As many of you know, the Napa and Sonoma wine country regions suffered great damage due to the fires that took place in mid-October. There was unprecedented structural damage to homes and communities, and it will be a long road to recovery for the area. The outpouring of support to the area from both near and far has been overwhelming and has helped to jump start the rebuilding process.
The Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon, scheduled to take place on Sunday, March 4, 2018, will proceed as planned. The course mostly remains as beautiful as ever, although the fires did burn down to Silverado trail along a 3-mile stretch of the route. As it turns out, the course provided an excellent fire barrier and kept the flames from spreading into the center of the valley. The vast majority of wineries remain remarkably unscathed.
How can you help? What our counties need right now more than anything is for people to visit. The Napa Valley is open for business! Come run the marathon, take part in the 5k, stop in the tasting rooms, dine in our restaurants, be present with us. The economy here depends on tourism and we need your support now more than ever.
The 2018 Napa Valley Marathon is host to the RRCA National Championships, will feature Joan Benoit Samuelson as our keynote speaker, and will celebrate its 40th running!
Register today for the Napa Valley Marathon.
RRCA members can get $15 off marathon registration fees by using the code sent in the December Club Running email.
Can’t join us in person? Sign up to be a virtual runner (and receive a shirt and medal) and 75% of the proceeds go to fire relief fund.
Register for the virtual Napa Valley Marathon