In BC we’re known for our creative runs and races, and there’s nothing quite like the Half Corked Marathon hosted by the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association. This 18km race through the vineyards of the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country (“OOWC”) was inspired by the legendary Medoc Marathon in Bordeaux. Participants of the Half Corked Marathon are encouraged to sample wines along the route, paired with celebrated regional cuisine from local chefs, restaurateurs and café owners, as they run or jog the course on May 23, 2015.
Half Corked Marathon
Now in its 5th year, the Half Corked Marathon has a full weekend of events and festivities, starting with registration on Friday, May 22nd that includes a welcome bag of goodies.
On Saturday May 23rd, groups of 250-300 runners will set off in 4 waves; running or jogging the 18km route. The race trail leads through the incredible surrounds of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and brings together the region’s winemakers, chefs and producers, all of whom whole-heartedly embrace the event with 10-12 refreshment and wine tasting stations along the route. After the race, the Finish Line celebration includes a picnic lunch, live music, more wine tasting and an awards ceremony.
While tickets to the race are sold out, there are tickets available to the Primavera Dinner on May 22nd, the ultimate pre-race pasta dinner. Enjoy rustic pastas, salads, and your favourite wines from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country as you dine family-style at a long table amongst rows of budding grapevines.
Tinhorn Creek Concert Series
Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Canadian Concert Series is returning for 2015 with a stellar line-up of musical artists gracing the picturesque amphitheatre stage, including Yukon Blonde, Rich Hope & his Evil Doers, John Welsh and Reuben & The Dark.
The much-anticipated annual event is a rare opportunity to see some of Canada’s top musical talent while enjoying award-winning wines and taking in the spectacular views of the South Okanagan Valley. The Grand Finale is planned for September 12 with the headliner of the summer to be announced in April. For those wanting to get in on the fun, tickets go on sale April 1st and can be purchased via Tinhorn Creek’s online store, Facebook store, or by telephone: 250.498.3743 or 888.484.6467
Win a Half Corked Marathon Getaway
Like last year, Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country has offered up an incredible weekend experience to one lucky Miss604 reader who loves good wine and a scenic run in the beautiful South Okanagan. The giveaway includes:
- 2 nights accommodation at Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa in Osoyoos (May 22 and 23, 2015)
- 2 tickets to the Half Corked Marathon (May 23) – tickets include race registration, goodie bag, shuttle from Osoyoos, Finish Line lunch and wine tasting
- 2 tickets to Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ Canadian Concert Series (May 23) where Rich Hope and his Evil Doers will take the stage at 7:30pm
Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment naming an Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country member (1 entry)
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash or different travel dates. Must be 19+ to enter.
Update The winner is Benita Crombie!