Saturday, September 23, 2017 • Battle Ground, WA • Course Map
The rolling hills of northern Clark County along the Lewis River serve as the setting for the North County Wine Run Half Marathon & 5K, a race that starts and finishes in nearby Battle Ground and takes runners on a loop course through the rolling farm fields and vineyards of one of the Pacific Northwest’s emerging wine-growing regions.
Runners start the out-and-back course for the race in front of Battle Ground’s Rusty Grape Vineyard on NE 167th Avenue. From there, they’ll head south on NE 167th Avenue before turning left onto NE 219th Street and left again onto NE 182nd Avenue.
Next, they’ll follow NE 182nd Avenue until reaching Battle Ground Lake State Park, where the course continues west onto Palmer Road surrounding the park. The course continues southwest along Heisson Road before turning right onto 142nd Avenue. Here runners will pass Olequa Cellars, another known local winery while continuing north through nearby Lewisville.
After turning right on 279th Street, runners will continue through nearby Heissen while passing Heisen House Vineyards. Once at Heissen Road, runners continue south toward finish line, retracing their route from the first two miles after passing the park again.
Overall, the course is hilly with many ups and downs, with the first and last thirds of the course featuring particularly steep and high hills.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in Washington state’s southeastern corner, just over 160 miles south of Seattle and about 25 miles north of Portland, Ore., Ridgefield typically sees some of its mildest weather of the year in September, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 35°F (in 2004) and as high as 106°F (in 1988).
On race day (Sept. 23), the average low is 45ºF and the average high is 73ºF.
- 2016 North County Wine Run Half Marathon Results
- 2014 North County Wine Run Half Marathon Results
- 2013 North County Wine Run Half Marathon Results
- 2012 North County Wine Run Half Marathon Results
- $65 – $90 for the half marathon
- $135 – $180 for the team relay
To reserve your spot in the 2017 running of Battle Ground’s North County Wine Run Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at Active.com here.
Official Race Website
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