FAQS

ENTERING THE RACE

Q. How old must I be to enter the race?
A. Runners must be 10 years or older on the day of the race. Only 21+ will receive the wine glass and wine flight.

Q. When does Registration close?
A. Online Registration closes at NOON the day before the race. Walk-ins can register at Packet pickup or on Race Day.

Q. I registered for the race; how do I know my registration was received?
A. After you register online, you will receive a confirmation email. If this did not happen please Contact Us. In addition, you will receive Race Day details the week of the race.

Q. How do I get my race packet?
A. You have 3 options for receiving your packet including Ship Packet, Race Day pick up and Packet pickup options. Choose the option that suits you best when you register online.

Q. If I select the Ship Packet option, when will my race packet arrive?
A. Race packets are scheduled to arrive by Thursday of Race week. NOTE: we cannot ship to PO Boxes so please provide a street address.

Q. My plans changed. Can I get a refund or give my place to a friend?
A. We are unable to give refunds, transfers, nor defer entries to other races. Please note: Never run with someone else's bib as this will affect race results, cause problems for our timing results service, and lead to disqualification.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Q. How do I make changes to my registration?
A. Changes to your entry can be made by emailing your request using the Contact Us form.

Q. When will I receive my race shirt?
A. Race tech tees will be included in your race packet.

Q. When will I receive my commemorative wine glass?
A. The commemorative wine glass and wrist band will be issued after the race.

Q. I want to transfer my entry, how do I do it?
A. We are unable to give refunds, transfers, nor defer entries to other races. Please note: Never run with someone else's bib as this will affect race results, cause problems for our timing results service, and lead to disqualification.

Q. Why have I been charged a processing fee?
A. The processing fee covers the credit card company’s cut as well as registration administration. The processing fee is non-refundable and is separate from the Registration fee.


RUNNING THE RACE

Q. How far is a half marathon?
A. The half marathon is 13.1 miles.

Q. Where are the race start and finish?
A. The courses are all out & back and will start/finish at the winery!

Q. Can I walk part of the way?
A. Yes. We provide a generous 5 hours to complete the half marathon.

Q. What happens if I cannot finish the race?
A. We will have medical staff along the route. If you are too tired, or become ill, we will have First Aid personnel to provide assistance.

Q. How old must I be to compete?
A. The minimum age is 10 yrs of age on the day of the race.

Q. Can I run in themed dress?
A. Yes, we like to encourage lots of themed and fun dress participants – they help make the race really fun for spectators, families and runners. When planning, please keep in mind our Texas weather!

Q. Can I wear headphones?
A. We advise against using headphones or only using one earbud. Using headphones can be dangerous because runners are less aware of their surroundings. We occasionally will need to get emergency vehicles onto the course and may need runners to hear instructions from marshals.

Q. Will there be anywhere to store my bag during the race?
A. Yes, we will have an informal gear check at Registration. Make sure your gear has your name visible on the exterior. You may store one bag.


RUNNING FOR CHARITY

Q. Does this race support a charity?
A. Yes. Each race of the Texas Wine Series supports a beneficiary nonprofit organization selected by the winery. You are also welcome to make an additional donation when you register or via this website anytime.

Q. Do I have to make a donation to the beneficiary?
A. No, it is not compulsory – it is entirely up to you. The race, however, will benefit the nonprofit beneficiary.

Q. Can I raise additional funds?
A. You are welcome to raise additional funds on your own and submit on Race Day, by mail to Carrera Races, Inc, 1116 West Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232, or directly to the nonprofit organization.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Q. What do I get for my money?
A. You’ll get a fantastic, well-organized, chip-timed race in a picturesque setting with tasty treats and wine. In addition, you’ll receive a race tote, a quality tech tee, a commemorative wine glass, wine flight, discounts on wine purchases, and a fun wine experience! Super fun!

Q. Why did the 10K replace the Half Marathon at Becker Vineyards?
A. Becker Vineyards prefers to limit the races to the 5K & 10K.

Q. Can I get a photograph of myself running the race?
A. Yes! You can purchase your finish line photo here for only $10. We will send you the digital copy of your high resolution photo for your use. You can print even large sizes or use the digital version as you please.

Q. Where can I get my instructions?
A. All registered runners will receive Race Day Details in an email to the email address provided at registration. This email will be sent by Tuesday of Race week so check your inbox!

Q. Where can I find more information/updates?
A. Updates will be posted on the following pages: www.Facebook.com/TexasWineRuns
www.TexasWineSeries.com
If you don’t see the answer to your question, Contact Us.

Q. How can I help with the event if I’m not running?
A. Thank you for your interest! These races rely on volunteers to assist with handing out drinks and other important duties. To sign up, just use the Contact Us form and let us know which race you can help out with!

Q. I was wondering if the food and wine event after the race for runners is free. Or are there extra charges for food and wine?
A. Your race registration includes the post-race Food & Wine Event. If you have a guest attending, there's a separate fee and they will need to register to attend. Guests receive the commemorative wine glass and wristband to participate in post-race fun. NOTE: people who do not have a wristband will not be served. Wristbands will be available for purchase on Race day. Children up to age 12 may participate for a reduced fee of $25. Guests 12 & up can register on this website.