After the 20 minute yoga session we headed to the start line. I knew the race went through the vineyards, but I never imaged that we would literally be running THROUGH the rows of grapes! It was AWESOME! The course was well-marked and consisted of 2 miles going UP and DOWN the vineyard hills- holy cow! It was a great opportunity for some hill repeats! There were two obstacles- some ribbon that we had to "wine" through and wine barrels that we had to jump over. There was also photographers capturing FREE race photos at the obstacles and along the course so although I was in pain, I smiled at every opportunity! When we finished the course (I finished in 22:11) they handed us water, bananas (it's not a race unless you get your free banana, AM I RIGHT OR AM I RIGHT!?), our wine glass, wine tickets, and a delicious WELL-EARNED piece of CHOCOLATE! In traditional Ashley fashion, I headed right to the wine counter to redeem my tickets for some VINO!
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Have you ever done a wine/beer-themed race? How did you like it? I would love to hear from you!