February 25, 2017

Sports Backers partners with New Kent Winery for new half marathon this May

The Uncorked Half Marathon is set for Saturday, May 6th at New Kent Winery.

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Sports Backers today announced a new half marathon event, the Uncorked Half, which will take place at New Kent Winery on Saturday, May 6th, 2017. This marks the first time Sports Backers has partnered with a winery for an event, and registration is now open.

The Uncorked Half course will lead runners along gently rolling hills through the Virginia countryside. As they make their way along the shaded route, runners will experience wine-themed water stops that promise to help them pick up their pace as they head towards the finish line and post-race celebration. A bucolic, tree-lined drive will lead participants through the final stage of the half marathon before reaching the finish. Participants will be treated to plenty of pampering during a day marked by a scenic course and well-earned relaxation at the winery.

“We are very excited to announce the Uncorked Half and to partner with New Kent Winery for this great new event,” said Megan Schultz, event director for Sports Backers. “Our goal is to celebrate active lifestyles, and we always strive to provide our event participants with an authentic and unique experience from start to finish. We’ll certainly be able to do that with the Uncorked Half by hosting it at a venue like New Kent Winery.”

All participants will receive a complimentary glass of wine from New Kent Winery, a finisher medal that doubles as a wine stopper, a stemless wine glass, and a technical race shirt. Post-race massages will also be available to participants. There are also options for additional add-ons including the Sip and Savor VIP Brunch Package at the winery as well as a virtual training team leading up to the race.

Registration for the May 6, 2017, Uncorked Half is now open online.



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