Vino & the Beasts Obstacle 5k Race Recap


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VINO + THE BEASTS 5K RACE RECAP

Vino and the Beasts 5k Vineyard Obstacle Race Recap {race recap, race review, #runchat, obstacle race, wine race} via @fitfoodiemama

This past Saturday I participated in the Vino and the Beasts 5K Vineyard Run with Obstacles.  Every single year around this time in August, it is held at the 3 Brothers Winery in Geneva, NY. 

This was my third year in a row participating and while I normally run Vino & the Beasts with my sister, this year since she wasn’t available, I ran it as part of Team Runners for Riesling! 

Vino and the Beasts 5k Vineyard Race Recap

What I really enjoy about this race is that it is for fun and in no way, shape or form for time.  You can be competitive as you like, but honestly, it’s really about getting together with your friends and celebrating your love of wine and running! Or as one of my friends put it, wine + running = winning.  I couldn’t agree more 😉 

wine + running = winning. 

So with that in mind, my Runners for Riesling teammates and I signed up with the intention of just having some fun! Since this was my 3rd time participating, I figured I knew what to expect but this year they not only changed the obstacles but also the course! 

COURSE INFORMATION

The course starts right at the beginning of the Three Brothers Vineyard and weaves its way down to the road where you encounter your first obstacle or two.  In the past this would continue down the road to the right where you’d get to your next obstacle then cross the road to another obstacle, make your way up the road more and down through the vineyard on the other side of the road then back toward the winery. 

Vino & the Beasts 5k Vineyard Obstacle Race Recap

This year, the course did not follow that same path. Instead, when you cross the road, you continue on through some obstacles and through a trail.  Which while it provided some relief from the scorching sun, made it just a little more challenging. 

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BONUS: They offer a shot of wine at one of the water stations.  Last year, there were several more water station/wine stops.  This year was lacking a bit. 

Since I didn’t have my phone on me, I can’t recall every obstacle by name, but here is what the course consisted of this year in the order that I remember them 😉 

OBSTACLES

  • Plank Obstacle: Basically just an elevated plank that you have to walk up one side and down another. 
  • Bottleneck Tunnels: Large plastic barrels with a tarp covering that you have to make your way through from one end to the other. 
  • Web of Winos: A large cargo net that you have to climb up and then down to the other side. 
  • Net Trap: That is not what it’s actually called, I don’t think but it’s just a large black net that you have to hold up overhead and make your way under from one end to another. 
  • Big Bales: A row of several stacked hay bales are placed in the Zugibe Vineyards that you have to hurdle over. 
  • The Mash Pit: Basically a mud pit with low laying wires that you have to crawl under and believe it or not, quite the relief after running for 2 miles on a HOT day! 
  • Beast Bath: Rinse off the mud in a 15 ft deep pond and make your way from one end to the other.  The only way to get out is by using ropes at the end to pull your way out of the pond! 
  • Wooden Wall: Have NO idea what this is called but basically a wooden ladder wall that you have to climb up and then down the other side. 
  • Mt. Vino: Literally an angled wall you have to climb up using a rope then make your way down using ladder steps on the other side.  BEWARE: If you’re short (like me) these steps are extremely far apart…watch your footing! :)
  • Got Sack?: A potato sack hop from point A to B…probably like 20 feet total. 
  • Vault to Vino: 4 walls that you have to either vault your way over using your bodyweight or crawl under.  This is the last obstacle of the race.  After this, turn the corner and you’re on your way to wine! 
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WHAT TO WEAR

A LOT of people wear costumes or some sort of team shirts. Since they do have a costume award at the end, it is encouraged but I am not one to run in costumes and much prefer a team tank/shirt of sorts.

Vino and the Beasts Race Recap

Regardless if you wear a costume or not, you WILL want to make sure you wear a crappier pair of shoes/trail shoes/mud run shoes and bring a towel and some wipes to clean off with after as well as a change of clothes.

You will look a lot like this after 😉 

Vino and the Beasts 5k Race Recap

SWAG

Does wine tasting count as swag?! Sure it does! Once you’re done you get to grab your wine glass and tasting “passport” that gives you entrance to the three wineries on site:Stoney Lonesome Estates, Passion Feet Vineyard and Wine Barn, Bagg Dare Wine Co plus one brewery called War Horse Brewing Company.

