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A ‘Gorgeous Week’ preview of the Gorgeous Wine Country Relay (7.14.19)

Welcome to Gorgeous Week! We have partnered with Run Oregon to reach out to all you Gorgeous Runners during the most appropriate week of all…that’s right Valentine’s Day is coming! We will be featuring one of our 2019 Gorgeous Series events each day this week. We hope you read something that sounds interesting, and that you decide to join us for one, or all, of our One Day, One Van, One Gorgeous Series events! For more information go to our Gorgeous website.

Gorgeous Wine Country Relay
Sunday, July 14th, 2019
by Kerry Loehr, Gorgeous Series Co-Director

If you like wine, and running, the 2019 Gorgeous Wine Country Relay is for you! It is a Gorgeous one-day relay taking teams on a tour of Willamette Valley, which Wine Enthusiast named the 2016 wine region of the year.

The morning starts in Dundee, OR and winds through the beautiful vineyards, past Century Farms, and takes in the breathtaking views of Yamhill County. Most of the exchanges are at wineries, which offer runners tastings along the route. And, because wine country is not flat, we shorten the average leg length to just 4 miles each. Easy peasy! Did we mention there is wine?

Teams of up to 6 Gorgeous runners (you can run it with less) divide up 12 legs, covering 48 total miles, concluding with a wine tasting party at The Carlton Winemakers Studio. The Gorgeous Finish Party offers only the best, with a free wine tasting courtesy of the many wineries teams visit along the course (or Humm kombucha), a Gorgeous wine glass, a Gorgeous t-shirt, and a unique Gorgeous medal. AND, we’re ​proud to partner with local nonprofits and schools, including Yamhill Carlton Together Cares.

So, what are you waiting for? Round up a friend or two, or five, and register now! Or be really Gorgeous and run the whole relay yourself. Go to www.gorgeousseries to sign up.

Still not sure? We also do FREE monthly pub runs (3 and 5 mile options) to showcase pub partners, get a little training in, and raffle off Gorgeous Prizes afterward. Here is a link to our February Gorgeous Pub Run (Weds. 2/27, 6:30pm) from McMenamins Kennedy School.

See all you Gorgeous Runners soon!

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