What a perfect place for a run to start, especially with the promise of wine at the end! The 2018 Enchanted Forest Wine Run will give you an adventure to remember, no question.
This race has a 24k, a 12k, a 5k, and a Kid’s Run available, so you should easily find a distance to suit your needs. All net proceeds from the event will be donated to Applegate School Strings Program, a local elementary school program.
This is toted as “not your father’s 12k or 24k” and this will probably not be your fastest PR. It will likely be one of your more memorable races though. There’s a new section of trail that’s been added this year, beginning a mile into the race and climbing to a viewpoint of the Applegate Valley and surrounding a vineyard. After this, you’ll journey down in the Enchanted Forest. 24k runners will trek through the Forest for awhile while the 12k participants will head back to Wooldridge Creek Winery. The 5k will take a tour of the vineyards. The kid’s race will begin at 12:30PM, sometime after the other races end.
No headphones or dogs will be allowed for this race.
After the race, enjoy the live music and the food for sale at the winery. The top 3 female and male runners from each distance will receive any bottle of wine from the vineyard that they choose. All finishers will get a wine glass and a coupon for their choice of wine or beer to fill it with.
If you’re still on the fence about this race, you can always wait until the day of the race to make your final decision, as the day of race registration cost will be the same as the preregistration cost. Come check it out this year!
When: Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Where: Wooldridge Creek Winery, (818 Slagle Creek Rd, Grants Pass, OR)
Registration Cost: 24k is $55, 12k is $50, 5k is $30, and Kids Run is free.