Australia’s most unique and widely anticipated event is heading to Brisbane, and with only 7 weeks to go, the response has been enormous, and the event is promising to be the biggest and best of its kind yet! On the 3rd of June, one of Brisbane’s premier vineyards, Ocean View Estate, is gearing up to host the fourth Grapest 5K Run… sip Happens!
Ocean View co-owner, Kate Honnef, said “We are really excited to partner with Centaur Outdoor Events to bring Brisbane an event which is about to become a ‘must do’ on the wine lover’s yearly calendar. The Grapest 5K Run is going to be all about having fun with wine, food and even craft beer, a new addition to Ocean View Estate’s offerings, in a stunning environment surrounded by vineyards, lakes and rolling hills for a bit of a challenge. We can’t wait to share our piece of paradise with all the Brisbane and visiting lovers of all things fine and fun.”
The Grapest 5K Run consists of two sections. First, you sprint, jog or set off at whatever pace suits you best, making your way through scenic vineyard surroundings for either 5 or 10 kilometres. Then you walk another kilometre, while stopping at wine-tasting stations along the way, sampling some of the best wines the country has to offer. Don’t run? Not a problem. Just register for the 1K wine-tasting walk, and be done with it! It’s your race… run it how you want to.
“Unfortunately, all of the local accommodation has been booked out by eager “grapers”. There are still a few “Glamping“ tents available… but not for long… they have proven very popular!” said Peter Manning, Event Director. “Queenslanders have really embraced the event, and we’re looking at record participant numbers at Ocean View. The live band, Hurricane Fall, who have been travelling with the event have been a smash hit as the post-race entertainment… especially with the ladies.”
Whether you’re a running enthusiast, a lover of fine wines, or just love a great night out, the Grapest 5k Run has something for everyone.
Running… wine-tasting… glamping… live country rock… what are you waiting for?