The Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport and Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon have announced a new, multi-year title partnership agreement.
The 2023 Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon & Rosé 5K returns the weekend of July 15–16, welcoming thousands of participants.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the North Bay to really shine,” said Sonoma County Supervisor Susan Gorin. “We have so much to offer: Wineries, redwoods, beaches, parks, and more. The new STSN2S half-marathon and Rosé 5K partnership will bring greater awareness to the Sonoma County Airport and also bring more visitors and revenue to our communities. I look forward to welcoming the runners and their families and friends to Sonoma County.”
The agreement features two of the region’s tourism partners joining efforts to promote a destination event and the airport’s soon-to-be-opened new terminal.
“We are thrilled to be the title sponsor of the Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon because it aligns so clearly with the airport’s longstanding commitment to community engagement and supporting special events which enhances our communities, wellness and promote civic pride in our community,” said Jon Stout, Sonoma County airport manager. “The event is truly a marriage of fitness enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs coming together to do something positive and meaningful.”
Race weekend starts on the morning of July 15 with the Rosé 5K. Featuring an on-course rosé tasting station, the Rosé 5K showcases 3.1-miles of vineyards and hillside views, finishing with a post-race “Rosé Garden” in Sonoma Plaza. Sunday’s 13.1-mile main event starts under a hot air balloon at the Cuvaison Winery off California Highway 121. The final mile takes participants past Sonoma’s historical landmarks and ends with a wine tasting festival adjacent to City Hall.