April 4, 2022
The Mother’s Day weekend running tradition returns to its usual spring date on Saturday May 7 for the first time since 2019
Solvang, Calif. – April 4, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – For the first time since 2019, the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon returns to its usual Mother’s Day weekend and today announced a new partnership with Chumash Casino as the presenting sponsor of the event. The partnership will extend beyond the deep roots the resort has planted in the community to support one of the premier destination events in the Santa Ynez Valleywhich will take place on May 7, 2022.
“The relationship with the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon is a perfect fit for Chumash Casino Resort,” said John Elliot, CEO of the Chumash Indian Band of Santa Ynez. “Supporting a world-class event in our community that attracts visitors and provides a platform for charitable fundraising was an easy decision for us. We look forward to forming a strong partnership with race organizers as we welcome thousands of runners to experience wine country in May. »
The 2022 Santa Barbra Wine Country Half Marathon presented by Chumash Casino Resort will feature a scenic route that begins and ends at Solvang Park, giving runners panoramic views of windmills, hills, vineyards and 12 establishments. vineyards before ending on Copenhagen Drive in the heart of historic Solvang.
Runners can choose the two-person half-marathon relay option for a shorter race with all the wine-tasting fun. After crossing the finish line, participants are invited to join family and friends to kick back, relax, sip and savor wines from 20 wineries at the post-race Wine and music festival in Solvang Park.
“We are proud to partner with Chumash Casino Resort, the region’s premier entertainment destination,” said Phyllis Blanchard, Director of Partnerships. “Together we will help runners enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle. We are excited to work with Chumash Casino Resort to develop innovative ways to engage riders and support their journey through the entire Santa Barbara wine country experience.
For more information on the event and to register, visit runipsantabarbra.com Further information on the Chumash Resort Casino can be found at ChumashCasino.com.
About Chumash Casino Resort
Located on Highway 246 in Santa Ynez, CA, the Chumash Casino Resort is owned and operated by the Chumash Indian Band of Santa Ynez. The casino’s arcade is open 24/7 and features 2,500 slot machines, dozens of table games, bingo, poker, and daily cash and prize giveaways. In addition to owning and operating the Chumash Casino Resort on the Tribal Reservation, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians also owns the Corque Hotel and Hadsten House in Solvang, and a gas station in Santa Ynez. As the largest employer in the Santa Ynez Valley, the tribe employs nearly 1,800 Santa Barbara County residents. For more information, visit https://chumashcasino.com.
About the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon
The Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon features a scenic route that begins and ends in downtown Solvang. Runners will start the 13.1 mile journey amidst windmills and Danish bakeries along the streets of Solvang, then run along hills, vineyards and past 12 wineries before finishing on Copenhagen Drive next to the Solvang Park. After crossing the finish line, participants are invited to join family and friends to relax and sip wines from 20 wineries during the post-race Wine & Music Festival. Runners can also choose the two-person half-marathon relay option for a shorter race that includes wine tasting. Race weekend kicks off Friday, May 7 with a free fitness expo from 1-7 p.m. in downtown Solvang. The exhibition is open to the public. More than 50 exhibitors will present free nutritional samples, the latest running gear and sportswear, and a series of interactive clinics. All race participants must pick up their bib and race dossier at the exhibition. For more information or to register for the half marathon or the two-person relay, visit www.runsipsantabarbra.com.
Photo of the starting line: Courtesy of Ryan Bethke / @RWBMultimedia
Dan Cruz, email@example.com, 619.925.7671
Mike Traphagen, Mike.Traphagen@chumashcasino.com
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