If there was wine waiting at the finish line, would more people enter races? We're about to find out at the Wine Down Relay at Waterside, a fun-filled day co-sponsored by Social Running that'll have everyone raising a glass to a good cause.
Teams of two and four will run the approximately 18 miles starting at The Grove at Waterside, which is just off the Trinity Trails and Trinity River. A portion of the entrance fees is earmarked for Streams and Valleys, Inc., a nonprofit that focuses on trail expansion, beautification, and safety, meaning that you're paying for more than just a good time.
And what a time it will be on March 26. Beginning at 8 am, teams will gather to fuel up on breakfast tacos courtesy of Taco Diner, while supporters will ready their banners and signs.
Afterward, runners can show off their race bling (a medal with wine opener attached) and put their commemorative stemless wine glass to good use sampling vino at the booths.
Five Texas wineries will be doling out sample pours, including Lost Oak Winery from Burleson, Marker Cellars Family Winery from Alvord, and Fort Worth's Times Ten Cellars, Cadillac Wines, and LightCatcher Winery. Whole Foods will also be pouring a selection of Texas wines and selling whole bottles.
Just there for moral support? You can purchase a drinks-only registration ticket that comes with that same cool wine glass and five 2 oz. pours.
Live music and Waterside vendors will keep the celebration going until 4 pm — just in time for happy hour.
Teams can register for the Wine Down Relay at Waterside here.