Quick links: MARATHON - PRIMAVERA - ACCOMMODATIONS - CANCELLATION POLICY - FAQs IMPORTANT IUPDATE: CHANGES TO START LINE SETUP & SCHEDULE Download Updated Race Info Package Here or read below: Due to unforeseeable space constraints at the marathon start, we have made some changes to the start line setup and schedule. Note that there are changes in shuttle departure times and wave start times... [read more]
Quick links: MARATHON - PRIMAVERA - ACCOMMODATIONS - CANCELLATION POLICY - FAQs IMPORTANT IUPDATE: CHANGES TO START LINE SETUP & SCHEDULE Download Updated Race Info Package Here or read below: Due to unforeseeable space constraints at the marathon start, we have made some changes to the start line setup and schedule. Note that there are changes in shuttle departure times and wave start times. Please read this through carefully. The Start: Wave Times Runners depart in three waves at three different start times: 8:30am, 8:50am, and 9:20am. This means that the time you arrive at the start will depend on the wave you are in. Shuttles will depart the community centre at set times for each wave. Drop offs should arrive no less than 20 minutes before their wave start time. You will choose a wave at race registration and will receive a coloured wristband to indicate to timers which wave you are in. Waves are not based on runner speed- any wave is fine whether you're fast or leisurely. Groups should decide upon a wave before registering so that everyone can run together. Late Registrants: We recommend arriving as early as possible in order to avoid crowds and ensure you have your pick of waves. No more than 210 people can run in one wave. Wave choices are first come first served. Depending on the wave you choose, you will have to be dropped off at the start or catch the community centre shuttle at the specific times outlined below. Arrive at the start at least 20 minutes before your wave begins. For this reason, we strongly recommend taking the shuttle (click here to purchase online). It is convenient, quick and will help prevent traffic congestion on Road 8! You can pick up tickets at race registration too. If you miss your wave, not to worry. You can grab a new wrist band at the start. Wrist bands help us time you. If you're not concerned about your time, don't worry about getting a new one. First Wave: 8:30am Shuttles From Community Centre to Start: Depart: 7:30am Arrive: 7:45am Drop off times: 7:00 - 8:10am Second Wave 8:50 Shuttles: Depart: 8:10 Arrive: 8:25 Drop Offs: 7:00 - 8:30 (traffic will be stopped at 8:30 to let the first wave through) Third Wave - 9:20am Shuttles: Depart: 8:50 Arrive: 9:05 Drop Offs: 7:00-9:00 (traffic stopped at 8:30 and 8:50 for 10 minutes) ANNOUNCEMENT: SOLD OUT IN 3 MIN- We're as surprised as you are Marathon ticket sales began at 7:00pm sharp on Feb. 7 and sold out in 3 minutes. We did not anticipate such explosive demand this year. Because tickets sold so quickly, many were shocked that they could not register. If you were unable to purchase a ticket, please join our waiting list. We have released some more tickets to the waiting list already, recognizing that there is huge interest in the event. As more become available due to cancellations, we will continue to release tickets to people at the top of the list. A lot of birds and not enough worms: Early Bird tickets sold out almost instantly. We allocate 10% of our tickets for early registration as an incentive to generate interest. This year there was a lot more interest than tickets! The Oliver Osoyoos Half Corked Marathon returns for 2012! Sample some of the country's finest wines and cuisine as you wind your way through the vineyards of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country. For additional information on the event, including Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our website. Half Corked Marathon 2012 When: Sunday, May 27 at 9:00 amWhere: Road 8 - Hester Creek & Gehringer Brothers Wineries Building on the success of last year's event, the 2012 marathon features: A parade of costumes on race day A custom welcome wine bag with a bottle of the 2012 Half-Corked Red- a blend of wines from the region's 23 wineries Fine wines and cuisine from local restaurants on the route Gourmet lunch Awards ceremony following the race Fantastic prizes for top times, and best-costumed groups & individuals An opportunity to meet the people behind the wines of Oliver Osoyoos World-class scenery Tickets: $100 per person Introducing: Primavera- pasta in the vineyard When: Saturday, May 26 at 6:00 pmWhere: Stoneboat Vineyards Primavera is the ultimate pre-race pasta dinner. Enjoy rustic pastas, salads, and your favourite wines from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country as you dine family-style at a long table amongst amongst rows of budding grapevines. A great evening with friends; both old and new! This is a not to be missed part of the Half Corked Marathon Weekend. Get your tickets early as it always sells out. Tickets: $50 per personMarathon & Primavera! Package: $145 Special Rates from our Accommodations Partners Best Western Plus Sunrise Inn - Osoyoos: Starting at $105.99/night - View details Destiny Beach Resort - Osoyoos: Starting at $89/night - View details El Campanario B&B - Osoyoos: Starting at $109/night - View details Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort - Osoyoos: Starting at $135/night - View details Walnut Beach Resort - Osoyoos: Starting at $139/night - View details Watermark Beach Resort - Osoyoos: Starting at $109/night - View details TICKET CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY Can I cancel? Yes- the deadline for cancellations is April 27, 2012. This is to ensure people on the waiting list have enough time to make travel plans. Please note that there is a $10.00 administration fee for cancellation. After April 27th, tickets are non-refundable. If I cancel, can I transfer my tickets to a friend? Unfortunately, no. To be fair to those on the waiting list, your tickets will be released to them first.