Running the Vines is the Yadkin Valley Wine Region's premier 5K/10K event featuring live music, delicious food, wine and NC craft beer - all on the beautiful grounds of Shelton Vineyards in Dobson, NC. In addition to a fun and exciting 5K/10K event, participants receive an awesome race t-shirt, custom finisher's medal, packet filled with sponsor goodies and 2 free tickets to the Shelton Vineyards Sunset Concert. Spend the day with us or make plans for a couples, friends, or girls getaway weekend!
Both races start and finish at Shelton Vineyards and feature beautiful views of the vineyard and neighboring country farms. The 5K Team Challenge offers a chance for you and your friends to show everyone who has the fastest team and take home the 5K Team Challenge trophy. Little "vine-runners" can take part in the Kids 1/2 Mile Kid's Fun Run sponsored by Chick-fil-A, where each will receive their own finisher's medal.
Schedule of Events - May 20, 2023
286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, NC 27017
Packet Pickup at Shelton Vineyards
Friday May 19th 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 20th 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM
During Packet Pickup, Friday night enjoy music on the winery terrace from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.
10K Race - 8:00 AM
5K Race - 8:15 AM
Kid's Fun Run - 9:30 AM
5K Awards - 9:45 AM
10K Awards - After the 5K Awards
Registration Fees -
5K Under 18: $25 thru race day
10K Under 18: $30 thru race day
$30.00 by 6/30
$35.00 by 4/30
$40.00 5/1 thru race day
$35.00 by 6/30
$40.00 by 4/30
$45.00 5/1 thru race day
Kid's 1/2 Mile Fun Run - $10 *includes t-shirt for kids pre-registered by 5/10*
Packets will not be mailed to entrants. Races run rain or shine. Registration fees are not refundable. Race bibs may be transferred to another participant by submitting an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st.
You must register no later than May 10, 2023 to guarantee your race t-shirt and size.
Race t-shirts may be available on race day on a first-come, first-served basis in limited sizes and quantities. Our t-shirts are a super-soft, cotton-poly blend short-sleeve tee in unisex sizes.
Registrants 21 years of age and older receive two (2) tickets to the Sunset Concert the night of the race. Additional tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 at www.sheltonvineyards.com or for $25 at the gate.
Running the Vines 5K Team Challenge
Participating in the Team Challenge is easy! Runners can create a new team or join an existing team when they register online for the 5K.
Sign up with your coworkers, church, school or running group. Anyone can participate in the Team Challenge - run for the "fastest team" trophy or just for fun! This is a great team-building opportunity for your company or organization.
A minimum of 5 team members must complete the 5K to be eligible for the Team Challenge "fastest team" award; there is no maximum number of members on a team. The team's score is calculated by the average time of the top 5 finishers on the team. The fastest team score wins the 5K Team Challenge trophy. Team members are also eligible for the 5K individual overall and age group awards.
Both the 5K and 10K races start and finish at Shelton Vineyards!! All race parking will be located at Shelton Vineyards and races will start and finish in front of the winery.
Running the Vines 5K MapRunning the Vines 10K Map
Those who would prefer to walk or run/walk are asked to sign up for the 5K. Strollers are allowed on the 5K, dogs are not permitted on the course, but are allowed outdoors on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards while leashed.
*The 5K and 10K courses are not certified
Timing & Awards
The Top 3 Overall Male and Female winners of the 5K and 10K and Age Division winners will receive custom awards and the 5K Team Challenge team winner will receive a commemorative crystal team trophy. All 5K and 10K finishers will receive a finisher's medal. (2022 medals shown)
Awards Categories -
5K & 10K Overall Male and Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
5K & 10K Age Divisions - Male and Female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place: 13 and Under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over.
5K Team Challenge - The winning team is decided by the average time of the 5 fastest team members. Team members are also eligible for individual overall and age group awards.
Stick around after the race and enjoy live music, awesome food, craft beer, and wine, and hayrides through the vineyard!
From 6:00 - 9:00 PM race evening, enjoy the Shelton Vineyards Sunset Concert (band to be announced). Registered race participants age 21+ will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the concert at packet pickup. Additional tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 at www.sheltonvineyards.com or the day of the concert for $30. Children 12 and under are free. Concerts are rain or shine.
Lodging and More
Lodging is available at the Hampton Inn and Suites at Shelton Vineyards and Surry Inn, as well as several other area hotels and bed and breakfasts. Call ahead for availability as rooms usually sell out quickly. Dining is available on the grounds of Shelton Vineyard at the Harvest Grill; reservations are recommended by calling 336-366-3590 or find them on the RESY app. The Town of Dobson has several other options for dining, shopping, and other unique attractions to check out while you are visiting. Click here for more info.