Wild Vine Trail Race

Round out the final days of September during the Wild Vine Trail Race. Both the half marathon and 5K distances will send participants through the USNWC’s hardwood forests and trails along the Catawba River. Make a full day of it and follow up the race with a relaxing yoga class, participate in various pass activities, or simply grab a glass of wine or beer while enjoying live music during the River Jam concert.

The Wild Vine 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 28, 2019
  • Distance – 5K and Half Marathon
  • Time:
    • 8:00am (Half Marathon start)
    • 9:00am (5K start)
    • 12:00pm (course closes)

Registration:

  • Pre-registration – Must register by September 26
    • $32 – 5K distance
    • $55 – Half Marathon distance
  • Race day registration – if available
    • $37 – 5K distance
    • $60 – Half Marathon distance
  • Note: Recover Brands shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by Sept 23
  • Note: Half Marathon finisher medals are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by August 19
Register

Schedule:

Friday, September 27

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

Saturday, September 28

  • 6:30am – Wild Vine (5K & Half Marathon) race-day registration and packet pick-up begins at the Biergarten
  • 7:30am – Half Marathon race-day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:00am – Wild Vine Half Marathon Starts
  • 8:30am – 5K race-day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 9:00am – Wild Vine 5K Starts
  • TBD – 5K and Half Marathon awards ceremony
  • 12:00pm – Course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)

Awards:

All Half Marathon finishers will receive a unique finisher’s medal (only guaranteed to those that register by August 19)

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.

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2018 Results:

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Additional Event Info:

  • Volunteers 
  • Waiver Policy 
    • May be printed and brought to packet pick-up or completed on site.  
    • The waiver is not included in the online registration form.  
  • 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 
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear/Participant items 
    • All purchased add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up 
    • Items will not be shipped 
    • If items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, you must arrange pick-up with racedirector@usnwc.org and collect from Outfitters within one week from event date 
    • The race director will not email you to arrange your pick-up 
    • All unclaimed items will be donated 
    • Typical parking fees apply 
  • Forgotten Awards 
    • Applies to participant shirts, finisher’s awards and age group/overall awards.  
    • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date 
    • Items will not be shipped 
    • All unclaimed items will be donated 
    • Participants must email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange award pick-up 
    • Typical parking fees apply 
  • Trail Marking 
    • Designated race course will be denoted by colored arrows. 
    • Color associated with specific route will be communicated during prerace announcements.  
    • Whenever possible, mile markers will be present along the course. 
    • Whitewater Race Series events take place on multiple surfaces, including natural surface trails over uneven terrain. As such, race distances and mile markers are approximate. 
    • Your personal mileage may vary. It is our goal to ensure that you travel at no less than the posted mileage for a given race.  
  • Trail Safety  
    • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers 
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged 
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times 
    • Communicate when passing other trail users 
    • No pets allowed on the course 
    • No E-bikes or any form of powered transportation will be allowed in any Whitewater Race Series events 
    • During events taking place after sunset, all participants are required to carry/wear a light source.  
  • Race Bibs 
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time 
    • Pacers 
    • Unless otherwise stated in the event specific race document, pacers are not allowed in Whitewater Race Series events 
    • When pacers are allowed, pacers must check in/register with the Race Director and complete an assumption of risk agreement 
  • Aid Stations 
    • See Course Map for aid station locations 
    • Unless otherwise indicated, aid stations will consist of water only 
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration or nutrition during the race 
  • Weather Policy 
    • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director.
    • Any changes will be communicated via email by the Race Director 
  • Parking Policy 
    • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the Whitewater Center unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the Whitewater Center for $50 
  • Emergency Policy 
    • The Whitewater Center does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are emergency location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you