00am MST for an exciting "Love Themed" event that features Sonoita Vineyards! The oldest commercial vineyard and winery in Arizona, Sonoita Vineyards was started in 1974, opened in 1983 and now includes over 30 acres of vines. Aided by the unique growing conditions of the Sonoita Appellation (AVA – American Viticultural Area), the winery consistently creates award winning wines, including a Cabernet Sauvignon chosen by national wine critics to serve at a Presidential Inauguration Gala. Perched at an elevation of 5,000 feet among rolling grasslands, the vineyard is surrounded on three sides by soaring mountain ranges. With extra swag options for all wine lovers, walkers and runners, this race is a sure thing for a great time! This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing. Results will be posted at www.J3Timing.com.
T-Shirt: Long Sleeve Black T-shirt
Water Bottle: 15oz Water Bottle Quote: This might be wine
Race Bib: Chip timed 5k run/walk
Results Posted Online
...and of course, a pour of wine!
We are proud to announce that the local charity partner for this event will be The Patagonia Youth Enrichment Center!
The Patagonia Youth Enrichment Center’s purpose is to give youth a variety of after-school/weekend opportunities that will enhance their family life, academic successes, and future leadership/community service. PYEC is a safe venue for youth to congregate to work & play together while helping each other navigate their world with respect, acceptance, and love.
The race starts and finishes at the winery runs through the vineyard. The course is suitable for both runners and walkers, but does have some areas with uneven footing and a few challenging inclines. It is a 2 lap route, so if you complete your first lap and decide to call it a day, just let our timer know that you are switching to the 1.5 mile division!
Awards and Goodies
This event will be offering Age Group Awards! In addition to scoring all of the great swag listed above, the top 3 finishers in each age category also receives a custom age group award!
10 Year Categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over
Competitive Runners, please start with the first group to be eligible for an age group awards.
If your event has wave start times, age group winners must start with the first wave to be eligible for a pin.
There will be no age group ceremony. Please look up your results at www.J3Timing.com after finishing and if you placed top 3 in your category please visit the registration table to pick up your award.
Age Group pins 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.
What about bad weather? The race will go on rain or shine. In the event of severe weather conditions or lightning the race director may delay the start time. If so, you will receive an email.
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 pour of wine).
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 as many walkers as we do runners (if not more!)
Is the race dog friendly? Dogs are allowed but they must be on a leash at all times and you are expected to pick up after them.
I still have questions, who do I contact? If you have a question, someone else probably does too. Email us using the "questions" button on this page, we would 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.