Y’all really know a good thing when you see it, eh? Two weeks ago, when I posted about the new Run the Vineyards 3.2.1. Challenge coming to Kutztown’s Blair Vineyards on July 13th—a race that combines a yoga session with an obstacle course and wine-tasting at the finish line—our readers pretty much went bananas. In fact, I ran into race director Ken Culbertson at an event last night and he said the Challenge, a first-time event for his race management company, Good Day for a Run, sold out in 10 days. Now that’s impressive people.
He also mentioned that due to high demand, his crew has decided to open up a second race day for the 3.2.1. Challenge to accommodate more runners. The added race will actually occur the day before, on Saturday, July 12th.
(Note: I'm sure when you click through to the race site you'll notice that there are registration options for both the new Saturday and original Sunday races, and you'll be all, "WTF, Emily? The Sunday race isn't even sold out, you liar." Well, here's what happened: When Ken opened up registration for the Saturday race, about 50 runners from the then-sold-out Sunday race asked if they could switch days. So, he bumped them up a day, and reopened registration for Sunday to fill the now-available 50 slots. So, there.)
The new Saturday race will work exactly like the original: Participants will start off with an in-the-vineyards yoga practice, then segue into a hilly two-mile run with agility obstacles along the way. After all that work, you’ll be greeted by wine-tasting tables at the finish line.
And instead of another T-shirt, participants will walk away with a 3.2.1 Challenge yoga mat. Registration is currently $40, but will rise to $45 as the race gets closer. (If, you know, it hasn't sold out by then.) Get more info and sign up here.
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