VINTNERS 5 MILER
Saturday, July 25, 2015
The inaugural Vintners 5 Miler presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is a unique trail run through the vineyards of Sanford Winery in the beautiful Santa Rita Hills. Along with the run, a family-friendly Finish Line Festival welcomes everyone of all ages to celebrate the coming harvest from Santa Barbara’s 5 AVA wine regions. Enjoy regional food, music from Dave Courtenay and the Castawaves, a kids fun zone and of course plenty of wine tasting! Proceeds of the event support the Vintners Foundation programming.
THE VINTNERS 5MILER RUN
The inaugural Vintners 5 Miler is Saturday, July 25, 2015 with the run beginning at 10am.
The Vintners 5 Miler is a unique trail race starting at the Sanford Winery Tasting Room parking lot, proceeding for 1.75 miles around the relatively flat lima bean field. Just before the 2-mile mark runners will head for the hills with 350 feet of elevation and be rewarded with one of the best views in the valley from the Sanford & Benedict estate. The final 2 miles, as runners head back to the finish line adjacent to the Sanford Winery Tasting Room, is primarily downhill with some light rolling hills.
Each mile will represent one of the five Santa Barbara County American Viticultural Areas (AVA):
Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
Santa Maria Valley
Sta. Rita Hills
Santa Ynez Valley
The course is open to all abilities with no-minimum finishing time requirements. Walkers are welcome.
Registration & Reward
You can register for the Vintners 5 Miler at Athletepath by clicking or copying the following link: https://www.athletepath.com/santa-barbara-vintners-5-miler/2015-07-25
Limited entries, so reserve your spot today!
With every registration, runners will receive unique inaugural event rewards:
Commemorative wine-stopper medal
Exclusive finisher t-shirts
Wine tasting complimentary for 21+ from Santa Barbara Vintners participating wineries
Regional food and beverages
Music by local artists David Courtenay and The Castawaves
Only registered run participants can invite & purchase “Festival Only”tickets for friends & family
Registration Pricing Schedule
|Registration Type5 Mile Race (Wine Club)
5 Mile Race (Public)
Kids Fun Zone (13 & under)
|Before May 31$45
|Before July 23$55
Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, July 24 at the Santa Barbara Running Co. in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone on 110 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Registered participants can enjoy 10% off everything in the store on July 24. Packet pick-up as well as race day registration will be available beginning at 8:00am on Saturday, July 25 at Sanford Winery.
The Vintners 5 Miler post-race Festival is a family-friendly event not only celebrating the accomplishments of all the runners, but the incredible wine, food & music that Santa Barbara County offers.
Festival highlights will include:
Wine tasting from Santa Barbara Vintners members
Regional food from Santa Barbara County purveyors
A kids’ fun zone
Local music provided by David Courtnenay & The Castawaves
Prizes will be awarded in the following timed categories:
Overall Male & Female Winners
Silver & Bronze Medal Finishers, Male & Female
Golf, Silver & Bronze for Male & Female age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-plus
Santa Barbara County Wine Club Competition
Member of a Wine Club? Awesome! During the registration process sign-up with your Wine Club for a $10 discount and a chance to represent the winning club in the following first two categories:
The Vintners 5 Miler was conceived by Sanford Winery’s Winemaker & General Manager, Steve Fennell. An avid runner, Steve dreamed of hosting a community inspired race in the beautiful Sta. Rita Hills. As a member of the Vintners Foundation Board, the idea was put in motion to host a unique event to benefit the Foundation and the local communities in which it serves.
Participating Wineries will be updated on a regular basis (alphabetical order):