Scenery, charity, camaraderie, rewards, celebration and music: these words best describe the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon, which takes place on June 4th in Loudoun County at bucolic Doukenie Winery.There’s no better way to get to know wine country than running through its very roots and then learning about the wines first-hand at a post-race celebration shared by other runners and guests. From the very start you’ll feel the energy and passion from the runners, volunteers, and your many hosts who always strive to put their best foot forward. The focus here is on quality, not quantity. The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon all has a limited field, ensuring our participants and their guests encounter a stress-free environment while enjoying wine country ambience and a thrilling race day experience. You’ll make new friends and hopefully feel like you’re part of the Destination Races family. Its not an experience you can put into words, you need to take the journey, and all great experiences are best shared with friends and family.Destination Races partners with tourism related businesses of the host region to showcase the local bounty, creating a wine, culinary and fitness themed “runcation”. The race is the focal point of the weekend, while other complimentary activities and events allow runners and their guests a chance to explore the area and experience wine country hospitality at its finest.The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon is not just a running race, it’s a destination lifestyle experience. Destination Races, in partnership with Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports, produce the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon. Loudoun County plays host to this popular event located in and around historic Leesburg, VA, one hour west of Washington DC.The race starts and finishes at Doukenie Winery, the perfect venue for hosting the post-race Wine & Music Festival, Presented by Visit Loudoun. This scenic, tree-laden course runs north of the winery on historic byways, passing vineyards, farms, ranches and estates along the way. The experience includes a unique Wine and Music Festival and wine tasting, all in a one-of-a-kind setting. To register or more information click here.[divider]More From BlueRidgeoutdoors.com[/divider]
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