The Terroir Run was founded on the principal that a 10K run can be much more than an excellent chance for some outdoor exercise. It can have context and help us learn about a place we visit. It can connect us more sincerely with the landscape, people and products that make a region unique. It can entertain, engage and reward us on so many more levels than the typical stale bagel & banana event. To this end we put a lot of energy into designing our runners’ experience. Our shirts are designed to be beautiful, meaningful and actually worn again with pride, while adhering to responsible production practices. Our Runners Kits are thoughtful and contain information and products from our supporters and partners–snacks, samples and useful items abound. Our lunch (for all runners) is a showcase of the wineries, breweries, cideries involved and the products that come from the region, in season–all served by the real people involved in their production. Our Friday and Saturday dinners (optional, additional cost) the same with opportunity to meet and share with fellow runners new and old. Finally, although the Terroir Run is not a race we do recognize enthusiasm and creativity. Each year our excellent friends at Zest Kitchen make the time to attend, judge, and reward runners who dress up in costume with prizes including a generous gift certificate to their brilliant culinary lifestyle store in Picton. This year we also have an unusual, but fun product from the travel innovation folks at Napier Tents. Although we highly recommend each year’s runners spend the weekend and book accommodations early at County properties like our faves Angeline’s Inn and the Drake Devonshire, one lucky runner will be going home with their own solution to the question “where should I stay for the 2018 Terroir Run?” In their car of course!