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2017 Vintners 5 Miler
Presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation

Day of Registration will be available at Sanford Winery beginning at 7:30am.

The 3rd annual Vintners 5 Miler presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is a unique trail run through the Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict Vineyards in the beautiful, world-famous Santa Rita Hills. Runners and walkers will be treated to one of the most unique experiences on the Central Coast! 

Along with the run, a family-friendly festival welcomes everyone of all ages to celebrate the coming harvest from Santa Barbara’s wine region. This can't miss festival will provide you with exclusive tastings of some of the best regional food and wine as well as live music to enjoy it with! For any kids attending there will be a family zone with games and a bounce house. Proceeds of the event support the Vintners Foundation programming.

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*NEW this year* The 2017 Vintners 5 Miler is a SBAA Grand Prix Event!

Registration fees

Vintners 5 Mile Run & Walk Closed

1 Festival ticket included; additional festival tickets available during the registration process. T-shirt guarantee DEADLINE is July 3.

1 Mile Vineyard Walk Closed

1 Festival ticket included; additional festival tickets available during the registration process. T-shirt guarantee DEADLINE is July 3.

Vintners 5 Miler Run & Walk Only Closed

Does not include festival ticket. T-shirt guarantee DEADLINE is July 3.

1 Mile Vineyard Walk Only Closed

Does not include festival ticket. T-shirt guarantee DEADLINE is July 3.

Festival Only (21 and Over) Closed

Festival Only (21 and Over)

Festival Only (Under 21) Closed

Festival Only (Under 21)

Run & Walk Details

The 3rd Annual Vintners 5 Miler on Saturday, July 22, 2017 will begin at 9:00am with both the 5 Mile Run and 1 Mile Wine Walk. The Finish Line Festival will begin at approximately 10:00am.

The Vintners 5 Mile race is a unique trail race starting at the Sanford Winery Tasting Room parking lot, proceeding for 1.75 miles around the relatively flat lima bean field. Just before the 2-mile mark runners will head for the hills with 350 feet of elevation and be rewarded with one of the best views in the valley from the Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict Vineyards. The final 2 miles, as runners head back to the finish line adjacent to the Sanford Winery Tasting Room, is primarily downhill with some light rolling hills. 

The Vintners 1 Mile Wine Walk will take you through a unique leisurely stroll through the Sanford vineyards.

Both courses are open to all abilities with no-minimum finishing time requirements. Walkers are welcome.

Limited entries, so reserve your spot today!  With every registration, runners will receive some of the best and most unique event rewards:

  • Commemorative wine-medal
  • Exclusive finisher t-shirts
  • Finish Line Festival ticket (see below for details)
  • Commemorative wine glass (ages 21+)
  • Music by local artists
  • Only registered participants can invite & purchase "Festival Only" tickets for friends & family

* No refunds are provided after July 1. Refund prior to July 1 will be assessed a $10 fee. Deferrals are available to the following year's event.

Finish Line Festival  

This is not your average run/walk event finish line festival. This unique festival not only celebrates the accomplishments of all the runners and walkers, but the incredible wine, food & music that Santa Barbara County offers. The festival is family-friendly and includes a bounce house as well as games for kids of all ages.

Visit our Finish Line Festival page on our website for the most up-to-date information on partner wineries, restaurants & musical guests.


Prizes will be awarded in the following timed categories:

  • Overall Male & Female Winners
  • Silver & Bronze Medal Finishers, Male & Female
  • Gold, Silver & Bronze for Male & Female age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-plus


Teams of 5 or more will receive a $5 discount on their registration upon hitting the 5 team member mark. Also, teams will have a chance at winning some great prizes from participating wineries and partners!

  • Most participants
  • Best average finishing time
  • Awesome wine-themed costume

About the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation

The Vintners 5 Miler was conceived by Sanford Winery’s Winemaker & General Manager, Steve Fennell. An avid runner, Steve dreamed of hosting a community inspired race in the beautiful Sta. Rita Hills. As a member of the Vintners Foundation Board, the idea was put in motion to host a unique event to benefit the Foundation and the local communities in which it serves.

A sustainable vineyard. A sustainable community. A sustainable world. On a strong Foundation. The non-profit Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is the charitable umbrella under which the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association conducts its philanthropic work.

We welcome your consideration for a donation during your registration. Thank you! Find out more about the Foundation

Event Schedule

  • July 22 9:00 AM PDT - 5 Mile Run & 1 Mile Walk

  • July 22 10:00 AM PDT - Finish Line Festival Opens

Contact Information

Event Location

Sanford Winery, Santa Rosa Road, Lompoc, CA, United States

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