Win a Half Corked Marathon Getaway

Comments 176 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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.

2014 Half Corked Marathon. Photo courtesy of OOWC.

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.

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Tinhorn Creek Concert Series

Tinhorn Concert
Photo courtesy of Tinhorn Creek

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:

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming an Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country member (1 entry)
  • Share/Like/or comment on this post on Facebook (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win an @UncorktheSun #HalfCorkedMarathon getaway from @Miss604

Follow Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country on Facebook and Twitter for more information about this event and the region’s many other attractions.

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!

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  1. HeatherMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:13am PDT

    I will name Tinhorn Creek. We have visited this winery before. We loved it!

  2. kayMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:15am PDT

    Gold Hill

  3. WendyMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:19am PDT

    Iniskillin 🙂 Love it.

  4. Katherine C.Monday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:26am PDT

    I ran this once and the stop at Silver Sage Winery made a huge impression on me, loved their hospitality and friendliness!

  5. Helen millsMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:26am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  6. CookieMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:33am PDT

    As much as I LOVE all of the wineries in Oliver Osoyoos, I have to say that Nk’Mip Cellars has made quite an impression on me.

  7. Lesley LMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:34am PDT


  8. benita crombieMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:35am PDT

    Love Inniskillan winery!

  9. marMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:39am PDT


  10. MargaretMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:40am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  11. SHARAMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:43am PDT

    Inniskillin. I’d love to check out more of these wineries!

  12. Jake HamiltonMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:44am PDT

    Burrowing Owl.

  13. ChristinaMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:46am PDT

    I love running & I love wine, sounds like an amazing time,a beautiful race course & delicious BC wines:D

  14. AnnieMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:47am PDT

    considering I’ve never been to any of them!!

  15. AnnieMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:48am PDT

    considering I’ve never been to any of them!! I would love to go to Inniskillin

  16. Christa W.Monday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:51am PDT

    Definitely Silver Sage Winery. They’re Sunset and Flame wines are both amazing.

  17. CaroleMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:53am PDT

    Wow! Lots of good ones but a favourite is Tinhorn Creek. This run is motivation to … train.

  18. Szilard LaszloMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:54am PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars. Would love to win this!

  19. GaryMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:55am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  20. Ivy TMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:00am PDT

    Hester Creek

  21. SarahMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:01am PDT

    Silver Sage Vineyard goes all out for this… glass stemware and amazing snack to go with their gorgeous wines

  22. AlexaMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:04am PDT

    Silver sage! Love their chili wine

  23. Wendy JensenMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:11am PDT

    An Oliver Ooysoos Wine Country member is Burrowing Owl.

  24. AliMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:11am PDT

    Burrowing Owl! Always & forever 🙂

  25. LisaMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:13am PDT

    Maverick! Awesome to have South African style wine in our region.

  26. Margaret ButtnerMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:18am PDT

    I love Young & Wyse wines – order them all the time!

  27. Alyson SteeleMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:22am PDT

    Hester Creek!! Would love to win this!! My mom & sister are coming out from NB to run this, I’d love to be able to run with them.

  28. CadiMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:26am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek … Yum 🙂

  29. MoniqueMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:27am PDT

    Hester creek

  30. Rhonda HoppeMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:29am PDT

    I would love to run to Silver Sage Winery

  31. Judy WhiteMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:38am PDT

    tinhorn creek. Would love to win this!

  32. deanMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:00pm PDT

    one of my favs – Desert Hills

  33. janMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:01pm PDT


  34. leigh strieglerMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:07pm PDT

    Desert Hills or Fairview Cellars – 2 of my favourites!

  35. Michelle WMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:07pm PDT

    Oliver Twist! What an awesome giveaway!

  36. marnie bergMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:19pm PDT

    Moon Cursor – yummy

  37. jessica eapenMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:34pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  38. mirandaMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:37pm PDT

    Desert Hill, love!

  39. Amanda SIlversMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:37pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl 🙂

  40. brandy schmidtMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:53pm PDT


  41. NancyMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 12:59pm PDT

    Desert Hills…..a great little winery!

  42. MichelleMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 1:05pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek!

  43. KarenMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 1:06pm PDT

    Would love to win this! Tinhorn Creek would be a member winery!

  44. jaeMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 1:12pm PDT

    Tinhorn creek

  45. Cindy KSMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 1:38pm PDT

    Desert Hills

  46. SamanthaMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 1:39pm PDT

    Road 13 ! Would love to win this 🙂

  47. AftonMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 1:39pm PDT

    Silversage Winery – My fav!

  48. Anna TurnerMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 2:05pm PDT

    this would be fun I have tried to get in a few times pick me

  49. ShellyMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 2:16pm PDT

    Have been to lots of fabulous wineries in the Okanagan, but still love Tinhorn Creek the most!

  50. KristiMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 2:21pm PDT

    Silver sage

  51. Robin VainionpaaMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 2:22pm PDT

    Silver Sage

  52. MattMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 2:29pm PDT

    Church & State one of my favourites!

  53. Allie MeeresMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 2:30pm PDT

    Iniskillin – so great!

