Starting and finishing at Blaauwklippen off the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, the 12km Wine Experience winds its way through the vineyards of Stellenrust, Dornier, Kleinood, Waterford and Stellenzicht, all renowned for their exceptional wines. These six participating wine farms will tempt participants to linger and taste their wines along with Portobello cheeses on offer. Talented musicians and ballerinas will add to the festive atmosphere.
More serious participants can choose between the 12km or the 20km Trail Run without making wine tasting pit stops but there will be ample Vitamin Water at the water stations along the route.
Both the 12km and the 20km Trail Runs start at 08h00, followed by the fun-packed Wine Experience at 08h30 with a staggered start every 10 minutes until 10h00 to ensure a leisurely atmosphere at the cellar tastings.
Fun seekers who swap their usual running gear for fancy dress costumes will be able to “win their weight in wine”, the top prize for the most spectacularly dressed male and female entrants. The overall winners of the more serious Trail Runs will also win wine from participating estates.
Wine Experience participants will be able to buy wine en route which will be delivered to them at the finish at Blaauwklippen where the festivities will continue with a farmer’s market, entertainment and pamper treatments by Mangwanani Africa Day Spa therapists.
Crèche facilities provided specially for the event, will enable parents to leave their children at the start and collect them once they have completed the circular route.
The Trail Run and Wine Experience costs R285 whilst the Trail Run without the wine tastings for more serious participants costs R120 per person for the 12km and R160 for the 20km distance.
The Cellar2Cellar Trail Run will be limited to 600 participants and the Wine Experience to 500, so be sure to get your entry in early.