Run The Vines is a series of trail runs that started in March 2015 when the owner of Onsite Events decided to host events that will encourage family and friends, young and old to have a healthy life style by taking part in events that will accommodated all fitness levels.
The fact that the novice runner to the more serious runner can run with family and friends on a different wine farm every month while enjoying the good food, wine, hospitality and live music after their run, surely contributes to the success of the series.
2019 Promises to be an exciting year with some new events that was added to the calendar to accommodate more runners to join in the fun of receiving 12 bottles of wine at our annual prize giving function that takes place at the end of each year in February.
Runners must pre-enter and pre-pay for the series before the 1st event on the 2nd of March 2019. You will again be able to take the down payment option to make it easier for you to enter the series.
This year will consist of 14 runs out of which you will have to choose 12 that you will be able to run. If you enter the series you will receive a 50% discount on the other 2 runs that do not form part of the 12 you chose.
We will be hosting our 1st 3 day stage run on the 13th, 14th and 15th of September 2019. You will also be able to include this run in your entry with a R500 discount on the stage run.
Runners that pre-enter for the series will also receive a T-Shirt to wear to prize giving or at home as part of their series entry. The design will be confirmed soon but it will depict the fact that you entered for all 12 events. This unique shirt will not be for sale to any other runners.
Our 17km distances that was added to the 2017 series seems to be vary popular and we will again have a 17km route at all our events.
Runners can down grade to any distance at any time, but will have to pay the difference should they wish to upgrade.
- A free invite to the awards dinner after the last event in February 2018. Runners are welcome to bring a guest at an extra cost that will be confirmed before the event.
- 12 Bottles of wine at the awards dinner in February 2018 if you finish all 12 runs.
Only 100 series entries will be sold!!
Two payment options are available:
5km - R1200
10km - R1500
17km - R1800
Full amount needs to be paid by 25th of February 2017.
5km - R1400
10km - R1700
17km - R2000
NB: If you make use of this option and not pay the full amount before 25 February 2018 you will void the full amount that you already paid.
Normal entries for the series will stay at R100 for the 5km, R120 for the 10km and R150 for the 17km.
The price will only increase if the run is in conjunction with a festival and the hosting farm are charging us extra for the festival.
The timing system that we will use will be the Timing.mobi system. We are in the process of ordering our own timing wrist bands that you will be able to buy and use at all our events. Pricing will be confirmed before the 1st evnt in March 2019.
Water points will not be the same at all events. It all depends on the route. Please try to be self sufficient with regards to your own hydration.
Starting times for events:
Summer: 17km - 7:15am, 10km - 8:00am and 5km - 8:15
Winter: 17km - 7:45, 10km – 8:15 and 5km – 8:30
Medals for all finishers
Planned dates and farms: NB!! Please note that the starting date is 2 March and not 17 March 2019. This date is only to enable the down payment option of 3 payments on the system!!
2 March 2019 - Saturday - Ridgeback Wine Farm - Paarl Harvest Festival
13 April 2019 - Saturday - Du Toitskloof Wines - In conjunction with Love Your Nuts Charity.
1 May 2019 - Wednesday - Nederburg - Workers Day
15 June 2019 - Saturday - Mellasat - Youth Day is on Sunday the 16th.
13 July 2019 - Saturday - Vrede en Lust Wine Estate
9 August 2019 - Friday - Olsen - National Womens Day
7 September 2019 - Saturday - Windmeul - Waterblommetjie Festival
13, 14 and 15 September 2019 - Vino de Montana Stage Run - Scout Farm Wellington
24 September 2019 - Tuesday - Anura - National Braai Day / Heritage Day
5 October 2019 - Saturday - Slanghoek Kelder
26 October 2019 - Saturday - Perdeberg - Family October Festival
17 November 2019 - Saturday - Jasons Hill
7 December 2019 - Saturday - Landskroon
18 January 2020 - Saturday - Doolhof Wine Estate
15 February 2020 - Saturday - Calais (TBC)
21 February 2020 - Awards Dinner - Venue to be confirmed.
T's and C's - We will try to stay to the dates and venues as per the calendar. Because we deal with farms some changes might take place. If this happens you will be notified in time.
You can also join our Facebookpage at ww.facebook.com/groups/1532193470394888
More information: www.runthevines.co.za
Ridgeback Wines, Paarl
|Address||Off R44, Windmeul,, North Agter Paarl, Paarl, 7630|