Points count towards 5k, 10k & Back of the Pack Series. Points count towards Sippin’ Series. Find more info about the series here.
Walkers are welcome to attend this event. Strollers are welcome, but course may not be suitable for the average stroller.
We now offer a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day. Find more information about our virtual option on our Virtual Races page.
1 Glass of wine from 53rd Winery, Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event
Race benefits Hooves & Paws Animal Rescue. Hooves & Paws Animal Rescue is a nonprofit animal rescue that provides rescue and sanctuary for abused and abandoned animals. After they are rescued, our animals receive all the love and care they need and when they are ready, they are placed in loving adoptive homes. Animals who are not able to be adopted are provided lifelong care at our sanctuary. We have been saving animals since 2002 but recently relocated from Southern California to Louisa, Virginia. Our rescued dogs, cats, horses and farm animals are loving their beautiful new sanctuary in Virginia. As we continue to build new fencing and shelters, we hope to help many more animals who need a second chance.
Race Start Times
10k – 8am
5k – 8:30am
5k – $35, until July 31 ($40)
10k – $50, until July 31 ($55)
T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before Aug 9. We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.
Race Medal Design
Course Maps can be found at
Live Race Results
Live results will be posted on Athlinks.com. Additionally, there will be a QR code at the race for you to scan to immediately view your results. Final race results with series points will be posted to our website on the Monday following your race.
We award the top 3 men and women overall during our awards ceremony post-race. We also award the 1st Male and Female in these categories: 19&Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, & 70+. Runners who place top 3 overall in their race are not eligible to also win their age groups.
We will post any photos taken by staff on our Facebook page by Tuesday after the event.
Social Media Challenge
On Tuesdays, we pick our favorite Instagram or Facebook post from the previous race weekend. The winner will receive 50% off a future race! Make sure to tag us in your race photos at:
Packet pickup is available at the event. We recommend arriving one hour before your event start time to check-in.
Race Day Registration
There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive approximately one hour before the race to register for the event. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for race day registers.
***Price will increase on race morning by $5 for each distance
Five water stations will be along the 10k course at approximately mile markers 1, 2, 3.1, 4.1 & 5.2. Two water stations will be along the 5k course at approximately mile markers 1 & 2. Gatorade will be available at some water stations. Water stations are subject to change as deemed necessary.
Restrooms can be located inside the winery.
Volunteers should arrive approximately 60 minutes before the first race kicks off. We will assign volunteer tasks on race morning (water station, course marshals, finish line support, etc). You can find parking information under “Directions to Parking” with a latitude and longitude pin for where to meet.
Weekly weather reports are posted on the Thursday before race weekends on our Facebook page by Chad Merrill with the Hagerstown Almanack. Race officials may delay, change or postpone the event due to weather conditions. All registered runners will be notified via email of any changes. In most cases, a decision is not made until the night before the race, and a decision could come as late as the morning of the event.
Refunds & Transfers
To view our full refund/transfer policy, click here.
Directions to Parking
The race starts and ends at 53rd Winery (13372 Shannon Hill Rd, Louisa, VA 23093). The best way to locate this event is via GPS using this latitudinal and longitudinal pin: 37.960127, -77.924066