It’s a wrap!

DSC06225It’s all over but the aches and pains! We had 88 runners join us on the most perfect of sunny spring days to run 11.4km. We were “off with a bang” at The Old Third Vineyard, hydrated at Closson Chase Winery, The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery, at the junction of Benway and Greer with the help of our friends from Karlo Estates Winery, and a final H20 stop at Greer Rd and Highway 33 care of the folks from By Chadsey’s Cairns Winery.

DSC06333Our first runner to the finish -Tommy Ferris – blew through the course in 42 minutes and 20 seconds. Close on his heels were Neil Dowson (53.38) followed by Mike MacKenzie (55.45). The top three ladies to the finish line were Isabelle MacKenzie (56.45), Lea Amaral (58.00) and Glennis Walsh (58.50). All six of them will run as our guests in 2015!

DSC06323Runners and their companions (an additional 40 people) indulged in delicious food prepared by the team from Slow Food the County and Norman Hardie Winery. We enjoyed spring salads and wood-fired pizzas. We hydrated with PEC wines, beers and cider, not to mention, PEC Lavender iced-tea from Pluck Teas. Children played. Dogs frolicked. Overall – it was a pretty magical day!

DSC06342The folks from Zest Kitchen Shop gave out prizes to our runners who added #zesttoyourrun. First place (who won an awesome picnic prize from Zest) went to Karin Desveaux (aka Beautiful Bubbles). Way to go K for running 11.4km with 2 champagne glasses strapped to you and your bubble machine going the whole way! Second place (an awesome gift from Green Peach) went to the Cabernet Couple and Third place (4 tickets to the Great Canadian Cheese Festival) went to Yo Gabba Gabba! Thanks for showing great spirit!

DSC06362We finished off by donating $500 to Slow Food the County to assist them in supporting good, clean and fair awareness and education in the community.

Thanks to all of our supporters, partners and runners. Save May 23rd, 2015 to run with us for our 5th Anniversary run!

2014 Runners get decked out!

Terroir Run 2014 Runners KitWe LOVE our 2014 runners kits! A big shout out of thanks to Wine Country Ontario for supplying us with wine totes and 2014 Wine Country Ontario guides! Our runners will enjoy tasty Ontario sourced treats including Niagara Apple Country granola bars from Taste of Nature and PEC Lavender Tea from Pluck Teas. Runners get ready to tour and shop in PEC – Sandbanks Vacations has included a $10 discount off your next wine tour and Zest Kitchen Shop is giving you all a 15% discount (their shop is AWESOME)! Last but certainly not least, runners get to pick the colour of their choice from our limited edition t-shirts designed by PEC artist Niall Eccles! Wishing all our runners a safe and fun run tomorrow and much gratitude to all of our partners who help us deliver an authentic taste of place experience!

May the 24th be with you!

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On May 24th, one hundred brave souls will embark on a journey. They will encounter fields of vineyards, lavender and freshly planted crops. They will endure paved and gravel roads. They may be forced to dance along the route. Before … Continue reading

Welcome Trail Estate Winery

IMG_20140519_154741_1We’re thrilled to have one of the County’s newest wineries (so new that they don’t even open until the end of May 2014) join our run – welcome Trail Estate Winery! Located along our route on Benway Road, Trail Estate Winery isĀ focused solely on small-batch wines. Their goal is to create superb wines utilizing the best hand-picked grapes, which will reflect the particular vintage and showcase strong varietal character. Our runners will be getting a sneak peak of their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc at our finish line and will have to return to PEC this summer to try their full suite of wines. Thanks TEW for your support and all the best for your first season!

Post Run Fun!

artstrail-headerlogoThere is plenty to do in Prince Edward County! We encourage our runners to enjoy the balance of their weekend in PEC by taking a wine tour with Sandbanks Vacations, visit the many artists studios and galleries along the Arts Trail, and on Sunday, celebrate the 75th Apple Blossom Festival in Waupoos at the County Cider Company!

apple-blossom-time-160x120From 1-3pm on May 25th, the County Cider Company joins the St. John’s Anglican Church in celebrating all things apple. In addition to slices of apple pie (or buying a whole pie) topped with Black River Cheese, you can take part in a tutored cider tasting!