Uncork the Romance at the 3rd annual Wine Lovers 5K at Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery! Run with the ones you love for Valentine's Day...a sweet start to a fun and romantic weekend. The race starts and finishes in the vineyard and winds its way through some of the most scenic back roads in central Virginia. Walker, stroller and Fido-friendly.
All participants get great mountain views, a gender-specific tech shirt, a commemorative wine glass with wine samplings from Cardinal Point Vineyard's fantastic vintages, live music on the heated veranda, a post-race awards ceremony and food for purchase from a local food truck.
$30 - Early - through 1/28/16
$40 - Late - 1/29/16 through race day (not guaranteed a shirt)
Note: there is a small processing fee in addition to registration fees.
Race day is Saturday, February 13th, 2016. If inclement weather, race day will be Sunday, February 14th. Please make sure you can make both dates, as there are no refunds.
Participants that register early are guaranteed a shirt; late and race day registrants are not. Please register by January 28th to ensure a shirt.
Refund & Transfer Policy...
There are NO refunds. A transfer of your race entry to another runner is allowed. Please email your request by Monday, February 8th to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The out and back 3.1 mile course will start and end at Cardinal Point Vineyard, just a short drive off of route 151 in scenic Nelson County. The mainly asphalt course is mostly flat and is walker-friendly with a water stop just before 151, at Afton Family Medicine.
Packet pick-up will be at Cardinal Point Vineyard (directions) on Saturday, February 13th from 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM. Race will start promptly at 9:00 AM
Overall Male & Female - A gift bag of goodies and a bottle of wine from Cardinal Point Vineyard
Division Winners (8-11, 12-15, 16-20) - 1st place winners will receive a bottle of sparkling grape juice.
Division Winners (21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over) - 1st place winners get a bottle wine from Cardinal Point Vineyards
Post Race Party…it’s more than just a run!
This isn't "just a race", it's an event that is a bit competitive, a tad unique and a lot of fun! After you cross the finish line, Cardinal Point's experienced staff will be on hand to share with you their passion for their delectable vintages.
A wine purchasing station will be available for those of you that have already decided your favorite spirit for the event. You must be at least 21 years old to partake in the wine tastings so please bring proper ID.
Food will be available for purchase from a local food truck...that way you can stay and enjoy the post race party!
Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery
Blue Ridge Life Magazine is our 2015 Media Sponsor! BRL is a monthly lifestyle and feature magazine, distributed to various retail, professional, dining and recreational establishments, real estate offices, banks, vineyards and museums within 100 mile radius of Nelson County.
The Charlottesville Derby Dames are Charlottesville’s first and only skater-run, flat track roller derby league. The Dames’ mission is to promote sportsmanship and community by providing an alternative form of fitness and entertainment to the women and men of Charlottesville and surrounding counties.
Nelson County Tourism - Nelson County is home to Wintergreen Resort, a local ski area; Swannanoa Palace and is the location of Walton's Mountain made famous by the television show, The Waltons. Nelson County is also home to many thriving vineyards, three craft breweries, a cidery, a whiskey distillery, and Crabtree Falls.