Our lucky runners will be well equipped to tour the wineries of PEC with thanks to Wine County Ontario who have generously supported our run with their 2012 Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide and reusable wine tote!
The countdown has started, t-minus two weeks until we literally hit the road running. We been receiving a lot of tweets and updates from our participants as they train for the big event with daily runs and a commitment to regular hydration of VQA wine! (please note water stations will be available along our route so wineskins or a tasting cup are not necessary, or recommended during the run). A lot of people have been asking whether they should come early and stay overnight to be ready for Sunday morning and if so what do we recommend. First, we wholeheartedly invite everyone to make a weekend of it in Prince Edward County as not only do we have some terrific accommodations but the 6th Annual Terroir Wine Event is on Saturday May 28th at our historic Chrystal Palace. The Terroir Event (no relation but committed to the same exploration of place through its soil, wine and local flavours) is a wonderful opportunity to discover the range of exciting new wineries popping up across the County and meet the winemakers who are helping make our region Canada’s Gastronomic Capital – you’ll even get a sneak-peek at some of the wineries you’ll be experiencing during next day’s run. Our friends at Closson Chase Winery have an informative posting to help get everyone in the right mood for anyone interested in making a County Weekend of it.
Our inaugural run on May 29th, 2011 is in beautiful Prince Edward County. It’s about the journey as much as the destination.
Join us in Wine County of Ontario. Our run will take us from The Old Third along Closson Road past Closson Chase Vineyards, Lacey Estates Winery, Lift Haus Winery, The Grange of Prince Edward Estate Winery and Hinterland Estate Winery, down Benway Road to Greer Road past Casa Dea Winery, and finally around the tractor at Rosehall Run Winery to the finish line at Norman Hardie Winery
10.7 km of county roads, a kick-ass local lunch (wood fired Flammen Kuchen pizza and Vicki’s Veggies spring green salad) and great Ontario wines, of course!
More details to come shortly including online registration!