Friday, 17 November 2017

Weather, venue, wine and athletes made for unforgettable Vine Run

Runners of all ages participated in the Lake County Milers Running Club’s Vine to Wine Run on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in Clearlake Oaks, Calif. Courtesy photo.

CLEARLAKE OAKS, Calif. – More than 200 runners and spectators from all over the Bay Area enjoyed spectacular views, chip timing and a challenging course amongst the vines as the Lake County Milers Running Club held its second Vine to Wine run 5k/10k at Cache Creek Winery and Vineyards on Sunday, Nov. 5.

The event sported perfect fall weather and an incredible venue and course seldom offered at the crop of “Vine Runs” that have sprung up in the last few years around wine country.

“Our race is unique,” said Lake County Milers President Bill Burnett. “it is not often that runners actually get to run amongst the vines in a true ‘vine run,’ but rather experience the vines from a paved road as they pass by.”

The faster runners were prompted to run their best, vying in the 10k distance (6.2 miles) for the top prize of a free entry into the nationally acclaimed Napa Valley Marathon, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sunday, March 4.

The race was advertised all around the North Bay and Sacramento areas, spotlighting the marathon prize.

Dan Sweet of Middletown, Calif., won the men’s 10k run during the Lake County Milers Running Club’s Vine to Wine Run on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in Clearlake Oaks, Calif. Courtesy photo.


Middletown resident Dan Sweet, age 38, won the marathon entry with a fantastic time of 38 minutes, 7 seconds (6:08 pace) on the challenging course.

The second place overall winner was Kenny Brown, age 48, of Santa Rosa with a time of 41:03 (6:37 pace). Third place winner was Lake County Miler member Connor Disney of Lakeport with a finish time of 45:43 (7:22 pace).

Repeat Boston qualifier Jennifer Perez, age 37, of Hidden Valley Lake, a top runner in the Lake County Milers, landed the top prize for the female division with a finish time of 48 minutes, 11 seconds (7:46 pace).

The Lake County Milers can boast a sweep for the women’s top three spots in the 10K this year with Megan Buffalo of Lakeport taking second place with a finish time of 48:51 (7:52 pace) and Alisha Bazzano, age 44, of Hidden Valley Lake finishing in 49:59 (8:03 pace).

Local talented youth shined bright in the equally challenging 5k course. The first place overall finisher in the 5k was Isaac Rascon, age 14, of Middletown with a finishing time of 18 minutes, 48 seconds (6:03 pace).

Jennifer Perez of Hidden Valley Lake, Calif., won the women’s 10k run during the Lake County Milers Running Club’s Vine to Wine Run on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in Clearlake Oaks, Calif. Courtesy photo.


“Isaac ran an incredible pace on that course,” said event Director Jeanine Burnett. “Equally astonishing is that Anna Cobb, age 10, of Hidden Valley Lake was able to pull off a sub 7-minute mile paced 5K at such a young age.”

Both Anna and Isaac landed a free entry into the New Year’s Day Resolution Run held in Yountville on Jan. 1, 2018.

The New Year's Day 5K/10K event is a Lake County Miler favorite for both walkers and runners alike.

The Milers encourage other Lake County residents to join in the fun and healthy New Year’s day habit by registering at www.naparesolutionrun.com.

Youth was on Isaac and Anna’s side in this year’s race because besides a free race entry, they both won a $25 gift certificate from Heart and Sole Sports Running store of Santa Rosa for being the fastest runners in the 19 and under division.

The Vine to Wine run was also geared towards active walkers and joggers and age division medals were awarded (three deep) in ages spanning from age 6 to 70+.

Isaac Rascon, 14, of Middletown, Calif., was the top overall finisher in the 5k run during the Lake County Milers Running Club’s Vine to Wine Run on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in Clearlake Oaks, Calif. Courtesy photo.


For their labor, participants received a long sleeve performance tech shirt, a sumptuous lunch catered by Rosie Cooks catering, and if 21 and over, a logo wine glass and a glass of Cache Creek wine.

Participant Stephanie Zukowski expressed her enthusiasm for the event. “Fantastic run today. Super organized and a beautiful destination to run. I’m from Concord so it’s a getaway weekend for me and my friends. I will look forward to next year’s race.”

For full race results visit www.lakecountymilers.com.

The Milers are hosting weekend training runs for the Napa Valley Marathon. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to join them. For marathon registration information visit www.napavalleymarathon.org before the popular marathon sells out.

The Lake County Milers are gearing up for another fun and motivating year in 2018. The group is accepting memberships for 2018.

To find out more about the Lake County Milers and to register as a member visit www.lakecountymilers.com.


Anna Cobb, 10, of Hidden Valley Lake, Calif., was the top female finisher in the 5k run during the Lake County Milers Running Club’s Vine to Wine Run on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in Clearlake Oaks, Calif. Courtesy photo.
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