St. Patrick’s Day 5K & 15K
17 March 2019
From the organiser
Join us for the 8th Annual Temecula St. Patricks Day 5K & 15K at Cougar Vineyard & Winery in beautiful Temecula! Race through country roads and vineyards and wind your way to the finish line where you will be awarded with a well-deserved glass of green bubbly! 21+ race entry includes optional t-shirt, a glass of bubbly, a collectible stemless flute, and the cutest succulent youve ever seen (this is in lieu of a finisher medal). This is a challenging, hilly course, so be prepared for an exhilarating run!
Fun Race Features!FREE glass of green bubbly (21+)FREE collectible stemless fluteOptional awesome t-shirtChallenging & scenic course2-for-1 wine tasting day of race“Finisher’s Succulent” (in lieu of a medal)Chip timingLots o’ goodies & wine prizesPrizes for best costumesGet in the spirit of the holiday by wearing your green costume – deck yourself out!
Course:Both courses are scenic and take you through Temecula country roads.The 5k is both paved and hard-pack dirt roads and fairly flat, except for that driveway at the end, get ready!The 15k is both paved and hard-pack dirt roads with some hills so be prepared for an exhilarating morning! (Although there are dirt roads, this is not considered a trail run)
Timetable:7:00am – Bib pick-up/Race day registration opens*There is no pre-race day bib pick-up8:15am – 15K start8:30am – 5K start9:00am – Winery opens its doors (YAY!)9:45am – Costume contest!10:00am – Overall winner awards
Carpool – Rideshare – Get Dropped Off!Parking will be limited so we HIGHLY recommend carpooling, taking an UBER or LYFT, or getting dropped off in the designated "Drop-off Zone".If you drive or carpool, make sure you get there with plenty of time to walk to the race site. The driveway alone is 0.2 miles!Uber: If you do not already have it on your phone, download it and enter the promo code: 9PBXU for $5 off your first two rides!Lyft: If you not already have it on your phone, download it and enter promo code: SANDYFEET for $5 off your first ride!
What About Rules & Regulations?This event will take place rain or shine unless for an unforeseen reason city officials deem it unsafe. If the race is canceled, a reschedule date will be set and all entries will be transferred.Is there a time limit?No. We will break down the event at 11am but you are more than welcome to take as long as you’d like. Just make sure that you obey pedestrian and traffic laws. The winery isn’t going anywhere and you can still get your glass of green bubbly and goody bag!Can I bring my stroller?The 15K course is not very stroller friendly with all of the dirt roads and hills. The 5K course is friendlier but still has some dirt parts and hills. If you opt to bring the little one, you do not need to register the stroller.Can I bring my dog?Unfortunately, no ? We ourselves would LOVE to be able to bring our own little furry running companions – however our venue’s rules prevent us from allowing pets.Is there a bib pick-up prior to the race?No, there is not. You will be able to pick up your bib starting at 7:00am the morning of the race at the event site: Cougar Vineyards & Winery. Make sure you get there with plenty of time!Does everyone get a "finisher’s succulent"?YES! All registered participants get a finisher’s succulent, there will be a tear-off at the bottom of your bib.Why do you give out a "finisher’s succulent" instead of a medal?In spirit of the green holiday and going "green", we opt to get a little creative with our finisher’s award. Plus they are so darn cute!Can I park on-site or get dropped off at the race start?There is no parking at Cougar Winery but you can park on De Portola Road and in the early bird parking next door at Frangipani Estate Winery (there is a walking path in between). Parking will be limited so we recommend carpooling, ridesharing, or getting dropped off. There is a drop-off area at the entrance to Cougar Winery’s driveway.Will there be gear check?No, there will not be gear check at this particular event.