Dash through the Hills

5199 W River Rd
Scottsville, VA 24590

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Event Description

Hardware Hills Vineyard is hosting a charity trail run and walk that explores the entire property of the vineyard, including a pathway to the adjacent historic Hardware River.  This holiday dash is in support of Caring for Creatures animal sanctuary in Fluvanna County, Virginia. 

Come enjoy a journey through the hills, down to the river, and through the vines.  

DATE:  Saturday, December 10, 2022

TIME:  Dash begins at 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Hardware Hills Vineyard, 5199 W River Rd, Scottsville, VA 24590

REGISTRATION:  Online in advance at runsignup.com or race day registration

COST:  $40/35/20 pre-register (T-shirts guaranteed for preregistered by Nov. 28)
$50 on day of event -- no guarantee on t-shirt

TO BENEFIT: Caring for Creatures   https://caringforcreatures.org/

THE COURSE: This is a somewhat challenging trek through the Hardware Hills property that includes an inclined gravel drive, grassy hills beyond the cottage and estate home, a sloping drop down to the river and back, and then winding through much of the vineyard past the sleeping winter vines.  The dash concludes at the tasting room where a food truck will be on hand and wine will be available to participants over 21 years old.

LIVE MUSIC:  Make a day of it!  We welcome rising Nashville star Makenzie Phipps back to the Hills for a stunning performance from 2 - 4 p.m.

FOOD TRUCK:  Tinslesy on the Go food truck will be here with their delicious menu!

Water (and wine for those registered for the wine run) before during and after the dash will be available.


  • A love for rescue pets!
  • Comfortable running/walking clothes appropriate for the weather. 
  • Sturdy shoes for trail trekking. 
  • Holiday spirited attire is welcome and encouraged!


  • Pets!  We love them... but this day could be hectic with additional animals on the course.
  • Strollers or other wheeled items.  Our course would make anything with wheels difficult to manuever.
  • Outside alcohol.  Per Virginia ABC law, no outside alcohol is allowed on Hardware Hills property.

*EVENT CANCELLATION:  There is NO rain/ice/snow date. In case of inclement weather, management reserves the right to cancel/alter/modify the race/course for safety concerns. In any case there will be No Refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. Tshirts will be available for participants who registered within the shirt guarantee window.  There is no complimentary race entry to a future race. All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all. Any decision we make to go forth with the race is based on the overall event safety.

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