About the Vintners 5 Miler

The Vintners 5 Miler was conceived by Sanford Winery’s Winemaker & General Manager, Steve Fennell. An avid runner, Steve dreamed of hosting a community inspired race in the beautiful Sta. Rita Hills. As a member of the Vintners Foundation Board, the idea was put in motion to host a unique event to benefit the Foundation and the local communities in which it serves.

The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation

A sustainable vineyard. A sustainable community. A sustainable world. On a strong Foundation. The non-profit Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is the charitable umbrella under which the Santa Barbara County Vintners Association conducts its philanthropic work. 

We welcome your consideration for a donation during your registration. Thank you! Find out more about the Foundation here: www.sbcountywines.com/vintners-foundation.html

2017 Proceeds to Benefit Los Alamos Youth Project

The Los Alamos Youth After School Program’s (LAYP) primary mission is to support “at risk” youth to achieve school and life success by providing a safe, structured and nurturing environment.  LAYP staff acts as mentors and builds positive relationships with each of the youth to ensure their active involvement and achievement of proposed outcome plans tailored to each participant. Key program components include: Academic Instruction, Homework Assistance, Technology Instruction, Recreational Activities, Work Experience, and Mentoring. These key components are embedded in the daily program to ensure continuity and structure for the youth. 

20-25 students enroll each year with 12-15 present from 3-6 PM each weekday during the school year.  Summer activity includes 12-15 students paid to supervise younger children’s recreation activities for “Lunch in the Park” program.

This program has been extremely successful improving participants attendance and grades at Righetti High School with a nearly 100% graduation rate.

The LAYP Is a program of People Helping People.