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Race Ahead: Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon


Join the 3,000 runners who will toe the starting line of the Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon  on May 31, 2014. The event, produced by Destination Races, begins and ends at the Doukenie Winery in Purcellville, Va., a dreamy spot for a post-race celebration that includes music and the best local wines. The course runs north of the winery on scenic and historic byways, passing vineyards, farms, ranches and estates along the way. It’s the only race in the region with wine at one of its aid stations. Hiddencroft Vineyards serves as the midpoint in the course, complete with a water and wine stop and music. The course is mostly paved, with 1.4 miles of hard-packed gravel. It’s a rolling course but not overly challenging: the net elevation gain/loss is 207 feet, starting and ending at 560 feet with maximum elevation at 633 feet.

Once you cross the finish line at Doukenie Winery, the celebration gets underway with the post race Wine and Music Festival presented by Visit Loudoun! There will be several wineries from the region and a local brewery pouring, plus food and a popular live band all in a beautiful outdoor setting at Doukenie Winery. This event is open to guests so bring your friends and family to celebrate with you.

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