The inaugural Vintners 5 Miler presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is a unique trail run on Saturday, July 25 through the vineyards of Sanford Winery in the beautiful Santa Rita Hills.
VINTNERS 5 MILER Sanford Winery Saturday, July 25, 2015
The inaugural Vintners 5 Miler presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is a unique trail run through the vineyards of Sanford Winery in the beautiful Sta. Rita Hills. Along with the run, a family-friendly Finish Line Festival welcomes everyone of all ages to celebrate the coming harvest from Santa Barbara’s 5 AVA wine regions. Enjoy a Santa Ynez-style lunch BBQ from our friends at the Hitching Post II , music from Dave Courtenay and the Castawaves, a kids fun zone and of course plenty of wine tasting! Proceeds of the event support the Vintners Foundation programming.
The inaugural Vintners 5
Miler is Saturday, July 25, 2015 with the run beginning at 10am.
The Vintners 5 Miler is a
unique trail race starting at the Sanford Winery Tasting Room parking lot,
proceeding for 1.75 miles around the relatively flat lima bean field. Just
before the 2-mile mark runners will head for the hills with 350 feet of
elevation and be rewarded with one of the best views in the valley from the
Sanford & Benedict estate. The final 2 miles, as runners head back to the
finish line adjacent to the Sanford Winery Tasting Room, is primarily downhill
with some light rolling hills.
Each mile will represent one
of the five Santa Barbara County American Viticultural Areas (AVA):
Ballard Canyon Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Santa Maria Valley Sta. Rita Hills Santa Ynez Valley
The course is open to all
abilities with no-minimum finishing time requirements. Walkers are welcome.
Limited entries, so reserve
your spot today! With every registration,
runners will receive unique inaugural event rewards:
Commemorative wine-stopper medal Exclusive finisher t-shirts Wine tasting complimentary for 21+ from Santa Barbara Vintners participating wineries Santa Ynez-style lunch BBQ from our friends at the Hitching Post II Music by local artists David Courtenay and The Castawaves Only registered run participants can invite & purchase "Festival Only"tickets for friends & family
Registration Pricing Schedule
5 Mile Race (Wine Club) 5 Mile Race (Public) Festival Only* Kids Fun Zone (13 & under)
Before July 23
$55 $65 $40 FREE
$65 $75 $50 FREE
will be available on Friday, July 24 at the Santa Barbara Running Co. in Santa
Barbara’s Funk Zone on 110 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Registered
participants can enjoy 10% off everything in the store on July 24. Packet pick-up
as well as race day registration will be available beginning at 8:00am on
Saturday, July 25 at Sanford Winery.
The Vintners 5 Miler
post-race Festival is a family-friendly event not only celebrating the
accomplishments of all the runners, but the incredible wine, food & music
that Santa Barbara County offers.
highlights will include:
Wine tasting from Santa Barbara Vintners members Santa Ynez-style lunch BBQ from our friends at the Hitching Post II A kids' fun zone Local music provided by David Courtnenay & The Castawaves
Prizes will be awarded in the following timed categories:
Overall Male & Female Winners Silver & Bronze Medal Finishers, Male & Female Golf, Silver & Bronze for Male & Female age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-plus
Santa Barbara County Wine Club Competition
Member of a Wine Club?
Awesome! During the registration process sign-up with your Wine Club for a $10
discount and a chance to represent the winning club in the following first two
Most participants Best average finishing time Awesome Wine Club costumes
The Vintners 5 Miler was
conceived by Sanford Winery’s Winemaker & General Manager, Steve Fennell.
An avid runner, Steve dreamed of hosting a community inspired race in the
beautiful Sta. Rita Hills. As a member of the Vintners Foundation Board, the
idea was put in motion to host a unique event to benefit the Foundation and the
local communities in which it serves.
Participating wineries will
be updated on a regular basis (alphabetical order):
Sanford Winery Casa Dumetz Hitching Post Wines Beckmen Vineyards FOXEN Summerland Winery Crawford Family Costo de Oro Grassini Family Vineyards Dierberg / Star Lane