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2016 Run Recap

Terroir_Run_2016_228May 28, 2016 was a fabulous day for a run in Prince Edward County! We had the most runners to date (125pp) and despite the hotter than usual weather (we peaked over 28 degrees at 10:00am) we had success right through to the finish line!

Our gracious hosts Bruno Francois and Jens Korberg of The Old Third Vineyard started our run off with a BANG! Elvis, a giraffe, Duff Beer lady, 2 students from Hogwarts Academy and 5 folks in wool kilts (hot, hot, hot) added some great ZEST to our run. We had two German Pointers go the distance with their owners, several pregnant runners (4 and 6 months along) make it to Norman Hardie Winery with the promise of pizza for lunch AND we saw a personal record for Malcolm Jolley of Good Food Revolution who completed his first ever 10km in 63 minutes!

Congrats to our Top 3 Female and Top 3 Male runners who will join us as our guests in 2017. You can read more about them here. Many thanks to Jo Dickins of Jo Dickins Photography and Joanne Welch for the great photos capturing the day! Visit Jo Dickins Gallery here and Joanne’s Gallery here.

Runners, their families and friends enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the staff at Norman Hardie Winery, the volunteers of Slow Food the County and Andrew Hunter of Buddha Dog. Non-alcoholic refreshments were prepared by Propeller Coffee & Pluck Teas served with a smile by the Tethong family. All of our winery and cidery partners provided an array of their terroir to compliment the pizza’s and salads.

We’d like to thank our runners who helped us donate $500 to Slow Food the County Seed Fund to support good, clean and fair food production in the County, as well as, $500 to the Quinte Humane Society to support animals in need in the Quinte region.

We’re already planning for May 27, 2017 when our 7th annual Terroir Run will take place. Tickets will go live shortly (but not before our 2016 runners get advanced registration notice). We will be hosting a Pre-Run Buffet BBQ at County Road 33 Beer Co. on May 26th and a Back To The Start Barn Party at The Old Third Vineyard with Chef Jamie Kennedy and some stellar live entertainment on the evening of May 27th. Make sure to SAVE THE DATE and book your accommodations now!


Our runners support good, clean and fair food for all!

Our 2012 Terroir Run runners helped us to make a contribution to the Slow Food The County Convivium. $5 of each of registration fee  (for a total of $380) was donated to the convivium to assist them with their various programs that support sustainable agriculture and food culture. Slow Food the County helped to make our day possible by providing much need volunteer assistance along the run. A big thanks to all of the volunteers for your help that day and for the work you are doing in Prince Edward County!

To learn more about the Slow Food Movement in Canada visit

Terroir Run Supports Slow Food

The Terroir Run was founded on our philosophy that a healthy lifestyle is all about balance. Eating fresh, seasonal food. Drinking local wines and beers. Enjoying the great outdoors. Getting daily exercise. Spending time with family and friends.

Our longterm goals are to develop Terroir Runs across the globe. Anywhere there is a community that respects and celebrates local food and drink – we’ll be there! As we grow, we’ll be looking for partners to help us. For us, an obvious place to start is in communities with Slow Food conviviums. Slow Food is an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global grassroots association that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.

Starting in 2012, all of our Terroir Runs will donate $5 from each registration to the Slow Food convivium in that community. As our first run is in Prince Edward County – we’ll be supporting Slow Food the County. Lucky for us – their supporting our run with volunteers! We’ll all be celebrating the good, clean and fair on Sunday, May 27th. Come join us!