We are pleased to announce our VIP Estate Package to one of America's best destination half-marathons. We are proud to partner with Destination Races, the organizers of the highly regarded wine country half-marathon series. The course winds through the gently rolling hills from Napa to Sonoma, America's most famous wine producing region.
Our exclusive package offers a variety of features that will make your running experience far more than just covering 13.1 miles. We will introduce you to a selection of vineyards during our full-day tour throughout the Napa Valley with winery visits with local guides and a lunch with, of course, more wine. You will be introduced to your fellow wine lovers at our welcome reception at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. You will also have an invitation to the VIP pre-race dinner with invited athletes and sponsors in a charming setting hosted by a local vineyard. As soon as you finish the race you will be steps away from your VIP tent with refreshments and other surprises. The highlight of your experience will be the post-race wine tasting with a large selection of food pairings to celebrate your run.
What did I like best? Meeting people with similar interest, all the details planned, having my race number already picked up so I didn't have to waste time going to the race expo. Jeff was a fabulous host and made an extra effort to include people who were single travelers and ensure everyone was having an enjoyable vacation. He waited for all the runners to finish at the finish line, gave us each individual attention and kept track of all the events
This was my first experience with Marathon Tours & Travel. My wife and I hesitated to sign up for this based on the expense, relative to the cost of getting a hotel and lining up some wine tours ourselves (we were fortunate to have successfully registered for the race). But the "extras" provided that wouldn't come from our do-it-yourself trip were immeasurable -- priceless, as the commercial says. I look forward to our next trip with Marathon Tours & Travel. The benefits of this trip are too long to list but the big ones were: * The virtual elimination of the countless hassles and stresses normally associated with traveling, with planning a trip and with participating in a race (where's the pre-race bathroom?) * Meeting a great group of interesting people, all with a good balance of interest in running and having a good time. * Each aspect of the agenda was well thought out and each venue was perfect to provide a wonderful experience in a way no do-it-yourselfer could come close to replicating. * Outstanding hosts. * Providing race registration. I actually didn't need this but this was a benefit that I didn't appreciate and I think is undersold on the group's website.