Shelton Vineyards Running the Vines 5K 10K

Dobson, NC

Join us for our 7th Annual Shelton Vineyards Running the Vines 5K and 10K and Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run on May 20, 2017!

Both the 5K and 10K races run along a rolling, picturesque course starting at the Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards and finishing on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards in the heart of Yadkin Valley Wine Country. Our 5K Team Challenge is a chance for you and your friends to show everyone who has the fastest team around and take home the 5K Team Challenge trophy.  And bring the little "vine-runners" to take part in our FREE 1/2 Mile Kid's Fun Run through the vineyard where each child will receive their own finisher's medal.  Come run the race then spend the day with us, or make it a great couples, friends, or girl's weekend!

This event is co-hosted by Mount Airy Parks and Recreation, Surry County Parks and Recreation, and Town of Dobson.

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Race Details --  
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Starting Line:  Hampton Inn and Suites at Shelton Vineyards - 150 Charlestowne Dr, Dobson, NC 27017
Finish Line:  Shelton Vineyards - 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, NC 27017

Event Schedule

Early Packet pickup: 
Friday, May 19th
Noon - 8PM
Hampton Inn and Suites, Dobson, NC
Madison Lee Meeting Room

Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup: 
Saturday, May 20th
6:30 - 7:30 AM
Hampton Inn and Suites, Dobson, NC
Madison Lee Meeting Room
*Outside entrance - right side doors under the pergola

Race Times and Awards:
  • 10K Start: 8:00 AM
  • 5K Start: 8:10 AM
  • 5K Awards: 9:00 AM
  • Kid's Half Mile Fun Run:  9:30 AM
  • 10K Awards:  9:45 AM

Bring your chair or blanket and stick around after the race awards for our "Afternoon Cool Down" on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards, featuring live music by Mediocre Bad Guys at the Shelton Vineyards Amphitheater from 12-2 PM.  Wine and food by Harvest Grill Express will be available for purchase while you enjoy the music and take in the tours and tastings at the winery. 

From 6-9 PM the evening of the race, Saturday, May 20th (rain or shine), we host the first concert of the Shelton Vineyards 2017 Sunset Concert Series featuring The Breakfast Club - America's Favorite 1980's Tribute Band!  
Registered Running the Vines 5K and 10K race participants age 21+ will receive TWO (2) free admission tickets to the concert with their packet! 

Race Information

Registration Fees --

5K Race
  • Youth under 18: $25  
  • Early Registration thru 5/5: $30
  • Standard Registration 5/6 - 5/20:  $35
  • Team Challenge:
    • Early Registration thru 5/5: $30 per team member (5 minimum)
    • Standard Registration 5/6 - 5/17: $35 per team member (5 minimum)
10K Race
  • Youth Under 18: $25 
  • Early Registration thru 5/5: $35
  • Standard Registration 5/6-5/20: $40
Kid's 1/2 Mile Fun Run:  FREE 
*Kid's Shirts are available for purchase with registration through 5/5 for $10.00

*Online registration ends Wednesday, May 17th @ 6:00 PM

Runners registered by May 5th are guaranteed a short-sleeve tri-blend race shirt.  Extra shirts will be ordered, but quantities and sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Races run rain or shine. Entry fees are non-refundable. Race runs rain or shine.  Packets cannot be mailed to entrants.

Running the Vines 5K Team Challenge

Participating in the Running the Vines 5K Team Challenge is easy! Runners can create a new team or join an existing team when they register online.  This is a great team building opportunity.  Sign up with your coworkers, church, school or running group.  Anyone can join in - run for the prize or just for fun!
2016 5K Team Challenge Winners
  • A minimum of 5 team members are required to be eligible for the team award; no maximum.
  • The team's score will be the average of the top 5 finishers on the team. The fastest team score wins a custom 5K Team Challenge trophy.
  • Team members are also eligible for the 5K individual overall and age group awards.
*All teams must be registered by May 17th @ 6PM.
Team registration questions? Email us at for assistance.
Race Course
Both races have a chip-timed finish.  Awards will be based on gun time.  The 10K course is USATF certified#NC12004PH and has a chip start.  The 5K will have a gun start.  Click here for Course Maps

All fitness levels are encouraged; however, there will be a 2-hour cutoff of course support for both the 10K and 5K.  If you plan to walk or don't expect to finish in 2 hours, please register for our 5K race.  Strollers are allowed - no dogs on the course, please.  Pets are welcome on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards, but only service dogs are allowed inside the buildings.

Unique custom awards will be given to the following in the 10K and 5K races:
  • Overall Male/Female: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place will receive a bottle of Shelton Vineyards Reserve wine signed by Charlie and Ed Shelton and a custom 2017 Running the Vines commemorative award.
  • Male/Female Age Divisions 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place (13 and Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over) will receive a custom 2017 Running the Vines medal.
The 5K Team Challenge winner will receive a custom team trophy.

How many races can boast that you can get a few extra minutes sleep and literally walk to the starting line with shuttle service to and from the finish line to your room?  We can!  Reserve your stay at The Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards, but hurry - rooms for race weekend sell out quickly!  Other accommodations are available across the street at the Surry Inn (336) 366-3000 or go to the Town of Dobson website for local lodging options.

For more information, contact Danielle Davis at Shelton Vineyards:
Phone: 336-366-4724

When & Where

May 20, 2017


8:00 AM

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