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2018 Sangria 5K Dash

Join us for our Island Grove Wine Company 3rd Annual Sangria 5K Dash on Saturday,  Nov 10, 2018.  The Sangria 5K Dash will benefit the Heart of Florida Youth Ranch. The Ranch is a home for children who have nowhere to go and have suffered loss of parenting due to abandonment, abuse, neglect or death.  The majority of their needs are provided by donations.  Please help us help the kids.

The race and festival will be at our winery and at our beautiful on-property authentic cracker house.  The yard of the house is shaded by many hundred year old oaks where we will have vendors and activities along with winery tours and wine tastings!

The race will start promptly at 8am and begin and end at our historic 1897 cracker house, taking you through our beautiful Florida property and blueberry plantation.  With your registration, you will receive a Sangria 5K Dash Dry Zone shirt, a celebratory glass of sangria for those 21 and over (Gatorade for those younger) and an outrageous Custom Sangria 5k Dash medal!


Big Hammock Race Series

The Sangria 5K Dash is the 1st Lucky Charm Challenge Race in the Big Hammock Race Series! Move one step closer to earning incredible bling and huge points by participating in our race! The Big Hammock Race Series is a 10 race series throughout North and Central Florida that allows runners/walkers of all levels to earn prizes and perks as they work to complete their fitness challenge. The year long series gives participants the ability to challenge themselves by acquiring points based on their race finish &/or simply complete each race at their own pace to achieve series prizes. There are 2 Lucky Charm Challenge Races in the series. Check out more at  

Please read the following important race information!

  • Race starts at 8:00 am SHARP!

  • Take advantage of the FOUR early Packet Pick-up opportunities - See times and locations below. Race day bib pick-up/registration will close promptly at 7:45 am no matter how long the line is at that time.  Sorry, no exceptions will be made.

  • 6:30 am race day - Gates open for bib pick-up & registration. Please plan ahead to be certain you know how to find the race. Use the directions and information on the map link as GPS may be incorrect!!!

  • Bring bug spray - The bugs are hoping you don't read this!

  • 7:40 am corral line-up begins. Plan to be parked, wearing your bib moving to the corrals by this time.

  • Race Day Packet Pick-up - have your email registration proof printed OR on your phone for every participant you are picking up for in case of any unexpected issues.

  • 7:45 am SHARP - Bib Pick-Up table closes no matter how long the line is to ensure the race begins on time at 8:00 am.  Participants who complete the race without their bib will not appear in the official chip timed race results to receive credit for completing the race.

  • This is a "Chip Start" race which means your race time clock does not begin until you cross the starting line. Elite 5 minute mile competitors at the very front and chilling walkers at the very back. Place yourself in the starting corral line-up according to your expected pace. This helps to ensure the safety and fun experience for all participants.

  • 7:55 am opening ceremony begins. Be in your corral positioned according to your race pace.

  • 8:00 am SHARP - race starts. You don't want to miss out.

  • Shirt Pick-Up along with race bags will be located under a tent near registration and can be picked up before OR after the race.

  • No bib swapping allowed. This is considered cheating and your race timing results will be DQ'd.

  • Bring photo id to be eligible for celebratory post race glass of wine.

  • Bring bug spray!  Trust us on this tip. The weather hasn't been cold enough to knock out the mosquitoes. Sorry, we do not provide the spray.

  • Race route is a beautiful wooded off-road trail run over dirt roads and through wooded areas with ... yep, BUGS! Strollers are welcome, but be prepared for a challenge on the natural terrain.

  • Bring lawn chairs/blankets. Plan to relax and spend the day with us after the Sangria Dash at the Island Grove Winery Fall Festival. There will be food trucks, live music and arts & crafts vendors and more!

Early Packet Pick-up:
• Tue,  Nov 6th    

Noon - 5:30pm

Island Grove Wine Company Tasting House, Hawthorne

• Tue,  Nov 6th    

6:30 - 8pm

Paddock Park Mall in Ocala, near Macy's

• Wed, Nov 7th    

4 - 7pm

Brooklyn's Back Yard Restaurant, Ocala

• Thu,  Nov 8th    

4 - 7pm 

Fit2Run, Oaks Mall, Gainesville

If a participant does not check in and pick up their packet by 10 am (race begins at 8 am) on race day, November 10th, their packet will be forfeited. This includes the t-shirt and medal.
If you are unable to attend our race, and would like us to hold your packet for post race pick up, you must contact us by Friday, November 9th at noon.


Race Day Registrations
• Must be there by 7:00 am to register.
• Registration closes at 7:30 am.
• The fee is $50 cash or check only.
• We have 1000 medals that will awarded to the first 1000 registrants.
• There is a limited number of shirts available, when they are gone, they are gone.

No refunds.


• Complimentary Wine Tastings

• Complimentary Winery Tours

• Our Sangria 5K Dash - starts at 8AM

• Great Deals on Wine & Wine by the Glass

• Arts & Crafts Vendors

• Food Trucks

• Relaxing outdoor Wine Lounge

• Live Music from Shema Shine & the Shakers! (bring chairs or blankets)

• DIY Wood Painting & Building Classes

• Blueberry Plant Sales

• Children’s Activities

Live Music from Shema Shine & the Shakers! (bring chairs or blankets)

Packed Pickup
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