Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery is the perfect place for the Wine Lovers 5K. Whether you bring your love bird or your running buddies, you do not want to miss this inaugural race at this spectacular vineyard. The race starts and finishes in the vineyard and winds its way through some of the most scenic back roads in central Virginia. Rounding out the morning will be the soulful sounds of Chris & Goose, a post-race awards ceremony and food (for purchase). So grab your love bird and join us for another remarkable run!
Spectacular mountain views, a performance 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).
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Note: there is a small processing fee in addition to registration fees.
$30 - until January 30
$40 - January 31 through race day
Refund & Transfer Policy...
There are NO refunds. Runners that were signed up for the February 15th date and cannot make the March 1st date can email us to defer their registration to an upcoming race.
Transfers are allowed. Please email your request 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, March 1st from 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM. Race will start promptly at 10:00 AM
Overall Male & Female - A basket 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 cider
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 is an event, and one 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 party. You must be at least 21 years old to partake in the wine tastings so please bring proper ID. Already know what you want? Pre-Order your Cardinal Point wine now, and it will be waiting for you after the race...no lines!
Food will be available for purchase so that you can stay and enjoy the music and awards ceremony. Bruno's Gastro Truck will be taking pre-orders...check our their yummy MENU and instructions on how to order.
Rounding out the party will be the soulful sounds of Chris & Goose. They play a very eclectic mix of music, everything from Gospel Blues, old country ballads, and rhythm and blues. We never get tired of listening to them!
Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery
Blue Ridge Life Magazine has agreed to be our Media Sponsor for 2014! We are happy to have them on board...love their magazine and look for us in the February issue!
Nelson County Tourism
Rockfish Valley Volunteer Fire & Rescue
Charlottesville Derby Dames
Mountain Laurel Studio