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  Run the Vines - Rhebokskloof Trail Run

4 March 2017
Calais Wine Estate

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R120 / 10km – R140 / 17km – R170 / R30 extra for late entries.
Henties Jr Challenge: 3km U/8 and U/12 – R30 / 5km U/15 - R30. R20 extra for late entries
Start: 17km starts 7:30am / 10km starts 7:45am / 5km starts 8:00am
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)
Family Activity: Entry to the run includes a ticket to the Ommiberg Festival valued at R150.

After the devastation that took place at Calais and Druk My Niet with the fires during February we decided to host this year’s 1st Run The Vines Trail Run for the new 2017 series at the spectacular Calais Wine Estate just outside Paarl.

The fires burnt down both properties on Calais and Druk My Niet. As part of our charity for 2017 we are going to donate a portion of the entry fee on the day to the Drakenstein Farm Watch.
The Drakenstein Farm watch is a group of dedicated volunteers that helped with the fires. They did and are still doing an amazing job to make the Paarl area a safer place. 

This year again the run will take place in conjunction with the 10th annual Ommiberg”Round The Rock” Wine Festival.
Over 15venues to choose from. Celebrate the 2016 harvest with grape stomping, wine blending, young wine tastings and loads of entertainment.

Two new additions to the Run The Vines Series are the Henties Junior Challenge and also a 17km route for the more serious runners at 6 of the 12 events.
The Henties Junior Challenge is aimed at children under the age of 15 to introduce them to Trail Running as well as living a fit and healthy life style by running in nature on some of the most spectacular farms in the Boland.

Showers will be available at R20 p/p so please come and join us at Calais before you head of to enjoy the 10th Ommiberg Festival.

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  Black Pearl Wines

 
           
         
  Run the Vines - Windmeul Winery Trail Run

1 April 2017
XTN Family Farm

Distances: 17km / 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R120 / 10km – R140 / 17km – R170 / R30 extra for late entries.
Henties Jr Challenge: 3km U/8 and U/12 – R30 / 5km U/15 - R30. R20 extra for late entries
Start: 17km starts 7:30am / 10km starts 7:45am / 5km starts 8:00am
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)
Family Activity: Free entry to the Fig Festival valued at R100!!

Our 2nd Run The Vines in 2017 will take place in conjunction with the XTN Family Farm Fig Festival. With live music, good food and wine, craft beer, stalls and the opportunity to harvest your own box of figs this is a run not to be missed.

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

Showers will be available at R20 p/p.

Go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=V58UwgtuJmM to watch a video of last year’s festival.

Your entry to the run will give you a free entry to the festival valued at R100!!

  Black Pearl Wines

 
           
         
  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

17 April 2017
Ruitersvlei Wine Farm

Distances: 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R80 / 10km – R100 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 10km starts 8:00am / 5km starts 8:15am
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)
Family Activity: Keep an eye out for more info

There will be no better place to spend Family Day this Easter Weekend than at Ruitersvlei. We decided to move the day from the Saturday to the Monday to ensure that more families will join us on this day.

We will again have a hunt for Easter Egg’s on the 5km for the kids. The Easter Bunny will also entertain the kids at the venue. Jumping castles, water slides, face paints etc for the kids will ensure that mom and dad can relax after the run and enjoy the 5 star hospitality on offer at Laborie.

Craft Beer, Good food and wine and live music will keep you entertained for the whole day so make sure you invite family and friends to spend the day with you!!!

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  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

1 May 2017
Nederburg Wine Estate

Distances: 10 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R80 / 10km – R100 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 10km starts 8:00am / 5km starts 8:15am
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)
Family Activity: Keep an eye out for more info

More info will be released shortly. Please check back soon.

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  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

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  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

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  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.

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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!!

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  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

28 October 2017
Perdeberg 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: Day of Fun, Live  Music, Wine, Good Food and Kids Entertainment.

Located in Paarl in the heart of the Boland of the Western Cape, Perdeberg Winery enjoys one of the finest wine-growing regions of the Cape. Our winery lies at the foot of the magnificent Paardeberg Mountain, named after the scores of Cape Mountain Zebra that once roamed this beautiful mountainside.

If this year’s run will be anything like last year’s Run The Vines run then again this is one not to be missed.

Tickets for the October Festival will be available for our runners at a discounted rate of R60 per person at the event. Festival tickets will not be part of your entry. You have to buy the festival ticket at the event. Kids under 12 will be free.

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

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  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

EXTRA EVENT:
4 November 2017
Bains Trail Run

Distances: 15km / 8 km / 5 km options
Entry: 5km – R120 / 8km – R150 / 15km – R180 / R30 extra for late entries.
Start: 15km starts 8:00am / 8km starts 8:15am / 5km starts 8:30am
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd on both distances. (Male and female)

For the 1st Time this year we will be the co-hosts of the Bains Trail Run in association with Gravel Travel Events.

Bains Trail Run will set off from Welvanpas Farm on Saturday, 4 November 2017. Athletes can look forward to 5km, 8km and 15km routes

Start/finish:
Welvanpas Farm, Wellington
Race nr collection:
On the morning of 4 November 2017 from 7h00, at Welvanpas Farm.

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  Run the Vines - Mitre's Edge Trail Run

EXTRA EVENT:
11 November 2017
60's / 70's Party Run

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)
Family Activity: Dress Up!!!

The Run The Vines Team decided to host a Fun Year End 60's and 70's Party Run to get all our runners into that end of the year spirit!!

Dress up and join us at Welbedacht near Wellington for a fun filled day with Wine, Craft Beer, Food Trucks and of course a stunning Trail Run.

The theme is 60's and 70's. DJ Skud Skud will entertain us with 60's and 70's music.....

So dress up and go old school!! Great prizes for best dressed!!

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

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