Aderire Fueled by Fine Wine
The entirely new class of running events is coming once again to Oregon’s Dundee Hills AVA wine region this summer! Fueled by Fine Wine, in collaboration with the Dundee Hills AVA, is proud to present the annual Fueled by Fine Wine Half-Marathon in early July . 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 the BEST time!” It’s a run that delightfully blends Oregon’s love of outdoor adventure with the passion for fine wines.
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 an 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.
Punti salienti del corso
The race starts just south of Dundee at the Stoller Vineyards and from there follows an out-and-back course that makes a counter-clockwise loop along a combination of paved and gravel roads, dirt trails and grassy stretches that wind through the vineyards and farm fields just north of the winery where the race starts.
In the race’s second half, the hills get significantly more challenging, as runners head into the areas just west of town, known as the Red Hills of Dundee.
This area is known both for its vineyards as well as its wealth of places to stay and enjoy the Oregon wine country, from bed and breakfast inns to farm retreats. Once runners pass the mile 6 marker, the course gets very “interesting,” to say the least, as the course elevation rises some 500 feet between the mile 6 and mile 8 markers.
These miles, as well as the next few, offer some of the course’s best scenery as well, and take runners directly through vineyards where you can see the wine grapes on the vines up close as you run by.
Runners re-join the roadways on Stoller Road just before reaching the mile 12 marker, and the course then flattens out somewhat as runners head back toward the winery along McDougall Road, back to where they started.
Mappa del percorso
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Postazioni di Pronto Soccorso
Aid stations serve both water and a energy drink. There are about six aid stations along the course and at the start/finish.
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