Vino and the Beasts is the OFFICIAL 5K obstacle run of the Finger Lakes! Run through the vineyards and enjoy our host winery locations, the beautiful views they have to offer, and of course their delicious WINES. The event is a 5k run with obstacles and is sponsored by Beast Mode Athletics and a winery partner that varies depending on the race location. After the run there will be a huge celebration with live music, INCLUDED WINE tastings, food, and fun! Awards will be given to the top performing athletes and the participants with the best costumes. Bring your running shoes that can get muddy, your craziest costume, and beastly attitude!
The Finger Lakes Vino and the Beasts Course is set beautifully on the northern end of Seneca Lake in Geneva, NY with tons of great scenery. The course is slightly longer than a 5K but we wanted to make sure you got your money’s worth! This is an off road course with the trail going through fields, woods, water, and of course mud. There is a minimum of 13 obstacles, described below, that are sure to challenge you and bring a lot of fun to the event. Obstacles can be avoided by participants that do not feel they are physically able to complete a particular obstacle or all obstacles. Those individuals will not be eligible for competitive awards. The course is not too hilly except in the woods section where you run next to some ravines and through some dry creek beds. In addition, there will be WINE TASTINGS on the course at the second water station for everyone over 21 to enjoy! The course is awesome and this is a can’t miss event.
There will be first aid kits throughout the event, as well as a dedicated ambulance that will remain on site throughout the entire event. Life guards are also on duty at the water obstacle.
Each runner will receive a dri-fit event shirt, event wine glass, wine tastings, beer tastings, and cider tastings. In addition, a finisher medal will be given to each athlete that finishes the event. All participants and spectators are given access to the after party which features food vendors, live music, and fun!
The overall male and female with the best time will receive an award and wine from the host winery. Awards will also be given to the top male and female in the following age groups
16 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 – 79, 80 – 89
Vino and The Beasts will provide a prize to the person or group that has the best costume. This prize is voted on by event volunteers and staff to determine the winner.
Family and friends of the participants are allowed to watch the event at the Start/Finish line or at a designated area on the course. If Spectators would like to participate in the wine tastings, spectator passes are available for purchase ahead of time. Event wine glasses will be provided for the tastings, as well as tickets or a passport for the wine tastings, the day of the event.
On-site parking is available for $5 per car. All parking proceeds will go to the local, regional, or national charity that is represented at the event.
Of course Vino and the Beasts provide a post party for the event. Bands and DJs are to be determined but they will play current upbeat music perfect for dancing.
Teams are accepted into V&B and encouraged. During registration, you can create your own team, name it, and invite all of your friends and family to join your team by registering on your team page. If you have a large group that would like to sign up, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a potential promo code to save $.
Vino and the Beasts is the most unique 5K obstacle run available today. This is the only race that combines obstacles, mud, vineyards, and wine! There are so many obstacle/mud runs out there but none that compare to V&B. You’ve looked at all the rest, now run the best!