Pink Buffalo Racing
Grapes of Half

event video:
Sun. May 22, 2016
Sun. May 22, 2016

Half Marathon
Start Time
8 am
9 am
Start Location
Noble Estate
Silvan Ridge
Finish Location
Sweet Cheeks
Sweet Cheeks
Half Marathon Perks Included

Shuttle to Start
Well Marked Course
Well Stocked Aid Stations & Toilets

Complimentary Wine Ticket for Each Winery
Age Group Medals
Chip Timing by Eclectic Edge Racing
Finisher Wine Glass
Finisher Medal
Post-Race Refreshments 
Drop Bag Service @ Start & Finish
Custom Personalized Race Bibs through March 31

Rated in the top 10 wine country races in the US by Shape Magazine!

5K Perks Include

Well Marked Course
Well Stocked Aid Station at Turn Around

Complimentary Wine Ticket - Silvan Ridge & Sweet Cheeks
Age Group Medals
Chip Timing by Eclectic Edge Racing
Finisher Wine Glass for first 200 Registrants
Post-Race Refreshments 
Shuttle to Vehicles at Silvan Ridge after Race

Half Marathon Entry Fees

$75 April 1 - May 21, 2016
$80 Race Day

*Pricing while space is available. This event is trending to sell out.

* Wine Club Members receive $5 off. Check with your winery for the code which can be used online or on a paper entry form. Sweet Cheeks, Silvan Ridge, and Noble Estate.

5K Entry Fees

$25 Through May 21*
$30 Race Day*

*Pricing while space is available. This event is trending to sell out!

*Wine Club Members receive $5 off. Check with your winery for the code which can be used online or on a paper entry form. Sweet Cheeks, Silvan Ridge, and Noble Estate.

egistration & Shirts
To see registration details, CLICK HERE. Online registration is open below. Click on the Register Online Button. Click the link above for more information about how to register with a paper form. Short-sleeve technical shirts can be purchased for an additional $15. They are available in men's and women's sizing. Register by April 30, 2016 to guarantee your event shirt. After April 30th, shirts aren't available to be reserved, however, a limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at packet pick up on Saturday at Noble Estate Winery Urban from 4 pm - 6 pm (560 Commercial Street, E/O 97402) and on race day at Sweet Cheeks Winery at the finish line. 5K registrants can pick up their packets at Noble Estate Winery (560 Commercial St) on Saturday between 4 pm - 6 pm or on race day at Silvan Ridge from 7:30 am - 8:45 am. Registration will also be open during these times if the race has not  already sold out. Race bib pick up for the half marathon on race day is at the start line at Noble Estate Winery (29210 Gimpl Hill Rd) from 6:30 am -7:45 am. Pre-ordered shirts will be available for pick up at the finish line.

Timing & Results
All races will be chip timed by Eclectic Edge Racing. To see past results & course records, click here. Here is the link for 2016 Results

Half Marathon Course
 The courses are in the South Willamette Valley wine country featuring scenic views of vineyards and farms with animals like horses, pigs, hens and goats! To read more about the course,
CLICK HERE. To see what the course is like, we invite you to watch the video above. Course marshals will direct you and the course will be marked. The course is almost 100% paved with about 1/10 of a mile on gravel as you leave the start line at Noble Estate Winery. The course limit is 4 hours, which is an average of 18:18 per mile.

5K Course
The 5K Course starts at Silvan Ridge Winery, goes north and then east to a turn around location and finishes at Sweet Cheeks Winery. There is an aid station at the turn around and is 100% paved. PRINTABLE 5K COURSE MAP / GPS COURSE MAP

Advanced Packet Pick Up
Saturday, May 21, 4 pm - 6 pm: Noble Estate Winery Urban at 560 Commercial Street

Race Day Packet Pick Up
Half Marathon: Sunday, May 22, 6:30 am - 7:45 am, Noble Estate, 29210 Gimpl Hill

5K: Sunday, May 22, 7:30 -8:45 am, Silvan Ridge Winery, 27012 Briggs Hill Rd

Cancellation Policy
Transfers are not permitted under any circumstances and registrants are not allowed to sell or give away their entries. Anyone who asks for an exception will be directed to this policy. There are no refunds or deferrals. No exceptions will be made.

Half Marathon Awards
All finishers will receive a custom event wine glass and a finisher medal! Participants 21 & over will receive a complimentary wine ticket for each winery. Only one ticket per person may be used at each winery. Age group medals will be given to the top 3 in each age group near the red Eclectic Edge Racing truck at the finish line. Stop by the results tent to see if you placed in your age group & pick up an age group medal. Medals requested to be mailed out after the event will incur $5 shipping fee. 

Winery Competition
If you are a wine club member at Silvan Ridge, Sweet Cheeks or Noble Estate, contact your winery for the special code for $5 off that can be used online or on a paper form. The wineries are going head to head in this challenge to bring out the fastest runners and the most participants. Designate which winery you want to represent when you register! 

Half Marathon Parking & Shuttles 
Parking is available at Sweet Cheeks and Silvan Ridge and shuttles will leave from both locations starting at 5:30 am to go to the start line at Noble Estate Winery. The last shuttle will leave the finish area at 7 am. The finish line is at Sweet Cheeks. Drivers will be directed to park at Sweet Cheeks until their lot fills. Then, drivers will be directed to park at Silvan Ridge, which is across the street from Sweet Cheeks. Racers who park at Silvan Ridge will be able to take a shuttle from Sweet Cheeks Winery to their vehicles at Silvan Ridge after they finish. You may be dropped off at Vineyards at Gimpl Hill, just east of the Noble Estate Winery driveway. There is no parking at the start.



Drop Bag Service
Please use our clear plastic bags and write your name and bib number legibly on the bag. If you have a bag with your information clearly displayed, you are welcome to use it. Pink Buffalo Racing will transport your belongings to the finish line where you can claim them.

Half Marathon: There will be a drop bag service next to the flag pole at Noble Estate Winery's tasting room. Please place your items in the black van.

5K: The drop bag service will be in the gravel parking lot next to the tasting room. The black van will arrive by 8:30 am. All belongings must be in the van by 8:55 am and they will be transported to the finish line for you. 

5K Parking & Shuttles
Participants will be directed to park and Silvan Ridge and Sweet Cheeks. A shuttle will take 5K participants to their vehicles at Silvan Ridge after the race if they park there. 

Strollers & Dogs
Strollers and dogs are not permitted.

Overnight & Hotel Accommodations
We encourage racers to book overnight accommodations as soon as possible as this weekend is particularly busy for the hotel industry. We also recommend AirBnB for the best deals. We recommend you Google the property you're looking at renting and get directions to Sweet Cheeks Winery at 27007 Briggs Hill Rd, Eugene, OR 97405 prior to booking so that you know how much drive time you'll have on race morning. HERE IS THE BEST ROUTE TO GET TO SWEET CHEEKS. We recommend you print & bring this map and directions as there is limited cellular service in wine country.

Here is a list of hotels we recommend:
Holiday Inn Eugene/Springfield, Hilton Eugene, Inn at the 5th, Holiday Inn Express Eugene/Springfield, Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Phoenix Inn

Cancellation Policy

No refunds. No transfers. No deferrals. No exceptions. Once you have completed the registration process you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your number to anyone else, and there are no deferrals for future events or years.

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