Our Mission

Wine Country Runs, founded in 1997, is a non-profit whose sole purpose is to support local charities and youth sports organizations in Northern San Luis Obispo County.  The Half Marathon is set along picturesque country roads and vineyards in beautiful Paso Robles, California.
Past recipients of funds from Wine Country Runs include:
  • The 4A Foundation for Paso Robles Schools
  • Jack’s Helping Hand
  • North County Aquatics Club
  • North County Performing Arts Foundation
  • Paso Robles Youth Sports Council
  • Shelby Sudbrink Mermorial Scholarship Foundation
  • Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation
  • Saint Rose Catholic School Athletic Fund
  • Templeton Parks & Recreation Department
  • Templeton Youth Baseball League
  • Many more
Since its inception, Wine Country Runs has donated approximately $463,000 to charity.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does the half marathon event have pace runners?

A: No, there will not be pace runners. We will have one lead vehicle on the half marathon course to assist the fastest runner.

Q: What do I need to bring on race day?

A: Please wear your race bib and timing chip, and don’t forget your complimentary breakfast ticket. If you plan to drink beer or wine, please bring a photo ID to verify age and a method of payment.  Wine and beer tickets will be sold during goody bag pick-up, so please consider pre-purchasing your ticket(s) to avoid the lines. Cash is preferred, Venmo is second best. Credit cards will be accepted.

Q: Where will race results be posted?

A: Race results will be linked to a QR code posted around the venue. Later, we will link race results to our website.

Q: Are baby carriers or backpacks allowed on the course?

A: Depends. Baby carriers and strollers are allowed on the 10K course, but not the half marathon course. Sorry.

Q: Is there a group registration form that I can fill out for my company?

A: Yes, the more the merrier! Contact us, and we’ll get you the form.

Q: Will there be on-site, same-day registration?

A: Yes. You may register at the race venue on Saturday from 12-4 pm or Sunday beginning at 6 am. Please bring your photo ID and form of payment.

Q: Are there overnight accommodations at the race venue?

A: Yes. Participants and guests can book rooms directly with CaliPaso Winery & Villa by visiting their website.

Q: Can I get a refund?

A: Sorry, no refunds or transfers are allowed.

Q: Will there be aid stations on the course?

A: Yes. There will be 5 aid stations located on the half marathon course and 1 aid station on the 10K course. Many of our beneficiaries staff these stations and make the race so much fun!

Q: Are pets allowed on the course?

A: No. Please, no pets at the venue either.

Q: Where do I park?

A: Please navigate towards CaliPaso Villa & Winery on Buena Vista Drive. There will be event parking signs and staff to assist you to the parking lots.