Cowichan Valley Wine Run 2017

September 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Well, judging by all the smiling faces, the second Cowichan Valley Wine Run was a success!  Two hundred runners and walkers set out to visit four Cowichan Valley wineries on a scorchingly hot day in early September.  

The start of the 13.5km route was Cherry Point Estate Wines; much wine was sampled as participants waited for the first wave of runners to head out.

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The first running segment was the longest and took runners past farm fields and rolling hills.

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Rocky Creek and Venturi Schulze wineries were the intermediate stops on the route. 

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B9020596B9020596They know how to have fun at Venturi Schulze.

 

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A long day of running and sampling wines was capped off at Blue Grouse Vineyards, where a feast and live music was to be had on the patio overlooking the fields.

LJ_20170902-A9021570LJ_20170902-A9021570Jumping for joy! The rare bit of shade on the course put people in a good mood for the finishing stretch.

 

B9020614B9020614Still smiling at the end of a long day. Maybe the wine had something to do with it?

 

B9020655B9020655Delicious dinner brought to you by Food for Thought.

 

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B9020773-PanoB9020773-PanoAfter a long day of running, walking, wining, and eating, sometimes the best thing to do is to chill out on a lush green lawn.

 

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Thank you to the organizers, the hosts, the volunteers, and all the participants for a great day in Vancouver Island wine country! 

The full set of photos is here on my website:

http://photos.lorenzjimenez.com/cowichanwinerun2017

 

 


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