HALF CORKED MARATHON WEEKEND

 May 29-31st, 2020

This event has become one of the most highly anticipated events in Canada. This race is all about having fun.  If you are looking to set a record, this probably isn’t the event for you.

Race Registration

May 29, 2020 | noon – 7pm

All racers must check-in IN PERSON on Friday, May 29th between Noon & 7pm at the official registration tent (Oliver Community Park) to be eligible to race on Saturday. Participants must have two forms of ID one must have a photo and be issued by a government agency (i.e. passport, drivers license). You cannot register for someone else, the waiver for the race will be available one week prior to race day

Primavera Dinner

May 29, 2020

Start the weekend carb-loading with a family-style pasta dinner set at a local winery, with live music and dancing.  Tickets are sold separately and this event is limited to 260 guests. Transportation to event site is included in the ticket price.

Party! at the Finish Line

May 30, 2020 | 11am – 3pm

Everyone is invited to cheer on the racers and appreciate the fabulous costumes at the finish line party, which will include the awards ceremony, live music and dancing as well as fantastic wines from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. Racers will not need tickets to the Party! at the Finish Line but family and friends can purchase tickets to join the wine tasting.  *Racers the party is included in your registration –  DO NOT PURCHASE A TICKET FOR YOURSELF*

Dinner at the Farm

May 30, 2020

Enjoy a relaxed and interactive evening with delicious IndoCanadian food, spectacular views of wine country, live music, and a chance to mingle and chat with local winemakers and winery owners. Tickets are sold separately and this event is limited to 140 guests. Transportation to event site is included in the ticket price.

 

Half Corked Marathon

SOLD OUT

Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to all successful lottery entrants

Race registration includes:

  • A custom welcome bag with goodies & exclusive offers from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country Wineries
  • Fine wines and tasting bites from local restaurants on the route
  • Picnic lunch at the finish line
  • Awards ceremony following the race
  • An opportunity to wear and see fantastic costumes
  • An opportunity to meet the people behind the wines of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country
  • World-class scenery along the race route

To help racers and spectators get pumped about the race check out our 2017 race video:

Have questions about the Half Corked Marathon Weekend? Please check our FAQ page for an answer. If you don’t find your answer there please email marathon@oliverosoyoos.com and we will try to respond to your questions within 3-4 business days.

EVENT DETAILS

TICKETS ALLOCATED BY LOTTERY

General Lottery for the 2020 marathon is now complete

Half Corked Marathon 2020:

The registration dates for the 2020 marathon took place from November 4th to 11th, 2019. There were a total of 8,116 entrants in the lottery. The entries will be reviewed to ensure that only unique registrations remain qualified; ensuring that each entrant has an equal opportunity of being selected. Successful lottery entrants have been notified and ticket sales have concluded. We would like to thank all applicants for their continued interest in being part of the Half Corked Marathon.

If you registered in the General Ticket Lottery:

  • Only one entry per person; duplicates will be disqualified
  • We are not responsible if you don’t receive our email
  • Make sure our emails don’t get caught in your spam filter by adding marathon@oliverosoyoos.com to your safe sender list
    • Read our FAQ section before you email us with your questions. We are constantly adding answers to new questions as they come up.

Please make sure to read the attached information regarding your race wave/bib colour. This document includes race information, start times, and post race festival details.

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2019 Half Corked Marathon Route Map

Half Corked Marathon General Lottery

Half Corked Marathon Lottery Terms & Conditions

1. To qualify to enter the draw you must be of legal drinking age in the Province of British Columbia (19-years-old, at the date of the race) and provide a valid email address. The info you provide with your draw entry (Entry) will be used to contact you, so please ensure it is correctly entered. Misrepresentation will disqualify your ballot.

2. By entering the lottery and purchasing a ticket (if selected in the lottery) the purchaser understands that they will have a maximum of 3.5 hours to complete the course.

3. The purchaser understands that this is a running event and declares that they are physically able and do not have any health issues that prevent me from running. Race course is approximately 19 km you should be able to run at least 5 km to safely participate.

4. Only one entry (and purchase) per person is allowed; multiple entries will be disqualified. Entry does not guarantee eligibility to purchase. A max of 2 tickets will be awarded to the lottery winners. Lottery winners will be able to purchase their ticket and their ‘guest’ ticket in one transaction – lottery winners must have permission of the ‘guest’ to provide their name and email for ticket and ‘guest’ must also have entered the lottery.

