Run for the Oaks
Be a part of the Oak Savanna Restoration Project at Left Coast Cellars! This is the second annual Run for the Oaks at Left Coast Cellars. The course will predominantly be on rolling gravel roads or off-road with trail and paved road segments. Picture a run or a leisurely stroll through some of the most beautiful estate vineyards and old growth oak savannas of Oregon Wine Country. You will be cooled by the breezes of the Van Duzer Corridor, across a flowering landscape, and your participation celebrated with Left Coast's award winning wines.
Our hope is that, through the years, racers will see the improvements we are making in the forest and witness their own contributions to those efforts as the restoration project develops and grows. We seek to expand the trail system and make it a true ecological experience open to everyone who comes to visit us at the estate.
Run for the Oaks will begin on Saturday morning August 5th, 2017 at Left Coast Cellars. All proceeds from the race, food and wine sales for the day will be devoted to the Oak Savanna Restoration Project. Following the race, wine tasting for participants will be held at the Treehouse Pavilion.
10K Trail Run
- Start time of 9:00 AM
5K Trail Run
- Start time of 9:15 AM
5K Trail Walk
- Start time of 9:15 AM
*Entry includes race logo Patagonia T-shirts, UCAN hydration, complimentary wine tasting after the run, GoVino wine glass, awards and professional chip timing.
*Register before July 10th to guarantee shirt size.
Packet pickup/Day-of registration:
Early packet pickup
Friday August 4, 2016 12:00PM - 5:00PM at the tasting room
Race day packet pickup/Day-of registration
Saturday August 5, 2017 7:30AM - 8:50AM in front of winery, at start line
Race Day Schedule:
7:15 Gate opens
7:30 - 8:50 Packet pickup/Day-of registration at start line
9:00 10k run start
9:15 5k run start, 5k walk start
10:00 Wine tasting begins*
10:30 Tasting room opens**
10:30 Awards for 5k and 10k 1st-3rd top finishers overall
*At the packet pickup, adjacent to the start/finish line, exchange your drink ticket for a GoVino cup to start the tasting in the Treehouse Pavilion. Please have ID ready. All participants under 21 can receive a Rogue soda in place of wine. If you have extra guests with you who would like to wine taste, they may join the runners and purchase the flight for $10.
**Tasting room will be open from 10:30AM for salads and wood-fired pizzas.
The Oak Savanna Restoration Project
Left Coast Cellars has over 100 acres of ecological compensation areas and 70 acres of old growth oak forest. Through time the forest has become populated with invasive species and our goal is to restore the forest to a native oak savanna. We have partnered with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. They will provide the technical expertise for the restoration as well as help us to match any funds we are able to raise ourselves with Federal and State grants. The forest will be a permanent wildlife refuge in the center of our estate and create habitat for native plants, wildlife, birds and insects as well as improving the watershed.
2016 Run for the Oaks Results
Here is what Run Oregon had to say about Run for the Oaks 2016: