The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a running race, it’s a destination lifestyle experience. Destination Races produces the Wine Country Half Marathon series in renowned wine regions across North America. Loudoun County plays host to this popular event located in and around historic Leesburg, VA, one hour west of Washington DC. This is the only event in the series held in the eastern US.
The race starts and finishes at bucolic Doukenie Winery, the perfect venue for hosting the post-race Wine & Music Festival, Presented by Visit Loudoun. This scenic, tree-laden course runs north of the winery on historic byways, passing vineyards, farms, ranches and estates along the way. Come experience the race of a lifetime as we welcome you to Virginia and DC’s Wine Country!
$25 for a wine tasting ticket on top of >$100 entry fee? Ridiculous. Paying $10-15 to pick up packet someplace other than the expo? Ridiculous. I went to the expo–weak. Very few vendors, race bag “swag” was coffee sample (awesome), a $1.00 off coupon and a tiny square of chocolate….The race “food tent” for runners–one banana, a tiny Clif bar and a tiny bag of pretzels–you got to be kidding me. The course was beautiful and well-supported. Other than that, totally overpriced and I felt “nickeled and dimed” Don’t bother with the wine tasting tickets–drive to any one of some of the wineries around Leesburg and get an uncrowded tasting for a fraction of the cost.
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