The fourth annual Red Roof Wine Run returns this September, offering Niagara residents a chance to flex their muscles and community spirit, and enjoy some wine and gourmet food.
The event, sponsored by Niagara Fitness and Rehabilitation and NOTL Chiropractic, will see participants run one of three route options to raise money for Red Roof Retreat.
The longest (10-kilometre) run starts at Pillitteri Estates Winery at 11 a.m. on September 30 and ends up at Red Rood in the afternoon, where the party will continue with Pillitteri wine and lunch spread by Goodine Catering. The shorter options will be five and two-kilometre runs, starting from points along the long route.
Parking for the run will be at Red Roof in the morning, and a shuttle will take participants to their route destination, so at the end, they will return to their vehicles and be able to drive home at their leisure, said event organizer and owner of Niagara Fitness Jacyln Willms.
Shuttle starts at 9:45 a.m. and runs every 30 minutes until 10:45 a.m.
The run, Willms said, will also be a race, with medals awarded to the first three to complete the route, though participants are welcome to take things at a comfortable pace, she said.
Participants will also receive a “swag bag” with a running bib and some other souvenirs to take home.
The two-kilometre race registration includes four people, one swag bag per registration and four lunches included after the race.
Thursday is the last day for early bird prices, available until midnight.
To register, or to leave a donation for Red Roof Retreat, visit events.runningroom.com/site/15676/red-roof-wine-run-2018/.
WHAT: Annual Red Roof Wine Run
WHEN: September 30. 11 a.m. (Shuttles start at 9:45 a.m.)
WHERE: Parking at Red Roof Retreat in the morning. Run ends there as well.