2018 Sonoma County Fit Events

The temperate Sonoma climate and diversity of outdoor activities keeps most Mayacama Members outdoors – golfing, at the courts, hiking or out further afield exploring the region. Energize your body and mind with fresh air and gorgeous scenery as you fill your calendar with these fit events:

Napa Valley Resolution Run in Yountville on January 1. The race starts and ends at the Yountville Community Center. Celebrate the new year running!

Annadel Half Marathon & 5K on April 7. Held in beautiful Trione-Annadel State Park, this event features a challenging half marathon on a hilly course, with a more than 1,500-foot elevation gain.

Yoga, Hiking, Farm to Table Food and Wine at Lotus Feed Farm on June 1-3. Outdoor yoga deck, homemade farm to table food, rustic yurts, wine tasting.

Windsor Green Half Marathon in Windsor on June 3. This event consist of three different distances, all events start and finish on the Windsor Town Green.

Kenwood Footrace on July 4. The Kenwood Footrace holds the distinction as the oldest running 10K footrace in California. Held in the Sonoma Valley village of Kenwood; both races start and finish at Kenwood Plaza Park. A post-race event in the park features live music, food, beer, and games.

Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon on July 15. This popular race starts at Napa’s Cuvaison Carneros Winery, winds through the picturesque Carneros wine region on the southern tip of Napa and Sonoma Valleys, and finishes up in historic Sonoma Plaza.

Ironman 70.3 in Santa Rosa on July 28. It includes a 1.2-mile single-loop swim in Lake Sonoma; a 56-mile cycling course featuring gentle rollers through wine country and quaint towns; and a tree-lined half-marathon along the Santa Rosa Creek trail, with the finish line located in the new Courthouse Square park in downtown Santa Rosa.

Water To Wine Half Marathon & 10k on August 5. Starting and finishing at Kendall Jackson Wine Estate and Gardens. The Half Marathon course is 90% paved with two off-road sections through vineyards on hard packed dirt roads. The 10k course is 99% paved, only the last 100 yards will be hard packed dirt winery road.

Summer Weekend Yoga Retreat with Wine Tasting at Westerbeke Ranch on August 24-26. Weekend getaway with yoga, nature, outdoor pool, wine tasting and nature.

Santa Rosa Marathon on August 26. In 2018 the Santa Rosa Marathon is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and will be marking the occasion with special limited-edition double-spinner medals, race swag and a bottle of DeLoach Vineyards wine for every Marathon and Half Marathon finisher.

Napa Half Marathon in Napa on September 30. Marathons start and finish at Skyline Park and wind through scenic Napa County with beautiful vineyards and spectacular vistas throughout the entire course.

Healdsburg Half Marathon & 5K Run Wine Country on October 14. The races start and end in downtown Healdsburg, just north of City Hall.

Cloverdale Harvest Marathon and 10K on October 21. As the sun rises on race day, you’ll head out into the beautiful Alexander Valley. With a mixture of flats and gently rolling hills, the course will take you amongst vineyards resplendent in fall colors, with views of the Russian River valley.

Looking to lace up your shoes before the big race? Head out on the 1,400 miles of secondary roads linking vineyards to the many different villages, or the 250 miles of forest, mountain and coastal trails spread among 45 regional parks. Try these running routes in Wine Country.

Considering a guided recreational hiking and walking tour? Explore these options:

Gaia Guided Hikes in Sonoma. Enjoy inspiring vistas while strolling along some of the most beautiful trails in Sonoma County and throughout the North Bay Area.

Sonoma Vineyard Walks in Santa Rosa. Combine walking and wine tasting, seeing where the grapes are grown, and getting inside access to private vineyard lands and people.

Wine Country Walking Tours in Healdsburg. Enjoy a fun filled four-hour guided walking tour, taking in all the gourmet highlights in the charming Sonoma County town of Healdsburg.

And when the gym calls, Mayacama Members can take advantage of a fully equipped fitness center. Personal training and wellness programs throughout the year include retreats, fitness workshops and nutrition seminars.

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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5 Sonoma County Hiking Spots

It’s springtime and you have the urge to explore the great outdoors. Sonoma County has a variety of open space trails, perfect for hiking. We’ve listed a few favorites throughout the region and ranked them by difficulty.  So lace up those walking shoes or hiking boots and explore all that Wine Country has to offer.

Crane Creek Regional Park – Easy
Crane Creek Regional Park features rolling grasslands and beautiful stands of oaks on 128 acres east of Rohnert Park. Ridges offer sweeping views of the countryside and Rohnert Park, and meadows are covered with wild poppies in spring. The park has 3.5 miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding and an 18-hole disc golf course.  The trails cover rolling terrain, with the easiest trails running parallel to Crane Creek beneath mature oaks. For a little bit more exertion, the Fiddleneck and Hawk Ridge trails offer excellent views from the top of the hill.

Gualala Point Regional Park – Easy
This spacious 195-acre park has open meadows mixed with coastal forest. The park contains a campground, trail system, coastal vistas, and sandy beaches. The park is located adjacent to the Gualala River, which offers limited seasonal fishing. Please check all current regulations. Gualala Point Regional Park offers 2.9 miles of coastal trail along bluffs, through meadows, and above the Gualala River. Gualala Point Park is popular with day hikers and picnickers.

Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve – Moderate
Taylor Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve is a prominent Santa Rosa landmark, providing hikers with panoramic views of the city and distant peaks. The park’s 1,100 acres include sweeping grasslands, oak woodlands, several creeks and habitat for a variety of wildlife. The park boasts 5.5 miles of unpaved trails. The Eastern Trail is the most difficult, with a steep, 1,000-foot ascent to near the top of the mountain.  The Western Trail offers a challenging yet more gradual climb up the mountain, connecting to the last leg of the Eastern Trail for the steep climb to the top.  Both the Eastern and Western Trails offer sweeping views of Santa Rosa and beyond.

Shiloh Ranch Regional Park – Challenging
The 850-acre park in east Windsor has nearly 8 miles of trails for hiking, bicycle and horseback riding. Shiloh Ranch is a rugged landscape in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains. The park includes oak woodlands, forests of mixed evergreens, ridges with sweeping views of the Santa Rosa Plain, canyons, rolling hills, a shaded creek and a pond. The loop trail system allows hikers to create routes of varying lengths and intensity.  Shiloh is the only Regional Park that does not allow dogs on trails, although they are welcome in the group picnic area. The trail system allows users to create several loop options of varying length.

Trione-Annadel State Park – Varying
The park offers miles of trails for hiking and has more than 5,500 acres of rolling hills, seasonal streams, meadows and woodlands. Hikers can choose among more than 40 miles of trails. Elevation gains and degree of difficulty vary with each trail.  For wildflower lovers, Trione-Annadel State Park offers a great variety of flowers from early Spring until early Summer, especially on a hike around Lake Ilsanjo. The best months to see the park’s wildflowers are April and May. Dogs are not allowed on trails. Dogs are allowed on a leash under your control only on Channel Drive (a paved road) within the park.

So get out there, enjoy this weather and experience all that Wine Country has to offer!

Mayacama is a private golf and residential community where a vibrant club life is joined by an active sporting life in an indescribably beautiful valley. To learn more about membership opportunities at Mayacama, please contact us at 866.519.3088 (toll free) or 707.387.0449 (direct) or via email at info@mayacama.com. Get social with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.