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 afternoon’s wine tasting and a full day of activities at Flow Fest.  Lace up your running shoes and join us for the Wild Vine Half Marathon & 5K.  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.

The Half Marathon race is the finale of the Half Marathon Series presented by La Sportiva and is your last chance to snag points for the overall series.

Event Details:

  • Date – Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Distance – 5K and Half Marathon
  • Time:
    • 9:30 a.m. (Half Marathon start)
    • 11:00 a.m. (5K start)
    • 1:00pm (course closes)


  • Pre-registration – Must register by September 20
    • $30 – 5K distance
    • $50 – Half Marathon distance
  • Race day registration – if available
    • $37 – 5K distance
    • $60 – Half Marathon distance
  • Note: Recover Brands shirts (VIEW HERE) or hoodies (VIEW HERE) are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by Sept 16
  • Note: Half Marathon finisher medals are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by August 20


Friday, September 21

  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Packet pick-up at the Outfitters
  • 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
  • Note: Early packet pick-up is optional. Typical parking fees apply

Saturday, September 22

  • 8:00am – Wild Vine (5K & Half Marathon) race-day registration and packet pick-up begins at the Ridge Pavilion
  • 9:00am – Half Marathon race-day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 9:30am – Wild Vine Half Marathon Starts
  • 10:30am – 5K race-day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 11:00am – Wild Vine 5K Starts
  • TBD Time – 5K and Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 1:00pm – Course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)


All Half Marathon finishers will receive a unique finisher’s medal (only guaranteed to those that register by August 20)

Top overall Male/Female finisher in the Half Marathon distances will also each receive a $50 voucher for La Sportiva gear at Outfitters.

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 points will also be given to the top 25 OVERALL Male/Female finishers of the Wild Vine Half Marathon.


2018 Results:

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2015 Results:

2014 Results:



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Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at racedirector@usnwc.org
  • Whitewater Race Series Refund and Transfer Policy:
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • All purchased Whitewater Race Series add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up. Items will not be shipped.
    • If the purchased add-on items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, items will be held at OUTFITTERS for pick-up for one week from the date of the event (seven days)
    • It is the participant’s responsibility to email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange pick-up
    • After seven days, all unclaimed items will be donated
  • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from OUTFITTERS within two months of the race date. Items not collected within this time frame will be donated.
    • Items cannot be shipped
    • Participants must email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged for the safety of all participants
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • If you think you may require additional hydration along the course, please plan accordingly
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Restrooms are located at the main USNWC River Center and the Pump House Biergarten
    • Please note, there will be no restrooms located on course
  • Locker rooms/showers are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $50
  • 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.
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