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Borrelli, Thomas Win Virginia Wine County Half Marathon
More than 2,500 participants at second edition also enjoy Wine & Music Festival

Borrelli, Thomas Win Virginia Wine County Half Marathon

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By Matt Dockstader, Destination Races
Posted Thursday, 7 June, 2012

From Ryan Lamppa, Running USA

LEESBURG, Va. - (June 2, 2012) - Ideal weather conditions, a scenic new course, and Destination Races' trademark Wine & Music Festival, combined to make the second Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon on Saturday a fun and memorable event. For Kevin Borrelli of Dickson City, PA and Lisa Thomas of Alexandria, VA it meant a victory in race that attracted more than 2,500 participants from around the country in "DC's Wine Country" located in Loudon County.

Borrelli, 30, finished with a winning time of 1 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds besting runner-up Daniel Callan of Round Hill, VA, who ran a 1:12:26. Jordan Chang of Winchester, VA finished in third (1:19:54). Chang was also part of the winning team Zephania Farm Vineyard, which also took home the Winery Challenge trophy.

In the women's race, Thomas, 36, who led the race from start-to-finish, ran a 1:21:30, defeating second-place finisher Ann Mazur of Charlottesville, VA who clocked 1:25:54. Brenda Schrank, 40, of Winchester, VA placed third with a time of 1:26:20. Shrank won the inaugural event in 2011.

Borrelli and Thomas received a check for $500 plus a Riedel decanter trophy and $100 gift certificate from Potomac River Running Company. Second and third-place winners received $300 and $200 respectively plus $50 gift certificates.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's Team Challenge program brought 450 enthusiastic participants to the event, raising more than $1.5 million through fundraising efforts. The event also benefits Special Olympics of Loudoun County and Karno Kids. Presenting sponsors of the event are Subaru and Visit Loudoun.

The Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon is the second event in the series produced by Destination Races of Sonoma, California. Sister events are held in Santa Barbara, Napa-Sonoma, and Healdsburg, CA and in the Willamette Valley of Oregon.

2nd Virginia Wine Country Half-Marathon
Leesburg, VA, Saturday, June 2, 2012

1) Kevin Borrelli (PA), 1:10:20, $500 plus a Riedel decanter trophy & $100 gift certificate
2) Daniel Callan (VA), 1:12:26, $300 plus $50 gift certificate
3) Jordan Chang (VA), 1:19:54, $200 plus $50 gift certificate

1) Lisa Thomas (VA), 1:21:30, $500 plus a Riedel decanter trophy & $100 gift certificate
2) Ann Mazur (VA), 1:25:54, $300 plus $50 gift certificate
3) Brenda Schrank, 40, VA, 1:26:20, $200 plus $50 gift certificate

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