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News | December 8, 2017

Vineyard Vines Joins Resort Races Collection as Series-Wide Partner

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Resort Races Collection and vineyard vines, a clothing brand best known for its smiling pink whale logo, announced today a deal naming vineyard vines title sponsor of The Half Marathon at Pebble Beach, slated for January 27, 2018, and presenting sponsor of the Pinehurst Half Marathon on January 20, 2018. In addition to those events, vineyard vines will also partner with the Resort Races Collection at its Sea Island, Phoenician and Greenbrier events as the official sponsor of the post-race champagne brunch. vineyard vines will provide an exclusive runner gift to all participants at each of the five events.

“The lifestyle of the Resort Races Collection aligns with everything that we have always aimed to achieve – they make ‘Every day should feel this good’ moments come to life,” said Ian Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder. “It was a no-brainer for us to jump at this opportunity, as the Resort Races Collection events take place at some of our favorite destinations,” said Shep Murray, vineyard vines CEO & co-founder.

“This is a momentous partnership for the Resorts Races Collection,” said John Kane, CEO of Capstone Event Group, proprietor of the Resort Races Collection. “The style and authenticity of vineyard vines is the perfect complement to each Resort Races Collection event. Most importantly, it will elevate the experience for all of our guests.”

Resort Races are exclusive events, limited to as few as 1,000 participants who receive access to reserve a limited number of rooms at a special race rate. All racers receive a limited edition runner gift, a finisher medal, and entrance to post-race party and champagne brunch. Following the race, resort guests celebrate and relax with the countless amenities, activities and dining options offered by each respective resort.

Each event features half marathon, 10k and 5k options with courses that feature the resort’s scenic property. The inaugural vineyard vines Half Marathon at Pebble Beach will be the first event ever to run along the breathtaking 17-Mile Drive

Guests may register for all events and reserve accommodations at

About vineyard vines

A company best known for its whimsical neckties and smiling pink whale logo, was founded in 1998 on Martha’s Vineyard when brothers Shep and Ian Murray cut their ties with corporate America to start making ties that represented the Good Life. In addition to signature neckwear, vineyard vines offers a variety of clothing and accessories for men, women and children. Products are sold in over 600 specialty and department stores worldwide, through a seasonal catalog at 1.800.892.4982, online at and at over ninety freestanding stores.

About Resort Races Collection

The Resort Races Collection is a meticulously curated collection of events host by the finest resort hotels in the world. Rooted in distinctive style and beauty shaped through decades of serving the most discerning, well-traveled guests, every member event embodies the essence of its location. Our aim is to captivate and inspire you through remarkably uncommon race experiences. The Resort Races Collection includes: The vineyard vines Half Marathon at Pebble Beach, The Greenbrier Half Marathon, Phoenician Half Marathon, Sea Island Half Marathon presented by Merrill Lynch, Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Dallas Half Marathon and the Pinehurst Half Marathon presented by vineyard vines.

The Resort Races Collection is a division of Capstone Event Group.


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