Hope Estate, 2213 Broke Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320
REGISTRATION opens at 11.00am
RACE BRIEF at approx 12.45pm
RUN - 10k Run starts approx 1.00PM. The 5k Run starts 5 minutes afterwards. Then the 'Wine Waddle' only participants will start their tastings.
BAND fires up at approx 2.00pm 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 minimize any line-ups, please be patient and think of the wine.
When you arrive at the venue you will be given a wristband when you depart the bus, PLEASE put that on and keep it on, that's your ticket
home! Then make your way to registration. All Buses will depart on time.
Only 50 seats available per bus.
Departure from McDonald Jones Stadium (previously Hunter Stadium) Turton Road, Broadmeadow - 10:30am sharp
Arrival at Hope Estate - 11:30am approx
Departure from Hope Estate - 5:45pm sharp
Arrival at McDonald Jones Stadium - 6:45pm approx
At registration you will be given a coloured wristband relevant to your category. Please do not remove this for the duration of the event. People at the event will be checked for wristbands, so to save embarrassment, please keep them on!
We ask that the 10km participants are at the front, they will get a 5 minute head start to help avoid congestion on the course. The 5k participants and the 'Wine Waddle' participants will start after that! Once the runners taken off, the 'Wine Waddlers' will wait for staff directions to provide them with their 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. Please try and be at the first tasting station by 2.30pm, you won't want to miss out on the band! Each participant is given 8 wine tasting tokens, hand ONE over to receive ONE tasting! 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, so two laps for the 10km runners. The course is through and around the beautiful Hope 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 first aid located at base camp to give medical care if necessary.
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 #Grapest5krunHunterValley and #WineSelectors, and the best photo will win a Magnum sized bottle of wine, courtesy of our generous sponsor, Wine Selectors!
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. If you have purchased an 'Indulgence
Pack' it can be collected from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.
No BYO alcohol or food is permitted at the Venue.
No alcohol is to be consumed before your run.
Any merchandise purchased online can be collected on the day at the merchandise tent.
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 in this area, so please check the forecast on the Saturday morning. When the sun goes down it will 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!!
The fantastic Brisbane band "McKenzie" will be there to rock your socks off, with all the classics and plenty of new tunes! There are some
great spot prizes up for grabs (Wine magnums) for best dancers, best dressed etc.
We look forward to seeing you all there for a corker of a day!