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Wild Mountain Winery Wine Run 5k

Sat May 18, 2024 Taylors Falls, MN 55084 US Directions
Not Just a Race... It's an Experience!



9:00AM CDT
Open to ages 1 - 99.

1.5 Mile

9:00AM CDT


Like Running or Walking?  Love Wine?  This race is for you! 

Join us on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 9:00am and 10:30am (multiple start times) for an exciting annual event that features the amazing scenery and landscape of Wild Mountain Winery! Wild Mountain Winery is one of Minnesota's premier wineries. Wild Mountain Winery is located on one of the highest points in Chisago County. Experience picturesque views while enjoying award winning wine. Whether you are looking to run, walk or just enjoy the wine this race is a sure thing for a great time and an incredible experience!  This race is timed and scored by J3 Timing. Results will be posted at

Registration Includes:

  • T-shirt:  Super Soft Ring Spun Cotton t-shirt included! 
  • Wine Glass: Shatterproof, Collapsible, and Portable!
  • Finisher Medal: Doubles as a Wine Coaster!
  • Race Bib: Chip timed 5k run/walk
  • Results Posted Online
  • ...and of course, a pour of wine!

2024 Race Swag!!!

Minnesota Wine Run 5k Trail

Love visiting awesome wineries?  Select the Bundle option and score 20% off multiple events!  

*Tip: choose "No Shirt" as your T-shirt option on the 2nd event and score an additional $5 off!

May 18th: Wild Mountain Winery - Taylor Falls, MN

May 19th: Millner Heritage Winery - Kimball, MN

June 8th:   Pearl Street Wine Run 5k - La Crosse, WI

June 29th: Fountain Hill Winery - Delano, MN

June 29th: North Folk Winery - Harris, MN

June 30th: Cracked Barrel Winery - Hudson, WI

July 20th: Indian Island Winery - Janesville, MN

July 21st: Four Daughters Winery - Spring Valley, MN

Let's Do This!

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Wild Mountain Winery
16906 Wild Mountain Rd
Taylors Falls, MN US 55084

Course Map

The Race Starts and Finishes at the Winery!  This is a challenging 2 lap course that starts out through the southern vineyards, then takes a cross country path to the east, a dirt road north, then back to the northern vineyard and through some awesome scenic trails.  There will be some uneven areas and some short/steep inclines.



Parking will be at the Wild Mountain Resort and Water Park, 37200 Wild Mtn Rd, Taylors Falls, MN.  
We will have a shuttle service operating from 7:00am - 2:00pm  to and from the remote parking area.
For groups, we recommend dropping your crew off at the winery to pick up race packets and have the driver shuttle in from the remote parking lot. 
Dogs will be allowed on the shuttle service but please make sure they are on a leash.

Charity Partners

We are excited to announce that the local charity partner for this event will be The Almelund Fire Department!!

The Almelund Fire & Rescue Department serves 90 square miles and all or part of four townships (Amador, part of Sunrise, Chisago Lakes and Shafer).  They are a self-supporting service organization and a great benefit to our local area.

The department has trained firemen and first responders, all of whom are volunteers.

They serve a population of 3,000 residents with medical and fire protection.  Also within the service area is Wild Mountain and Wild River State Park, both which are located in Amador Township.

Wild River State Park includes 15 miles of the St. Croix National Scenic River which draws over 180,000 campers, hikers and boaters to this area each year.
Wild Mountain Ski & Water Slide Recreational Area attracts over 220,000 visitors year around.
Continued development in our area for housing along with scenic and recreational attractions require that our department be current and up-to-date with equipment and training.

Click here for more information!


In addition to amazing wines and beautiful scenery, the winery also features camping sites as well if you would like to stay on property!  Space is limited, so reserve your spot on the Wild Vines Campground Website here:


Stick around after the race and enjoy Wood Fired Pizzas, cheese and crackers, and Wild Mountain's Fabulous Rustic Artisan Loaf with Cinnamon Honey Butter

Full Menu here:

Age Group Awards and More Info

This event will be offering Age Group Awards!  In addition to scoring all of the great swag listed above, the top 3 finishers in each age category also receives a custom age group award!   

10 Year Categories: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over

Important details: 

  • Competitive Runners, please start with the first group to be eligible for an age group awards. 
  • If your event has wave start times, age group winners must start with the first wave to be eligible for a pin. 
  • There will be no age group ceremony.  Please look up your results at after finishing and if you placed top 3 in your category please visit the registration table to pick up your award.
  • Age Group pins will be available for pickup 1 hour after the start of the first wave - age group awards are only available the day of the event and will not be available for shipment once the event has concluded.


  • Is the race only for 21+? No, minors are welcome to participate and receive a discounted registration that includes a shirt, medal and bib (these participants will not receive a wine glass or a wine pour).
  • Are strollers allowed? You are welcome to use a stroller for this event but it is not recommended due to uneven ground on the course and children in strollers can participate for free and do not need to register.
  • Is walking allowed? Yes absolutely!  We have many walkers, joggers, and run/walkers at this event!
  • Is the race dog friendly? Yes, but they must be on a leash and you are expected to pickup after them as well!
  • I still have questions, who do I contact?  If you have a question, someone else probably does too.  Use the contact form on this page, we'd love to hear from you!

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be Race Day Only and will open an hour before the event starts.


Check out the Winery!

Can I Participate Virtually?

Absolutely!  We have been getting many inquiries about virtual participation and have integrated a virtual option into our regular registration.

Please feel free to register through the regular registration link above and you can either: 

1) Pick up packet during packet pickup or on the morning of the race, but run on your own (hint:  wine ticket is still good if you use this strategy)

2) Contact us at any time to switch to the Virtual Wine Run 5k and we'll ship your packet (There will be a shipping and handling charge for this option)

Also, if you intend on running, but later change your mind and would like to do either of these options, that's ok too!  If you are definitely going to have us ship your packet and run virtually though, we do recommend you follow the instructions below:

1). Go to and log into your account.

2). Click on "Manage Registration" next to this race.

3). On the next page click on transfer to another race and choose the virtual wine run race.

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