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Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

Sunday July 19th, 2020
Sonoma, California
Distance: Half Marathon

The Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a race, its a lifestyle experience! Whether you are a dedicated endurance runner or new to the running mindset, focus your sites on this event as part of your vacation schedule. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in the world famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area.

Runners from all over the world will start amongst the vineyards at Cuvaison Winery in Napa on their way to a classic finish in front of City Hall in Sonoma Plaza. The course runs through the scenic Carneros wine region passing thousands of acres of vineyards, ranches, the Napa/Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area, wineries and downtown Sonoma.

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Bob Anderson
This point to point course starts near Napa and follows the back road to Sonoma through the wine country. It is not a super fast course but it is very beautiful. Great medals, t-shirts and wine tasting. This race is part of the Destination Race Series.
Race Date: 07/21/2019 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:12:10 JOHN WILLIAMS 29 BERKELEY, CA
2nd Male 1:21:00 JOHN LITZENBERG III 49 GLEN ELLEN, CA
3rd Male 1:21:50 CHARLES MADDEN 27 SAN FRANCISCO, CA
4th Male 1:24:50 ANDREW KENWORTHY 54 HOUSTON, TX
Female 1:21:20 DAWN GRUNNAGLE 41 DALLAS, TX
2nd Female 1:21:37 PHEBE KO 36 MILL VALLEY, CA
3rd Female 1:22:59 SARAH HALLAS 39 COTATI, CA
4th Female 1:26:40 ANGELA CHEN 27 BELMONT, CA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:21:00 JOHN LITZENBERG III 49 GLEN ELLEN, CA
M 50-59 1:24:50 ANDREW KENWORTHY 54 HOUSTON, TX
M 60-69 1:40:02 TOM SOURS 64 SONOMA, CA
M 70+ 1:55:49 RON MOHNEY 70 SEDONA, AZ
F 40-49 1:21:20 DAWN GRUNNAGLE 41 DALLAS, TX
F 50-59 1:40:08 DEBBIE ACKERMAN 51 WILMETTE, IL
F 60-69 2:00:02 ELAINE ROSEN 60 NEW YORK, NY
F 70+ 2:24:09 ISABEL GONZALEZ-JETTINGHOFF 70 CORAL GABLE, FL
Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon

About our series:

Destination Races takes you to some of the finest wine regions in the world, providing an opportunity to truly smell, taste and feel the terror of each unique destination. Each event is crafted like a blend of fine red wine, to be enjoyed and savored. Within each event and each location you’ll see something new, and experience what makes the Wine Country Half Marathons so special. Most races sell out, so make your plans early to come stay and play, the Destination Races way!

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. Runners must be dropped at the entrance to the winery by bus or by vehicle in the Domaine Carneros parking lot. There is NO parking there or anywhere near the start area!

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.

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