Marathon Tours & Travel has partnered with Destination Races to bring you an exclusive VIP Estate Package to America's most alluring destination half-marathon. The Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half-Marathon is the flagship event in their wine country series and sells out immediately after registration opens. The course takes runners on a scenic 13.1 mile journey from Napa to Sonoma, running between America's two most famous wine producing regions. The race finishes in historic Sonoma Plaza, culminating with a spectacular Wine & Music Festival and awards ceremony, where the top three age group finishers receive a bottle of wine.
Our VIP Estate Package includes a variety of activities and amenities designed to make this a memorable destination experience. This year we’ll be staying in the new Archer Hotel in downtown Napa. On Friday we'll introduce you to a few of our favorite wineries on our guided day tour of the Napa Valley. From the Archer you’ll be able to walk to Saturday’s Race Expo at the Oxbo Commons, located along the Napa River and adjacent to the popular Oxbo Public Market.
Included in the package is an invitation to the special pre-race dinner with guest speakers, elite athletes, sponsors and other runners. Your VIP race bib allows you special access to Cuvaison tasting room and facilities prior to the race. As soon as you finish the race you will be steps away from the VIP tent with brunch, refreshments and limited release wines while you enjoy the best post-race atmosphere and weather possible. This year the highlight of your experience just might be the afternoon finisher’s party for Marathon Tours & Travel held at the recently opened Culinary Institute of America at COPIA. This year you’ll be treated to a wine tasting seminar, “Special Wines of the Napa Valley” in the Napa Valley Vintners Theater, followed by hors d’oeuvres and tastings in the atrium.
Jeff was very considerate and organized. He waited for all the runners to finish at the finish line, gave us each individual attention and kept track of all the events. Perfectly planned vacation with someone else doing the work.
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