Win a Getaway to the Half Corked Marathon in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Comments 97 by Rebecca Bollwitt

One of the most hotly anticipated (and sold out) events in Western Canada, the Half Corked Marathon weaves racers along an 18km route through the beautiful vineyards of the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, sampling wines and fine food along the route. Bordered by mountain ranges, rivers, and lakes, the area is majestic by nature – and naturally unique, just like the Half Corked Marathon.

Photo credit: Darren Robinson

Half Corked Marathon

Created by the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association, and inspired by the legendary Medoc Marathon in Bordeaux, the Half Corked Marathon pays homage to one of Canada’s most decorated wine regions; a celebration of the Golden Mile and Black Sage Road benches connecting the communities of Oliver and Osoyoos.

Taking place on Saturday, May 28, 2016 this is the sixth year of the Half Corked Marathon, which can be walked or jogged. Racers are not timed and fancy dress is encouraged! Visit 10-12 wineries and food stations along the route where you can sample wines and fine cuisine from Oliver-Osoyoos restaurants.

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country Getaway

Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country wants to invite one lucky Miss604 reader to the region to give them a coveted spot in the Half Corked Marathon (with a guest) along with a suite 2-night stay at Spirit Ridge at Nk’Mip Resort May 27th to May 29th.


A true oasis, Spirit Ridge at NK’MIP Resort places guests in the heart of Canada’s premiere wine making region. Framed by drastic sun-drenched landscapes, miles of vineyards and views to Osoyoos Lake, Spirit Ridge is within reach of desert golf, luxurious spa experiences, a winery and a unique cultural opportunity. Designed to accommodate breathtaking views and al fresco luxury, Spirit Ridge graces guests with gourmet kitchens, spacious bedrooms, as well as balconies and patios perfect for barbecues and moonlit cocktails.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming an Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country member (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a Half Corked Marathon @UncorktheSun @SpiritRidgeBC 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, May 3, 2016. Prize is valid for an overnight stay May 27, 2016 and May 28, 2016 (checking out May 29th) and cannot be exchanged for cash or different travel dates. Must be 19+ to enter.

Update The winner is LesliCK!

97 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Emma LawsonTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 2:46pm PDT

    All the love for Stoneboat!! Great winery.

  2. Linda WilliamsTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 2:49pm PDT

    All the love for Stoneboat!! Great winery.

  3. ZoeTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 2:51pm PDT

    Burrowing owl. Yum!

  4. AngelaTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 2:57pm PDT

    Hidden Chapel! Beautiful 😀

  5. AnnaTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 3:00pm PDT

    One of my new favourites: CC Jentsch!

  6. AliTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 3:05pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl – my fav!

  7. JHTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 3:24pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  8. DeeTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 3:29pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  9. moniqueTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 3:54pm PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars

  10. LucTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 4:12pm PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars

  11. MaryTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 4:34pm PDT

    Moon Curser yumm! This would be an amazing getaway! I’m an avid runner and would love to try this run. I’ve been trying to register for it for years but it always sold out! Plus this weekend is the weekend of my fiance’s birthday! So perfect.

  12. caitlinTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 4:59pm PDT

    Oh I love Osoyoos! I hope to win. C.C. Jentsch Cellars is my fave in the area. A little gem 🙂

  13. Bonnie Van DurmeTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 5:02pm PDT

    Hester Creek

  14. MING KWANTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 7:43pm PDT

    A beautiful place!

  15. Debra KatoTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 8:37pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl!

  16. RebeccaTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 8:38pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  17. CarolTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 8:58pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl!! My fav ❤️

  18. Nicole FusickTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 9:05pm PDT

    Dessert Hill Winery

  19. IainTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 9:41pm PDT

    Montakarn is new to me — would love to try.

