How to enter the ticket lottery for this year's Half Corked wine marathon

Oct 24 2018, 12:18 am

The 11th annual Half Corked Marathon is happening on Saturday, May 25, 2019, and while the run itself is months away, your only chance to get tickets is next week.

Because this 18 km fun run through Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country is such a popular event, the tickets are allocated to those on a lottery-style list.

This is the only way to get one of the 1,500 highly coveted spots for the marathon weekend, which has grown to encompass a full two days of festivities including dinners, BBQs, and a concert series.

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Participants enjoy the epic scenery of Canada’s most decorated wine region while sampling wines along the route (often while wearing imaginative costumes). The marathon culminates with a party at the finish line complete with food, entertainment, and of course, more wine.


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“Following the huge success of our tenth-anniversary race last year, we already have plans to make 2019’s race even better,” said Jennifer Busmann, Executive Director of the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association, founders of the event.

To enter the 2019 ticket lottery you must sign up for the newsletter online or follow the Half Corked Marathon Facebook page where information will be posted once registration is open, which will be from November 1 at 9 am to November 8 at 11:59 pm.

Draws will take place after the sign-up period, each lucky person randomly chosen from the database will have the chance to purchase two tickets for the event.

Tickets for additional weekend events will be announced shortly. These include the pre-race Primavera Dinner and a series of vineyard winemaker dinners.


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Half Corked Marathon 2019

When: May 25, 2019
Where: Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

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