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

BUELLTON, Calif. – 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 9am 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.

“We are thrilled to be back at Sanford for a fourth year,” said president of the Vintners Foundation, Elaina Kroll. “This event highlights the importance of a healthy lifestyle by combining multiple elements that contribute to good health- exercise and wine.” Racing event experts from EventPRO have designed the course and will manage the race. After the race, participants are invited to the Finish Line Festival to celebrate the upcoming 2018 harvest with wine tasting, food provided by notable local food purveyors including Bella Vista at the Four Seasons Resort, live music, and a family friendly kid’s zone.

“Continuing the emphasis on healthy living, proceeds from this year’s Silent Auction benefits Santa Ynez Valley Community Aquatics which is raising money to build a community pool to promote exercise for Santa Ynez Valley residents, especially children and seniors,” added Ms. Kroll. The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation supports many local organizations including People Helping People of the Santa Ynez Valley, Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Direct Relief, Allan Hancock College Enology/Viticulture Program, SBIFF and Santa Barbara Foundation, as well as a scholarship program.

Runners and walkers of all ages are eligible to participate. Registration for the event is available at www.sbvintnersrun.com. The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation welcomes event sponsors from the local community. If your company is interested, please contact Elaina Kroll at elaina@sbvf.org.

About the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation

The Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation is the charitable umbrella under which Santa Barbara Vintners conducts its philanthropic work. Through the Santa Barbara Vintners Foundation, Santa Barbara Vintners contributes to the community through local charitable and scholarship organizations with proceeds from its various events.