Wine Country Runs Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, November 14, 2021 • Paso Robles, CA • Course Map

activeregisterNote: The 2021 race is a virtual race to be run on the actual course anytime from November 12 to November 14.

Known for its rolling farmlands, its hot springs, and perhaps most famously for its wineries and vineyards, Paso Robles plays host each spring to the annual Wine Country Runs Half Marathon & 5K, an out-and-back loop race that takes runners on a hilly and occasionally challenging route through the wide-open fields and hills just north of town.

From the starting line at CaliPaso Winery on Buena Vista Road, runners follow what is roughly a counter-clockwise loop, turning right out of the springs area onto Buena Vista Drive, which they follow as the course winds onto smaller roads for the first couple of miles.

The course turns next onto Airport Road and heads north, and stays mostly on flat terrain for approximately the next three miles, as it turns onto Wellsona Road. As runners pass mile marker 6, they hit the first big downhill stretch of the race, and continue downhill until they turn onto River Road, which flattens out for a quick up-and-back stretch.

Runners continue along River Road for much of the race’s remainder, turning left onto River Oaks Drive briefly before returning to Buena Vista Drive and the finish line back at CaliPaso Winery.

Organizers note the half marathon is a “run/walk” race — which means it’s open to walkers as well as runners.

Morning at a vineyard in Paso Robles, California. (Photo by Malcolm Carlaw/flickr)

Morning at a vineyard in Paso Robles, California. (Photo by Malcolm Carlaw/flickr)

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central California, about 200 miles south of San Francisco and about 215 miles north of Los Angeles, the city of Paso Robles typically experiences mild (but sometimes cool, especially in the early morning) to moderately warm weather around the time of the race, with November temperatures that average between the low 40s and the high 60s.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Wine Country Runs Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

your choice


  • $50 and up for the half marathon
  • $25 and up for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of Paso Robles’s Wine Country Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at here.


Official Race Website


Ever run in the Wine Country Runs Half Marathon? Share your impressions here, or post your review in the Comments below.

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6 comments… add one
  • Michael D Steuerwald July 27, 2020, 8:56 am

    Hi, I am trying to locate results to the 2010 half marathon. If you need my specific bib number I have that.
    Unfortunately all of your links to past results do not work on this page. Thank you for your time and assistance.

  • Juan Arevalo May 14, 2019, 11:45 pm

    Let me know the next race thank you

  • Donna Hamza March 29, 2019, 8:39 pm

    Where do we pick up race packets and what time on Saturday?

  • Veronica Contreras January 21, 2019, 2:19 pm

    We are interested in signing up and paying for our employees as a company. Can you please advise how we can go about this. Also, on the walk, what is the required distance?

    Please advise,
    Veronica Contreras
    (805) 226-3563

  • Toni Watkins January 14, 2019, 4:27 pm

    Where are the fee applied, is there a charity?

    • Terrell Johnson January 14, 2019, 9:38 pm

      Hi Toni! I just checked the official race website and I don’t see a charity or nonprofit listed as the beneficiary of the race. Here’s where you can find out more about it:

      Hope that helps!


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