SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon & 5k
June 2, 2018
Join us for a celebration of running, trails, competition and friendship. Explore this beautiful and challenging course. Push yourself to new limits. Then, toast your accomplishments at the post-race celebration.
All participants receive a technical T-shirt, logo’d wine glass, and custom wine bottle stopper finisher’s medal! Afterwards, we’ll have food, drink (including wine, of course), and products from our sponsors.
Both the Half Marathon and the 5K will sell out. Registration will close once race has reached capacity. Price increases will occur on the first of each month until the race sells out. The earlier you sign up, the lower your entry fee!
*Off Road Pursuits has a strict no refund/transfer policy.
Men – this is your chance to come out and support the women in your lives. Show your wife, girlfriend, sister, mother, daughters and friends how much you love them and their running! We can always use volunteers, too!
CREATE A TEAM
When you sign up as a team of women, you’ll save $5 per person off your registration fee! Only teams with at least 4 runners participating in the same distance will receive a team result.
How To Create a Team:
- The first member of your team to register must select “Create/Join A Team” from the left hand menu during the registration process on RunSignup.com. She is now the “Team Captain.”
- As Team Captain, create a Team Name and a password to give out to your teammates so that they can join your team.
- As the remaining members of the team join, they will select “Join a team” during the registration process and select the team they are joining.
- Once the 4th team member registers, the $5 discount will be refunded to all team members.
Important: Creating a team DOES NOT reserve spots for your teammates. Make sure all team members sign up before registration is full! ALL members of the team must be registered before the event sells out.
RACE LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
The SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon, 5K, and Post-Race Celebration takes place at the Vail Lake Resort* in Temecula, CA (Google Map)
Directions to Vail Lake Resort From San Diego:
Take Interstate 5 N to Interstate 8 E and take Interstate 15 N for about 40 miles.
Take the Highway 79 S / Temecula Pkwy.
Make a right, and head East on Temecula Pkwy for 9 miles.
You will find the Vail Lake entrance on the left.
Directions to Vail Lake Resort From Los Angeles:
Take Interstate 10, 60, or 91 East to the Interstate 15 S.
Drive South until you get to Temecula.
The last exit before leaving Temecula is Highway 79 S / TEMECULA PKWY towards INDIO.
Take this exit to the left, and head East for 9 miles.
You will find the Vail Lake entrance on the left.
NOTE: Vail Lake Resort charges a $10 per vehicle entrance fee. (If you are picking up your packet at Vail Lake Resort the day before the race, there will not be a fee.) Carpool if possible to reduce your cost, save space in the park, and reduce your carbon footprint!
2018 PACKET PICK-UP
Packet Pick-Up Details will be posted closer to the event. There will be a few opportunities to pick up your race packet throughout the week leading up to the race. You MUST show your photo ID to pick up your packet.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
6:00am – 6:45 – Packet Pick-up
7:00am – Race Start
11:00am – Race Cutoff*
*There is a 4-hour cutoff for the SoCal Wine Country Women’s Half Marathon. If you do not cross the finish line in under 4 hours you will not be eligible for the finisher’s awards.
7:00am – 7:45am – 5k Packet Pick-up
8:00am – 5k Race Start
POST RACE CELEBRATION
10:00am – 1:00pm Wine tasting*, music, food, and products from race sponsors.
*Wine tasting is available for as long as the bottles last…how’s that for a little motivation for a PR?
After the descent you will turn right to stay on the fire road and follow it up with two quick lefts. Here you will veer right off the double track and make a short quick climb to rolling single track. This will end with another steep downhill (USE CAUTION) that will return you to double track trail where you will take a sharp left and begin heading back towards the trails you ran earlier.
You will bypass the long climb section of the course and head back to the previous loop. You will then continue on the trails you ran earlier which means this time you’ll have to climb that short, steep hill you were cautious going down earlier. This will be a tough little hill and remember, there is no expectation to run the entire course in a trail race; power walking or hiking some sections is highly recommended!
From here, you return to the double track trails to the out and back section along the lake. This will consist of rolling hills, beautiful views of the lake, and a 1/4 mile steep climb to the turnaround. After the return trip you will make a hard right that will take you to a flat section and will lead you back past the resort.
At the end of the trail, you will be back on the pavement as you run flat through the campground. From here it’s a gradual paved climb to the finish line and all the glory!
The 5k course begins with approximately .5 miles of paved road. Once you reach the primary trail system, you will take a right and start a rolling out-and-back section along Vail Lake on a wide fire road.
Stay alert for the “5K Turn Around” sign that will be located at the halfway point. From that sign, you will return using the same route that you have already run.
**Course is subject to change based on the discretion of Vail Lake Resort or the Race Director.
It will be HOT on race day. You’ve trained hard for this race. Don’t risk dehydration on race day. Carry some type of hydration with you! A minimum of a 20-ounce hand bottle is recommended, but a belt or hydration pack might be preferred.
There will be 5 full aid stations on the half marathon course, as well as a “Water Only” station that you pass twice. All aid stations will be stocked with water and electrolyte drink.
APPROXIMATE AID STATION LOCATIONS:
Mile 8.6 – Water Only
Mile 12.4 – Water Only
5K AID STATIONS:
There will be a water-only station on the 5K course that you will pass twice: Mile 0.7 and Mile 2.4. It is strongly encouraged to carry hydration with you for your 5K.
POST-RACE CELEBRATION & AWARDS
After you finish the race, don’t just jump in the car and drive home. Hang out at the Post-Race Celebration!
Post-Race Celebration (10:00am-1:00pm):
- Awards ceremony
- Food and drink for purchase
- Products from event sponsors
- FREE Massages!
- FREE wine tastings while supplies last. (Wine tasting availability is subject to sponsor-provided samples.)
You’re welcome to purchase multiple food plates for your family and friends. Food tickets are $10 and include choices such as:
- Portobello Burgers (vegetarian)
- BBQ Chicken
- Potato Salad
- Garden Salad
- Soft Drink
- 19 & Under
- 60 & Above
Vail Lake Resort (Camping and RV)
Contact: http://www.vaillakeresort.com/ or (951) 303-0173
South Coast Winery Resort and Spa
Contact: http://www.wineresort.com/ or 951-587-9463
The Inn at Europa Village
Contact: http://theinnateuropavillage.com/ or 877.676.7047
The Inn at Churon Winery
Contact: http://www.innatchuronwinery.com/churon_new/ or 951-654-9070
Pechanga Resort and Casino
Contact: http://www.pechanga.com/ or 1-877-711-2WIN
Temecula Creek Inn Golf Resort
Contact: http://www.temeculacreekinn.com/ or 877.517.1823
Ramada Old Town Temecula
Contact: http://www.ramada.com/ or 951-699-3400
Motel 6 Temecula
Contact: http://www.motel6.com/ or (951) 676-7199
Embassy Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country
Contact: http://embassysuites1.hilton.com/ or 951-676-5656
Hampton Inn & Suites Temecula
Contact: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/ or 951-506-2332