Saturday, October 21, 2017 • Calistoga, CA • Course Map
Challenging, hilly and beautifully scenic, the Napa Wine Country Trail Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K takes runners on a tour of the hills, babbling streams and trails of Calistoga’s Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, called a local treasure by many and located just minutes from the town’s many restaurants and wineries.
Throughout the park’s lush single-track trails, runners will traverse dirt and sometimes rocky hiking trails, all the while surrounded by majestic redwood, oak, madrone and bay forests. Roughly 270 runners crossed the finish line in all three race distances combined in 2013, including 133 finishers in the half marathon alone.
From the starting line at the park’s picnic area, runners in the half-marathon will run the roughly six-mile course twice, following an out-and-back loop route along the park’s Coyote Peak Trail, South Fork Trail, Ritchey Canyon Trail and Redwood Trail, running alongside the waters of Ritchey Creek for much of the early and later parts of the race.
Once those running the 13.1-mile course reach the aid station back at the picnic area — the half-marathon half-way point — they turn around and run the same course a second time.
Hikers and walkers welcome. There’s a 6-hour course time limit for all races, which means runners in the half marathon will need to keep a pace of 27:30 minutes per mile or faster (that’s 13:45 minutes per mile for the full marathon). So there’s plenty of time for walkers and hikers to finish the race within the official time limit.
All runners also are encouraged to carry water bottles with them during the race, as much of the course is in remote mountain areas within the park, as an aid station will be available only at the park picnic area.
Race Weather & Climate
Set in the heart of the Napa Valley wine country region, the town of Calistoga lies a little over an hour and a half’s drive from San Francisco, and tends to experience cool, wet winters and warm (sometimes hot), dry summers.
On race day (Oct. 21), the average low is 44ºF and the average high is 76ºF.
- 2016 Napa Wine Country Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Napa Wine Country Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Napa Wine Country Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Napa Wine Country Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Napa Wine Country Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Napa Wine Country Half Marathon Results
- 2010 Napa Wine Country Half Marathon Results
- $50 for the half marathon, if registered by July 31, 2017
- $70 between August 1 – October 20
- $80 on race day
To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Calistoga’s Napa Wine Country Marathon, Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at RaceRoster.com here.
Official Race Website
Ever run in the Napa Wine Country Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.