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Winery Running Festival

The Winery Running Festival will be staged from The Vintage Golf Resort and Spa, Rothbury in the Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia. Main races are a The Vintage Winery Marathon, NBN Half Marathon, 10km,Bimbadgen Winery Wander 6km and 2k Kids Marathon. Competitors can run or walk any event and enjoy the convenience of the start and finish lines in the same area, as well as sport and local produce expo and family entertainment on offer. Enjoy running past world famous vineyards and resorts in one of Australia's best holiday locations.

Course

A certified Marathon course around The Vintage Golf Resort and wineries of the Hunter Valley. This event is a 21.1km loop which is completed twice. On returning for the 2nd lap, you will be greeted by a large crowd waiting to start the other events.

Race Kits Collection (Number Bibs, Shirts etc)

Collection of race kits (number bibs, shirts etc.) will be possible on Saturday of race weekend from 10am - 4 pm and from 5.30am on Sunday morning from the event compound

You need pick up your kit at least 40min before your race start time. Please account for traffic and crowd issues when arriving.

You must provide photo identification to collect your race pack. if you are collecting on behalf of another competitor a letter authorising you to collect on behalf of that athlete.

Start Times

  • 6:30am     Marathon 
  • 7:15am     Half Marathon 
  • 9:15am     10km
  • 10:00am   6km
  • 10:45am   Kids Marathon

Drink Stations

Will be situated not more than 3km apart on the various courses. Water and electorlyte is available on all drink stations and at the finish. Drinks stations are availabele at 2.5km. 6km, 7.5km, 10km, 13km, 16km, 19km and the recovery area. Jelly beans will be available on selected stations. 

Personal drinks will be set up ready for the second lap of the marathon. Drinks/food etc should be clearly marked with your bib number and dropped off at the registration tent before 6.30am. These will then be taken to the drink station at the start line (for the second lap of the marathon).

Race Timing

Chip timing is used for the event. 

Souvenir Photos

There will be photographers taking photos of you on the course. Go to www.marathon-photos.com the day following the race and just enter your bib number or name and your pics will be there.

Location

The Vintage Golf Resort and Spa, off McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin. 

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