Enoree River Winery to host 5k to benefit Newberry Athletic Foundation

February 14, 2023

Who’s ready for Spring? It’s time to get out for some exercise and run for a cause. Enoree River Winery has the perfect opportunity!

Richard and Laura LaBarre, owners and winemakers, have secured the 5K Wine Run race production company to host a run/walk through the vineyard in support of  The William C. Blackmon Athletic Memorial Foundation. The timed race will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2023 beginning at 10:00am.

Blackmon was a longtime Newberry resident, businessman and former football letterman at Newberry College who went on to serve the college as Board Member and President of the Newberry College Athletic Board lost his fierce battle to Covid in 2021. The foundations’ goal is to become a catalyst for creating fundraising opportunities to build a state-of-the-art stadium for the athletes at Newberry College, as well as provide a scholarship for an upcoming football player.



Runners are encouraged to register for the event, which winds through the 11 acres of Newberry’s only winery. Walkers are also encouraged to partake. Profits from the registration fee will be donated to the Blackmon Athletic Foundation. Registration includes a chip-embedded bib for accurate timing, super soft-spun cotton t-shirt, commemorative shatter-proof, collapsible, portable wine glass and a pour of wine upon completion.  The route is on grass with a cross country course that starts and finishes at the winery.  This is not the optimal course for a professional runner, but it is a great option if you’re looking for the most fun you’ve had at a 5k.

The course is 2.5K ~ 1.55M. In order to complete the 5K, you need to do 2 laps. If one lap is enough, then head to the wine station and enjoy your time.

Medals will be awarded in a variety of categories with the unique medal doubling as a bottle stopper.

Race results will be posted online at the production companies’ website.

Team participation is encouraged. Runners can register online at https://bit.ly/EnoreeWineRun

Known for their Wine Tastings along with a list of seasonal varieties, Enoree River Winery’s handcrafted wines are made of 100% real juice without chemical enhancements or unhealthy additives. Guests are encouraged to visit Thursday through Sunday* for the tasting experience, or to stroll the vineyards in various stage of growth and enjoy SC Certified Wines poured by the friendly staff.

*Tastings are not offered on Sundays during UnPack the Porch or other special events.