  20. Vicki CunninghamTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 11:18pm PDT

    Gehringer Brothers! This sounds like the best half marathon ever. I’m down

  21. Elizabeth BTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 11:20pm PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars is my pick. Thanks for the chance to win this stay! 🙂

  22. CaresseTuesday, April 26th, 2016 — 11:52pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  23. JasonWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 6:13am PDT

    Burrowing Owl. This sounds fantastic!

  24. Christina RossiWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 7:24am PDT

    Tin Horn Creek❤️

  25. janWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 8:56am PDT

    One of my favs! Desert Hills.

  26. JamieWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 9:22am PDT

    The view from Tin Horn Creek is amazing, I’d love to go back.

  27. christinaWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 9:28am PDT

    I like Inniskillin!

  28. alyssa TrobacherWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 9:32am PDT

    Nk’mip all the way!

  29. deanWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 9:37am PDT

    Silver Sage

  30. tammyWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 10:03am PDT

    Burrowing Owl 🙂

  31. Sonja SWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 10:23am PDT

    Burrowing Owl!

  32. Jason BWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 12:37pm PDT

    Osoyoos first time would be great.

  33. HeatherWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 12:50pm PDT

    Jackson Triggs yummy!

  34. MarcyWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 1:11pm PDT

    Burrowing owl, seems like a must try on that list 🙂

  35. SamanthaWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 1:23pm PDT

    Jackson Triggs!

  36. KimWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 2:17pm PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars

  37. RenfrewWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 2:28pm PDT

    Nk’Mip – what is there not to love?

  38. KevinWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 3:13pm PDT

    Moon Curser

  39. Mary YWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 4:06pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  40. MaryanneWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 7:00pm PDT

    Silver Sage!

  41. LesliCKWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 7:15pm PDT

    Moon Curser! *crossing my fingers*

  42. Mike BWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 7:40pm PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars is my choice! What a great weekend getaway this would be…thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  43. Robert ParizekWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 9:35pm PDT

    Moon Curser FTW! 🙂

  44. Melissa PhillipsonWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 9:44pm PDT

    Black Hills! Nota Bene! Fantastic!

  45. AimeeWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 9:57pm PDT

    Church & State forever.

  46. Gail KargutWednesday, April 27th, 2016 — 10:05pm PDT

    I love Young & Wyse

  47. GAIL WHITWORTHThursday, April 28th, 2016 — 3:53am PDT

    Hate to be a parrot , but Burrowing Owl, winner of numerous awards, gorgeous setting and facilities. Try it, a heavenly experience you need!

  48. Trish HustonThursday, April 28th, 2016 — 8:54am PDT

    Stoneboat is amazing!

  49. Ron SThursday, April 28th, 2016 — 1:34pm PDT

    Black Hills!

  50. KiemaThursday, April 28th, 2016 — 4:03pm PDT

    Jackson Triggs

  51. Mike GismondiThursday, April 28th, 2016 — 4:20pm PDT

    Burrowing owl

  52. Angela GriffinThursday, April 28th, 2016 — 4:20pm PDT

    Silver sage

  53. Tanya HThursday, April 28th, 2016 — 6:36pm PDT

    Road 13. I haven’t tried them yet!

  54. EvelynThursday, April 28th, 2016 — 9:44pm PDT

    Burrowing owl and Covert Farms!

  55. karenFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 1:02am PDT

    dessert hill <3

  56. Jenn HFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 10:05am PDT

    Stoneboat is a fav of mine

  57. LynnFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 11:32am PDT

    Fairview Cellars

  58. ScottFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 2:43pm PDT

    Church & State

  59. Shannon HildebrandtFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 2:44pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  60. Marina PetruzzelliFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 4:01pm PDT

    I love food, wine and dressing up. Not much of a runner but I can walk?! Sign me up! 🙂

  61. Marina PetruzzelliFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 4:02pm PDT

    Oops. Didn’t read the instructions. Silver Sage is my favorite. I like sweeter wines.

  62. FengFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 4:57pm PDT

    Moon Curser got great wine!

  63. loriFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 5:20pm PDT

    Jackson-Triggs. Cheers!