5. By entering the draw, entrants agree to be contacted by email, no other form of communication will be used to contact successful entrants.

6. The Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association is not responsible for entries and emails not received or misdirected. Please make sure that your name & email are entered correctly.

7. Lottery dates will be announced on the Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country website, Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter as well as our newsletter. Lottery dates vary but are typically in the first half of November.

8. The lottery will be open for no less than 5 days and no more than 7 days.

9. The lottery will be drawn within one week of the closing date and successful entrants will be contacted at the email on their entry.

10. Once contacted successful entrants will receive detailed instructions on how to complete the purchase for your ticket and your ONE additional guest. All tickets must be paid in full immediately and all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable – no exceptions.

11. Purchase can ONLY be made by the person and corresponding email address who received the lottery winner email. Names will be cross-checked and those not appearing on the winners list will have their tickets voided and be disqualified.

12. Each successful lottery entrant will be permitted ONE additional guest ticket, purchase details for this guest ticket will be sent in the confirmation of lottery winning email. Instructions on how to complete the second ticket must be followed precisely.

13. You cannot enter the lottery on someone else’s behalf. If you are entering the lottery it must be your intention to participate in the Half Corked Marathon.

14. You cannot use the same email address for multiple people. Each person entering the lottery must have a UNIQUE email address.

The following terms and conditions apply to successful lottery registrants:

A. Tickets are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

B. Tickets are NON-REFUNDABLE.

C. By purchasing this ticket you agree to register IN PERSON on Friday, May 29.2020 between noon & 7pm at Oliver Community Park (or other designated registration site). Failure to register during this time frame will prevent you from participating in the race.

D. By purchasing a ticket you confirm you will be 19-years or older on the day of the race. Underage persons are not permitted to participate or be on the race course.

TICKET INFORMATION

How do I purchase a ticket into the Half Corked Marathon?

The Half Corked Marathon is a high-demand event and tickets are not available for general purchase. All tickets are by lottery. In November 2019, there were over 8.000 registrations for the lottery for the 2020 marathon

Are tickets refundable?

All ticket sales into the Half Corked Marathon are FINAL – the tickets are non-refundable. No exceptions.

Are tickets transferable?

All tickets into the Half Corked Marathon are FINAL – the tickets are non-transferable. No exceptions.

Can I buy a ticket from someone who is unable to participate?

No, all tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Participants were made aware of these terms prior to completing their ticket purchase. If someone is trying to sell you a ticket is will not be valid.

Are there other ways to get tickets into the Half Corked Marathon?

If your company is interested in sponsoring the Half Corked Marathon there are some sponsorship levels that offer tickets; please contact us at marathon@oliverosoyoos.com if you would like to know more about sponsoring the marathon.

What is included in my Half Corked Marathon ticket?

Tickets include race entry, transportation to the Start Line and pick-up from the finish line, lunch at the Finish Line, wine and food tastings along the race course, a welcome bag with exclusive offers from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country wineries and event sponsors and a bottle of the signature Half Corked blend.

What is the price of tickets?

For 2020 ticket prices will be $185 plus GST.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

When do I need to register?

The policies for tickets are extremely clear all participants must register IN PERSON on Friday, May 29th. 2020 between noon and 7 pm at Oliver Community Park. Failure to register during this time frame means that you will not be able to participate in the race.

Can a team member register for me?

No, all registrations must be completed by the specific individual racer we must visually approve each racer based on their photo ID.

What do I need to bring to registration?

Each participant must have TWO pieces of valid identification to register, at least one form of your ID must have a photo and be issued by a government organization. Additionally, you will need to bring your signed waiver – this document will be sent to all participants in the week leading up to the marathon.

 

MARATHON INFORMATION

How far is the marathon?

The race course varies slightly each year to incorporate as many wineries along the route as possible; however it is typically about 19 km in length.

How long do I have to complete the race?

Participants will have a maximum of 3.5 hours to complete the route, this will allow time for sampling at the stations along the course with a run/walk pace. If you are struggling a swag wagon will assist you along or towards the Finish Line. Please note that race director staff may be directing you when you need to move on from a particular station.

Do I have to drink on the course?

