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2016 Final Run Details

IMG_3124We’ve just returned from visiting our run wineries to pick up wine for next weekend, followed by a family trail run – it’s a great weekend to be enjoying all that the County has to offer.
There is still time to grab tickets to our annual pre-run dinner on May 27th at 6pm at County Road Beer Co where they will be serving us up eats from the grill and a special Runner’s Radler! Tickets are available here – get them before we close registration on Monday, May 23rd at 6pm.

Reminding all of you that the Terroir Run is NOT a race but rather a fun run and as such – we don’t issue runners bibs or time chips. The first 3 female and 3 male runners that make it to Norman Hardie Winery receive a complimentary registration for our 2017 run (non-transferable to other runners or future runs). We will not be tracking times so if this is important to you we recommend you track your time using your own device (smart watch, GPS on phone etc).

There are AWESOME runners kits which can be picked up on Friday, May 27th at County Road Beer Co at 1258 Closson Road between 6:00pm and 8:30pm OR on run day (May 28th) at the starting point of the run – The Old Third Vineyard 1258 Closson Road starting at 7:30am. The kits are packaged in a Wine Country Ontario wine bag and include your custom 2016 Terroir Run t-shirt (Me to We), a wine glass, a package of Pluck Teas, a gourmet granola bar by The Quirky Carrot and a package of Propeller Coffee Co. Registration also entitles you to partake in the delicious post run lunch at Norma Hardie Winery where we have a special surprise from Buddha Dog!

Each of you will be required to sign a waiver form when you pick up your registration kits. If you are picking up kits for friends or family members please contact us in advance so we can send you the form which you will be required to present in their absence.

The run happens rain or shine so please come prepared. There is a lead vehicle that will take any clothes/items that you want at the finish location (Norman Hardie Winery). There is also a follow vehicle that is there to support you if you can’t complete the run or need any other support (bandaid, water etc). There are 2 port-o-potties at The Old Third but NO other washrooms along the route so please go before the run begins!

There’s a transportation bus provided by Sandbanks Vacations that will leave Norman Hardie Winery at 7:30am and 8:00am to bring you to the STARTING point – that way your car is there for when you’re done. There is NO transportation provided back to The Old Third Winery AFTER the run so if you are leaving your car at the starting point you will need to make your own arrangements to pick it up after lunch. The run starts at 9am with a bang when The Old Third Winemaker Bruno Francois fires his bird banger and away we go!

There are 3 water stations (which are dog friendly) along the route – the first at Closson Chase Winery, the second at The Grange of Prince Edward Estates Vineyards & Winery and the final at the junction of Benway Road and Greer Rod supplied by Karlo Estates Winery. The route is mainly paved road with the exception of Benway Road, which is gravel. There is very little shade along the route so please wear sunscreen and a hat.

The run is a dog friendly event. If you are bringing your 4 legged friend please make sure they are used to running for 10km and stay well hydrated. They must also run on leash for their safety and everyone else’s.

We encourage you to put some ZEST into the day and run in a custome – there are some fun prizes from our sponsors including the grand prize of a $200 gift certificate from Zest Kitchen Shop (in Picton).

Brunch/Lunch is being served at Norman Hardie Winery between 10:30am and 12:30pm. We ask that you secure your seats  as soon as you arrive – the quicker you are seated the quicker you will be served.

We’d like to encourage you to visit the wineries on our run while you are in the County (and every time you come) – we couldn’t deliver this great taste of place experience without their support!

We look forward to running with everyone May 28th!

 

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!

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!

Get on the magic wine bus!

Treat yourself to a day with friends or family on one of Sandbanks Vacation specialty tours and leave the driving to them! Our runners will be getting a $10 voucher towards their next wine tour with Sandbanks Vacations & Tours.

Let them captivate you with an enjoyable, relaxing and educational tour of the many wineries in the area. Their personable, easy-going, informative guides will take you to some of the many hidden gems in the County. Pick from one of two tours OR take both!2012LimoBus_01

West End (Hillier)
The Hillier region is the traditional choice for Wine Tours in Prince Edward County. Located just north of Wellington is an absolute hot spot for vineyards and wineries. Boasting more than twenty wineries often located less than a couple of kilometers apart the area is a must visit for wine enthusiasts. The area soil’s stark resemblance to France’s Burgundy Region has resulted in various award-winning typically French varieties (ie. Pinot Noir) thriving. These varieties are complemented with various celebrated sparkling and ice wine options which give the area a remarkable range given its geographical span.

East End (Waupoos/South Bay)

Another popular destination for Wine Tours in Prince Edward County is the Waupoos region. The region is the birthing place of the modern Wine movement in Prince Edward County and is known for the breathtaking views it offers. Chosen for its spectacular views, soil and climate, the area offers an altogether unique tasting experience. Along with its unique and celebrated collection of wines & ciders the area’s natural beauty makes it a must when visiting the County.

Call 1-877-399-2508 to book your wine tour!

On your marks, get set…Register!

2014 Terroir Run Registration is now open! Be one of 100 runners to take part in our 11km fun run in Prince Edward County on Saturday, May 24th. New for this year, the complimentary Sandbanks Vacations Shuttle Bus will be running from Norman Hardie Winery to the starting line at The Old Third Vineyard from 7:45am to 8:30am. Leave your car and a change of clothes at Norm’s and join us for registration prior to the 9am start time. There will be a follow van to transport any of your property back to Norm’s. We will NOT be offering return transportation from Norman Hardie Winery back to The Old Third after the post run lunch has been served. We are working away on some fun additions to this year’s program so please – stay in touch! Looking forward to running with you this May!