Paso Robles Harvest Half Marathon Weekend presents a plethora of activities

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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Runners participating in the marathon in 2014.

Runners and their friends and family share in the fun

–Whether you are running in a race, supporting one of the runners, or are looking for something to do with your family, the Paso Robles Harvest Half Marathon Weekend presents a plethora of invigorating activities. Oct. 29 and 30 will be filled with free live music, activities for kids, and delicious food prepared by award-winning chef Gregg Wangard.

The Harvest Half Marathon Weekend begins on Sat., Oct. 29 with a pasta dinner and live music in Downtown City Park from 4–7 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets for the pasta dinner are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Then on Sun., Oct. 30, is race day at Le Vigne Winery.

The Half-Marathon scenic course wends through the northeastern wineries of Paso Robles. Participants in the Harvest Half will receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal, free picture, and breakfast. The top overall male and female finishers will win $500 each while 2nd place will receive $250. The top finishers in each age group will go home with a bottle of Paso Robles wine. There will also be a special prize for the top 25 male and female finishers.

In addition to the half marathon, there will be a 5K, Youth 5K (children 14 and under), and a Kids’ Mile. The 5K and Youth 5K will be run at the same time so that families can run together. The Kids’ Mile starts at 8:00 a.m., Harvest Half at 8:30 a.m., and the 5K at 9:00 a.m.

During and after the race, there will be several different brunch stations available at the finish line at Le Vigne. Stations will include pancakes, eggs benedict, French toast, and mimosas. Cost for brunch is $5 per station. The brunch will also have live music and activities for kids.

The Harvest Half Marathon is sponsored by the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District and the proceeds will benefit all students in the district. This is a family-friendly weekend and runners of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate. Everyone is encouraged to come out to Downtown City Park on Saturday and to Le Vigne on Sunday to support the runners and enjoy the event.

For more information about the Paso Robles Harvest Half Marathon Weekend or to register visit the website.

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