New French Marathon Is A Run For Wine
There are many reasons to run a marathon but a new race makes your 26.2 mile odyssey really worth it. The first annual Marathon de Sauternes in France doesn't just take you through beautiful vineyards and chateaux on a mostly flat course, but you will earn a sweet reward at the end. In addition to the customary medal and T-shirt, all runners will receive a bottle of Sauternes. There's an added incentive for the winners in the men's and women's open categories. Decanter reports that they will take home their weight in Sauternes, plus a magnum of Chateau d'Yquem. The race will be run on June 4 and 1,000 competitors are expected. Tastings and dinners are begin organized around the event. After the race, runners and guests can head to Le Château Filhot for a festive meal. The entry fee is 40 euros and the meal is 15 euros.