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Wine Lovers 5k

Cardinal Point Vineyard  - Afton, VA

Run with the ones you love at the Wine Lovers 5K at Cardinal Point Vineyard...a sweet start to a Valentine's Day weekend celebration with fellow WILL RUN FOR WINE enthusiasts! The race starts and finishes at the winery and winds its way through quaint, country back roads in beautiful Nelson County, Virginia. Walker, stroller and Fido-friendly.

The Virtual Wine Lovers 5K is a great option for those of you that would prefer to run, jog or walk from home, and still allow you to be part of the race! All participants receive an awesome tech tee, and a Cardinal Point Vineyard coupon for 20% off wine, good through race weekend. For more information and to register, click here.



  • All participants get a performance event shirt, a commemorative finisher glass and a modified wine tasting.

  • Chip-timed by Blue Ridge Timing.

  • Outdoor post-race party on the heated patio with music and food for purchase from a local food truck.



  • $32 until January 27, 2022

  • $42 January 28 – February 8, 2022 | no shirt*

  • *Shirt cut-off is January 27. Non-dated event shirts from 2021 or older will be given out, if available, by date of registration.

  • Race day registration is available from 8:00-8:45 AM. Cost is $42 - no shirt or $47 - with shirt, if available.

  • Registrants will be emailed event-specific info and race day details just prior to race day.

Rally the troops and run or walk as a team on race day! All sizes and skill levels of groups are welcome, but we consider a complete team to be 2 or more participants. Create or join a team during registration or follow the steps to join or create a team after you have registered. 

Biggest team and best team costume wins a bottle of wine and Valentine's Day chocolates!


Invite your friends to join you at the Wine Lovers 5K. If you get 4 friends to sign up using your special referral link (which you receive in your confirmation email after you register), you'll get a $10 refund as our Thank You!


This out-and-back course is mostly flat with a few rolling hills. Walker and Fido-friendly; all-terrain strollers welcome. Course Map



Cardinal Point Vineyard | Directions

9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA 22920 | Saturday, February 12, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM 

After you cross the finish line, it's time to celebrate! 

  • A finisher glass and a modified wine tasting is included for all participants over 21

  • Use the Beverage Ticket attached to your race bib to pick up your finisher glass

  • Please bring proper ID to partake

Awards are given to the overall male and female finishers, and to 1st place finishers in the following age groups, below. 
Winners over 21 will receive  custom swag from Corkscrew Racing, and winners under 21 will receive a bottle of sparkling cider. Winners must be present at the Awards ceremony to receive their award.

  • Under 21 age groups: 8-11 |12-15 |16-20

  • Over 21 age groups: 21-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60-69 | 70+ ​

Don't forget to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages and use the hashtags #winelover5k when you share your race pics!


There are NO refunds. Runner transfers (transferring your race entry to another runner) are allowed. Please email your request two weeks before race day.


If there is severe weather that makes the course unsafe for runners, we will postpone the event to the following day. We will notify participants via email and will post this information on the website and Facebook pages. Please make sure you can make both dates, as there are no refunds.

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