I am excited to announce that I have been selected to be a part of the first ever Ambassador Team for the Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon. The Napa Valley Marathon has been happening since 1979 and gained an excellent reputation in the running community, for its beautiful course with gently rolling hills through Napa Valley wine country and a net downhill of 250 feet.
The Napa Valley Marathon team also has gained a stellar reputation over the years, for their attention to detail in planning, and excellent runner support. They offer services like specialty drink support during the race for Marathon runners which will allow runners to have their sports drink of choice in bottles waiting at 5 of the 11 aid stations. This is truly a huge helping hand to runners, and means is I get to have my Nuun with me and at the aid stations.
There are 3 different race options available for every type of runner, there is a Full Marathon which is also a Boston qualifier, a Half Marathon which starts at the halfway point of the marathon and a 5k which starts and ends at the finish line for the 2 other races. This is a good option for people that are waiting for a runner in one of the other races!
And to answer the obvious question I am sure is on your mind, YES there is wine, in fact, the Top 3 Runners in every age division will win a bottle of wine! Top Male and Female finishers in Half and Full both win and etched double magnum + Napa Valley Collective Case (12 different bottles of wine from the valley.)