Welcome to Oregon Wine Country
Consider yourself formally invited. Whether it’s your first time visiting Oregon’s famous wine country or you grew up with the rich soil of the Yamhill Valley permanently etched on your hands, this is the year (our 10th Anniversary) to run the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon (or relay)!
Race weekend marks a two-day celebration of the unique spirit of the Yamhill Valley – a spirit of community, craft, exploration, and of course, the World’s Best Pinot Noir. Fittingly, the race begins as the sun rises majestically behind glorious Mt. Hood at Stoller Family Estate - named the Best Tasting Room in the Nation by USA Today - and finishes with a lively wine and music festival hosted by Ken Wright Cellars and the welcoming community of downtown Carlton.
Now managed by the non-profit Oregon Sports Authority with support from race founder Matt Dockstader, the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon has a profoundly positive impact on the Yamhill Valley. With roughly half of all runners coming from out-of-state, the race produces substantial economic benefit throughout the region, while an innovative partnership with local charity Yamhill Carlton Together Cares provides hundreds of race volunteers and generates critical financial support for important youth and family programs in the community.
So, whether Oregon Wine Country is the place you call home or a place you’d love to get to know, come raise a glass with us at the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon on Labor Day weekend!