SUNDAY, AUGUST 26 (8:15 AM) – DIONYSUS DASH 5K:
This run takes place at the Vina Robles Winery at 3700 Mill Road in Paso Robles. The course goes through the vineyards and is for novice and avid runners as well as wine tasters and walkers. Be prepared for a trail run through dirt, rocks, and grass. Those under 21 can run but are not eligible for the wine tasting or awards. The schedule is as follows: 6:30 AM – Winery gates open; 6:30-7:30 AM – Race packet pickup; 8:15 AM – Race time with wine tasting to follow. Register on www.eventbrite.com and e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.. Their Facebook page ais t https://www.facebook.com/DionysusDash.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 (9:00 A.M.) – RUN FOR THE HILLS 5K:
This new 5K takes place at the Saunders Vineyard at 7310 North River Road in Paso Robles, presented by the Hearst Ranch Winery with proceeds to benefit Georgia Brown Elementary School. The race starts at Hearst Ranch Winery’s newest tasting room in Paso Robles, winds up the hills through Saunders Vineyard and into the hills dotted with oak trees at the back of the property. The course then loops back down to finish at the tasting room. The event also includes a post-race festival with food and wine will be available for purchase. Participants will need to bring their ID or a parent/legal guardian if they are under the age of 18. Late registration begins at 8:00 AM and the race starts at 9:00 AM. Parking will be located on site. Participants should dress appropriately for the weather and be advised that the course is on a dirt trail. If you have questions, call (805) 467-2241 or check the web site at https://hearstranchwinery.com/events/. Registration is through www.active.com.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (7:00 AM/8:30 AM/9:30 AM) – PACIFIC PREMIER PASO ROBLES HALF MARATHON & 5K
These races start and finish in the Downtown City Park on Spring Street in Paso Robles. Runners in the half marathon enjoy a tour of the city center before heading out towards the hills of wine country. The entry fee includes a short-sleeve tech unisex shirt, bib timing, awards, aid stations, and a well-marked course. The 5K is two paved loops through downtown Paso Robles while the Family Mile and SLO County Elementary School Championship race are a paved loop around City Park for young runners, and families who want to race. Parking is free but limited so please carpool.
The pending schedule: 6:00 AM – Packet pick-up begins; 7:00 AM – Half Marathon start; 8:30 AM – 5K start; 9:30 AM – Family Mile/County Championship Mile; 10:00 AM – Kids’ Dash; 10:30 AM – Awards.
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 (8:00/8:15/9:15 A.M.) – WINE COUNTRY HALF MARATHON, 5K, & KID’S GRAPE STOMP:
The race will start and finish at the CaliPaso Winery at 4230 Buena Vista Drive in Paso Robles. The course takes you over rolling hills, through picturesque vineyards, and along the Salinas River. After the race, enjoy breakfast, music, a raffle, and the awards ceremony. All runners receive a tech T-shirt and the male and female winners of the half marathon win their weight in wine. Medals and a wine glass to all half marathon finishers and awards to the top three in 13 age groups in both races. The half marathon begins at 8:00 (walkers at 7:15), the 5K at 8:15, and the Grape Stomp half mile for ages 10 & under at 9:15 AM. The race web site is www.winecountryruns.com and you can register at www.active.com.