There's no better place to experience autumn than the Napa Valley. This exciting road race starts and finishes on the Calistoga High School track, in the heart of Calistoga in the north end of scenic Napa Valley. The course starts in town and turns right on Silverado Trail (a paved roadway) to the turnaround just before Pickett Rd. for the 5K, at the 3.1 mile mark for the 10K and at Crystal Springs Road for the Half Marathon. Run route retraces itself back along Silverado Trail (which will be closed to car traffic) and back to Calistoga. The course is flat and fast with only two minor hills. Post event festivities will take place in Calistoga. The entire route is surrounded by vineyards and wineries with great vistas of the surrounding mountain ranges including Mt. Saint Helena and the picturesque Palisades. The mild fall weather, autumn colors and the musk of the fermenting, recently harvested wine are a sure treat this time of year. This event is limited to 1000 participants so don't wait too long to register!
Most of our events do not allow audio devices, but due to the nature of this course being on the road (not single track trails) AND because the course is closed to car traffic, headphones ARE allowed for this race.
This event is in no way associated with the 38th annual Napa Valley Marathon (the road race) on Sunday March 5, 2017.
COURSE CUT-OFF TIME: 3.5 hours (this reflects a 16:00min/mile pace for the half marathoners).
AID STATIONS: There will be aid stations at miles 1.9, 3.8, 5.7, 7.3, 9.2 and 11.1. (All aid stations have port-a-potties except the first one).
INCENTIVES: T-Shirts for all participants. Medals for Half Marathon finishers. Personalized award ribbons to the top three finishers, male and female, in each age group for all distances. Personalized awards plaques to the top three overall finishers male & female in each distance and first place finishers in each age group for the Half Marathon. Ribbons and plaques are mailed out a few weeks after the race.
BIB NUMBERS: Bib numbers will be mailed out to participants who reside in CA beginning two weeks before the event. (If you fail to bring your bib with you to the event, there will be a $5 charge for a replacement bib.) For participants who live outside of CA, you will pick up your bib on race day morning. If you register within the last two weeks, most likely you will pick up your bib on race day morning. If you don't receive your bib number by race day, you will be issued one race day morning.
PARKING: ALL parking will be at the Fairgrounds at 1435 North Oak Street in Calistoga, ONLY ONE BLOCK from Calistoga High School (start/finish area).