Entry to the half marathon is limited to 3,000 runners due to our commitment to minimize the impact in this beautiful area, and to provide our guests with a quality destination running experience. You must have a race bib registered in your name to compete in this race!
We offer two registration categories for the half marathon; Individual and Team (6-20 team members). Team members also compete individually. A 5K option is also offered, called the GunBunFunRun, which starts at Gundlach Bundschu winery and finishes in Sonoma Plaza for the Wine & Music Festival.
You may register for event extras at the time of race registration, or separately after registering. Race Extras will require your race registration confirmation code.
You must be a runner or fast walker able to keep a 16:00 per mile pace and finish in 3hr 30min or less to enter this 13.1 mile race. The minimum age requirement for the half marathon is 12 years. This course is considered very scenic and easy to medium difficulty, with some flat and some rolling terrain, see Course Information for more details.
You may enter a team of 6 or more runners and save $10 off registration while competing for both Individual and Team awards. A Team Captain must first sign up under the Team category, in the process creating a team name and password.
The Team Captain will then be able to email the team name and passcode to fellow team members who will sign up online using the team name and passcode. The Team Captain must register and create the Team name before team members register!
There will be no refunds for runners that sign up as an Individual and then want to be moved onto a Team. Once the race has sold out, no extra spots will be made available for incomplete teams or team members that didn't register in time. If your team is not complete with 6 members by the time the race sells out, your team will be voided and each member will be charged $15 to be moved to the Individual category.
Teams may consist of all men, all women, or co-ed and must have between 6 - 20 members. You will be scored both as an individual and a team member when entered on a team. The top 5 times from your team will be combined to get your total team time. All times are age and gender handicapped based on the standard USATF handicap system. Only the top team win awards.
See GunBunFunRun 5K page for details
If you need to confirm your registration or get another copy of your confirmation email, click HERE
If you are an elite runner please email your request with a separate running resume/bio to the race director firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be received at least 30 days prior to the event.
If approved, an elite entry passcode will be emailed to you. Over $2,000 in cash plus large format wines and other prizes will be awarded.
Once the race has sold out, runners will be able to sign up for the Second Chance Wait List. Typically, at least 100, and sometimes up to 200 registrations are made available via the Wait List. To sign up on the Second Chance Wait List, there is a fee of $5.00. The earlier you sign up, the better your odds will be of receiving a final entry as the random drawing is weighted by the sign up dates. The drawing date for the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon TBA.
Destination Races and its local partners host a number of activities to compliment your experience in wine country. Race Extras are available only to registered runners and their guests, and you may select these extras during registration or you may purchase them separately, if you have already registered. These activities and extras typically sell out so we advise purchasing them well before the event. See the Race Extras page for details.
Refunds on your race registration are not allowed. However, if you are not able to run in the race you have two options, either to transfer your registration to another runner or request a 50% credit that can be applied to a future race.
Please read the transfer information carefully before sending an email with questions that are answered below:
Transfers include all Race Extras that were purchased such as extra wine glasses, dinners, or early/late packet pickup. Payment for the bib and race extras will be handled between the buyer and seller. The $20 transfer fee is the responsibility of the buyer and is paid to Destination Races while going through the online transfer process.
After June 30, 2013. After June 30, all transfers will need to be processed at the Race Expo on July 20, 2013. Only the runner that is purchasing the bib must attend the Expo. The new runner will need to fill out a transfer form and upon payment they will be provided a new bib and packet. The new runner will need the original registrant's name, race confirmation number, and the $20 payment (cash or credit card only, no checks). Download the 2012 Transfer Form HERE.
The second option is to cancel your registration and receive a 50% credit (of your paid entry fee only, does not include race extras) that can be used at any Destination Races event that is within a 12 month period (registration for the race must still be open and not sold out). You must process your cancellation at least 7 days prior to the race to be eligible for the 50% credit. No credits will be accepted for any reason once we are within 7 days of the race. Credit requests may be made by sending an email to email@example.com.
See Packet Pickup & Expo page for details and other packet pickup options that are available.
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Early Packet Pickup5:00pm-8:00pmSports Basement PresidioMore Info
Welcome Reception5:30pm-7:30pmLocation: Cuvaison Winery, Carneros (Napa)More Info
Race Expo10:00am-7:00pmLocation Reata Winery, NapaFree Packet PickupMore Info
Expo SeminarsNoon to 12:45pmRace Director Matt Dockstader More Info
3:00 to 4:00pmSpecial GuestsAdam GoucherTim CatalanoMore Info
Pre-Race Dinner6:00pm-8:00pmLocation: Truchard VineyardsMore Info
Transportation to Start5:15am to 6:15amMore Info
Half Marathon Start7:00amCuvaison Carneros WineryMore Info
GunBunFunRun 5K Start8:15am to 8:25amGundlach Bundschu WineryMore Info
Wine & Music Festival9:30am to NoonSonoma PlazaMore Info
Awards Ceremony10:25amSonoma PlazaMore Info
Finishers Winery Tours2:00pm-6:00pmVarious WineriesMore Info