Start training, a wine-tasting fun run is happening in Geelong next month

Start training, a wine-tasting fun run is happening in Geelong next month

Whoever said you can’t drink wine and exercise was very, very wrong.

Geelong, behold multitasking at its best — fitness and wine. That’s right, the Grapest 5km run will see you and your crew running (and sipping, definitely more sipping) your way through one of Australia’s best vineyards.

The key takeaways

  • Grapest 5km Run is heading to Geelong
  • You will work up a thirst with the 5k or 10k run, walk or skip in the best wineries and estates across Australia
  • ‘Sip’ as you enjoy your cool down with the now famous ‘Wine Waddle’ and tasting stations

The Grapest 5K run has been around for a while now, and is essentially a series of wine-tasting fun runs encouraging participants to move their bodies before indulging in some booze-filled rewards. Unsurprisingly, the events were a hit and now they’re blessing us with a return to Geelong next month.

Slated for Saturday, May 1 at Leura Park Estate, the fun run consists of two sections.

The first will see wine-lovers sprinting, jogging or moving at any sort of pace five or ten kilometres through the scenic vineyard surroundings on the Bellarine. The second part – coined the wine waddle – will then see participants walk another kilometre while stopping at eight tasting stations along the way with three hours of live entertainment to enjoy at the end. If that’s not the ideal way to cool down after a workout, we don’t know what is.

If you’d prefer not to spend your Saturday doing physical activity, you can still take part in the waddling and sippling.

Plus at the end of the run, you get a special medal for your efforts (for knocking back all that delicious wine of course). Dress up are encouraged.

It all goes down at Leura Park Estate in Geelong on Saturday, May 1. Round up your wine-loving pals and book your tickets here.