With the immense nation-wide popularity of the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon in recent years, the running event 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, so last month there was a one-day window to register, and this month there is a registration lottery currently underway for all team entries and any individuals who were not able to sign up before selling out, with the lottery closing at 11:59 p.m. this Monday, Dec. 9.

The 2014 running of the Wine Country Half Marathon, which begins in Napa and winds its way to the Sonoma Plaza, will take place on Sunday, July 20, with the accompanying GunBunFunRun 5K being held on the same course on the same day, and its registration will open once half marathon registration closes.

For lottery registration or more details, check out the web at destinationraces.com/runn2s.