Running the Vines 5K/10K at Shelton Vineyards

Dobson, NC

Running the Vines is the Yadkin Valley Wine Region's premier 5K/10K event, featuring a full day of great 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 10th Anniversary race t-shirt, custom finisher's medal, packet filled with sponsor goodies, live musical entertainment at the band shell immediately after the race during our Afternoon Cool DownPLUS 2 free tickets to the Shelton Vineyards Summer Concert Series kickoff concert that evening featuring Eric and The Chill Tones.  Spend the day with us or make plans for a couples, friends, or girls getaway weekend!

Both races feature beautiful views of the vineyard and neighboring country farms and finish on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards in front of the Winery.  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 at the vineyard sponsored by Chick-fil-A where each will receive their own finisher's medal.
Running the Vines

Schedule of Events - September 11, 2021

10K Race - 8:00 AM
5K Race - 8:15 AM
Kid's Fun Run - 9:30 AM
5K Awards - 9:15 AM
10K Awards - 9:45 AM

Afternoon Cooldown - 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Live music, food trucks, craft beer and wine, hayrides through the vineyard

Shelton Vineyards Retail Shop
Opens at 10:00 AM with tours and tastings at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM.

Summer Concert Series kickoff
featuring Eric Chilton and the Chill Tones
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Race cap5K:
Under 18: $30
$35.00 by 7/1/21
$40.00 7/2/21 - 9/01/21

5K Team Challenge (per team member):
$35.00 by 7/1/21
$40.00 7/2/21 - 9/01/21

Under 18: $30
$40.00 by 7/1/21
$45.00 7/2/21 - 09/01/21

Kid's 1/2 Mile Fun Run - FREE*
*Youth t-shirts are available for $10 with registration by September 1, 2021.

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 before April 30, 2021.

Runners are guaranteed a Shelton Vineyards Running the Vines 5K/10K race t-shirt if registered by September 1, 2021.
This year's 10th Anniversary commemorative t-shirt is available in Ladies and Men's sizes!

Our t-shirts are a super-soft, pre-shrunk, cotton-poly blend crew neck, short-sleeve tee. If you are unsure about fit, we recommend you go one size up. Ladies' shirts are typically more form-fitting; for those who prefer a looser, classic fit, we suggest sizing up or choosing a men's/unisex size.

Race t-shirts may be available on race day on a first-come, first-served basis in limited sizes and quantities. Youth shirts will not be available for purchase after September 1st.

Registrants 21 years of age and older receive two (2) tickets to the Sunset Concert Series kickoff the night of the race, September 11th from 6:00-9:00 PM featuring
Eric and the Chill Tones. Additional tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 at or for $25 at the gate. 

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.Team Challenge 

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.

Team registration questions? Email us at

Kids ½ Mile Fun Run - The Kids Half Mile Fun Run by Chick-fil-A Mount Airy is FREE for kids 12 and under. The Fun Run starts at 9:30 AM on the upper paved path by the pond to the left of Shelton Vineyards Retail Shop.  Each child participating will receive a finisher’s medal and get to run with the Chick-fil-A cow!

Timing & Awards Finish Crowd

The Top 3 Overall Male and Female winners of the 5K and 10K will receive a custom medal and bottle of Shelton Vineyards reserve wine signed by owners Charlie Shelton, Chip Shelton, and Mandy Houser.  Age Division winners will receive a custom medal.  The 5K Team Challenge team winner will receive a commemorative crystal team trophy. Overall and age group awards are based on gun time.

All 5K and 10K finishers will receive a custom 10th Anniversary finisher's medal!

Awards Categories 5K and 10K - 

Overall Male and Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd
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.

Results will be emailed to registrants during registration and posted on  Look for the Go! Sports Timing Results Tent near the finish line displaying participant finish times.

Afternoon Cooldown and Sunset Concert

Runners and guests are invited to stay for the Afternoon Cooldown with FREE live music by James Vincent Carroll at the Shelton Vineyards Band Shell starting immediately after the race from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Shelton Vineyards wine and NC craft beer will be available for purchase. 

Food trucks from Liz Tacos and JT's BBQ & Ribs will be onhand to provide some tasty food options for you. 

Free hayrides through the vineyard run from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM.  Shelton Vineyards Retail Shop opens at 10:00 AM with tours and tastings at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM.

From 6:00-9:00 PM race evening, Shelton Vineyards kicks off their Sunset Concert Series featuring Eric Chilton and the Chill TonesRegistered race participants age 21+ will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the concert at packet pickup. Additional tickets may be purchased in advance for $20 at or the day of the concert for $25.  Children 12 and under are fre
e. Concerts are rain or shine. 

Lodging & 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 sell out quickly! Dining is available on the grounds of Shelton Vineyard at the Harvest Grill - reservations are recommended.  The Town of Dobson has several other options for dining, shopping, and other unique attractions to check out while you visiting.  Check out the Dobson, NC website for more info.

Showers and locker rooms are available at Reeves Community Center, 113 South Renfro Street, Mount Airy NC 27030 approximately 20 minutes from Shelton Vineyards.

When & Where

May 16, 2020
Sep 11, 2021

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Surry County Parks and Recreation

Each registered participant 21+ gets 2 free tickets to the Summer Concert Series Kickoff at Shelton Vineyards race evening from 6-9PM featuring Eric and the Chill Tones!

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