In the past few years, one of the most popular mass running events held in the Valley has become a nationally known sanctioned event that attracts elite runners from multiple countries. It suddenly began to have a reservation sell-out almost immediately after the last runner crossed the finish line of that current run.
This situation left many local runners feeling shut out because they never saw, at first, this mass registration rush coming, and they would ask me is there anything that can be done.
I usually say to look around at the perfect settings for major races and running events in Sonoma and Napa valleys, so keep your eyes and ears open to when registration opens and closes, which in this case, can occur in a matter of minutes – how many I don’t know, but the event I’m writing about is the ultra-popular Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon.
So, for anyone interested in participating in the 2014 running of the Wine Country Half Marathon, which begins in Napa and winds its way to the Sonoma Plaza, here is the one-time chance to sign up: registration begins at noon this Thursday, Nov. 14. Remember, this event is expected to sell out immediately.
A lottery will be held for all team entries and any individuals who were not able to sign up before selling out.