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  HOW IT WORKS  
 
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 4th of March 2017 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.

Also new to the 2017 series will be the fact that there will be a bonus (13’th) 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 13’th 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 Technical Running Shirt 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.

We had the request for longer distances so we are adding a 17km route to 6 of the 12 events. Runners can decide if they want to do 12 x 5km, 12 x 10km or 6 x 10km plus 6 x 17km.

Runners can downgrade at any time, but will have to pay the difference should they wish to upgrade.

  We are also proud to announce that we will be hosting a Junior Challenge with all our events. This challenge will be sponsored by Henties. Juniors entering the whole series will also receive a unique running shirt. The distances for the under 8 and under 12 age groups will be 3km and for the under 18’s 5km.

Other Benifits:

• Free entry to festivals that coincide with the Run such as the Ommiberg Festival at Rhebokskloof, XTN Family Fig Festival and the Perdeberg Family Festival.

• A free invite to the awards dinner after the last event in February 2018.
 
• 12 Bottles of wine at the awards dinner in February 2018 if you finish all 12 runs.

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

One water point on the 5km, two on the 10km and three on the 17km.

Starting times for events:
Summer: 17km - 7am, 10km - 7:30 and 5km – 7:45
Winter: 17km - 7:45, 10km – 8:00 and 5km – 8:15

Medals for all finishers.

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

16 June 2017
Mellasat Vineyards

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R80 / 10km – R100 / 17km – R130 / 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 – R30 / 5km U/15 - R30. R20 extra for late entries
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)
Family Activity: Come join us on the 16th of June on National Youth Day for a day of Fun, Music, Wine, Food, and Kids Entertainment. 

The 5th event on the Run The Vines 2017 calendar will again take place at the picturesque Mellasat Vineyards.

Don’t let the winter weather keep you in-doors. Bring your family and friends and take part in this event - keep fit and warm this winter. If the family doesn’t want to run, come anyway and experience true farm hospitality.

Mellasat is a boutique wine farm and home of the world’s first White Pinotage. With stunning views of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains and the Paarl Valley, you will feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

We will have a selection of gourmet fast food available that include toasted sandwiches, gourmet breakfast tramezzini, cheese platters and much more.

Taste our range of award-winning wines including our White Pinotage or our Tempranillo.  Wine specials will be available.

Only wines from Mellasat are allowed on our premises.

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

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  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

8 July 2017
Ridgeback Wines

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R80 / 10km – R100 / 17km – R130 / 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 – R30 / 5km U/15 - R30. R20 extra for late entries
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)
Family Activity: Come join us on the 8th of July for a day of Fun, Music, Wine, Good Food and Kids Entertainment. 

A brand new venue for our 6th event on the Run The Vines 2017 calendar!! The beautiful Ridgeback Wines…

Ridgeback Wines is situated in the northern part of the picturesque town of Paarl in the Western Cape, on the northern slopes of the magnificent Paarl Mountain. The farm extends over an area of 65 hectares. Retaining the rich heritage of the countryside’s proteas and fynbos, which flourish in the region, is a priority that we are deeply and continuously committed to. Our vineyards are amongst the finest in the Cape, and our winery, which overlooks a small dam, is home to an abundance of water fowl which add to the beauty and peaceful ambience of this tranquil environment.

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 2017
Olsen Winery

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R80 / 10km – R100 / 17km – R130 / 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 – R30 / 5km U/15 - R30. R20 extra for late entries
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)
Family Activity: National Women’s Day: Day of Fun, Music, Wine, Food, and Kids Entertainment. 

If you are one of those people that wanted to get into shape for summer then our 7th event on the Run The Vines calendar on National Women’s Day on the 9th of August 2017 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

  http://mitres-edge.co.za/

 
           
         
  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

EXTRA EVENT: Steps for Hope
17 September 2017
Welbedacht Wine Estate

Distances: 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R60 / 10km – R80 / R20 extra for late entries.
Family Activity: In aid of the Sunfield Home and the Cornal Hendricks Foundation

Steps For Hope Trail Run is a fun 5km walk/run and a 10km Trail Run in aid of the Sunfield Home and the Cornal Hendricks Foundation.

Sunfield Home
Every person, every place has a story to tell and Sunfield is no exception. Their story begins more than twenty years ago. At the time, a need to establish a safe haven for intellectually disabled adults was identified  Today they provide a loving and nurturing environment for 96 residents and 10 day-care individuals of 18 to well over 70 years of age.

Cornal Hendricks Foundation

Founded in 2014 and spearheaded by Cornal, The Cornal Hendricks Foundation (CHF) will serve as a non-profit entity tabbed with supporting causes aimed at combatting social ills in the Drakenstein region and surrounding areas.

Medals for all.
Great lucky draws. No 1st, 2nd or 3rd prizes as the day is in support  of the two charities and not to be competitive. It's a fun day out!!

Food stalls, good wine, craft beer, music, play area for the kids.

View Event Poster Here

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  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

EXTRA EVENT: Pink Extreme
15 Oktober 2017
Vrede & Lust

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R80 / 10km – R100 / 17km – R130 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 17km starts 7:45am / 10km starts 8:15am / 5km starts 8:30am
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)
Family Activity: Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness

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.

On the 16th of October the farm will be hosting there 2nd annual Trail Run to help raise funds during Breast Cancer Awareness.

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.

This year a new addition to the event will be a challenging 17km route with some steep climbs and some technical areas on the route thus the name PINK Xtreme!!

All runners will receive a goody bag.
Medals for all finishers. Lots of lucky draws. Only 500 entries!!! Good food and wine!!

View Event Poster Here

  http://mitres-edge.co.za/

 
           
         
  Run the Vines - Laborie Trail Run

Dates for 2017:

DATE DAY FARM 17KM
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
21 October Saturday Spice Route No
4 November Saturday Perdeberg No
2 December Saturday Calais 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.

 
     
 
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
         
paarl wine route Drakenstein Oasis Paarl