You can't beat this chill event that focuses on improving your personal 5k time, starts at a later time, earn a commemorative pin, free race photos, encouraging community of runners/walkers, and wine tasting on your own to finish!
Run or Wine 5k FAQs
Questions about registration.
Q. Is there DAY OF Registration?
A. Yes, please note, there is a $10 additional day of fee.
Q. What is included in the registration?
A. Race entry, wine (or cider/beer) tasting, commemorative pins, timing, free race pictures and post-race goodies (snacks, drinks, etc.). Shirts available for an additional charge.
Q. Can I get a refund or transfer to another race or runner?
A. Yes, you can transfer to another race or runner.
Q. I couldn't make it to the event, can I get my pin and bib mailed to me?
A. No, you must attend the event to receive pin/bib. See transfer policy.
Q. When is packet pickup?
A. Most likely, the day of the event from 12-1pm. Check specific Facebook event page for details. You can only pick up packet for yourself.
Q. Do I need to show I.D.
A. Yes, for packet pickup.
Q. What if I'm running late?
A. You can start the run/walk on your own and pick up your packet AFTER you complete the run/walk.
Q. What is a virtual 5k?
A. A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. We will mail you your pin when we receive them.
DO NOT SHOW UP TO THE EVENT. A virtual race does not provide you with a day of registration.
Q. Can I transfer to a virtual race or vice versa?
A. See transfer policy.
Questions about the race.
Q. When is the Run or Wine 5k?
A. We host MONTHLY events - check out our Facebook Events for dates.
Q. Where can I find out information for this month's Run or Wine 5k?
A. Best place to look is on our Facebook page (select specific month).
Q. Where is the Run or Wine 5k?
A. The Run or Wine Events are primarily located in the Warehouse Winery District in Woodinville. See specific event for participating locations & start (registration) on our Facebook page. We change host & participating locations monthly. The HOST location is simply that, a host location for packet pickup/registration. There will be a list of participating locations every month (changes monthly). The HOST location listed at the time of registration may change due to conflicts. Please RSVP on Facebook - that is where the most up-to-date information is listed. Do NOT contact the wineries for information about the event - they will not be able to answer any questions. Contact us directly if you have any questions.
Q. How does the Run or Wine 5k work?
A. You run/walk first, followed by wine tasting on your own. We give you tickets to redeem at one of the participating wineries, breweries or cider locations of your choice (see above, the wineries change month-to-month). Each location (winery) will give you 4-6 tastings known as a flight or a pint at the participating brewery.
Q. Is this a 5k?
A. Yes. But it is not a certified course.
Q. Is this event timed?
A. We do have a clock, but it is an unofficial race. Starting in 2019, there will be timing, however, the events are still considered fun runs. Race results will be posted on our main Facebook page.
Q. I don't drink, can I still participate in the run portion?
A. Yes, we have RUN ONLY options.
Q. Can I wear headphones?
A. We would prefer that you do NOT wear headphones for safety reasons.
Q. Do I run/walk and wine taste?
A. You run/walk FIRST, then wine taste.
Q. Is there a map of the route?
A. The route is dependent upon available volunteers. If we have less volunteers, we will need to use our simple course (our-and-back) which includes a street light. If we have more volunteers, we are able to offer a course with no street lights. However, all options are considered URBAN courses - no street closures. Here is the link to the course we most often use: https://drive.google.com/open?id=109wR_x7pozgltcTo1nyRmrx3FPxiuX-F&usp=sharing
Q. Is the course hilly?
A. There are hills surrounding the Warehouse Wineries, along with flat areas. Sorry, can't get away from the hills!
Q. Are the roads closed for the race?
A. No, this is an URBAN course - there are no street closures. Please abide by all traffic rules.
Q. Can I walk instead of run?
A. Yes, it is a FUN group run/walk.
Q. Why do you start the race in the afternoon?
A. Most of the participating wineries, brewery, cider locations open after 12pm.
Q. What does "cupless" mean?
A. It means we are limiting the water stations at most of our races. Please bring your own water.
Questions about the wine tasting.
Disclaimer: We will be limiting the attendance cap to ensure we can provide a safe and fun event. We have the right to refuse to give you the race bib and the participating locations have the right to refuse service if you are intoxicated before, during, or after the event. Please be a responsible by having a designated driver in your party, carpool, public transportation, or a ride-hailing service. Thank you.
Q. WHEN can I use my drink tickets?
A. Day of only until 5:30pm.
Q. Which tickets do I use for wine tasting?
A. You will be given two drink tickets that will be date stamped. Do not try to use raffle and/or previous drink tickets (from prior races).
Q. Can I do wine tasting on my own?
A. Yes, but you will need to pay the wineries directly for additional wine tasting (separate from the two drink tickets you get included with your registration).
Q. How do I redeem my drink tickets?
A. We give you tickets to redeem at one of the participating wineries, breweries or cider locations of your choice (see above, the wineries change month-to-month). Each location (winery) will give you 4-6 tastings known as a flight or a pint at the participating brewery.
Q. Is there a map of the wineries participating?
A. A list of the wineries participating is posted on the Facebook Event page and at check in/registration. The list is consistently changing to add variety to the Events. All participating locations are within walking distance. Be sure to look up which wineries you want to visit prior to the race.
Q. Can I bring my child or dog?
A. Yes, you can bring your child or dog to the run/walk portion. All of the participating locations are kid-friendly. You will need to ask the winery if they allow dogs inside. If you are bringing your dog, please make sure you clean up after them. Thank you.
Q, Can I bring a stroller to the race portion?
A. Yes - please be courteous of the other runners and line up in the back.
Q. Is there a waiver I need to sign?
A. Yes, please sign here: https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/KKzLzuUGOU1410542669
Q. Is there bag check?
A. No. Unless you pay for VIP.
Q. Do you offer goody bags?
A. We offer reusable bags as a registration perk *new for 2020!
Q. Where can I view and download race photos?
A. All race photos will be uploaded to our main Facebook page.
Q. Do you offer raffles/door prizes every month?
A. No, not every month.
Q. Where do I park?
A. Please try to carpool. Arrive early to park (registration location may vary) in the ample parking lot across from registration.
Q. How big are the races?
A. These events are meant to be small for best wine tasting experience. Plus the tasting rooms only accommodate small groups. Maximum is usually about 100.
Q. Why should I attend ANOTHER Run or Wine Event?
A. Running is fun! Wine tasting is fun! Plus, you get to try new wineries (wherever you did not use a ticket). You can also earn an extra medal and more rewards! Our goal is to offer quality races for new and novices runners & walkers - come back to our monthly races or our annual races!
Q. How do I sign up for another event?
A. Go to our Facebook Events page & search for an event!
Q. Do you offer discounts?
A. Yes, please ask any PNW Ladies Running Group or Run 2 Be Fit Ambassadors for a discount!
Q. Can I volunteer?
A Yes, please email us at email@example.com. All volunteers get a free entry into a future race or drink tickets to redeem at race.
Our race company philosophy has always been to offer quality races for new and novices runners & walkers by keeping the races small and affordable.
We will be raising funds for this gofundme in 2020: gf.me/u/wr8fuk