The Eugene City Marathon happens Sunday, April 28 and is not to be missed whether or not you intend to run. But everyone knows that Eugene is a place for competitive running. So, we’d like to highlight a lesser-known running event, which also happens to be a wine event.
We should note though right out the gate: the marathon and wine-drinking are not occurring simultaneously. Runners won’t run from one winery to another, sampling different wines along the way. But the start point, Noble Estate Winery will offer complimentary wine, while celebratory drinks and other refreshments will certainly be available at the finish line, which happens to be Sweet Cheeks Winery. To make the deal even sweeter, a foot spa and live music will greet finishers.
These and other vineyards and wineries make up Eugene’s Wine Trail, situated in the idyllic countryside southwest of the city limits. Runners should expect some steep terrain, but walkers are more than welcome too. For more info, click here.