Lace up your running shoes for a mesmerizing and magical run or walk through the greening grape vines of St. James Winery Vineyards.

Lace up your running shoes for a mesmerizing and magical run or walk through the greening grape vines of St. James Winery Vineyards. The winery and Public House Brewing Company are hosting their Second Annual Grapes and Grain Fun Run 5K Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. at the St. James Winery Vineyard Cottage (19506 Co Rd 1000) in St. James, Mo. “At this time of year, the vineyards are awakening from their winter sleep and they are beautiful,” said Gina Maben, events manager at St. James Winery and Public House Brewing Company. “We created this event so people can experience our vineyard in a unique way and enjoy outdoor exercise surrounded by incredible scenery.”

Participants must be at least 21 years old. They can run or walk the 5K (3.1 miles) off-road path through the vineyards. After each completed mile, participants can enjoy samples of wine or beer. At the finish line, they can celebrate their success with an entire glass of wine or beer. After the race, participants will receive energy-boosting snacks. Their registration fee includes a T-shirt as well. No pets are allowed on the course, but they do invite them to meet you back at The Gardens on campus after the race. Participants and spectators alike are encouraged to bring their blankets or chairs and stay after the race to relax to the sounds of crowd favorite, Hey Dave, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Yard games will be available to play. Hamburgers, hot dogs and both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase.

Proceeds from the Grapes and Grain Fun Run 5K benefit the Friendship School Foundation, an organization dedicated to engaging and educating the local community on sustainability best practices. Registration is $25 per person. Register online at https://phbc.ticketspice.com/grapes-and-grain-fun-run.

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | Participant registration and sign-in 10 a.m. | Race starts 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Food and beverages available for sale 10 a.m – 1 p.m. | Live music by Hey Dave

About St. James Winery

Founded by the Hofherr family in the Meramec Highlands region of Missouri in 1970, St. James Winery is celebrating 48 years as a family owned and operated winery. Located in St. James, Mo., it is Missouri’s largest and most awarded winery. In the last four years, it has won numerous contests in the U.S., including two consecutive Missouri Governor’s Cups, plus evenx international wine contests. St. James Winery produces 500,000 gallons (225,000 cases) of wine per year and is sold in 16 states and Washington D.C. For more information, visit StJamesWinery.com or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About Public House Brewing Company

In 2010, Public House Brewing Company opened with a 3.5-barrel system in Rolla, Mo. as the city’s first brewpub. The Rolla R&D Brewery continually releases new and exciting draft beers. In 2014, the brewery opened a second location in St. James, Mo. with a 20-barrel system, a bottling line and a kitchen focused on serving locally sourced food. For more information, visit PublicHouseBrewery.com or connect with us on Facebook (St. James or Rolla), Twitter or Instagram.