The Vine Wine’d
5K Trail Race – 1 Mile Run/Walk – Post Race Cookout
October 1st, 2016
Join us for the most unique race of the season, a scenic 5K or 1 mile tour of our premium wine grape vineyards and surrounding farm. Wine’ding through vineyards, meadow, and numerous forested ecosystems, the network of trails was created by our vineyard manager to showcase the diverse beauty of the property.
2016 marks the fourth year of this annual event. Fenn Valley continues to plant new acres of vineyard, allowing return participants the opportunity to witness the progression of vineyards and wine literally from the ground up. As October is the heart of wine grape harvest, the sights, smells, and taste of harvest will envelop you as you wine’d your way through one of our two courses. The 5K is a timed race on a challenging sanctioned trail course, and the 1 mile is not timed and is set on an easier course.
- 5K trail (timed) or 1 mile (untimed) course
- Technical moisture wicking t-shirt
- Fenn Valley wine glass
- Complimentary glass of wine or sparkling grape juice
- Post-race vineyard party including live music
Wine tasting and entertainment will be waiting for you when you get back to the winery and for non-participants during the race. Feel free to bring your own blankets and chairs to settle in! Registration also includes an option to attend a picnic style cookout in the vineyards immediately following the race. Hot grills, fresh salad, and a glass of Michigan wine… what could be better?
Back by Popular Demand – Grape Stomp Contest! The Vine Wine’d features a contest to see who can can crush the most grapes with their feet. Teams will have 5 minutes to smash as many grapes as possible in specially designed stomping boxes. So gather your team and join the fun. Prizes will be awarded to the top four teams. 2016 cost and availability is TBD.
Not interested in running, but still want to party? For a limited time we are offering discounted admission for non-runners. For $15 you get a meal ticket, Fenn Valley wine glass and entertainment.
2016 Event Schedule
September 31st, 2016
- 4:00-7:00 PM Early check-in and registration
October 1st, 2016
- 8:00-9:30 AM Check-in and day of registration
- 10:00 AM 5K start
- 10:10 AM 1 mile start
- 11:00 AM Post-race cookout
All Times are Eastern
Prices and Deadlines – 2016 TBD
Please Note: On-Site registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Please note: No refunds or race deferrals allowed. Runners may switch from the 5K to the 1 mile with no refund of the price difference. 1 mile runners may NOT switch to the 5K. In the event of race cancellation due to inclement weather no refunds or deferrals will be allowed.