October 5th, 2019
Des Moines Water Works Park, 2201 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50321
- 5K Wine Run with celebratory wine at the finish
- 1K Tasting Walk with 4 wine tasting stops along the route
- “I’m doing BOTH, Captain Obvious!”
Race Start Times
5K Run: 4:00pm
1K Tasting Walk: 5:30pm
What to Wear
Raid Grandma’s closet and your nearest party store because we want you to create the most insane costumes. We’ve got some great prizes if your get up bests them all!
Top finishers for the 5K win premium Wicked Wine Swag, prizes and bragging rights to boot. This wine fueled fun run is untimed but the top three male finishers and top three female to cross the finish line win Wicked Wine Run awards.
After your race enjoy our Wicked Post Race Party with Food Trucks, a Live Band, and… more wine!
Pre race packet pick up location will be announced at least 30 days before the race. To pick up your packet bring a printed or digital copy of your confirmation email with the QR code on it. If you can’t make it, you can send a friend– just make sure you signed your online waiver and give him/her a copy of your ID and your confirmation email with the QR code on it. Race day packet pick up is available, but let’s face it– waiting in line for ages just plain sucks when all you want to do is run and get wicked.
Frequently Asked Questions
Please contact us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific question you can’t find the answer to here!
Q: Can I run the 5K and jog or walk on the 1K afterwards?
A: Um…of course! In fact, we know this is such a popular option just choose the “BOTH” option when you register…we’ve even applied an automatic discount when you choose both!
Q: Do you need volunteers?
A: Yes, lots. Volunteers can help keep our runners happy by helping with registration, water stops, set up and tear down. For their selfless service, volunteers get Wicked Wine Run swag, complimentary wine after the event, and a thousand “thank you’s” by the world’s happiest runners. To register as a volunteer email Info@wickedwinerun.com to get started or CLICK HERE.
Q: What are the minimum and maximum ages?
A: 21 is the minimum age to attend the event either as a participant or spectator. There’s no maximum age.
Q: What should I bring?
A: Wear you running gear or running costume. Bring your I.D., your favorite designated driver, cash for parking ($10), food trucks and more wine. Bring sunblock and water to keep you safe and healthy. We invite you to bring your picnic blanket or pop up chairs to relax after the race while you rock out to the live band.
Q: What do I get with my registration?
A: You get a premium Wicked race shirt and access to our Wicked post-race party with great live music and the best area food trucks. In addition, 5K runners get finish line wine and 1K participants will enjoy 4 wine tastings on their course.
Q: Do designated driver-runners get a non-alcoholic drink?
A: We love DD’s and we are supplying you free soda or water all night with your DD wristband.
Q: Where do I park?
A: General Parking is onsite
Q: Do you provide refunds or credits?
A: No, not any. We would be happy to transfer your registration to a family member or friend. The transfer of your registration to a different location is not permitted. You may transfer your registration to another individual up to 21 days before the event by emailing us your request.
Q: Is this race timed and are their awards?
A: Although this wine fueled fun run is untimed, the top 3 males and top 3 females to cross the finish line win awards! There are also awards for the best costumes and fun contests through out the night.
Q: What happens if it rains?
A: We still run….generally. In the case of heavy rain or thunderstorms we will post all relevant weather info on www.wickedwinerun.com, contact you via the e-mail address you provided and publish information via Facebook and Twitter. To read more about our weather policy click here.
Q: What about spectators and kids?
A: The event is for adults 21 years old or over. Spectator tickets (21yrs+) are available on-site for $10 and will come with a wristband and commemorative glass (wine is available for purchase). Spectators can purchase food and drink just as long as they bring along a valid ID and have cash or credit card. Kids, infants and pets are not permitted during event hours.