YES WAY, Rosé 5K!

The Rosé 5K will be held on Saturday, July 15th in beautiful, Sonoma, CA.  Starting and finishing in historic, Sonoma Plaza, participants will enjoy the best of the heart of the Sonoma Valley.  Run the Rosé 5K before enjoying the rest of the day in wine country!

Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
Start Time: 8:00am
Location: Sonoma Plaza

5K Packet Pick-up
Saturday, July 15th
6:30am – 7:45am
Located in Sonoma Plaza (453 1st St E, Sonoma, CA 95476)

Participants participating in “The Pairing” can also pick up their half marathon bib before or after the Rosé 5K.

Runner Perks

  • Wine-themed finisher medal
  • Wine-themed finisher shirt
  • Napa to Sonoma Wine Country tote bag
  • (1) on-course rosé tasting
  • (1) post-race rosé tasting
  • Commemorative 6oz Rosé 5K tasting glass



The Rosé 5K course features the best of Sonoma, CA as runners enjoy the small town charm that makes Sonoma special!  Starting and finishing in Sonoma Plaza, participants will enjoy the sights and sounds of historic Downtown Sonoma, the heart of the Sonoma Valley.  Keep your eyes peeled as you pass the Sonoma State Historic Park which includes Mission San Francisco Solano and Sonoma Barracks.   Runners will pass through Sonoma’s idyllic neighborhoods on their way to scenic landscape views of local vineyards before making their back to Sonoma Plaza.  Don’t forget to keep your eye out for Sebastiani Winery on course to enjoy a special tasting treat that makes our Rosé 5K one of the most unique races in California!

Click for the Course Map and Elevation Chart


The start and finish of the Rosé 5K is in Sonoma Plaza. Street parking is available in the local neighborhood surrounding Sonoma Plaza and multiple lots will be open for overflow parking.  Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis so we recommend arriving early to secure your spot.

Overflow parking is available at:

  • Sebastiani Winery (389 4th St E, Sonoma, CA)
  • Sonoma State Historic Park (335 1st St E, Sonoma, CA)
  • Depot Park Lot (180 1st St W, Sonoma, CA)


An aid station with water will be available to all runners at the turnaround of the 5K course.  This is near the mid-point of the race.

For those runners looking for the full “Rosé 5K” experience, keep your eyes peeled for a special Rosé Tasting Station available on-course and hosted by Sebastiani Winery!  You can grab a tasting of rosé at this special stop to enjoy while you make your way through our beautiful Sonoma course.


After completing their race, all Rosé 5K participants are welcome to join us in our post-race Rosé Garden. After the race, a complimentary rosé tasting for each 5K participant that is 21 years or older will be available.  Enjoy the camaraderie with your fellow runners, snap some photos, and enjoy some delicious rosé as you celebrate your race finish!


Gear Check will be available for all Rosé 5K participants.  Gear check will be located in Sonoma Plaza near the intersection of E Spain St and 1st St E.  Clear, plastic bags, will be available for use at the Gear Check tent.  All items must be placed in this clear bag.  Please attach the gear check tag on your bib to your clear plastic bag using the provided cable ties.

Gear Check will open to drop off bags at 6:30am and all items must be retrieved no later than 10:00am.  Please do not check valuables.  Gear is checked at your own risk.  The race is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged bags.


The 5Kn has a course time limit of 1.5 hours.  Participants will need to maintain a pace of 30 minutes per mile in order to complete the race.  Due to the nature of the course, if a participant falls behind the established pace time, they may be asked to join the sweep vehicle to be moved ahead on course.


The top 3 male and female finishers in the 5K will receive an overall award.

The top 3 male and female finishers in each age group in the 5K will receive an award.  Please see the age groups below:
20 & Under, 21-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Awards must be picked up on-site from the Age Group Awards table in Sonoma Plaza in front of Sonoma City Hall.  Awards will not be mailed post-race.

2022 Race Shirt

2022 Finisher Medal

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