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Run The Vines 2018

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.

This year runners that pre-enter and pre-pay for all 12 events before the 1st event on the 3th of March 2018 and then run in all 12 events will again receive their 12 bottles of wine (1 from each farm where they ran and finished), after the last run in Feb 2018.

We will again have a bonus (13th) run that participants can use as a substitution run should they not be able to run all 12 runs. Runners are welcome to run all 13 but because of people being sick, having other appointments etc we decided to give them the benefit of the doubt by adding
a 13th event to use if they should miss one of the 12. Yes – we are nice people!!

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.

Other Benifits:

• Free entry to festivals that coincide with the Run such as the Ommiberg Festival at Ridgeback, the Waterblommetjie Festival at Windmeul and the Perdeberg October Festival. 

• 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.

• A loyalty card that will give you discounts throughout the year at several wine estates, restaurants and other. These merchants will be confirmed before the start of the series.

Only 100 series entries will be sold!!


Two payment options are available:

Full payment:
5km - R1200
10km - R1500
17km - R1800

Down payments:
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 R80 for the 5km and R100 for the 10km and R130 for the 17km.

The price will only increes if the run is in conjunction with a festival and the hosting farm are charging us extra for the festival.

Timing will be done by Live Time. You can buy a permanent tag for R50 or rent one at each event for R10. Timing chip is compulsory.

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 - 7:30am, 10km - 8:00am and 5km - 8:15
Winter: 17km - 7:45, 10km – 8:00 and 5km – 8:15
Medals for all finishers

Planned dates and farms:
3 March 2018 - Saturday - Ridgeback Wine Farm - Ommiberg Festival
2 April 2018 - Monday - Ruitersvlei Wine Estate - Public Holiday - Easter Monday.
1 May 2018 - Tuesday - Nederburg - Workers Day
16 June 2018 - Saturday - Mellasat - Youth Day
14 July 2018 - Saturday - Druk My Niet / Calais Wine Estate
9 August 2018 - Thursday - Olsen - National Womens Day
1 September 2018 - Saturday - Windmeul - Waterblommetjie Festival
24 September 2018 - Monday - Anura - National Braai Day
27 October 2018 - Saturday - Perdeberg - Family October Festival
17 November 2018 - Saturday - XTN Family Farm
1 December 2018 - Saturday - Landskroon
19 January 2019 - Saturday - Spice Route
16 February 2019 - Saturday - Mitres Edge
22 February 2019 - 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.

  Upcoming Event InfoRMATION  
  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

25 November 2017
Jason’s Hill Trail Run – Slanghoek Valley

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R80 / 10km – R100 / 17km – R130 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 17km starts 7:30am / 10km starts 8:00am / 5km starts 8:15am
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)

Jason’s Hill got its name from an old shepherd of the name Jason, who used to herd his sheep on the farm. The family have been farming with grapes for six generations, but it is only with the latest generation that the farm got its own winery. Jason’s Hill has been producing award winning wines ever since its establishment in 2002. It strives to give people an enjoyable time when visiting the gorgeous area and to have them taste lovely wines and food.

The route will take you through the mountain, experiencing almost 3km of single track with two waterfalls and a running stream for drinking water. The 17km route will be a challenging route that should be done with extreme caution at some areas. The other parts of the 5km, 10km and 17km route will meander through the vineyards of Jason's Hill and the neighboring farms true to the Run The Vines tradition.

With a lovely kids playing area, good food, great wine and live music you have to be part of this special event in the Slanghoek Valley!!

Timing by LIVETIME: Timing wrist band compulsory. R10 - Rental or R50 - Permanent

  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

2 December 2017
Landskroon Estate

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R80 / 10km – R100 / 17km – R130 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 17km starts 7:30am / 10km starts 8:00am / 5km starts 8:15am
Henties Jr Challenge: 3km U/8 and U/12 – R30 / 5km U/15 - R30. R20 extra for late entries
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)
Family Activity: Day of Fun, Live  Music, Wine, Good Food and Kids Entertainment.

The wine making tradition at Landskroon dates back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots settlers came to the Cape. 

Among the newcomers was Jacques de Villiers, a wine maker from Niort in France. In 1874 his great-grandson, Paul, bought a portion of the original Landskroon farm that had been granted to a free burger by governor Simon van der Stel in 1692.

On the 2nd of December 2017 we will host our 11th event on the Run The Vines calendar for the 2017/18 season.

Timing by LIVETIME: Timing wrist band compulsory. R10 - Rental or R50 - Permanent


  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

6 December 2017
Twilight Run  -  Anura

Distances: 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R50 / 10km – R100 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 10km starts 18:00am / 5km starts 18:20am
Family Activity: Good food, Great wine, Amazing Craft Beer

The PPA ( Pedal Power Association) have been hosting the Twilight Ride for several years now. This is always a fun ride for the whole family. Riders dress up in a Christmas theme with red themed outfits and even lights on their bikes!!

We are proud to announce that we have been approached to host a fun trail run in conjunction with the ride.

Runners will be able to do a flat 5km (Family Friendly) route as well as a more challenging 10km route. The 10km route will go past the well known Neil Joubert farm where they will be treated to some "Bubbly" at the water point.

Please note that this is a fun event!! No timing. Medals for all finishers.

No 1st, 2nd or 3rd prizes. Lots of lucky draws!!!! Best dressed.

  Run the Vines - Laborie Trail Run

Dates for 2017:

4 March Saturday Calais Wine Estate Yes
2 April Sunday XTN Family Farm Yes
17 April Monday Ruitersvlei No
1 May Monday Nederburg No
16 June Friday Mellasat Yes
8 July Saturday Ridgeback Wines No
9 August Wednesday Olsen Yes
2 September Saturday Windmeul No
25 September Monday Landskroon Yes
28 October Saturday Perdeberg No
2 December Saturday Landskroon Yes
20 January Saturday Vrede en Lust No



Special discounts will be available at all events on meals, festival entries, picnic baskets etc.

It all depends on what will be on offer by the specific wine farm where
the event will be hosted.

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