Vino and the Beasts 5k Vineyard Race Recap

 

Depending on your preference, you’ll probably find some wines that you enjoy at each but most are on the sweeter side. 

Regardless, they do have some pretty humorous and entertaining names! 

Vino and the Beasts Race Recap

Seriously, I don’t care much for sweet wine but I had to try some of them simply because of the name. 

As far as race swag goes, you get a finishers medal (this year was nicer quality than the last few), a dry fit t-shirt and a pretty sweet wine glass! 😉 

Vino and the Beasts Finisher Swag

Well worth getting sweaty, wet and muddy if you ask me! 

Next up on the race calendar, I have the 18.12 Challenge that takes places in Sackets Harbor, NY on the 30th followed by the Dunkin Run ARC Half Marathon on the 12th of September.  Both with be used as training runs for the upcoming Wineglass Marathon on the 4th of October.  Seems so far away but it is approaching so quickly! 

Have you done any races for fun vs. time recently? 

What races do you have coming up? 

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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63 Comments

Mary Beth Jackson
Reply August 19, 2015

Best swag ever! How fun! You look like a warrior in that picture! That would definitely be a race just for fun and not for time! Love the wine names!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    It was SO much fun! I really enjoy this race :)

Michelle
Reply August 19, 2015

Ok, I love this and want to do it next year, lol. I'm currently obsessed with obstacle races!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    Make the trip Upstate and join me next year- it would be fun! :)

sarah@creatingbettertomorrow
Reply August 19, 2015

Riesling is my fave...so I love the team name AND the shirt!!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    They had so many yummy rieslings there- you would have had fun!

Amanda
Reply August 19, 2015

OMG, I didn't realize you were running Wineglass!!! My boyfriends family is from Corning, and I have done this race the past 3 years :) I did the full in 2012, and half 2013, 2014, and will be again in 2015. So cool :) I wanted to switch to the full (and use it as training) because the timing is terrible, and we should be running our last long run before tapering for MCM, but no switching this year.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    I didn't realize you were running the half, how fun!!! Let's totally meet up! :)

Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply August 19, 2015

This is so cute. My first half was a wine Country Half, so we got wine glasses and a corkscrew/stopper medal. #pourmeone
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    Oooh that sounds fun too!

Crystal Renaud
Reply August 19, 2015

That sounds like fun! Though I have to admit I am a chicken about heights and not sure I would dig climbing up things! Good luck on your next couple training runs! October 4th will be here before you know it!! Sounds like you will be more than ready!
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    Reply August 20, 2015

    The obstacles honestly weren't that tough and they didn't punish you if you skipped any- really it was just for fun! :) I can't believe the marathon is coming up so soon- I *think* I'm ready....or I hope I am!

Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home
Reply August 19, 2015

Sounds like a blast! And look at your muscles! Woo hoo!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    It was so much fun! :)

Ivanna
Reply August 19, 2015

This looks like such a great race. I would love to do something like this especially umm wine! You look so string great job!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    Thank you! It was so much fun and the wine was yummy too! :)

Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply August 19, 2015

Congrats on finishing the race! The obstacles sound tough. That picture of you climbing the wall is fierce!
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    Reply August 20, 2015

    Thanks- I felt fierce climbing up the wall, haha!

Angie
Reply August 19, 2015

That seems like a fun race! I love the idea of wine shots at the water station! I'm pretty sure I'd get sick though so I should abstain til after the race. Thank you for hosting!
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    Reply August 20, 2015

    They were just baby shots, haha! I took one and then chugged a water :P Thanks so much for linking up!

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply August 19, 2015

That looks like so much fun! Doing races for fun with friends is my favorite. Time isn't always important and it's great to just get out with your friends and have fun. That's what it's all about! I don't drink that much but when I do it's usually a dry chardonnay. Thanks for the link up
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    I totally agree- it is so nice to just enjoy the experience!

Sarah
Reply August 19, 2015

Now that is my kind of race! Love the shirt too!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    It was a blast!

Lisa Maresca
Reply August 19, 2015

Great recap! The race was so much fun and I was so happy to run it with you. I'll be running 18.12, Arc Race (still debating on whether or not to switch to the half) and Wineglass, so perhaps I'll see you there!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    I had a ton of fun with you too!!! I hope to see you at those races as well- I am sure you'll kick butt!

