Save the date: Ticket lottery for the 11th annual Half Corked Marathon opens on November 1st

The only way to secure a spot in Canada’s event of the year, held on May 25th, 2019

On November 1st at 9:00am, the ticket lottery for the 2019 Half Corked Marathon opens for one week, offering the chance to secure one of 1,500 highly coveted spots for Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s leading event.


Held on May 25th, 2019, the Half Corked Marathon returns for its 11th year, weaving runners along an 18km route, through the vineyards of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s celebrated wineries, with wine stations dotted along way. Over recent years, the event has grown to encompass a full weekend of festivities, including: Primavera, a beautiful long-table dinner with food from Joy Road Catering, held between the vines at Oliver Twist Estate Winery; and Dinner in the Park, where intimate tables offer the chance for guests to dine with a winemaker, while enjoying a delicious family-style meal. Many wineries offer events too, including the Recovery BBQ at Road13 Estate Vineyards, the Tinhorn Creek Concert Series and more to be announced.




“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. “Together with our winemakers and chefs, we love showcasing our incredible region to our Half Corked Marathon guests; it’s a fantastic way to kick start the summer in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country.”




Once the lottery closes on November 8 at 11:59 pm, lucky entrants, selected at random, will receive the opportunity to purchase two tickets to the 2019 event. Family and friends are encouraged to join and cheer on the runners from the Finish Line Party, while enjoying wines from the region, a food truck “jam” and live entertainment, as well as the many imaginative costumes worn by runners along the way (two “Mali-Booze Barbies” won the costume contest last year).


Tickets for additional weekend events (including Primavera and Dinner in the Park) will be announced shortly. To receive notifications for all Half Corked Marathon weekend events, please sign up to the Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association e-news, here.


For more information about Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association’s annual signature events, and member wineries, please visit:
Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association members are:

Adega on 45th                                IntersectionBartier Brothers                            Jackson-Triggs

Black Hills                                      Kismet

Blue Sky                                          La Casa Bianca

Bordertown                                    Lariana

Burrowing Owl                              Maverick

C.C. Jentsch Cellars                     Montakarn

Castoro de Oro                              Moon Curser

CheckMate                                    Nk’Mip Cellars 

Church & State                             Oliver Twist

Covert Farms                                Platinum Bench

Culmina                                          Pipe Dreams

Desert Hills                                   Quinta Ferreira

Fairview Cellars                           River Stone

Gehringer Brothers                     Road 13

Gold Hill                                        Rust Wine Co.

Here’s The Thing                         Silver Sage

Hester Creek                                Stoneboat

Hidden Chapel                             Tinhorn Creek

Inniskillin                                      vinAmité

   Young & Wyse


About Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association: 
Uncork the Sun! Colourful characters, award-winning wineries and stunning scenery all give Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country its unique glow. Situated at the very southern tip of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, in one of the warmest areas of Western Canada, the region’s 41 wineries have won more accolades than any other wine region in Canada. The sunny slopes of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are also the perfect place to enjoy fine dining with winery views and to experience inventive events such as the Half Corked Marathon (Canada’s Event of the Year), and the annual food and wine festivals, Pig Out (May) and Festival of the Grape (October). For more information, visit


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