Thursday, March 12, 2015

Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run

The time of year has come for Culinaria's 5K Wine and Beer Run! For the second year, the start line will be right here at The Residences at La Cantera. There are a plenty of places in our area to run a 5K, so what makes this one different? Not only is there your typical 5K race, but the race is followed up with beer, wine and local culinary delights! In other words, it's a blast! The race takes place next Saturday, March 21, so if you haven't registered yet, do so soon! Here are more details on the event, courtesy of Culinaria

Photo courtesy
The Residences of LaCantera Facebook page
RUN. WINE. BEER. CHEFS. FUN. Okay, there’s more to it than that. Come enjoy the race in a beautiful setting geared for your senses and your taste buds. Gather your friends for a team or meet new ones at the race. There’s a race expo to get you equipped for all your race day needs and a race reception like none other. Run. Drink. Give at the tastiest run in town.

Culinaria is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to benefiting the San Antonio community and promoting San Antonio as an ideal wine and food destination.  The Race benefits Culinaria’s Hope for Hospitality umbrella of programs such as, Chefs 4 Chefs and The Urban Farm.

The Shops at La Cantera
15900 La Cantera Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78256

The Residences at La Cantera
6215 Via La Cantera
San Antonio, TX 78256

New this year – a race expo on March 20-21! For two days, vendors will offer samples, showcase fun merchandise (including the latest in race gear) and so much more. Of course, you’ll also have the chance to shop at the Expo! The Expo is a must for registered participants in the Culinaria 5k – as that is where you will pick up your bib with timing chip, goodie bag and t-shirt. Anyone who is not registered or running is also welcome to visit the Expo as it is free and open to the public. Attendees who would like to register for the race will also be able to do so.

The Residences at La Cantera
6215 Via La Cantera
San Antonio, TX 78256
March 20: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
March 21: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration opens December 8, 2014. Early Bird pricing is available up until January 1, 2015.

$35 Per Person (Early bird until Jan. 1, 2015).
$45 Per Person (January 1, 2015 – March 14, 2015).
$55 Per Person (March 14, 2015 – March 21, 2015 or Sell out).

Culinaria welcomes any and all kinds of runners to the 5K Wine & Beer Run.  This race highlights all of the components of Culinaria. The food, the drinks, the atmosphere and promotion of healthy living are an excellent combination for a run.

$30 Per Person (Early bird until Jan. 1, 2015).
$40 Per Person (January 1, 2015 – March 14, 2015).
$50 Per Person (March 14, 2015 – March 21, 2015 or Sell out).

Teams must consist of at least ten (10) runners.  We do not have a maximum number for team members.  After all, the more the merrier, right?  Each team will need to designate a team captain. All team members must complete a waiver to participate.

Remember, it is not a team if there aren’t ten runners.

For Online Registration:
Click here

For Mail-in Registration, download, print and fill-out the following forms: Individual or Team.

Individual Registration Form

Team Registration Form

Friends, family members and visitors are able to enjoy our Race Day Reception by purchasing a Race Reception Ticket. Tickets are $20 for ages 5+ to take part in the after party and enjoy the food, wine and beer after the conclusion of the race.

Race Reception tickets will be available for purchase at our Race Expo on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm with a valid driver’s license and on Race Day prior to the Race Start. You also can visit our registration site and purchase your ticket online here

Spectator badges must be picked up at Race Expo or on Race Day at the Culinaria Booth. Individuals who do not have proof of purchase or an I.D. will not be able to collect their badge and will not be served at the Reception. Individuals who solely would like to come out and support their loved ones during the race may do so free of charge.

The Culinaria 5K Wine and Beer Run isn’t just for fun – your donation efforts go directly toward Culinaria and the programs it supports.

Please consider making a donation in support of our causes.  You may also create a fundraiser page via our online registration where your friends and family can additionally help support our efforts. Any amount is greatly appreciated! Thank you for your help, and we hope you enjoy the race!

Rewards for the top 3 individual fundraisers and the top fundraising team will be presented on Race Day.

Parking is free and located around The Shops at La Cantera. Arrive early and get a good spot close to the Start Line at The Residences at La Cantera. Carpooling is encouraged, or use Uber!

Uber and Culinaria have partnered up to provide safe and convenient rides for you to fully enjoy all that the 5K Wine and Beer Run has to offer.

What’s Uber? Uber is a technology company that created an app that seamlessly connects users with a personal driver at the tap of a button via their smartphone. Transactions are frictionless, ETAs are transparent, and route tracking is a breeze. Simply download the app and sign up with promo code FNSHLNSA for a free first ride up to $20.

Culinaria race goodie bags are guaranteed to the first 1,000 runners to pick up their packets. T-Shirt sizes are unisex sizes and decided by the size marked on your registration entry.  No trades or exchanges, please.

WAIVER:All participants must present a signed waiver prior to participating.

The Start Line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying levels. Based on the estimated mile time you provided on your race entry form, we ask you to correspond with the appropriate corral number for the start of the race. If you are running with a baby stroller or jogger, please understand that you must report to the back of the starting line to avoid injury of other runners. Bicycles, skateboards, roller skates or roller blades, and animals are NOT allowed in the race.

In an effort to provide every one of our participants with as comfortable a run as possible, the Wave Start will be incorporated in Culinaria’s 5K Wine and Beer Run Event.

Participants are assigned to an appropriate corral based on their average mile time submitted on their entry form. When the gun fires, the first corral will be released. The rest of the participants will be held at the start line. At pre-determined intervals the next corral will be released. By using this staggered starting method, the pack will be spread out and allow every runner to settle into their racing rhythm from the first step right to the finish line.

1st Overall finisher in each category. The Masters Division is 40 years of age and up.
Age Group awards presented to the top 3 finishers (male and female) in each age group:
14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

**This race is expected to sell out quickly, as it does every year.  We will not accept any registration forms post sell out. NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS PERMITTED. This includes registration fees, registration entries and t-shirts.**


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