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The 4th 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 & wine as well as live music to enjoy it with! For any kids attending there will be a family zone. Proceeds of the event support the Vintners Foundation programming. In 2018 the Vintners Foundation will be supporting the Santa Ynez Valley Community Aquatics Foundation.

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Thank you to the Santa Barbara Athletic Association and our local running community for naming us the 2017 Event of the Year! The Vintners 5 Miler is proud to be an SBAA Grand Prix event.

Registration fees

Vintners 5 Mile Run & Walk Closed

1 Festival ticket included (wine + food); additional festival tickets available during the registration process. T-shirt guarantee DEADLINE is July 8.

    1. Registration closed

1 Mile Vineyard Walk Closed

1 Festival ticket included (wine + food); additional festival tickets available during the registration process. T-shirt guarantee DEADLINE is July 8.

    1. Registration closed

Vintners 5 Miler Run Only Closed

Does not include festival ticket. T-shirt guarantee DEADLINE is July 8.

1 Mile Vineyard Walk Only Closed

Does not include festival ticket. T-shirt guarantee DEADLINE is July 8.

Festival Only (21 and Over) Closed

Festival Only (21 and Over). Open to registered participants only with access code.

Festival Only (Under 21) Closed

Festival Only (Under 21). Open to registered participants only with access code.

Run & Walk Details

The 4th Annual Vintners 5 Miler on Saturday, July 28, 2018 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 & older)
  • Music by local artist
  • 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 also the incredible wine, food & music that Santa Barbara County offers. The festival is family-friendly and includes 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.

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: 20 & under, 21-29, 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. The first four members of a team will receive the $5 discount as a credit prior to the event date. 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. The inaugural event was launched in July 2015.

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 28 9:00 AM PDT - 5 Mile Run & 1 Mile Walk

  • July 28 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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