Winery Running Festival
The Vintage Winery Marathon22 July 2018
Course (21.1 km X 2)42.2km
The course will be staged from The Vintage Golf Resort and Spa located off McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin. This resort is a world class facility and we are fortunate to have access to the grounds for this event. The event compound will be on the lawns of the Golf Club and Chateau Elan overlooking the golf resort and wineries of the Hunter Valley. There will be a festival atmosphere with stalls, entertainment, food and wine (for post race of course) The course will start on the grass area and then move to a number of wide internal roads for approximately 1.3km. This will allow the field to spread out before moving onto the wide weatherproof cart paths of the golf resort. These tracks meander around the course for 2.5km before entering the bottom of the Bimbadgen Winery vineyard ,where runners will climb to the top of the vineyard, with spectacular views, where they will then return to the course and continue along the cart tracks until the course crosses Vintage Drive and enters the Golf Club area. Runners will then run past the Golf Club and start along the 10th hole and follow this until the 13th hole, where runners will be diverted to a track to access the road crossing of McDonalds Rd and Deasys Rd. Traffic management will be in place to allow runners to cross McDonalds Rd and run on the northern side of Deasys Rd for approx 5.5km out and back. This road is surrounded left and right by beautiful vineyards and accommodation venues. On returning runners will return to the cart tracks and finish the 21.1km course in front of a substantial crowd in front of the Golf Club House. Marathon runners will continue to complete a second lap before finishing. The course has a small amount of grass and some uneven ground, however is 90% weather proof and even. All course detail is subject to weather and approvals. Small changes may be made in the lead up to the event. The course is certified as correct by an AIMS qualified measurer. All courses are subject to final approval.
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