What: 2024 Half Corked Marathon Party at the Finish Line 

When: Saturday May 25th 2024 between 11.00am-3.00pm 

  • The majority of runners will be crossing the Finish Line between 1.00-2.00pm
  • Best costume awards presented on stage at 2.30pm

Where: Oliver Community Park, 6359 Park Dr, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Who: 1,600 Half Corked Marathon participants, plus wineries, sponsors and partners 

Interviews available

  • Jennifer Busmann, executive director, Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country 
  • Winery owners and representatives in attendance 
  • Participants 


From humble beginnings to Canada’s Event of the Year, the Half Corked Marathon returns to celebrate 16 years on Saturday May 25th, offering over 1,600 participants a unique, outdoor wine tasting adventure that’s bigger and better than ever before. 

Between 11.00am-3.00pm, Half Corked Marathon participants will cross the Finish Line at the Oliver Community Park after completing a 20km route that weaves runners through the vineyards and valleys of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country’s iconic wine-growing areas, the Black Sage Road and Golden Mile, as well as sections along the beautiful Okanagan River. 

Everyone is welcome at the Party at the Finish Line to watch participants complete the run in elaborate and creative costumes. Join the celebration, enjoy live music, food trucks and wine tasting (commemorative glass and tasting tokens available for purchase).  Prizes will be awarded on stage for the best individual costume, best team and best skit. General admission is free and wine tasting tickets are available for purchase in advance or at the gate. 

For media access, please contact: Marisa Cuglietta ( / 778.987.3707).

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About Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country

Uncork the Sun in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country and encounter colourful characters, award-winning wineries, and stunning scenery which all give this decorated region its unique glow. Situated at the very southern tip of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley, in one of the warmest areas of Western Canada, the region’s wineries have won more accolades than any other wine region in Canada. The sunny slopes of Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country are also the perfect place to enjoy fine-dining with vineyard views, the opportunity to stay on a winery and wake up surrounded by vines, and to enjoy award-winning wine and food experiences, such as the Half Corked Marathon, Pig Out Festival Weekend and Savour the Sun winemaker dinners.

For our full list of winery members, visit #uncorktogether #halfcorkedmarathon