2014 Fueled By Fine Wine Event Information

Event Description

The entirely new class of running events is coming once again to Oregon's Willamette Valley Wine Region summer 2014! Fueled by Fine Wine, in collaboration with the Dundee Hills AVA, is proud to present the fifth annual Fueled by Fine Wine Half-Marathon on Sunday July 13, 2014. This event sets itself apart by exploring some of the most magnificent vineyard vistas in Oregon, as well as by working with local Dundee charities and Oregon sponsors creating an exciting event for the region while also supporting the local economy.

A very limited group of 1,200 lucky runners will have the exclusive opportunity to propel themselves over some of the many hills that make up Oregon’s world-class wine region. Entrants will be treated to a unique departure from a typical running course, a large portion of the event will follow unpaved vineyard trails as they wind through rows of grapes and under branches of Oregon’s prized hazelnut trees. This is a HARD course and as race architect Chris Nagy, president of Fueled by Fine Wine points out that on this run “You won’t run your best time – but you’ll have your best time. It’s a run that delightfully blends Oregon’s love of outdoor adventure with the passion for fine wine.“

Just as unique as the race venue, the after-race party will offer a perfect opportunity to sample—as well as stock the wine cellar with—some of Oregon’s best offerings, in the company of winemakers and fellow wine connoisseurs. The event registration fee includes a awesome tech race shirt, a colorful and substantial medal, race timing by AA Sports, a logo wine glass, admission to the after-race party, which includes a well-earned tasting of acclaimed Dundee Hills wines in addition to the rare opportunity to run in the midst of some of Oregon’s most famous wineries.