The Wine Country Half Marathon series consists of "boutique" destination running races held in scenic wine regions, complimented by wine, food and entertainment driven activities. Produced by Destination Races of Sonoma, California, the series began in 2004 with the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon and now includes events in Santa Barbara wine country, the Willamette Valley of Oregon, and Healdsburg, California. The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon course begins and ends at Doukenie Winery in Hillsboro and is set on Virginia scenic byways, many of which follow the same historic routes they did when they were chartered centuries ago. Featuring stunning vistas, the route meanders past historic farms, along rolling vineyards and farmland and under tree-canopied country lanes. Afterwards, enjoy the post-race Wine & Music Festival where runners join family and friends to enjoy food, entertainment, the awards ceremony, and wine tasting from Loudoun's finest vintners. Most events are open to the public. Event details and registration are available online at the event website.