  54. StaceyMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 2:41pm PDT

    Hester Creek!

  55. lindsayMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 3:08pm PDT

    mmmm, mmmmm Tinhorn creek!

  56. RachelleMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 3:33pm PDT


  57. Shannon MacKenzieMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 3:35pm PDT

    Silver Sage

  58. Gabrielle D.Monday, March 23rd, 2015 — 3:51pm PDT

    Iniskillin, one of my favorites!

  59. Bonnie VDMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 3:59pm PDT


  60. MarilynMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 4:09pm PDT

    LOVE all the wineries there! I’m not picking favourites but I’ll name Hidden Chapel. They aren’t on the race route but are great at the after party!

  61. Jennifer M.Monday, March 23rd, 2015 — 4:23pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek!

  62. jeanieMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 4:26pm PDT

    Inniskilling =D

  63. jeanieMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 4:26pm PDT


  64. JasonMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 4:35pm PDT

    Tillhorn Creek Vineyards!

  65. Glenda WingerMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 4:39pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  66. AmandaMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 4:49pm PDT

    Hidden Chapel 🙂

  67. JasonMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 4:49pm PDT

    Whoops….autocorrect…….Tinhorn Creek!

  68. JasonMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 5:19pm PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars

  69. brenda walkerMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 5:32pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  70. Christine PottleMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 5:59pm PDT

    Silver Sage !

  71. BettyMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 6:11pm PDT

    Hester Creek! Good tasting wine.

  72. Kevin MorinMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 6:14pm PDT

    Le Vieux Pin and La Stella are our favourites.

  73. CaitlinMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 6:23pm PDT

    Inniskillin!! This would be a perfect getaway!

  74. Louise ChapmanMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 6:24pm PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars

  75. HeatherMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 6:30pm PDT

    TIME Winery!!!! I just tried the Meritage that isn’t even on the market yet and it is AMAZING!!! Can’t wait for it to go on the shelves!!!

  76. LynnMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 6:36pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl mmmm love them all!

  77. LeslieMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 7:06pm PDT

    this would be a dream come true. For myself and my sister Lynn for both of us to do this together.

  78. JaclynMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 7:17pm PDT

    My fav: Burrowing Owl

  79. Susan EwingMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 8:02pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  80. GaryMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 8:02pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  81. Inga WheelerMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 8:34pm PDT

    Tinhorn concert series- 2015 will be the first time for me and heard so much!

  82. Ian YMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 8:38pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek Vineyards

  83. Lorraine CapelleMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 8:43pm PDT

    Tinhorn creek vineyard.

  84. Shirley HillMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 9:00pm PDT

    A Crush Club member for years … Tinhorn Creek Vineyards!

  85. Sarah NelsonMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 9:08pm PDT

    Yum to Burrowing Owl!! Can’t wait till I get back there.

  86. Lindsay HMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 9:10pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  87. ValerieMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:08pm PDT

    love running and love wine and not necessarily in that order! I am a member at Oliver Twist Winery!

  88. Kelly KrolMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:09pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl!

  89. KylaMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:22pm PDT

    Road 13 🙂

  90. Dawn adairMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 10:33pm PDT

    tinhorn creek — love it!

  91. ChamindaMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:01pm PDT

    Road 13

  92. TraceyMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:06pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl…one of my Fav’s

  93. Rhonda ThompsonMonday, March 23rd, 2015 — 11:36pm PDT

    Hester creek love it

  94. Lori SmithTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 3:19am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  95. RebeccaTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 3:40am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  96. SusanTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 5:36am PDT

    Black Sage. Awesome

  97. SusanTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 5:39am PDT

    Drat. Almost got it right. I meant Black Hills. lol

  98. Janet BaldwinTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 6:11am PDT

    I love Inniskillin!

  99. kath graceTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 6:15am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek!

  100. Trevor BarryTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 7:17am PDT

    Silver sage

  101. Tammie BarryTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 7:19am PDT

    Silver sage!!

  102. Marie LarsonTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 7:30am PDT

    Hester Creek!! Newish to BC, I’ve been told many times I need to do this race. Would love to win an entry!! Thank you!

  103. Bruce TenHoeveTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 7:33am PDT

    Desert Hills Winery

  104. Rod CameronTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 7:55am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek would love to take part in this event.

  105. AlexTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 8:28am PDT

    Burrowing Owl!

  106. AlexTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 8:34am PDT

    Burrowing Owl. Excellent choice as always!

  107. StephanieTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 9:43am PDT

    Burrowing Owl!!

  108. rinoTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 11:55am PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  109. taniaTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 11:55am PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  110. StephanieTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 1:23pm PDT

    Black Hills

  111. Betty C2Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 10:12pm PDT

    Silver Sage – best wine in the world!

  112. lindaTuesday, March 24th, 2015 — 11:35pm PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars

  113. AniaWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 9:00am PDT

    Road 13…love their wines!

  114. Eric TWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 9:25am PDT

    Burrowing Owl
    Some of the best wine I’ve had.

