Distances in this event
- Run 13.1mi
7:00am Sun 21st Jul 2019
- Run 5km
8:00am Sat 20th Jul 2019
Napa-to-Sonoma is the flagship event in the Wine Country Half Marathon Series. This popular race features a fast and scenic course starting at Cuvaison Carneros Winery and finishing in historic Sonoma Plaza in front of City Hall. The world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys serve as the host of this event, offering the finest in wine country ambience and hospitality.
This race sells out each year on the day registration opens, so take a look at your Registration Options and mark your calendars! Run.Sip.Explore. with us and find out what all the hype is about!
We are celebrating the 15th Anniversary of this bucket list race amongst other accomplishments; the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon was recently named as one of the Top 20 Half Marathons in the BibRave 100!
This scenic and fast 13.1 mile course starts at Cuvaison Carneros Winery where runners congregate in one of the most beautiful start areas anywhere. You’ll warm up next to the winery alongside rows of rolling vineyards and a reservoir. Runners must be dropped at the entrance to the winery by bus or by vehicle in the Domaine Carneros parking lot. There is NO parking there or anywhere near the start area!
Out of the starting gate, you’ll take a left turn on Duhig Rd. and make your ascent up Butt Burner Hill. Once over the crest it’s a beautiful cruise downhill into the Carneros wine appellation. Enjoy vistas of the Napa-Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Preserve, San Pablo Bay and Mt. Tamalpais in Marin as you wind through hundreds of rolling acres of vineyards and wineries. The course also passes ranches and farms filled with a variety of animals including horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas, chickens and donkeys.
Half Marathon Race Start – Sun: 07-15-18 | 7:00 AM
This scenic and fast 13.1 mile course starts at Cuvaison Carneros Winery where runners congregate in one of the most beautiful start areas anywhere. Please note: there is NO parking there or anywhere near the start area!
Start location: Cuvaison Estate Wines, 1221 Duhig Rd, Napa, CA 94559
Post-Race Wine + Music Festival – Sun: 07-15-18 | 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Celebrate your 13.1 accomplishment in style as you taste from over 35 local wineries and enjoy the Lagunitas Beer Garden. One Wine Glass with wine tasting is included with your half marathon registration, however one additional wine glass may be purchased for guests during race registration or race extras. Guest admission is $40 per person and all guests must be 21+.
Location – Sonoma Plaza, 453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476
Race Day Transportation
There is a runner drop area but absolutely NO parking at the start of the half marathon! All participants will either need to take a bus to the start or be dropped off in the Runner Drop at Domaine Carneros. There is a viewing area at mile 2 on Las Amigas Rd. and cars can be parked temporarily on the side of that road.
Spectators that wish to view the start of the race at Cuvaison must be dropped off or take a bus to the start from one of the transportation areas. Buses will be provided to Sonoma Plaza for spectators after the start of the race.
Bus transportation to the start area is provided from Sonoma and Napa. Arrive early for bus transportation to avoid lines or full buses and allow time for warm up. Buses are for runners only. NO spectators please. Buses drop on the shoulder of Duhig Rd near Domaine Carneros.
IMPORTANT: If the last scheduled bus is full, you will need to take a cab or Uber, or have a friend drop you off in the auto drop zone at Domaine Carneros. There is NO PARKING near the start. Free parking is provided at main Sonoma and Napa bus locations. If you are forced to leave a car, the closest spot will be on the shoulder of Old Sonoma Road approximately one mile from the start. NO return transportation will be provided to this location.
Please note that Team Challenge buses are not indicated here, they depart to Start Area from Team Challenge partner hotels.
BUSES TO START AREA (Cuvaison Carneros Winery – 1221 Duhig Rd, Napa)
Downtown Sonoma – 216 1st St. East
1 block north of Sonoma Plaza – Next to Little League Field. Parking available in Veterans Building Parking Lot
5:20am to 6:25am
Buses depart every 5 minutes. See Parking below
Sonoma Mission Inn
100 Boyes Blvd, Sonoma
HOTEL GUESTS ONLY!
5:40am and 5:55am ONLY
Best Western Inn at the Vines
100 Soscol Ave, Napa
5:30am to 6:20am
Buses depart every 10 minutes.
Parking available at Napa Valley College (1/3 mile) or South Napa Marketplace Mall or Movie Theater Lots (1/4 mile – obey signs) – Do NOT park at Inn at the Vines or Denny’s parking lots (ticket or tow).
Marriott Napa Valley Hotel and Spa
3425 Solano Ave Napa
Marriott and Hilton Garden HOTEL GUESTS ONLY!
5:40am, 6:00am, and 6:15am ONLY
The majority of our volunteers come from partnering non-profit organizations on national, regional and local levels. Nearly 200 volunteers are needed to stage this event, and opportunities are available in a number of positions including registration check-in at the Race Expo, course monitors, wine glass distribution, bag check, recovery tent and medical support.
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