Thursday, July 12 - Arrive at the new Archer Hotel in downtown Napa for afternoon check-in. Meet your fellow runners and guests at a welcome reception with a selection of red and white wines with some light delicacies to compliment your beverage (6:00 PM). Dinner on your own at a wide choice of restaurants within a short drive or walk.
Friday, July 13 - Today we will introduce you to the Napa Valley Region by visiting three unique wineries for tours and tastings. We will depart mid-morning for our first winery, our second stop will also include a sumptuous lunch paired with a choice of wines and our third tasting is guaranteed to have you ready to relax by the rooftop pool when we return to the Archer at approximately 4:00 PM . Enjoying dinner tonight on you own. (lunch included)
Saturday, July 14 – We recommend you start today with a short walk to Saturday’s Race Expo at the Oxbo Commons, located along the Napa River and adjacent to the popular Oxbo Public Market. After the Expo you can continue to explore the region on your own, book a spa visit or choose an optional half-day activity. This evening you are invited to a special pre-race dinner with guest speakers, elite athletes, sponsors and other runners. (dinner included)
Sunday, July 15 - Runners will be transported from the hotel to the Cuvaison Carneros Winery for the 7:00 AM race start. After you cross the finish line in Sonoma Square, you will be steps away from the VIP tent with food, beverages and access to your checked bag. Now that the race is over you can enjoy the Wine + Music Festival with the camaraderie of your fellow runners. Our shuttle bus will pick you up at the square to transport you back to the Archer Hotel after the event.
This year the highlight of your experience just might be the afternoon finisher’s party to be held at the recently opened Culinary Institute of America at COPIA. You will 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. (pre-race breakfast and post-race brunch included)
Monday, July 16 - Guests may extend their stay at the Archer Hotel Napa at a special rate, venture off on their own extended stay or return home after a memorable wine country experience.