  115. EmiliaWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 9:52am PDT

    Bartier Brothers

  116. ElaineWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 10:38am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  117. PheonixWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 10:48am PDT

    Thinhorn Creek is my fav 🙂

  118. ShawnaWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 10:50am PDT

    Silver Sage!!!

  119. LindaWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 11:05am PDT

    Gehringer Brothers are the best!

  120. RachelWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 11:33am PDT


  121. Shaunene NeilsonWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 12:17pm PDT

    Do I have to just list one?!?!?! Silver Sage,Oliver Twist, Hidden Chapel of course Tinhorn Creek. OMG I can’t forget Road 13, Hester Creek or Burrowing Owl.

  122. EmilyWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 12:28pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek!

  123. ChristineWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 12:39pm PDT

    My husband and I had a bottle of Young & Wyse with our dinner at home Monday night. Delish!

  124. Tanya HWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 12:43pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  125. Jeff SWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 1:26pm PDT

    Oliver Twist. This getaway sounds awesome!

  126. Diane ToWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 2:45pm PDT

    Desert Hills

  127. AmyWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 2:48pm PDT

    Desert Hills

  128. Karen DyckWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 4:26pm PDT

    Silver Sage Vineyard

  129. BlairWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 4:30pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  130. AlannaWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 7:39pm PDT

    Church + State, which is one of my favourites!

  131. Erin DWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 7:43pm PDT

    Church and State!

  132. TinaWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 8:39pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl!

  133. CarlieWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 9:16pm PDT

    Tinhorn creek!

  134. Nicole JohnstonWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 9:22pm PDT

    Tinhorn creek!!
    Pick me!!pick me!!!

  135. EileenWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 9:34pm PDT

    Love Inniskillin!

  136. wenWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 9:54pm PDT


  137. Katie SchieblerWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 10:11pm PDT

    Tinhorn creek

  138. RoxWednesday, March 25th, 2015 — 10:58pm PDT

    Church & State

  139. Wendy HeshkaThursday, March 26th, 2015 — 7:24am PDT

    Silver Sage because of their authentic hospitality and gorgeous setting.
    One year they even had their grandson as a greeter, dressed as a little Flash Gordon, welcoming all the runners. He would yell, “Grandma, Grandma, another runner!” and then shake everyone’s hand as they entered the property

  140. JeremyThursday, March 26th, 2015 — 8:25am PDT

    Church & State

  141. deeThursday, March 26th, 2015 — 8:48am PDT

    Burrowing owl

  142. Katie borrettThursday, March 26th, 2015 — 2:44pm PDT

    Silver sage

  143. IssaThursday, March 26th, 2015 — 5:16pm PDT

    Had a great time at Silver Sage

  144. Running_GalDebThursday, March 26th, 2015 — 5:32pm PDT

    Burrowing owl – yum! Favourite wine and beautiful winery.

  145. darciThursday, March 26th, 2015 — 7:35pm PDT


  146. darciThursday, March 26th, 2015 — 7:36pm PDT

  147. darciThursday, March 26th, 2015 — 7:37pm PDT

    liked/comment on fb

  148. Erin WFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 8:53am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek, love them!

  149. Tiffany RoosFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 10:43am PDT

    Burrowing owl

  150. LindaFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 2:28pm PDT

    Burrowing owl

  151. Gabriella SchmidtFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 4:25pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl 🙂

  152. DebraFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 8:07pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek!

  153. JeremyFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 11:11pm PDT


  154. JenFriday, March 27th, 2015 — 11:13pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl!

  155. Sonja SSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 2:14pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl! Yum!

  156. Angie StevensSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 3:33pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  157. DeeSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 4:50pm PDT

    Heard so much about the wineries, but especially interested in Burrowing Owl. 🙂

  158. Katherine WisenerSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 5:28pm PDT

    Church & State!

  159. JanetSaturday, March 28th, 2015 — 9:57pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek!!

  160. JasonSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 12:43am PDT

    My wife loves Gehringer Brothers riesling.

  161. Paula ChisholmSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 7:09am PDT

    My favorite: Silver Sage

  162. Bonnie RSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 12:49pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  163. RenfrewSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 3:00pm PDT

    Silver Sage.

  164. HelenSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 3:54pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  165. LucSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 8:27pm PDT

    Road 13 is a lucky number.

  166. Barb WSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 8:59pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek!

  167. RobSunday, March 29th, 2015 — 11:16pm PDT

    Tinhorn creek

  168. MaryMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 8:18am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek!

  169. Ariel CMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 12:29pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek!

  170. carlyMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 12:52pm PDT

    Silver Sage!!

  171. Sarah MMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 7:15pm PDT

    Black hills

  172. Jen SMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 7:38pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl. Mmmmm

  173. SanazTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 11:35am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  174. Megan @ in a sequoiaTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 5:10pm PDT

    How can you not love Silver Sage?

  175. Jenn KFriday, April 24th, 2015 — 3:33pm PDT

    I loooooove Tinhorn Creek!

  176. Marion MSunday, April 10th, 2016 — 1:48am PDT

    Tinhorn creek winery

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