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Auric Auto 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 2018.
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 increase 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

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.

 
     
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  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

14 July 2018
Vrede en Lust Wine Farm

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R100 / 10km – R120 / 17km – R150 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 17km starts 7:45am / 10km starts 8:00am / 5km starts 8:15 am
Henties Jr Challenge: 3km U/12 – FREE (Start 08:30). Adults can accompany the kids at R50 pp
Family Activity: Come join us on the 14th of July 2018 for a day of Fun, Wine, Craft Beer, Food Trucks and Kids Entertainment.

Although we have hosted the Pink Xtreme Trail Run at Vrede and Lust for the last 2 years this is a new farm on the Run The Vines calendar.

Nestled within a natural amphitheater shaped by the vertical cliffs of the spectacular Simonsberg Mountain, lies Vrede en Lust Estate – home to the wines produced and bottled by the Buys-family.
Runners will run through the vineyard on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountain and experience some of the most spectacular views on offer in the Paarl / Franschoek region.

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

There will be a dedicated safe keeping area to keep all your valuables. Please do not leave items such as handbags, cell phones and wallets in the car.

  http://mitres-edge.co.za/

 
           
         
  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

EXTRA EVENT:
21 July 2018
Mountain Ridge

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Run Only Entry: 5km – R100 / 10km – R120 / 17km – R150 / R30 extra for late entries.
Run + Festival Entry: 5km – R200 / 10km – R220 / 17km – R250 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 17km starts 8:30am / 10km starts 8:45am / 5km starts 9:00am
Family Activity: Mountain Ridge Soetes & Sop Festival

Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, Mountain Ridge is situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Breedekloof wine district, surrounded by majestic mountains, endless vineyards, rolling hills and tranquil farm land. Runners will be able to run a easy 5km route or the more challenging 10km and 17km route.

The run takes place in conjunction with the Soetes & Sop Festival. The festival is very popular and all the tickets are sold out every year. Breedekloof Wine & Tourism was kind enough to allocate 100 discounted tickets for our runners that would like to join the festival.
Normal price for festival is R160 so you save R60!!

NB: Please make sure that you buy the correct option if you want a ticket to the festival. No festival tickets will be available on the day!! If you do buy a festival option for the run and
would like to buy a ticket for non-runners you will then have to buy that ticket for the non-runner online at: www.webtickets.co.za

Ticket for the run and the festival combination must be bought on the entries.onsite-events.co.za portal.

Showers are available to clean up after your run.

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

  http://mitres-edge.co.za/

 
           
         
  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

9 August 2018
Olsen Winery

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R100 / 10km – R120 / 17km – R150 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 17km starts 7:45am / 10km starts 8:00am / 5km starts 8:15am
Henties Jr Challenge: 3km U/8 and U/12 – FREE (Start 08:30)
Family Activity: National Womans Day

If you are one of those people that wanted to get into shape for summer then our 6th event on the Run The Vines calendar on National Women’s Day on the 9th of August 2018 at Olsen Private Vineyards is the place to be.

Again participants will be treated to an amazing venue and the hospitality of farm manager Armand Botha. Runners on the 5km route will experience the beautiful view from the water point that is situated halfway up the Klein Drakenstein Mountains while the 10km runners run a “loop” in the forest that almost turns at the entrance to the Hugenot Tunnel. Our 17km will be challenged with an extra 7km on the adjacent farms. Back to the water point for the second time and all runners will then head downhill towards the majestic Olsen Winery that belongs to Greg Olsen who was only the 3rd civilian to go to the International Space Station.

While enjoying the hospitality at the Olsen Winery the runners, family and friends will again be entertained to a fun prize giving session with prizes up for grabs for the best dressed mail runners dressed as “ladies”!!!

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

There will be a dedicated safe keeping area to keep all your valuables.

Please to not leave items such as handbags, cellphones and wallets in the car.

Come join us on the 9th of August 2018 for a day of Fun, Wine, Craft Beer, Food Trucks and a great vibe.

  http://mitres-edge.co.za/

 
           
         
  Run the Vines - Laborie Trail Run

Dates for 2018:

DATE DAY FARM Special Days
3 March Saturday Ridgeback Wine Farm Ommiberg Festival
2 April Monday Spice Route Easter Monday
28 April Saturday Nederburg Workers Day
16 June Saturday Mellasat Youth Day
14 July Saturday Vrede en Lust  
9 August Thursday Olsen National Womens Day
1 September Saturday Windmeul Waterblommetjie Festival
24 September Monday Anura National Braai Day
27 October Saturday Perdeberg Family October Festival
17 November Saturday XTN Family Farm  
1 December Saturday Landskroon  
19 January 2019 Saturday Spice Route  
16 February 2019 Saturday Mitres Edge  
22 February 2019 Friday Venue TBC Award Dinner


 

 
           
     
 

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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paarl wine route Drakenstein