Blossom to Bottle 5K Race

  • 1218 Elmos Rd.
  • Bedford, VA 24523

Run, Jog, Walk or Crawl over the hills and through the blossoms, down in the valley and across the streams in a benefit race for the Bedford Area Family YMCA programs.  The course is an off-road venue with spectacular mountain views at the foot of the Peaks of Otter in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains held at Peaks of Otter Winery and Orchards 1218 Elmos Rd, Bedford Va 24523.  It will be a wonderful spring filled with the smell of blossoms, views of animals and companionship with good folks united in a good cause.  At the half way mark we will serve samples of the famous Peaks of Otter wine. Taste a little bit and continue towards the finish line while you traverse the valley on either a 5K competitive run or 3K walk over an off-road course.

In addition to the entry fees contributed to the Y; and by not receiving, but rather donating a shirt you will benefit a third world country thru the auspices of Goodwill.  They will accept any shirt regardless of condition.  Those items donated that are not destined and suitable for resale are packaged as salvage and shipped to be used for the making of braided rugs, wall hangings, mattress stuffing and other useful purposes.  A container will be provided for collection.
After the race you may listen to music, enjoy some chili, and free wine samples with a roaring fire.  Site registration 3:30-4:45 pm.  Race starts at 5:00 pm.  SHARP!  Advanced registration    $20/single & $20 single on race day.  Information:  E-mail Josh Ranes or Phone no. for Josh at the Y 540-586-3483


  • 2122 Sheep Creek Road
  • Bedford, VA 24523