It’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.
Our 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!
Runners 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!
The 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!
We 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!
We 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!
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 they reach the finish line they will have to run around an old rusty tractor. It will all be worth it once the reach the new frontier-Norman Hardie Winery. They will be rewarded. The are no medals of honour in this run but rather glasses of wine, cider and beer that will celebrate their achievements! Our small group of Star Wars friends took to the run route today to see what the 2014 Terroir Run runners will face… this is their journey.
Distracted by the statue at The Old Third, the commander had to have a glass of Cider to settle him before heading to battle
Found this guy at Broken Stone Winery – he was trying to refuel on Pinot Noir
Yoda has a zen moment at Closson Chase Vineryards
Over and out from Lacey Estates. Vineyard in good shape? Check. Wine chilled? Check.
This droid decided to make a pit stop and recharge at The Grange Winery water station
The battle at Hinterland was fierce to protect all of their bottles of bubbly!
Our troopers couldn’t get in to explore this new found star – Trail Estate Winery. Word is the runners will!
Karlo Estates is not on the route but they refuel the force at Benway Road and Greer Road
Luke – your father is not here at By Chadsey’s Carins – keep running!
Just when he thought he was done, he came across the tractor at Rosehall Run and new…it was almost over
Can you see the force amongst the sign? Norman Hardie Winery – the finish line!
In the spirit of creating a true sense of terroir and a great escape for our runners, we’ve partnered with several Prince Edward County businesses and events to bring you a fabulous weekend!
In an effort to keep all of our run supplies local and sustainable we are pleased to announce that this year our runners will be wearing Me to We Style Canadian made organic cotton t-shirts!
Me to We is a social enterprise that is centered around the Me to We philosophy, which is about improving our lives and our world by reaching out to others. It involves focusing less on “Me” and more on “We”—our communities, our nation and our world. Me to We Style evolved from this worldwide movement and philosophy. In a time of growing social awareness, consumers want to wear clothing that reflects their values. By using certified organic fair trade cotton, Me to We ensures that you get the best, highest quality products and that farmers, producers and manufacturers all receive a fair wage in the supply chain. The Me to We product line is ethical, flexible and stylish.