Join Wine Country Runs Half Marathon & 5K
Known for its rolling farmlands, its hot springs, and perhaps most famously for its wineries and vineyards, Paso Robles plays host each spring to the annual Wine Country Runs Half Marathon & 5K, an out-and-back loop race that takes runners on a hilly and occasionally challenging route through the wide-open fields and hills just north of town.
From the starting line at River Oaks Hot Springs on Clubhouse Drive, runners follow what is roughly a counter-clockwise loop, turning right out of the springs area onto Buena Vista Drive, which they follow as it winds its way northward for the next three and a half miles.
The course turns next onto Airport Road and heads north, and stays mostly on flat terrain for approximately the next three miles, as it turns onto Wellsona Road. As runners pass mile marker 6, they hit the first big downhill stretch of the race, and continue downhill until they turn onto River Road, which flattens out for a quick up-and-back stretch.
Runners hit the turnaround point roughly a mile up River Road, and then head southward again back onto Wellsona and then again onto River Road, which runs parallel to the scenic Salinas River.
The next three miles or so feature some rolling hills and then a final uphill stretch as runners make their way into the finish, back at River Oaks Hot Springs.
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Half Marathon Course: Water and Gatorade at approx. Miles 3, 4, 6, 9 & 11. 5K Course: Aid Station is Approximately at 2-mile mark for 5K. Porta-potties at Start and Miles 3, 6 & 9.
Each runner will receive a Tech-Fabric T-Shirt and Breakfast, and goodie bag. All Half-Marathon Runner and Walker finishers receive a Finishers Medal and commemorative wine glass.
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