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Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon Live Stream

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The Napa Valley Marathon race begins promptly at 7 a.m. The start is preceded by a brief invocation and The Star Spangled Banner. There are 13 aid stations along the course. The vineyards that parallel the race course provide world-class scenery but also have a downside. Most of them feature deep ditches to accommodate irrigation and rain runoff that severely limit parking on crossroads that intersect with the Silverado Trail (race course).

This is an excellent course for beginning marathoners. It is downhill, traveling from 380 feet above sea level to 80 feet above sea level at the finish line. There are rolling hills in the first six miles and the course is relatively flat thereafter.

Napa County is a county located north of the San Francisco Bay Area in the U.S. state of California. It is coterminous with the Napa, California, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010 the population is 136,484. The county seat is Napa. Napa County was one of the original counties of California, created in 1850 at the time of statehood. Parts of the county's territory were given to Lake County in 1861. The word napa is of Native American derivation.

Napa County hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year. The county fair takes place annually in early July at the Napa County Fairgrounds in Calistoga. The Napa Town and Country Fair takes place in early August at the Napa Valley Expo in Napa. In order to boost tourism during the normally slow winter months, area hotels, restaurants tourist based businesses developed the Napa Valley Mustard Festival in the 1993. In June, the Napa Valley Wine Auction takes place. Wineries from throughout the valley donate wines and other prizes to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. This annual event raises several million benefiting several charities located in Napa County. In 2006 Napa Valley became home to the Festival del Sole, an annual food, wine, art, and music festival held at various venues throughout the valley.

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