The annual Wine Run is a popular event in Lanzarote for both athletes and foodies.
The event is held over a weekend in Uga. On Saturday evening of the 16th June there’s a kids race, food festival and concert. On Sunday 17th June there’s a long race of 23km and short race of 12km which can be run or walked, followed by the food festival and concert.
Registration to participate in either of the distances closes on the 10th June, the course is spectacular, using trails through the stunning wine region of Lanzarote. It’s a tough run, the terrain is a mixture of volcanic ash, rock and dirt tracks. Walkers on the 12km trek can enjoy wine tasting along the route, from a variety of bodegas.
Registration for the 23km run and 12km run or walk is open for registration through Tracking Sport the long distance run costs €38, the short distance run €30.50 and the trek €24.
It’s been confirmed that over 2150 participants have registered for 2018! There’s 1140 for the walk, 580 for the short run and 320 for the long run. The 23km run departs from Bodegas La Florida at 9:00 and the 12km from Montaña Colorada at 10:00. All participants will have bus transfers from Uga to the start line, the long race departs from 07:15-07:50 and short race from 07:30-08:30. The LZ-30 will be closed completely to traffic from 08:00 – 16:00 on Sunday, plus some restrictions on the LZ-56 from Mancha Blanca to La Geria when race participants are crossing this road.
The food festival is free entry and open to all, it’s a fantastic chance to taste our local gastronomy with plenty of food, wine and beer stalls. Simply buy your tickets from the stalls at the entrance, then present them to pay for your food and drink purchases which generally cost from €1 to €3 an item.
Do look out for our friends from Cook in Lanzarote at the food festival, Chef Antonio has prepared 3 local dishes for you to try and Véro has come up with 9 reasons why you should participate in this event.
Lanzarote Wine Run Programme 2018
Saturday 16th June
16.00 Collection of race numbers for WineRun Kids 2018
17.00 Collection of race numbers for WineRun 2018
17.00 Start WineRun Kids
18.00 Opening of the Traditional Cuisine Festival
21.30 Closure of race number collection
23.00 Closure of the Traditional Cuisine Festival
Sunday 17th June
07.30 Transfer of participants by bus to the start line
09.00 Start of the long run
10.00 Start of the short run
10.00 Start of the walk
11.00 Opening of the Traditional Cuisine Festival
12.30 Award ceremony
16.00 Event closure
If you’d like help planning a holiday around this event, please send us a travel enquiry.