The Run. The Rock. The Wine.
It’s the perfect trifecta of a race weekend and the inaugural Grapes of Rock Half Marathon, on June 8th, will have all three.
Here is the quick 411:
Race Day: Saturday, June 8th, 2013
Distance: Half MarathonLocation: Starts in Healdsburg, Finishes near Lake Sonoma
Post Race: Wine Festival and Concert
Swag: Tech Shirt, Medal, Wine Glass… possibly more(?)
The race is being put on by Project Sport, the same event company that does the US Half in San Francisco, which is one of my favorite races and their swag is always spot on. Two of my favorite race shirts (’08, ’12) are from their events.
The Wine Festival:
After you cross the finish line, you’ll enter the Runner Village designated for YOU. Here you will grab all your swag, any gear checked then you’ll exit into a post-race festival with free tastings from more than a dozen wineries. Lucky you will have a finisher’s wine glass. CHEERS and celebrate.
Oh ya, local beer and food will also be available. Sonoma County really is all about the finer things.
There will be three performances: Pop Rocks, Pete Stringfellow and of course, Every Rose Has It’s Thorn Bret Michaels. I grew up listening to Poisen and there may be some photos of me dressed up as Bret Michaels for Halloween… I’m not even going to lie, it was within the past 5 years and I looked awesome. Ha. I’d bet miles that the crowd will sing along with ERHIT when he plays it.
100% of the proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army of Santa Rosa, local charities selected by the Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley, and the Dry Creek Valley Association.
Due to my running a marathon June 2 and June 16, I will be unable to participate. The good news is that YOU can. Project Sport has been gracious enough to allow me to host a giveaway for FREE entry into this year’s race.
Want to run the US Half on 11/3/13?
Includes an out-and-back across the Golden Gate Bridge and some more awesome swag from Project Sport.
$10 OFF promo code: PAVEMENTRUNNER
Registration is at its lowest right now: $80 ($70 with coupon!)