  64. Tammy HFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 9:14pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  65. MarilynFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 10:02pm PDT

    So many great wineries, but I’ll choose Road 13.

  66. AmFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 10:53pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl is one of my favourites!

  67. WenFriday, April 29th, 2016 — 11:59pm PDT

    Get intoxicated in the natural beauty of Wine Country.

  68. Fred FriendlySaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 12:36am PDT

    Church & State is one name. Good thing they’re in Canada. In the USA, they’d be separated as in the separation of Church and State. Just sayin …

  69. EileenSaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 1:07am PDT


  70. francesca buonoSaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 7:45am PDT

    I’ve read the book, I’ve seen the movie but not had the pleasure of visiting Oliver Twist winery or tasted their wine. Would love to have the opportunity to go to Oliver to do so along with many other wineries. Sounds like a great adventure. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  71. Christine McDonaldSaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 9:45am PDT

    I cannot wait to visit many of the wineries, and enjoy Spirit Ridge! Woot, hoot, Burrowing Owl!

  72. Melissa DSaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 11:32am PDT

    Burrowing Owl! 🙂

  73. SandraSaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 1:31pm PDT

    Osoyoos – The best vacation spot in the province!…with some of the finest vineyards & wines in the world.

  74. MikaylaSaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 1:39pm PDT

    Silver Sage! Osoyoos is absolutely beautiful.

  75. MelissaSaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 4:24pm PDT

    Burrowing owl!

  76. Teresa KSaturday, April 30th, 2016 — 11:36pm PDT

    Burrowing owl

  77. SharonSunday, May 1st, 2016 — 12:37pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl is my favourite right now! Would love to try them all!

  78. Danielle St.CharlesSunday, May 1st, 2016 — 10:46pm PDT

    Moon Curser is my choice.

  79. BarbMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 8:54am PDT

    Tinhorn Creek is my favourite!!

  80. JustinMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 8:54am PDT

    Burrowing owl is great!

  81. Bernadette EstradaMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 10:24am PDT

    Blue Sky!

  82. AlexMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 10:56am PDT

    Burrowing Owl

  83. DeeMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 12:26pm PDT

    Silver Sage Winery

  84. noel hollettMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 1:00pm PDT


  85. adamMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 2:27pm PDT

    burrowing owl

  86. Ariel CMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 2:28pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek

  87. Alicia FontaineMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 6:04pm PDT

    Stoneboat! One of my favourite wineries and has the most amazing dessert wine!

  88. Pamela de BruinMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 7:12pm PDT

    Burrowing owl, silver sage!

  89. Michelle DallynMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 7:55pm PDT

    Hester Creek and Tin Horn Creek!

  90. Shelley ChisholmMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 8:10pm PDT

    Hestor Creek and Burrowing owl!

  91. Andrea FlexhaugMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 8:44pm PDT

    Burrowing Owl! Not just for their exquisite wine but for their conservation efforts!

  92. DaynaMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 10:46pm PDT

    Tinhorn Creek, Burrowing Owl and church & state!

  93. Ruth MorrisonMonday, May 2nd, 2016 — 11:35pm PDT

    Nk’Mip Cellars but clearly I need to try a few others. I did not know there were so many.

  94. AdamTuesday, May 3rd, 2016 — 8:27am PDT

    Road 13!!

  95. Kevin PahlTuesday, May 3rd, 2016 — 10:31am PDT

    I would love to run along Road 13, up and down the Back Hills looking for the Hidden Chapel while the Young & Wyse Oliver Twist floats his Stoneboat down Tinhorn Creek under a beautiful Blue Sky. 😉

  96. SandraThursday, May 5th, 2016 — 12:57pm PDT

    Silver Sage — the best dessert wines… and so generous with sampling, with lots of cheese and crackers to fill you up on the wine tour.

  97. Rob EkinsTuesday, May 10th, 2016 — 2:04pm PDT

    I whine for wine

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