Crooked River Wines – EVENT INFORMATION


With ONLY days to go, please see below some Essential Event Info to ensure you have a corker of a day!

EVENT VENUE - Crooked River Wines, 
11 Willowvale Rd, Gerringong, NSW 2534


RUN- 10k Run starts approx 4.00PM. The 5k Run starts approx 5 minutes afterwards. Then the 'Wine Waddle' only participants will start their tastings.

BAND- Fires Up at approx 5.00pm until 8.30pm 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.

View Waiver


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 came 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.

If you have purchased a bus ticket please see below your departure places and times. The bus will not and cannot wait for late comers!
When you arrive at the vineyard you will be given a YELLOW wristband. PLEASE ensure you keep this on throughout the event, so that you can take the bus home! All buses will depart on time.

Wollongong Bus: (SOLD OUT)

Departure from:
Wollongong Railway Station - 1:35pm
Oak Flats Railway Station - 2:05pm
Bus Stop opposite Ocean Beach Hotel Shellharbour - 2:15pm
Kiama Railway Station - 2:35pm
Opposite Mercure Gerringong - 2:40pm

Arrival at Crooked River wines - 2:45pm
Departure from Crooked River Wines - 8:45pm

Arrival at: Opposite Mercure Gerringong - 8:50pm
Stop opposite Ocean Beach Hotel Shellharbour - 9:15pm
Oak Flats Railway Station - 9:25pm
Wollongong Railway Station - 9:30pm

Nowra Bus:

Departure from:
Stewart Place Bus Terminal - Nowra - 2:00pm
Bomaderry Railway Station - 2:15pm
Bus Stop @ Berry Donut Van - Berry - 2:30pm

Arrival at Crooked River wines - 2:45pm
Departure from Crooked River Wines - 8:45pm

Arrival at:
Bus Stop @ Berry Donut Van - 9:00pm
Bomaderry Railway Station - 9:15pm
Stewart Place Bus Terminal - 9:30pm

At registration you will be given a colored 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 5.30pm, 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 scenic Crooked River Wines and surrounding property. The course may include but not limited to uneven, bumpy, and slippery ground (if wet). This is an OFF road course, not a Park Run course. BUT, there is a short road crossing and all TRAFFIC HAS RIGHT OF WAY, please give way to traffic and be courteous. Follow the slashed track, pink flags, black and green arrows, pink and yellow tape. Enjoy the amazing views, the hills 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, in case of a wet track!


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 #Grapest5krunWollongong 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.

No BYO alcohol or food is permitted in the event area.

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 weather forecast is looking good for the Gerringong area at this stage. Although 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!!


There is an awesome band coming from Wollongong 'The GetUps' and they 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, etc

We are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday the 23rd of February for a 'Grape' day/night out!

- See ya soon, the team at G5K HQ. | Centaur Outdoor Events