9 reasons why you should participate in Wine & Run Lanzarote

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Wine & Run Lanzarote

Wine & Run is a race taking place every year in June in the vineyards of La Geria in Lanzarote. The finish line is in Uga where a wine & traditional food festival is held.

This year, Lanzarote’s Wine & Run festival will take place on June 16th and 17th 2018.

So, why should you participate in Wine & Run?

1. If you’re going to run, better do it in an amazing landscape.

La Geria is a protected area. Men, with the help of camels, dug one by one the holes protecting each vine plant. As a result, we have a unique landscape where green vines contrast with the black lava covered land their grow in.

But remember: with great power comes great responsibility! It’s a protected area, so it’s important to watch your steps to avoid harming local eco-system 🙏

2. You’ll help protect La Geria

Part of your inscription fees will be used to finance “Save la Geria”, a project that help maintain parts of La Geria lands when their owners are not able to do it themselves. But it’s not all! Grevislan, the organisation Cook in Lanzarote works with for cleaning and garden maintenance, is the one in charge of doing it. It’s a company dedicated to train and give work to people with disabilities which is 100% owned by the association of disabled people of Lanzarote.

3. After the effort, you’ll be rewarded with the best food on the island.

After the arrival line in the centre of Uga, you’ll find a food festival with local restaurants, cheeseries etc. offering you 1€ and 2€ tapas of their best specialities.

And, of course, you’ll also find us and be able to try Canarian traditional dishes by Chef Antonio 😋

This year, we’ll be making garbanza (traditional chickpea stew), paella rice and Spanish croquettes.

4. After the effort, you’ll be rewarded with the best wine on the island.

Wine & Run, its title says it all! Every bodega on the island is in Uga on the day of the Wine & Run festival. It’s the perfect occasion to try all of Lanzarote wines in one place!

5. Great way to visit La Geria off tourist tracks.

Visitors usually discover la Geria by taking the main road and stopping in the bodegas to try their wine. Yet, during the Wine & Run, participants get a different point of view from the middle of the vineyards. Trust me, this is priceless!

6. Whatever your physical shape, there is an option for you.

You can run as fast as you can in the long trail (23 km) or the short one (12 km) but you can also participate walking the short trail.

7. Shoot a great picture and win a photography contest

Obviously, if you’re running you won’t be able to be taking pictures but if you go for the walk, you can also bring your camera and enter the photography contest with your best shot.

8. The perfect occasion to discover Uga

Uga is a charming little village at the end of La Geria. It’s definitely worth a visit, and not only to take a cooking class with us 😉

9. Have fun at a music concert

On both days, there will be musical actuation of local bands. A bit of music and dancing is always a plus, right?

Are you convinced yet? Click here to register.

See you at Wine & Run then 🙂

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