Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation on the Mark for Fourth Annual Vintners 5 Miler

BUELLTON, Calif. – (June 27, 2018) – The fourth annual Vintners 5 Miler is set for Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Sanford Winery and Vineyards.  This unique running event, hosted by Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation, starts at 9:00am in front of the winery and covers a five mile course suitable for runners of all abilities. The mixed terrain course, which includes a 350 ft. ascent to a scenic overlook with a commanding view of the Sanford estate vineyards on Santa Rosa Road, presents plenty of challenge for resolute racers while the “Wine Walk” offers a mile-long course for those who prefer a shorter stroll through the vineyard.

Ho, Jones Win Vintners 5 Miler at Sanford Winery

LOMPOC, Calif. – (July 22, 2017) – On an ideal overcast Saturday morning for running, Ricky Ho of Santa Barbara and Mary Jones of Ventura won the third Vintners 5 Miler presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation. Over this unique trail course with mixed terrain and incredible views overlooking the Sanford Winery and Vineyards on Santa Rosa Road, Ho, the inaugural 2015 race champion, age 41, clocked 30 minutes, 50 seconds for the victory, while Jones, 47, was the top woman in 34:24, also finishing 5th overall.

Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation Presents Third Running of Vintners 5 Miler

BUELLTON, Calif. – (June 27, 2017) – The third running of the Vintners 5 Miler plus 1 Mile Wine Walk is slated for Saturday, July 22, 2017, again hosted at the world-famous Sanford Winery traversing the Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict Vineyards. This unique off-road running event, presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation, will begin at 9:00am in front of the winery and cover a 5 mile or 1 mile course suitable for runners and walkers of all age and abilities. The mixed terrain 5 mile course includes a 350 ft. ascent to a spectacular overlook with a commanding view of the Sta. Rita Hills. New this year, the 5 Miler is a Santa Barbara Athletic Association (SBAA) Grand Prix scoring event.

Santa Barbara Locals Moreno, Guillen Win 2nd Vintners 5 Miler Presented by Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation

Second edition celebrates unique trail race with one-of-a-kind post-race Finish Line Festival at Sanford Winery with wine tasting, local food and live music; more than 350 runners, friends and family enjoy Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation fundraiser for its community programs

LOMPOC, Calif. – (July 23, 2016) – On a postcard perfect sunny Saturday morning, Ramiro Guillen and Dani Moreno of Santa Barbara won the second Vintners 5 Miler presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation. On this unique trail run with mixed terrain and spectacular views of the Rinconada and Sanford & Benedict Vineyards on Santa Rosa Road, Guillen, 33, bested the field, clocking 27 minutes, 7 seconds, while defending champion, Moreno, 24, crossed the finish line in 32:30 as top woman again, finishing 5th overall.

Ho, Moreno Win Inaugural Vintners 5 Miler at Sanford Winery

Unique, non-traditional race with one-of-a-kind post-race Finish Line Festival with wine tasting, live music, BBQ lunch by the Hitching Post draws more than 300 runners, friends and family; Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation fundraiser for its community programs

LOMPOC, Calif. – (July 30, 2015) – On a picture perfect Saturday morning on July 25, Ricky Ho of Carpinteria and Dani Moreno of Santa Barbara won the inaugural Vintners 5 Miler presented by the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation. On this unique trail run with mixed terrain and spectacular views overlooking the Sanford Winery and Vineyards on Santa Rosa Road, Ho, 39, bested the field, clocking 30 minutes, 8 seconds, while recent UCSB grad Moreno, 23, crossed the finish line in 31:48 as top woman, finishing 5th overall.