Half Marathon

Messina Hof Wine & Roses Half

The Messina Hof Wine and Roses Half Marathon is a 13.1-mile, first class event displaying the beautiful country scenery held by Bryan, Texas.

Race Texas Sports and Messina Hof Winery & Resort have partnered to hold an unforgettable event that includes a beautiful course through the vines of Messina Hof Winery & Resort, state-of-the-art timing and results, custom tri-blend shirt, custom race-bib, a commemorative wine glass, a brunch-style buffet created by the finest Messina Hof chef, and an unforgettable wine stopper medal when you cross the finish line.

The Messina Hof Wine & Roses Half Marathon will be on April 22nd in Bryan, Texas at Messina Hof Winery & Resort. Runners and spectators alike will enjoy the sites of the premiere Texas winery especially during the 34th annual Wine and Roses Festival. During the festival enjoy local artisans, wine tastings, and the grape stomp competition!

Athlete Guide

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Awards

Awards will be given to the top three male and female winners of each age category. Age category winners are based on chip time within the official results.

The age categories are as follows: 14-19 // 20-24 //25-29 // 30-34 // 35-39 // 40-44 // 45-49 // 50-54 // 55-59 // 60-69 // 70+

T-Shirts and Finisher Prize

Half Marathoners will receive a tri-blend race shirt at packet pick-up, but sizes are only guaranteed to those who register on or before April 7th. A one of a kind finisher’s prize will be given when you cross the finish line, but it’s a surprise!

Photos

All runners will also receive FREE race photos from the event, so smile big and run for the camera!

Packet Pick-up

Participants will be able to pick up their packets Friday, April 20th from 4pm-7pm at Messina Hof Winery and Saturday, April 21st from 11am-6pm at Messina Hof Winery. Please note on Saturday you will need to park at Rudder High School and take a provided bus to the winery to get your packet and also enjoy the Wine & Roses Festival..

Race day packet pick-up for $10 will be at Messina Hof Winery & Resort but will only be for those that specifically request to do so.

You will be allowed to pick-up packets for friends or family only if you have a copy of their confirmation page or photo ID.

Parking

Parking will be at Rudder High School and there will be shuttles running from 5:00am-6:55am and then 8:15am-11:30am. Keep in mind there will be Gear Check on-site at Messina Hof - Winery & Resort.

Post Race

Once you finish your race, you will be treated to the finest brunch the Brazos Valley has to offer brought to you by the Vintage House Restaurant, Messina Hof’s own restaurant.

Hotel Information

2018 Hotels Coming Soon!

Other Race Details

Time and Location

The Wine and Roses Half Marathon will start at 7:00am on Sunday, April 22nd, from Messina Hof Winery, located at 4545 Old Reliance Road, Bryan, Texas 77808.

Timing

16-minute per mile pace which works out to 3.5 hour cutoff for the Half Marathon.

A disposable road racing timing system created by Redemption Race Productions will be used for both the 5K and half marathon. The timing system comes attached to the back of your race bib, and will need to be worn on the front side of your body.

Traffic Control

Traffic control will be conducted by the city of College Station and College Station Police Department to ensure the safety of our competitors and event participants.

Water Stops

There will be 8 water stops. They range from 1 to 2 miles apart. Every water stop will consist of water, while select stops will have Gatorade. The water stop located in the vines will have wine tastings exclusively available to runners!

Portable Toilets

There will be plenty of portable toilets at the start line along with water stops at mile 3, 6, and 9 along the course.

Safety

A first-aid station and mobile unit will be located at the start/finish area thanks to our partners at St. Joseph.

Meet our team

Samantha Matush

Race Director

Chantal Brown

Operations Manager