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5k Wine Run/Walk

Dates: Now - Mar. 28, 2020
Times: 9:00AM-12:00PM
Category: Sports/Recreation Wine Tasting
Location: August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co., 106 Mill Street, Utica, IL 61373
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Enjoy wine and running or walking? This is a must do event for you, brought to you by The Wine Run 5k and August Hill Winery! Race Swag: All participants will receive a race t-shirt, souvenir wine glass, finisher wine medal and a free glass of wine (or soda for our under 21 runners) after the race! Join us on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 at 9:00 am for an exciting new event that features the scenic views of Utica, IL and the great wine produced by locally owned by August Hill Winery & Illinois Sparkling Co. . With registration options for all wine lovers, runners and walkers, this race is a sure thing for a great time! This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing and results will be posted at www.J3Timing.com. Awards: All participants will receive a finisher wine medal. This is not a competitive race but it will be timed for those interested in their time. TWO REGISTRATION OPTIONS: 1) 5K Run/Walk Like wine and running or walking... just not at the same time? Run or walk the 5k course with the rest of the field, then enjoy a full pour at the finish line with your friends! 2) 0.0 K Race Spectators are also encouraged to attend! The 0k option gains you access to the race and includes a full pour and a souvenir wine glass.. and you don't even have to run! This race will benefit Horizon House of Illinois Valley.

Check out the website to register today! FAQ's Is the race only for 21+? Minors are welcome to participate, but they will get a free soda or glass of sparkling grape juice instead of wine. Is walking allowed? Yes, walkers are allowed and encouraged to participate! Are strollers allowed? Yes If I refer 20 people do I really get 10 bottles of free wine and $25 back of my registration? Yes! We have the best runner referral program!! Is the race dog friendly? Yes, but please make sure you dog is on a leash. Also, dogs aren't allowed to go inside the August Hill tasting room, but they can hang out in front of the Tasting Room or on the street (Mill Street will be closed for the event. I still have questions, who do I contact? If you have a question, someone else probably does too. Email us at andy@J3Timing.com and we'll add it to this page


What's Nearby:
Starved Rock Lodge - Cabins
Joliet Iron Works Historic Site
Utica Business Association
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Joliet Slammers Baseball
Grundy County Corn Festival

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