Race Preview: 2016 Stoller Vineyards 5K Run/Walk

1797494_776532685691063_2026756884840637907_n It's spring time in the Willamette Valley and with that comes the bud break of the grape vines in Oregon wine country. The fun for us locals are that there are many different races to choose from which allow runners to challenge themselves in some of the most scenic terrain in the state. The 11th Annual Stoller Vineyard 5K Run & Walk is begins and ends at the Stoller Vineyards and Winery in Dayton, Or. The first 1/2 of the course is all on pavement with a gradual decline that leads to a challenging up hill climb.  Once participants have reached the top of the course they are rewarded by a winding descent through the vineyard with running surfaces of grass, dirt, and pavement.  The final 200 meters of the course is directly in front of the vineyard where friends and family can cheer  runners. What to Know: 

Date:  May 28, 2016
Time:  5K Run/ Walk starts at 10:00 am $20
Kids Mile starts at 9:45 am $5
Where:  Stoller Vineyards Winery
Directions:   16161 NE McDougall Road Dayton, OR 97114
Who:  The Dayton High School Track and Girls Basketball Teams are hosting this event and will benefit from the proceeds.

Register: Stoller Vineyards 5K Run & Walk

 

Top male and female finishes from 2016 with their prize…wine!

Extras:  Participants can enjoy free wine tasting the day of the race along with 20% off all wines.  Water and snacks are also provided for participants.  Each participant also receives one raffle ticket with a chance to win a number of prizes.  Additional raffle tickets can be purchased the day of the race.  Strollers and dogs are allowed on the course as long as they are looked after.

The course itself is challenging, steep, and uneven at times but when you are literally running through rows of grapevines while soaking up the sun and the beauty of rolling hills and lush green leaves, who cares?! Make a day of it by packing a picnic to enjoy after the race while you taste wine, take in the beautiful country or spend the afternoon wine tasting at some of the best wineries the Northwest has to offer!

 

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