Wild Vine Trail Race

The grapes have been pressed and the wine has been bottled, but there’s one more step before jumping into the Uncorked Wine Tasting. Lace up your running shoes and join us for the Wild Vine 5k & Half Marathon. The 5k provides a quick and fun race for the casual runner, while the half marathon distance provides a great event for runners in training. This event is a part of the Half Marathon Series presented by La Sportiva.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, September 24, 2016
  • Distance – 5K and Half Marathon
  • Time:
    • 9:30 a.m. (Half Marathon start)
    • 11:00 a.m. (5K start)


  • Pre-registration – Must register by September 22
    • $30 – 5K distance
    • $50 – Half Marathon distance
  • Race day registration – if available
    • $37 – 5K distance
    • $60 – Half Marathon distance
  • *Note: Recover brands race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by Sept 18th
  • *Note: Half Marathon finisher medals are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by Sept 5th
  • *Note: Extra sample tickets may be purchased on race day


Friday, September 23

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet pick-up at U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • *Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines
  • *Note: “Race Day Registration” will be available during packet pick up
  • 7:18pm – Whitewater Film Series film screening – Mountain of Storms

Saturday, September 24

  • 8:30 a.m. – Wild Vine (5K & Half Marathon) race-day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 9:00 a.m. – Half Marathon race-day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 9:30 a.m. – Wild Vine Half Marathon Starts
  • 10:30 a.m. – 5K race-day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 11:00 a.m. – Wild Vine 5K Starts
  • TBD Time – 5K and Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 1:00 p.m. – Course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)
  • 1:00 p.m. – Uncorked Wine Sampling begins



Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, random prizes and awards as well as the USNWC’s Uncorked Wine Festival


All Half Marathon finishers will receive a unique finisher’s medal (only guaranteed to those that register by September 5)

Awards will be given to top three Male/Female finishers in the following categories for both the 5K and the Half Marathon distances:

  • 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55 and better

Half Marathon Series presented by La Sportiva

  • Series points will be give to the top 25 OVERALL Male/Female finishers of the Wild Vine Half Marathon


2015 Results:

2014 Results:





Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org.
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water stop locations
  • Locker rooms are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • There will be no gear/bag check at the start/finish for this race
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $5 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $40
  • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are discouraged for the safety of all participants
  • Remain attentive and courteous at all times, trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
  • No pets allowed on the course
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered

Questions / Comments

  1. Noah August 29, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Are there group discounts for the 5k?

    • usnwcadmin August 29, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Hey Noah, we currently do not offer group discounts for the Wild Vine trail race.

  2. Lindsay August 25, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    For the half marathon, there’s a maroon line between mile 5 and 7 that crosses over towards where mile 12 is. Is that part of the course?

    • usnwcadmin August 25, 2016 at 4:17 pm

      Hey Lindsay, thanks for the question and good catch; that is not part of the course and we are updating the map to the correct version now.

  3. Rae August 24, 2016 at 11:31 am

    Do participants receive a medal at the end of the race?

    • Jimmy Lawler August 25, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Hey Rae,
      Half Marathon finishers will receive a medal, but there will not be medals for the 5K race.

  4. Tristan August 20, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Can I run the 5K with a baby stroller?

    • Jimmy Lawler August 22, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Hey Tristan,
      Strollers will be prohibited from the Trail Race. Most of our trails are single track, so a stroller would take up a lot of space for other participants.

  5. Ann August 3, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    We are coming from out of state. I did not find any hotel listing. Can you please advise about any nearby hotels? Are any within walking distance? Any giving discounts to racers?
    Do any wine sample tickets come with the registration? It says that “extra” may be purchased.

    • Jimmy Lawler August 5, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Hey Ann,
      Here is the list of our partnering accomodations.
      No wine sample tickets come with registration, because not everyone is 21. You can purchase tickets online on the Uncorked Festival Page and can purchase additional tickets at the festival.

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