Parducci Crush Rush 5K Benefit Run

Event Date

Sun, Oct 12, 2014

Address

Ukiah, CA

About This Activity

The Thornhill Family will host the first annual Crush Rush 5K benefit run, at Parducci Wine Cellars on Sunday, October 12th.  The race will begin at 8:30 AM and the Thornhill’s and Parducci Wine Cellars invite runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages and abilities to tour the scenic 115-acre Parducci Home Ranch vineyard and winery following the race.

The Parducci Crush Rush is a community fundraiser to benefit the Ukiah Unified School Gardens Program.  The North Coast Striders, a Mendocino County running club, is sponsoring the event.

“My family and I have been avid supporters of the Ukiah Unified School Gardens Program for years now,” said Tim Thornhill, Chief Operating Officer of Mendocino Wine Company, owners of Parducci Wine Cellars. “We’re thrilled that we could organize this benefit run in support of this worthy cause. We’re looking forward to cheering on all the runners in a few weeks.”

Pre-registration is open until Thursday, October 9th.  The race entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for participants sixteen and under.  Entry includes a race t-shirt, brunch, and a complimentary wine tasting.

Top finishers in five age divisions will win prizes including gift certificates to Ukiah businesses.  Parducci Wine Cellars invites those who cannot participate in the Crush Rush to cheer on their friends and family, and attend the awards presentation at 10:00 AM on the Parducci Tasting Room Patio.

The race is 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles, and follows mostly dirt, and some paved roads.  The route brings runners through ripening Petite Sirah, Zinfandel and Cabernet vineyards, two winery crush facilities, Parducci’s secluded Upper Home Ranch, and Parducci’s famed wetland wildlife preserve. The race is followed by a locally catered brunch with organic vegetables, and an awards presentation at 10:00 AM.

Event details and schedule

Sunday October 12th, Parducci Wine Cellars in Ukiah will be hosting the first annual Crush Rush 5K benefit run.  The race will begin at 8:30 AM and Parducci invites runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages and abilities to tour the scenic 115-acre Parducci Home Ranch vineyard and winery.  The race is 5 kilometers, or 3.1 miles, and follows mostly dirt, and some paved roads. 

Pre-registration begins today, September 10th, and lasts until Thursday, October 2nd.  Race entry fee is $25 for adults and $15 for participants sixteen and under.  Entry includes a race t-shirt, brunch, and a complimentary wine tasting.  To register, please visit www.Active.com or the Parducci Tasting Room for a registration form.  Entrants should arrive at 7:30 on the race day to receive their racing bibs.  Parking is available behind the Parducci Tasting Room.

Non-racers may pay $10 for brunch and $10 for an extra race t-shirt. 

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