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 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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Watch the video, register and learn more about the event below.

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



Registration Fees

Vintners 5 Mile Run & Walk

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

Oct 19 - May 31 Current Price $65.00
Jun 1 - Jul 20 $75.00

1 Mile Vineyard Walk

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

Oct 19 - May 31 Current Price $65.00
Jun 1 - Jul 20 $75.00

Vintners 5 Miler Run & Walk Only

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

Oct 19 - Jul 20 Current Price $50.00

1 Mile Vineyard Walk Only

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

Oct 19 - Jul 20 Current Price $50.00

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

Packet Pickup and Race Day

Packet pick-up and day-of registration will be available on race day beginning at 7:30am on Saturday, July 22 at Sanford Winery.

Finish Line Festival  

The Vintners 5 Miler post-race Festival is a family-friendly event not only celebrating the accomplishments of all the runners, but the incredible wine, food & music that Santa Barbara County offers. The festival includes a bounce house and games for kids of all ages.

2016 Sponsor Wineries (2017 TBA)

2016 Sponsor Restaurants and Tentative Menu (2017 TBA)

  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara - House-made rosemary and roasted garlic focaccia; Wagyu brisket pastrami style sandwich; coleslaw; dessert; Chef's Javier "Energy Bar" (peanut butter, honey almond, dry apricots and oats)
  • Hitching Post II - Grilled chicken and vegetable skewers with a summer pasta salad
  • Industrial Eats - Porcini parmesan sausage topped with soft scrambled egg and summer truffle; heirloom tomato-melon salad
  • Scratch Kitchen - Pork Belly Bao Steamed Buns
2016 Musical Guests - David Courtney (2017 TBA)

Awards

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

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

Thank You Sponsors & Partners!

THANK YOU 2016 SPONSORING WINERIES


THANK YOU 2016 SPONSORING RESTAURANTS

 

THANK YOU COMMUNITY SPONSORS





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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 here:www.sbcountywines.com/vintners-foundation.html

Event Schedule

  • July 22 09:00 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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