Lots of wine-ing on fun run

Leura Park Estate will host Grapest 5K Run.

Behold multitasking at its best – one of life’s greatest pleasures – drinking wine – has been combined with a bit of healthy outdoor exercise.

In a first for the region, the Grapest 5K Run, star of Australia’s 2018 running (and wine connoisseur) calendar, is set to descend on award-winning winery Leura Park Estate, in the spectacular heart of the Bellarine, with a wine-based fun run on Saturday 6 October.

If you’re looking for a little extra motivation to start exercising, a wine-based fun run might be just what you need. But you’ll have to put in the hard yards before you get your red and white rewards. Imagine it – you’ve run, walked, and skipped your way through the vines, and by the time you’ve hit the ‘Wine Waddle’ for your cool down, you’ve totally forgotten you even worked up a sweat.

The fun kicks off at 4pm. Participants can choose to circumnavigate dams and vines around the stunning winery course on either a 5km or 10km run. For those whose mojo doesn’t include running as a highlight, the 1km Wine Waddle has you covered. Along the way, all ‘Grapesters’ will get to taste eight wines and ciders at various stations. The finale of the day will see some great food, wine and live music on offer to bring the Grapest gang together to relax and enjoy.

Leura Park Estate director, Lyndsay Sharp said she was delighted the renowned Grapest event was coming to the Bellarine, a region legendary for its premium cool climate wines and coastal charm.

“It’s a fabulous event combining a little bit of fitness and lots of fun for a diverse age range – running, wining, dining, music, food and friends old and new. All at Leura Park Estate are excited about hosting Grapest in October and look forward to welcoming everyone to enjoy our vineyard, wines and hospitality.”


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