If your motto is, “It’s the journey, not the destination,” check out the Enchanted Forest Wine Run in Grants Pass on September 23rd. This race likely won’t be your fastest, but it will be memorable. It’s also a fundraiser, as all net proceeds will be donated to the local elementary school, Applegate School Strings Program.
You’ll have a few distances to choose from if you decide to register for this race. There’s a 24k, a 12k, and a 5k, so choose your own adventure! There’s also a free kids run, so get those kids moving too. This year, a new section of trail has been added at the 1 mile marker where you will climb up a scenic viewpoint above the Applegate Valley surrounding the vineyard. The race then continues down into the Enchanted Forest where the 24k will go deeper into the forest and the 12k comes back to Wooldridge Creek Winery. The 5k will tour the vineyards. Water bottles are encouraged so you will stay hydrated.
After the race, there will be live music and food. You might want to consider taking advantage of the option to pre-order lunch, as it will make it much easier for race organizers since it will be difficult to serve many of the runners without prior notification on race day. Each finisher will receive a wine glass and coupon for a wine or beer fill. The top 3 female and male finishers from each race will receive their choice of a bottle of wine from the vineyard.
Please no headphones, dogs, or strollers on the course.
Come on out for a what’s sure to be a great time!
When: September 23rd, 2017. 12k/24k start at 10:00AM, 5k starts at 10:15AM, Kids Run starts at 12:30PM.
Where: Wooldridge Creek Winery, 818 Slagle Road, Grants Pass
Registration Cost: 24k is $55, 12k is $50, 5k is $30, Kids Run is Free. Day-of registration is $60 for all distances.