In response to the regulations shared by the Provincial Government and the local health authorities, specifically that large-scale events will not be permitted until Phase 4 of BC’s Restart Plan, the Half Corked Marathon has transitioned to a mixed-reality virtual festival for 2020.
Online Costume & Skit Contest | Submission Dates: August 8th-14th | Online Judging: August 17th-22nd
Costumes have always been a big part of the Half Corked Marathon and going virtual doesn’t change that! We are looking forward to seeing your creativeness at it’s finest as we undertake the 2020 Half Corked Marathon Virtual Festival journey together.
Participants will have the opportunity to submit pictures or videos into the costume contest one of three categories: Best Costume (single or duo), Best Costume (group) and Best Skit. To submit your entry into the costume contest email email@example.com. Email should include chosen team name and all team members names.
Following the submission deadline of midnight on Friday, August 14th a selection committee from the wineries of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country will narrow down the selection to the top two entries in each category.
All participants are encouraged to vote for the winners on the Half Corked Marathon Virtual Festival Facebook page.
- August 17th & 18th – Best Costume (single or duo)
- August 19th & 20th – Best Costume (group)
- August 21st & 22nd – Best Skit
The prizes are better than ever this year with gifts and experiences from several Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country wineries. Thank-you to all entrants and good luck!
Special Offer for 2020 Half Corked Marathon Ticket Holders: If you are visiting Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country during the Half Corked Marathon Virtual Festival (August 23rd-September 23rd), Silver Sage Winery invites you to come dressed in costume for a complimentary experience and special gift.
Half Corked Marathon Roadshow | August 23rd – September 8th
The team from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country will be taking to the road to deliver race packs in key communities. The Half Corked Marathon Roadshow will bring music, delicious food, games, prizing and fun as we distribute the 2020 participant race pack and swag.
All registered participants will receive a schedule of dates and locations for the pick-up events so they can choose the community that works best for them. Following the rules around maximum event numbers at the time, these small, safe gatherings in central locations, will adhere closely to health and safety regulations, with strict health checks and required distancing in place at every venue.
12 Days of Half Corked Marathon | September 12th – September 23rd
Starting on September 12th and running for 12 days, we will share unique and memorable virtual experiences from Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, including highlights from the Roadshow, virtual wine tastings and behind the scenes wine tours with owners and winemakers curated exclusively for you as participants in the 2020 Half Corked Marathon Virtual Festival.
What’s included with the Half Corked Marathon Virtual Festival:
- Invitation to Half Corked Marathon Roadshow
- Participant race pack:
- Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country tote bag
- Bottle of the 2020 HCM Blend
- Wine yoke and water bottle
- Commemorative wearable
- Wine country tasting picnic pack from our friends at Oliver Eats
- Special offers and promotions from wineries
- Online costume and skit contests with prizes
- Opportunity to participate in costume judging and see the top skits and costumes online
- Access to exclusive, unique and memorable virtual experiences from the wineries of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country
- First chance to purchase tickets to the 2021 or 2022 Half Corked Marathon (specific purchase window, to be set)