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Crush Wine Run

Fun for the whole family
By: Rachel Zirin, Senior Reporter
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Fitness and wine included in one event never sounded so good.

Join in the fun with the Folsom community for the inaugural Crush Wine Run event.

Compared to other running events that serve beer at the end, this event will have tastings from local wineries.

This event is not just for runners, but for everyone; bring the entire family. You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy this event, as there are different options of lengths

Participants get to chose the length of their run – 3K, 5K or 10K. During the run, music will be played throughout the course so getting bored isn’t an option. At the end of the run, participants 21 years and older will get to redeem their wine coupons and have a drink or two, said Adam Frick, event coordinator.

For participants bringing children, there is a kid’s ‘Crush It’ run at 9:15 a.m.

“The course will start at 101 Parkshore Drive at 8 a.m.,” he said. “When the run starts, everyone will jump onto the scenic American River trails and circle back to 101 Parkshore to the finish line.”
When runners get to the finish line, there will not only be wine, but food trucks, vendors from around town, music and entertainment, Frick said.

Some of the various wineries that will be participating include Fiddletown Cellars, Rempfer Cellars, Merlo Family Vineyards, Borjon Winery and more.

Vendors participating include Orange Theory Fitness, Farm Fresh to You, Folsom Telegraph, Kaia Fit and more.

“This is an event we haven’t seen in this area – an event with the combination of fitness and wine tasting,” Frick said. “We are expecting more than 1,500 people to participate and they can look forward to getting some fitness in and then relaxing and hanging out with some wine at the end.”

One thing Frick wanted people interested in the event to keep in mind is that the runs are timed. He said this is great for those who are keeping track of how fast their miles are and at the end of the event there will be award winners for each of the runs.

With the purchase any ticket, guests will receive a race bib, a T-shirt, a wine glass, three tasting coupons and a medal.

Proceeds from the event will benefit non-profits that target human trafficking such as Blue Heart International and 3Strands Global Foundation.

Entertainment for the event will be supplied by DJ Anthony Avery with A & A Music Events.

“I am looking forward to bringing to community together and making it a fitness, fun and family-friendly event,” Frick said.

 

Know and Go:

When: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 17

Registration: 7:30 a.m.

Where: 101 Parkshore Drive

Tickets: 3K & 5K under 21 – $35; 3K 21 and older – $55; 5K 21 and older – $55; 10K under 21 – $45; 10K 21 and older – $65; Kids ‘Crush It’ run – $15

More information: crushrun.com or 916-217-1460