Wine enthusiasts around Spain are trading in their wine glasses for running shoes to get ready for the Lanzarote Wine Run in June. The race, which is taking place in the wine region of La Geria on the island, will see contestants race to the finish line for a chance to win their weight in wine.
Taking place on the 23rd June, the Lanzarote Wine Run will take runners through 21 kilometres of vineyards and picturesque landscapes. Contestants will start at the church of Los Dolores in Mancha Blanca before running through Lanzarote’s wine region to finish at Bodega Rubicon.
The race is hoped to promote Lanzarote grown wine, which is famous for its unique taste. The volcanic ash that covers the southern slopes of the island is used as soil for growing the grapes for the wine as the cinders trap in more water, leading to juicier fruit.
The Lanzarote Wine Race is not just about great wines though and promises to be a great day out for all the family. Another huge part of the day will be the annual Traditional Food Festival, a celebration of the local delicacies available on the island. Local cooks and restaurants set up shop along the track of the race every year, serving up gastronomic delights for onlookers to sample.
The race will be split into several categories, including age and gender, and winners will be selected for each group. The absolute winners will win the equivalent to their weight in litres of wine and will take home the gold for their category.
Image sources: 1 23