Third Annual Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon Set for Sunday
Challenging Course Gives Runners 13.1 Miles of Rare Access to Some of Oregon’s Most Beautiful Wine Country
This Sunday, runners from all over the country will test their stamina…and savo 1eaa r fine Dundee Hill wines…at the third annual Fueled by Wine Fine Half Marathon. Presented in collaboration with the Dundee Hills Wine Growers Association, this challenging 13.1 mile run sets itself apart by integrating into the course some of the most magnificent vineyards in Oregon.
This limited group of 1,300 runners will propel themselves over some of the many hills that make up Oregon’s world-class wine region. Runners are granted rare access through some of the region’s top vineyards, including Stoller, Sokol Blosser, Vista Hills, Domaine Drouhin, Winter’s Hill and Archery Summit. Unlike traditional half marathons, 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.
Just as unique as the race venue, the post-race Wine Celebration invites race participants and their families and friends to sample some of Oregon’s best Pinots and other wines. 21 Dundee Hills wineries, including Argyle, Winderlea, Domaine Serene, Lange and many more, will be sampling their finest to toast to each finishers success.
Sage Canaday, two-time US Olympic marathon qualifier
Ted Crawford, Dundee Mayor and race participant
Jesse Lange, Winemaker, Lange Winery, and race participant
Arron Bell, Assistant Winemaker, Domaine Drouhin Oregon, and race participant
Michael Davies, Winemaker, Rex Hill, and race participant
1,500 runners from almost every state in the US, plus Canada and Mexico
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Race start: 7 AM
Post-Race Wine Celebration: 9 AM to noon
Race start and finish, plus post-race party: Stoller Vineyards, 16161 NE McDougall Rd., Dayton, Oregon 97114