Wicked Wine Run - Monterey

Soledad

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In a Nutshell

The race course winds through the trails of Paraiso Vineyards; after the race, stay for the party, which has a live band, wine & food trucks

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 20, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must register online by 8/19/15. Early registration is recommended. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

$30 for one entry package ($45 value)

  • 5K admission
  • T-shirt
  • Glass of wine and souvenir wineglass
  • Access to food trucks and live bands

The race will be held on Saturday, September 19. The 5K begins at 5 p.m., and the 1K begins at 6:15 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to those in the best costumes. Top finishers will receive swag and prizes. After the race, stay for the party, which has a live band, wine, and food trucks, which will be selling food for an additional cost.

The Runner’s High: A Dose of Happiness, One 5K at a Time

Once dismissed as myth, the euphoria some experience after a run or an intense workout is rooted in our brain chemistry—read on to learn more.

The runner’s high is that elusive burst of euphoria that can transform a grueling marathon into a walk through the clouds. Many athletes claim to feel it every time they exercise, whereas others insist it’s only a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Since the 1970s, conventional wisdom has held that the feeling is the result of a rush of neurochemicals called endorphins. Since endorphins attach themselves to receptors in the brain associated with pain relief, runners felt a high similar to that of morphine, only without a nurse having to keep up while wheeling an IV cart close behind.

For years, though, scientists doubted endorphins’ role. The chemicals may have shown up in a runner’s blood after exercise, but the molecules were too large to pass through the barrier between the cardiovascular system and the brain, making any effect on pain receptors unlikely. In 2008, however, German researchers used newly developed chemicals to detect the presence of endorphins in the brain with a PET scan—trumping the previous method of an invasive spinal tap. Comparing brain images taken before and after a two-hour run, the Germans showed not only that endorphins were present, but that they attached themselves to parts of the brain associated with emotions. The runner’s high wasn’t a shot of morphine—it was literally a love of running.

Still, more recent studies have altered even that theory. It now seems likely that the high results from a cocktail of multiple neurochemicals, each of which moves along its own neural pathway. One possible culprit is anandamide, part of a class of chemicals called endocannabinoids. A 2012 study found that anandamide showed up in the bloodstream of both humans and dogs after exercise, suggesting it may have played an evolutionary role in developing humans’ distance-running and frisbee-chewing abilities.

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    Soledad

    38060 Paraiso Springs Road

    Soledad, CA 93960

    +17132040497

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