Ange @ Cowgirl Runs
Reply August 19, 2015

An obstacle course at a winery sounds like my kind of race! :)
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    Reply August 20, 2015

    You'd definitely enjoy it!

Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
Reply August 19, 2015

What a fun looking race! I'd love to do a race at a vineyard. Love how cute that medal is too.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    It was a blast- definitely do one if you ever have the chance :)

Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club
Reply August 19, 2015

Great job on your run. I did a Running Through The Grapevine run once and ummm it's the only trail run I will ever sign up for again! LOL.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    Oooh that sounds fun, haha! Trail runs are hard but when they end with wine I'm okay with it ;)

Sharon
Reply August 19, 2015

Sounds like a great time and nice swag! I did the Wineglass half last year and it was a great run! Coming up, I've got the Beat the Blerch half marathon in September that I'm treating as a fun run. Can't wait! :)
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    Reply August 20, 2015

    I want to do Beat the Blerch so bad! Can't wait to read how it goes :)

Debbie
Reply August 19, 2015

OK. This race got me thirsty. LOL
I never participated in a race with obstacles. It must be awesome.
Thank you ladies for the awesome link party!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    It was fun! :) Thanks so much for linking up!

Katie @ Gettin' My Healthy On
Reply August 19, 2015

This is my kind of race!! It never ceases to amaze me how many cool 5ks are out there. Also, "winning" is genius.
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    Reply August 20, 2015

    There are a ton of fun 5k's! I thought winning was pretty genius too! :)

Nicole @ Fitful Focus
Reply August 19, 2015

Ok, next year, I'm coming up for this! Looks like so much fun!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    YES! That would be a blast!

Artadorned
Reply August 19, 2015

Wow! Seems intense! Congrats!

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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    thanks!

Jess @hellotofit
Reply August 19, 2015

Congrats, Annmarie!! This looks fun but challenging :)
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    Reply August 20, 2015

    It was more fun than challenging! :)

Kara @ The Daily Whisk
Reply August 19, 2015

That race looks like such a blast!!!!!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    It was so much fun!

Kimberly G
Reply August 19, 2015

Looks like so much fun!!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    It really was :)

Marcia
Reply August 19, 2015

Looks like so much fun! Your team name is perfect and so hilarious! Wineglass should be an awesome race for you. I've got so much coming up I don't know where to start. I guess I'll get the Twin Cities Marathon out of the way first.
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    Reply August 20, 2015

    We had a lot of fun and even more fun wine tasting! I am looking forward to Wineglass- good luck with Twin Cities!!! :)

Autumn
Reply August 20, 2015

Looking FIT-foodiemama! Great picture! That sounds like a ton of fun, love the theme is perfect!
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    Reply August 20, 2015

    Haha, thanks Autumn!!! :)

jill conyers
Reply August 20, 2015

Looks like an awesome event. That first shot of you is incredible.
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    Thanks, Jill! It is a fun picture :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply August 20, 2015

I need that shirt. Run now - wine later. Genius!

    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    So funny, right?! I bought it off of Etsy!

Lauren
Reply August 20, 2015

This sounds fun and obviously I love the swag and free wine at the end! It sounds like an obstacle race I could handle where I don't need to be covered in nasty mud, haha.

    aelicatese
    Reply August 20, 2015

    It is really not too difficult- more for fun and about the wine! :)

Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder
Reply August 20, 2015

I think you need to be muddier in your finisher pic ;-) My favorite ones are when I'm muddy at the end!

I recently did the Mud Endeavor race which is a nice local 5k OCR that is mostly a fun run. I enjoy throwing those in there once in a while, especially after a packed spring season! Upcoming on my list is the Central Florida Tough Mudder and my second half marathon at Best Damn Race Cape Coral.
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Farrah
Reply August 21, 2015

I still need to do an obstacle race at some point in my life!! This looks like a lot of fun (even though I don't drink, har har).
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Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply August 21, 2015

Anything involving wine is good in my book. I'm not a big fan of obstacle course races though. I'm such a clutz it's like a guarantee for me to get injured.

Tara
Reply August 23, 2015

Such. Fun. Can't beat races that involve wine! Nice work!
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    aelicatese
    Reply August 24, 2015

    So true!!! Wine is a great reward ;)

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