Run the Vines during Ommiberg

Run The Vines line-up from the left are Kayla Samuel, JB De Bruyn, Larissa Pepler and Natasha Stoumann-Jackson.

Run The Vines line-up from the left are Kayla Samuel, JB De Bruyn, Larissa Pepler and Natasha Stoumann-Jackson.

Paarl is celebrating the 2015 harvest in spectacular style with the OmmiBerg ‘Round the Rock’ festival on Saturday, 7 March.  Participating members of the Paarl Wine Route will be hosting a jam-packed programme featuring young wine tastings, harvest activities, special entertainment for kids and wine promotions.

Outdoor enthusiasts should not miss the official launch of the “Run The Vines Trail Run Series” at Rhebokskloof during OmmiBerg.  The series in collaboration with Paarl Wine Routes will include 12 trail run events on 12 different wine farms in and around the Paarl region during the next 12 months.  Each event will offer a 5km route, which is ideal for runners and walkers that want to take time to enjoy the picturesque scenery, while a 10km route offers a challenge for the more serious runners.

According to Annelize Stroebel, CEO of Paarl Wine Routes, the “Run The Vines Trail Run Series” offers a unique opportunity to truly experience each of the destinations.  “Participants will get to run through sections of the farms they would not normally see and will also get to experience true Boland hospitality with their families at the finish with live entertainment at each event,” says Stroebel.

Pre-entries on www.runthevines.co.za is R100 for 5km and R120 for 10km and include entry for the OmmiBerg Festival valued at R100.  All runners (5km & 10km) will receive a medal.  Water points will be available for all distances.  The 10km race starts at 08h00 and the 5km at 08h15.

Runners prepaying for all 12 events will be able to run the final race free of charge and also qualify for a specially labelled bottle of wine depicting the Run The Vines Series from each of the wine farms participated at.

For a detailed programme on this fun-filled vineyard to cellar festival, visit www.ommiberg.co.za.