Leura Park Estate, 1400 Portarlington Rd, Curlewis VIC 3222
REGISTRATION opens at 11:30am and closes at 1:00pm
ROLLING START from 12:00pm through to 1:00pm
RUN/WINE WADDLE From 12noon-1pm you can head towards the start inflatable and commence your 5 or 10km run.If you are doing the Wine Waddle ONLY, tasting stations will also be open from 12noon.
BAND fires up at approx 1.30pm until 5.30pm with breaks.
Photo ID: Your photo ID is required at registration to participate in the event or buy any
alcohol. No ID? No running or drinking...oh dear!
Waiver Form: All of you should have completed your waiver online when you registered. If you are unsure, please click on the button below, print out the waiver, sign it and bring it on the day.
If for some reason you can't access the waiver online, there will be some available on the day.
Parking will be $5 cash per car. Please try to have the correct amount of money to speed up the parking process. We recommend car-pooling wherever possible to make sure everyone has space to park!
Please try to arrive at least 60 minutes before the run starts! This will give you enough time to park your car, register, get your
bearings and pick your spot in front of the band area. There is an unmanned bag drop area on site to store your belongings until you come
back in from the course. Leave valuables at home or in the car. We accept no responsibility for lost or damaged items.
REMEMBER: EVERYONE ALWAYS ARRIVES AT THE SAME TIME, AND LAST MINUTE! SO NOT ALLOWING YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME COULD RESULT IN LINING UP. We will do our best to minimise any line-ups, please be patient and think of the wine.
Our registration tent is open from 11:30am and will close at 1pm SHARP. Please ensure you have registered before 1pm.
At registration you will be given a coloured wristband relevant to your category. Please do not remove this for the entire duration of the event. People at the event will be checked for wristbands, so to save embarrassment, please keep them on!
Due to COVID Social Distancing Restrictions, this event will have a rolling start commencing from 12noon to 1pm. Once you have registered, you can make your way over to the START inflatable and commence your 5km or 10km run from 12noon. Those who are doing the 'Wine Waddle' only can also commence their tastings from 12noon. Staff will provide you with directions and your custom wine cup, lanyard and tasting card to commence wine tasting, mmmm!
The tasting stations will NOT be open for the whole of the event. Due to COVID social distancing limited numbers are allowed at each tasting station. Please try to be at the first tasting station by 2:30pm, so that you can be back to enjoy the band! Each participant is given 8 wine tasting tokens, hand ONE over to receive ONE tasting! You can use all 8 at one station if you like, but once they're gone, they're gone! It is your responsibility to look after them and use them wisely!
The run course is a 5k loop, which means two laps for the 10km runners. The course is through and around the scenic Leura Park Estate and surrounding property. The course may include but is not limited to fire trails, uneven, bumpy, and slippery ground (if wet). This is an OFF road course, not a Park Run course. Please SLOW down and take care if the track is slippery under foot! Follow the track, there are pink flags, black and green arrows, pink and yellow tape marking the course. Enjoy the scenery and get back to the finish line safe, where the real fun begins! It might be a good idea to bring a change of shoes (joggers) and possibly clothes, for the after party!
If at any time on the course you need first aid, ask one of our volunteers who will be clearly visible in a fluorescent orange vest. If you can’t make it to a volunteer, then please make yourself as comfortable as possible and send another person to seek assistance.
There will be unmanned water station on course (if it's a warm day) please help yourself to ONE bottle and bring that bottle back to the start/finish area. We have a strict 'LEAVE NO TRACE' policy and do not want to upset the vineyard owners. We are extremely lucky to run through the property. ALL participants will receive a water bottle at the finish line for the start of their 'Wine Waddle'. You can still bring your own water bottle as a backup!
Take a photo and upload it publicly on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #Grapest5krunGeelong, and the best photo will win a prize to be announced on the day!
Food and drink options are available for purchase on the day, including vegetarian & gluten-free food options. Make sure to bring along some
cash if you want to purchase any food or drink at the event. This section is managed by the vineyard.
No BYO alcohol or food is permitted at the Venue.
No alcohol is to be consumed before your run.
Merchandise including shirts and covid masks are available for purchase on the day at the merchandise stand near the registration area.
Please bring cash as there are no EFTPOS facilities available
If you have pre-purchased merchandise this MUST be collected at the merchandise tent on the day of the event, as it will not be delivered to you.
Online registration is still available and a few on the day registrations will be available, registration lists have been printed. However, any ticket changes must be addressed with our event staff supervising registration. The system is set up so the person the ticket is transferred to pays in full, and the original participant receives a refund.
The weather can change quickly, so please check the forecast on the Saturday morning. When the sun goes down it may become a bit chilly. Please bring a jumper and jacket, even though you will be warm from all the dancing! RAIN will not delay play!!
We have an awesome band (Test Pilot Molly) and they will be there to rock your socks off, with all the classics and plenty of new tunes!
We look forward to seeing you all for a corker of a day!
This means that NO-ONE under the age of 18 is allowed to be present at the after party, including but not limited to small children, babies, toddlers & school children. This is due to the consumption of alcohol.
Partners are more then welcome to come and spectate the run, however if you choose to stay on for the entertainment, you'll need to purchase a GIG ticket.