Overall Rating
Overall Rating (3 Reviews)
4.3
(3 Ratings)(3 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4.3
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
4.3
SWAG
4.7
Grab your friends and take on the Southern California’s Original Women’s Trail Half Marathon & 5K! Whether this is your first half marathon or you’re a trail running veteran, the SoCal Wine Country Half Marathon will challenge you over a beautiful course. After the race, hang out with friends, new … MORE
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    lancenull REPEAT RUNNER '21

    An annual event on my running calendar. Usually hot temperatures, but we were lucky in 2021 - overcast day. Perfect running weather. Hills, hills and more hills. Trail race around … MORE

    An annual event on my running calendar.
    Usually hot temperatures, but we were lucky in 2021 – overcast day. Perfect running weather.
    Hills, hills and more hills. Trail race around Vail Lake in Temecula California. Second half of the course is easier than the first.
    Good race support, and great support from fellow runners.
    RD is great, I hope he is back with the new company next year.
    No post race party in 2021 (due to covid restrictions), but the post race party is another good reason to run this race.
    Easy parking at race site – for a $10 day fee from the campground.
    See you in 2022!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    runwalksarah REPEAT RUNNER '21

    This race usually conflicts with San Diego RnR, so I was delighted for the opportunity to run it without conflict this year. To allow for social distancing, bibs and shirts … MORE

    This race usually conflicts with San Diego RnR, so I was delighted for the opportunity to run it without conflict this year.

    To allow for social distancing, bibs and shirts were available for pick-up at Running Center in Temecula everyday starting on 5/21. The day before the race, bibs were available at Vail Lake Resort. Race morning packet pick-up was available upon special request.

    Parking on race day was $10. The half marathon started at 7 am. The 5K started at 8 am. I arrived at 6 am. I did not have to wait to pay to park. There were sufficient porta-potties for the 114 people running the half marathon.

    The course is mostly trail. You may have to hike some portions of it. It isn’t as challenging as some other trail races I have done. The last part of the race gives you some gorgeous views of Vail Lake. We had pleasantly cool weather. Some years this race can be brutally hot.

    The aid stations were extremely well stocked with Honeystinger gummies and gels. Soooo many flavors!!!!! They also had water and an electrolyte beverage. The volunteers at the aid stations were all awesome.

    The medals were made of wood (see attached picture) and absolutely adorable. I liked the medal I received when I last ran this race in 2015, but I LOVED this year’s medal.

    Unfortunately the participant wine glasses were accidently shipped to Colorado, but the race director will be individually mailing everyone their wine glasses this week.

    Usually there is a great finish festival with wine, but that portion of the event could not happen due to Covid restrictions. Even more reason to run it again next year!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    lancenull REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Race is at Vail Lake RV Resort in Temecula, CA. Most of race is on trails with some good ups and downs. There are tougher races, but this is not … MORE

    Race is at Vail Lake RV Resort in Temecula, CA. Most of race is on trails with some good ups and downs. There are tougher races, but this is not a walk in the park. There are usually first time half marathoners at the race each year. Nice medals and wine glasses for all finishers. Well stocked aid stations (water, electrolytes and gels) on the course, and a nice post race celebration with wine tasting and Subway sandwiches. Multiple pre-race packet pickup options and race day packet pickup available. Warning – most years this is a hot race – bring sunscreen. Great support from fellow runners. Come enjoy this smaller field race.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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