I THINK DECAN(T)!
Who doesn’t love cool weather varietals—or temperate race-day conditions? You’ll find both at the North County Wine Run. Minutes from Portland, Ore., lies Clark County, Wash., a lush region that’s becoming a hotspot for wine enthusiasts. The autumn event includes a half marathon and 10k. The races offer views of grape vines and fields of lavender; on a clear day, you can even spot Mount Saint Helens in the distance. Enjoy Italian fare, jazz music and local vinos at the post-race party held alfresco on the gorgeous grounds of the Rusty Grape Vineyard.
More info: (503) 318-1466, northcountywinerun.getboldevents.com