RACE DATE: July 15, 2018
START TIME: 7:00 AM (half-marathon); 8:15 AM (5K)
COURSE: This scenic and fast 13.1 mile course starts at Cuvaison Carneros Winery where runners congregate in one of the most beautiful start areas anywhere. You’ll warm up next to the winery alongside rows of rolling vineyards and a reservoir.
Out of the starting gate, you’ll take a left turn on Duhig Rd. and make your ascent up Butt Burner Hill. Once over the crest it’s a beautiful cruise downhill into the Carneros wine appellation. Enjoy vistas of the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Preserve, San Pablo Bay and Mt. Tamalpais in Marin as you wind through hundreds of rolling acres of vineyards and wineries. The course also passes ranches and farms filled with a variety of animals including horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas, chickens and donkeys.
The net elevation gain/loss is -77′ starting at 159′ finishing at 82′ with maximum elevation at 220′. The entire course is run on paved roads. This course is certified by USTAF; Certification code: CA06022RS
ENTRY FEE: Marathon Tours & Travel has a guaranteed entry for those booking the VIP Estate Package.
TIME LIMIT: You should be trained well enough to run under 3:30 hours, which is a 16 minute per mile pace. Roads are open to traffic after this pace time.
AWARDS: Everyone who finishes the Napa to Sonoma Half-Marathon will receive a medal.
TEMPERATURE: Average temperatures range between 50F-70F. Ideal conditions for running and it never rains Sonoma!