May 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!
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!
From L to R: Neil Dowson, Glennis Walsh, John Szabo, Amy Greenshields & Nicholas Araya (sadly we missed getting Cathy Spoel inthe photo)
What do sunshine + a little wind + some amazing people + fantastic wine & food equal? The BEST TERROIR RUN EVER!
We made it to the tractor at Rosehall Run Vineyards only .5km to the finish line!
Hello keen runners and dear friends,
It’s hard to believe it’s February 2013 already! We’ve had many folks reach out to us recently to ask “When’s your run this year?” and “When can we register”? We’ve got great news – it’s May 26th and registration is now live on Eztix!
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!