Dash through the Hills

Sat December 9, 2023 Scottsville, VA 24590 US Directions
Head for the Hills...



5199 W River Rd
Scottsville, VA US 24590


Hardware Hills Vineyard is hosting a charity trail run and walk that explores the entire property of the vineyard, including a pathway to the adjacent historic Hardware River.  This holiday dash is in support of Caring for Creatures animal sanctuary in Fluvanna County, Virginia. 

Come enjoy a journey through the hills, down to the river, and through the vines.  

DATE:  Saturday, December 9, 2022

TIME:  Dash begins at 10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Hardware Hills Vineyard, 5199 W River Rd, Scottsville, VA 24590

DISTANCE:  The run portion of this event is approximately 5K (3.0 miles).  The walk portion is approximately 1.5 miles.  As this is a fun run/walk event, participants are not required to complete every portion of the run if they choose.

REGISTRATION:  Online in advance at runsignup.com or race day registration

COST:  $40/35/20 pre-register (T-shirts guaranteed for preregistered by Nov. 28)
$50 on day of event -- no guarantee on t-shirt

TO BENEFIT: Caring for Creatures   https://caringforcreatures.org/

THE COURSE: This is a somewhat challenging trek through the Hardware Hills property that includes an inclined gravel drive, grassy hills beyond the cottage and estate home, a sloping drop down to the river and back, and then winding through much of the vineyard past the sleeping winter vines.  The dash concludes at the tasting room where a food truck will be on hand and wine will be available to participants over 21 years old.

LIVE MUSIC:  Make a day of it!  We welcome back musical gifts of BRENT HULL.  No one can mash up songs like this guy -- stay for this entertaining afternoon.

FOOD TRUCK:  Raclette on the Run Grilled Cheese food truck will be here -- please support this local business!

Water (and wine for those registered for the wine run) before during and after the dash will be available.


  • A love for rescue pets!
  • Comfortable running/walking clothes appropriate for the weather. 
  • Sturdy shoes for trail trekking. 
  • Holiday spirited attire is welcome and encouraged!


  • Pets!  We love them... but this day could be hectic with additional animals on the course.
  • Strollers or other wheeled items.  Our course would make anything with wheels difficult to manuever.
  • Outside alcohol.  Per Virginia ABC law, no outside alcohol is allowed on Hardware Hills property.

*EVENT CANCELLATION:  There is NO rain/ice/snow date. In case of inclement weather, management reserves the right to cancel/alter/modify the race/course for safety concerns. In any case there will be No Refunds of race entry fees. Each athlete must accept any such risk of their entry fee paid. Tshirts will be available for participants who registered within the shirt guarantee window.  There is no complimentary race entry to a future race. All monies collected are used to develop and produce the event, including all race supplies, staffing, and administration. We pledge to make every effort to produce a fair, safe and exciting event for all. Any decision we make to go forth with the race is based on the overall event safety.

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