August 20th, 2017 7:30AM EST
Race date/ time:
August 20th, 2017
Half marathon starts at 7:30AM Eastern time
5K starts at 7:45AM Eastern time
NOTE: Michigan is on Eastern Time!!!!!
The start/finish line is located in the Industrial Park (grassy field) located ¼ mile south of Baroda on the west side of Hills Road. The race venue is in a different location from parking and is an easy walk of approximately 1/4 mile.
Race day parking:
There will be no race day parking at the Start/Finish line area of the Baroda business park. The venue has one road and for runner safety, we will be parking approximately ¼ mile from the start. On race morning take 1st Street south to Church Street. Turn right on Church Street to 2nd Street and south to the grass parking area. Boy Scouts will be present to assist with parking.
Race Day Packet pickup:
What’s a wine themed race without wine (and beer)? Join our charity partner Therapeutic Equestrian Center as they host the post-race wine and beer tent to enjoy the local libations!
For those traveling and requiring accommodations, the surrounding area has numerous choices including several casinos with hotels. Stevensville is the closest of all hotels. Other areas to look are: St Joseph, Benton Harbor, New Buffalo, Coloma, South Bend, Berrien Springs and Dowagiac to name a few.
The Michigan Wine Trail Half Marathon is a challenging USATF certified course.
The course starts in the Baroda Industrial Park on Hills Road and heads south on Hills Road to Singer Lake Road.
Runners turn left on Singer Lake Road and head north where they pass vineyards and the first aid station at the 2 mile mark and continue north to Lemon Creek Road.
Runners take a right on Lemon Creek Road and travel between fragrant grape vineyards and 2 wineries (Lemon Creek Winery and Domaine Berrien Cellars) to the second aid station and porta-johns at approximately 3 miles.
Continue east on Lemon Creek Road to Burgoyne Road and take a right.
Travelling south on Burgoyne Road takes runners past grape vineyards and apple orchards and to the third aid station in front of Free Run Cellars at approximately 5.5 miles.
Runners continue south on Burgoyne to the intersection of Burgoyne and Snow Road where they take a right at approximately the half way point on the course. Continuing west on the rolling hills of Snow Road, runners make there way to Lauer Road and take a right to head north.
Just past the "big hill" at 8 miles on Lauer Road, runners find the fourth aid station at Gravity Winery at the 8.5 mile mark.
Runners continue north on Lauer to Lemon Creek, which is the 10 mile mark, and take a left .
Runners are greeted by the crew at aid station number 5 and is also equipped with porta-johns.
Continuing west on Lemon Creek Road and passing Lemon Creek Winery and Domaine Berrien Cellars, runners turn left on Singer Lake Road and head south past aid station number 6 on a long down hill to Hills Road.
Runners will take a right on Hills Road and complete the final mile to the finish.
The 5K course is an out and back of the first 1.5 miles of the half marathon course to the Singer Lake parking lot, where you will see a turnaround.
Race Day Parking
13.Wine race parking will be located in the grassy area off 3rd Street. Take 1st St. south to Church St. Turn left on 3rd and proceed to parking area. Please do not drive across American Legion property.
Chip Timing provide by:
Female: 1st – 3rd place
Male: 1st– 3rd place
Masters Female: 1st place
Masters Male: 1st place
In addition, awards will be given to the top 3 female and male runners** in the following categories: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over
** Overall award winners above are excluded from age group awards
Top overall Female, Male and Age group top 3 receive custom awards
ALL 5K participants receive the custom 13.Wine Half Marathon & 5K finisher medal!
Water and/or Gatorade will be available at six aid stations along the course. Gel will be available at aid station number 4 at 8.5 miles
The course will remain open for 4 hours after the last participant crosses the starting line allowing for a pace of 18 min per mile to finish. No strollers, dogs, roller-bladers or bikes are allowed in the race. For safety reasons, the use of headphones or other electronic devices during the race is strongly discouraged. Vehicle traffic will be monitored by local law enforcement at all intersections. Be aware that local vehicle traffic may be sharing the course. For legal, logistical and insurance reasons all registrations are nontransferable and non-refundable
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