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5K-10K Run through the Vineyard

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The Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club announces its 25th annual 5K-10K Run through the Vineyard, to be held on Cinco de Mayo, Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the Maurice Car’rie Vineyard and Winery, which has hosted the run for the last ten years.  The only Vineyard Run in Southern California, the 10K is run through the rows of the winery’s beautiful vineyards six miles east of Temecula on Rancho California Road. 

The event draws hundreds of runners for all classes from all over southern California, from San Diego to Los Angeles and beyond, including some world-class athletes.  Because of the way the course is set up, it has gained a “must” reputation among many of the runners who love the wine country layout.

This is Temecula Valley's Premier Running Event!  Come run or walk this challenging course through Maurice Car’rie Vineyards and enjoy Temecula's scenic wine country. It is a race you will never forget!  Registration is limited to the first 800 entrants.

To sign up for the race, go online to www.active.com and link to “Run through the Vineyard.”   Or log on to temeculasunriserotary.com and click on the link to Active.com.  Online registration will close May 3rd  at 11:59 pm or when race is sold out, whichever comes first.

            The fee for the 5K or 10K is $45 per race when registering online.  On May 4th and May 5th, race day, registration is $50 per person per race.   The Kids 2K is only $5 for ages 5 through 12, limited to 150.  No race shirts are available for the Kids 2K, but each child will receive a commemorative medal and will be timed with a chip. 

            The day’s activities begin at 7:45 am with the 5K run, followed by the 2K Kids Race at 8:15 am.  The main event of the morning’s activities is the signature 10K run at 8:45 am.  Refreshments are served, and computerized timing and race results are by Prime Time.

            There are cash prizes for both the 5K and 10K (Male & Female); and winners will be given commemorative awards, 1st through 3rd in 5K & 10K, in all age divisions..

            There is a Team Challenge for all corporations, schools, clubs and other groups.  For the largest pre-registered team, each member will receive a Team Recognition certificate.

To avoid the stress and hassle of getting race items on race morning, pre-registered runners can pick up their race items on Friday, May 4th at Maurice Car’rie Winery from 3-6 pm. There will also be a limited number of sign-ups for $50 during this time if the race is not sold out.  Maurice Car’rie Vineyard and Winery is located at 34225 Rancho California Road (six miles east of I-15).

Race day registration will only be available if the event has not reached its 800 participant limit. Race day registrants are not guaranteed a race shirt.  There will be no refunds.  The event will take place rain or shine! 

Proceeds from the race are used by the Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club to benefit eradication of Polio in the world, vocational and academic scholarships, 3rd grade literacy program with eye exams by California Eye Professionals in Temecula, youth leadership awards, Chaparral High School Interact Service Club, and many other youth and community programs.  The club also provides Safety Town for children ages 5 to 8, to be held in June in Temecula.  Its major sponsor is State Farm Insurance.

“To date, more than $250,000 has been contributed back into our community from the proceeds of this event,” says Temecula Sunrise Rotary president Jimmy Hsieh.

Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7 am each Tuesday at Journey’s End at Pechanga.  For information about the race, Safety Town, or about Rotary membership, call 951-698-6116.  The club website is http://www.temeculasunriserotary.com/

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