TEMECULA – The Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club announces its 30th annual “Run through the Vineyard,” to be held Saturday, April 29, at the Maurice Car’rie Vineyard and Winery, which has hosted the run for many years. Like the first vineyard run ever held in Southern California in 1987, the “Run through the Vineyard 2K, 5K and 10K” is run through the rolling hills and between the winery’s beautiful vineyards 6 miles east of Temecula, at 34225 Rancho California Road.
The event draws hundreds of runners for all classes from all over Southern California, from San Diego to Los Angeles and beyond. Because of the way the course is set up, it has gained a “must” reputation among many of the runners who love the wine country layout.
As Temecula Valley’s premier running event, the community is invited to run or walk this challenging course and enjoy Temecula’s scenic wine country. Registration is open at www.temeculasunriserotary.com or www.active.com.
Proceeds from the race are used by the Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club to benefit eradication of polio in the world, for local vocational and academic scholarships, 3rd grade literacy programs at Vail and Temecula elementary schools, youth leadership camps, the Chaparral High School Interact service club and many other youth and community programs. The club also provides Safety Town for children ages 5 to 8 which will be held in June in Temecula.
“To date, more than $300,000 has been contributed back into our community from the proceeds of this event,” Temecula Sunrise Rotary President Johnny Roberts said.
Temecula Sunrise Rotary Club meets at 7:30 a.m. each Tuesday at Journey’s End at the Pechanga golf course. For more information about the race, Safety Town or Rotary membership, call (951) 698- 6116 or visit www.temeculasunriserotary.com.