The race is hosted in wine country and many of our wineries will be along the course to cheer you on and offer samples of their wines; however you are not obligated to drink and we encourage you to consume safely (that is, pace yourself along the route and at the Finish Line). Water stations will be provided along the route and we encourage you to drink water frequently.

Where is the Start Line?

For the past few years the Start Line has been near Burrowing Owl Winery before travelling up the East side of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and the Black Sage Bench. Every year the race course is subject to change but don’t worry transportation to the Start Line is included in your race registration. All participants must arrive at the Start Line on the organized transport.

Where is the Finish Line?

The Finish Line for the marathon is at Oliver Community Park, we encourage you to invite family and friends to join the celebration at the Finish Line and cheer on you and other racers.

Is there parking available?

There is no parking available at the Start Line or along the course; however there is parking available at the Finish Line. There will be transport available before the race for participants who need to get from the Finish Line to the Start Line. However, we encourage people to take transport directly from a nearby hotel in Osoyoos as we want everyone to get home from the event safely.

 

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

How do I get to the Start Line?

All participants will be escorted to the Start Line by race transportation. Currently pick-up locations include FOUR locations in Osoyoos (Spirit Ridge, Walnut Beach, Holiday Inn & Watermark) and ONE location in Oliver (Community Park); if additional pick-up/drop-off locations are added we will update here and notify participants closer to the race date.

Is there parking available?

There is no parking available at the Start Line or along the course; however there is parking available at the Finish Line. There will be transport available before the race for participants who need to get from the Finish Line to the Start Line. However, we encourage people to take transport directly from a nearby hotel in Osoyoos as we want everyone to get home from the event safely.

What is the cost of transportation?

Transportation to the Start Line and from the Finish Line back to the designated sites is included in your registration fee. Transportation is limited to race participants only.

 

COSTUME & TEAM INFORMATION

How do we ensure we are all placed together?

Closer to the race you will need to complete information about your team to ensure you are all assigned to the same wave. Teams are not required to run under a team name nor are you required to wear a costume…but you do need to tell us that you are together. PLEASE wait for us to contact you for team information – do not email in team details.

Do we have to wear costumes?

No, costumes are no required however many people find they make the race more fun and there is a costume contest and prizes given out for the best and most creative costumes based on group size. Yes, there is an individual costume award.

 

FINISH LINE INFORMATION

Do I need to purchase a ticket for the Party! at the Finish Line?

As a race participant your Finish Line wine tasting and souvenir glass is included in your registration fee. For friends and family coming to cheer you on they will be able to purchase tickets that include a souvenir wineglass and five wine tokens.

Is lunch included?

As a race participant a picnic lunch at the Finish Line is included. There will also be food trucks available for other people attending the Party! at the Finish Line and other choices.

What happens at the Finish Line?

The Party! at the Finish Line is a chance to cheer on all the racers and see the costumers of the almost 1,500 participants in the marathon, you will receive your wineglass and tasting tokens as well as your lunch. Any of our member wineries that were no along the route will be at the Finish Line offering samples (generally about 20-25 wineries), there is also live music with dancing and the costume awards.

How to I get home from the Finish Line?

Transportation back to your pick-up location is included in your race registration. shuttles will run frequently back to Osoyoos with the last shuttles leaving by 3 pm.

 

OTHER EVENTS

What is the Primavera Dinner?

The Primavera Dinner takes place on the Friday night prior to the race, transportation to the dinner is included in the ticket price, there is no parking on-site for this dinner. This is a ticketed event and while at least one person in the party must be a racers may bring non-racers to this dinner. The dinner takes place at a vineyard please dress appropriately – no high-heels and be prepared for evening temperatures to drop.

Note – the location for the 2020 Primavera dinner is not yet confirmed.

What is the Dinner in the Park?

Dinner in the Park takes place on the Saturday night following to the race, transportation to the dinner is included in the ticket price, driving to the event is discouraged as there will be wine consumption through the evening. At this dinner you will have an opportunity to mingle directly with winemakers and winery owners. This is a ticketed event and while at least one person in the party must be a racers may bring non-racers to this dinner. Theis is an outdoor event please dress appropriately – no high-heels and be prepared for evening temperatures to drop.

Note – the location for the 2020 Dinner in the Park is not yet confirmed.