This scenic Napa to Sonoma 13.1 mile course starts at Cuvaison Carneros Estate at 1221 Duhig Road just off of Hwy 121. 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. Once out of the starting gate, there is a short but steep ascent up Duhig (Butt Burner Hill) and then it’s a beautiful cruise down into the Carneros wine country. 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.
You'll also pass ranches filled with a variety of animals including horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, llamas, chickens and donkeys on your way into Sonoma. After the dramatic finish in front of City Hall, it's time to enjoy the awards and the popular post-race Wine & Music Festival in Sonoma Plaza.
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The Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a race, its a life experience! Whether you are a dedicated endurance runner or relatively new to running, this event promises to be a highlight of your career. The world-renowned Napa and Sonoma Valleys offer plenty of activities, great wines and restaurants and proximity to the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area. Join us for a weekend of fabulous, fun events, culminating with this iconic race starting at Cuvaision Carneros winery and finishing in Sonoma Plaza. The race sells out immediately so make sure to have your friends, family and teams ready to register as soon as it opens! A Team Lottery will also be available.
Runners from all over the world start amongst the vineyards at Cuvaison Winery in Napa on their way to a classic finish in front of City Hall in Sonoma Plaza. The course runs through the scenic Carneros wine region passing thousands of acres of vineyards, ranches, the Napa/Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area, and wineries, before entering Broadway in downtown Sonoma for the final stretch. Get ready for a great time!