Doukenie Winery will host the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 1.
The race, organized by Bad to the Bone Sports, will start at the winery, head north along Mountain Road, turn onto Axeline Road, head south on Picnic Woods Road, then west onto Morrisonville Road before turning back onto Mountain Road and ending at the winery. Runners aged 12 and up are invited to participate in the half marathon, which equates to 13.1 miles. Registration is $90 per runner.
The winery will also host 5K and 10K races that will begin at 7:20 a.m. and follow a stretch of Mountain Road. Registration for the 5K is $35 and $45 for the 10K. An awards ceremony will follow the races from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Doukenie’s Wine and Music Festival will be held after the races from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will feature live music from The Jay Summerour Band, food vendors and wine tastings from more than 15 local wineries. Attendees must purchase a wine glass to enter the event. The cost is $25 for race runners and $30 for all others. Runners can also pay $180 for a VIP experience, which will include the wine glass and will provide them with post-race food and beverages, private VIP restrooms at the start and more.
For more information, go to virginiawinecountryhalf.com.