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Four Vines Running Festival

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The Four Vines Running Festival is more than just a run! The Shepparton Travel & Cruise Four Vines Running Festival was set up to be a fundraiser for the Children First Foundation. The Children First Foundation does amazing work in providing life saving and life changing medical care for children who need it most. A portion of your race entry fee is donated directly to Children First Foundation.

The event is based at Tahbilk Winery in Nagambie on the banks of the Goulburn River Valley. The running side of things see athletes challenge themselves in one of six races ranging in distance from 2km for kids through to marathons for adults. Actually the shortest races is the Tahbilk Vineyard Scramble - a $500 dash for cash!

The finish line is where the party starts with live bands, food and wine on offer, kids entertainment and more.

We hope you can join us at the inaugural Four Vines Running Festival.

Review summary

49 Reviews
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Silas G
"Lived it, a great little country festival in beautiful surrounds. I will be..."


Georgie B
"It was a fantastic event - will definitely be back next year! Well run,..."


Kylie R
"I did the Marathon and loved it. It was a challenging but gorgeous course and a..."
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How to enter the Four Vines Running Festival

  1. Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    AUD $149–AUD $159
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  2. Nokkon Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    AUD $109–AUD $119
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  3. The Top Pub 10K

    Run 10km
    AUD $69–AUD $79
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  4. 5km

    Run 5km
    AUD $49–AUD $59
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  5. 2km Kids Run

    Run 2km
    AUD $15
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  6. Vineyard Scramble

    Run 0.2km
    AUD $25
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Four Vines Running Festival routes


Marathoners will gather at Tahbilk from 5:30am to 6:00am for bus transport to the start line at Fowles Wines in Avenal to start their mammoth 42km journey back to Tahbilk. Avenal is renowned for its Ned Kelly history. You run parallel Hughes Creek, where Ned was the hero in rescuing a child. Then after that he began his criminal career.

The first 13km is mostly on road before venturing into the beautiful blooming vineyard at Box Grove Vineyard and winding under the Goulburn Valley Highway at Hughes Creek. A short steep rise and all the climbing will be done, and a flat road run into Swettenham Stud and a loop through Mitchelton Wines – that’s your third winery. Now it’s time to high tail it back along flat roads back in to Tahbilk, with a finish next the ever green vines next to the Orchards.

Wineries That You’ll Run Through :

  • Fowles Wine
  • Box Grove Vineyard
  • Swettenham Stud (it’s not a winery but it’s nice)
  • Mitchelton Wines
  • Tahbilk Winery

Half Marathon

The Nokkon Half Marathon starts and finishes at the historically beautiful Tahbilk Winery. Sprint down the main drive with the vines to your right (or don’t sprint, 21km can be a long way). You’ll loop out to Mullers Road and onto Mitchellstown Road as you cross over a narrow bridge that may make you wander why it’s so small… keep running and you’ll loop through the picturesque Mitchelton vineyard before retracing your steps for the last few kilometres for your finish back into Tahbilk with Orchards to the right, vines to left… and your medal in front of you!

Wineries That You’ll Run Through :

  • Tahbilk Winery
  • Mitchelton Wines

10 Km

The Top Pub 10km race starts and finishes and runs completely on the picturesque Tahbilk property with two distinct sections – the first half of the course you’ll run along the beautiful eco trails along the lagoon before enjoying running through the vines of Tahbilk…. but you can only run so many vines before you need to come back to the finish line to claim your bling!

Wineries That You’ll Run Through :

  • Tahbilk Winery

5 Km

The 5km event is a beautiful run that is run completely on the historic grounds of Tahbilk Winery. The run combines two types of trails; wide fire trails and narrow walking trails allowing you to experience the full beauty of the Tahbilk property. After crossing to the east side of the tranquil Tahbilk lagoon you will continue your run looping around the banks of the lagoon before a sprint finish that crosses back over the bridge and onto our finish line located in front of the Orchards at Tahbilk.

Wineries That You’ll Run Through :

  • Tahbilk Winery

2 Km Kids Run

We are all about family and we are all about getting out running, and so we bring you the 2km Kids Run for children aged 4 through to 14. The 2km course is all on the Tahbilk grounds and features part of the 5km and 10km courses. All children will be timed and will get to wear a race bib and when finished will receive a souvenir medal for their efforts! There is no time limit on completing the course, and there will be course marshals out on course to ensure safety of all runners. The medals aren’t just for the grown ups, all the kids will get one too!

Wineries That You’ll Run Through :

  • Tahbilk Winery

Vineyard Scramble

The Tahbilk Vineyard Scramble is approximately 200 metres of hard running on tired legs where the winner takes all on a prize of $500 cash. Yes, it’s a dash for cash race and it’s only on offer for those who have entered one of the other races and limited to 20 places. All participants will start on in line with each other and the winner will be the first one to collect the prize at the other end.

Event Details


Spectators are welcome!


Prizes And Age Categories:

  • The first 100 registered athletes will score themselves a free Nokkon Four Vines race t-shirt. If you don’t get to register first, you can also order your own t-shirt!
  • As well as one awesome medal, if you’re quick enough there’s a few other prizes on offer! Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall for both Male and Female runners.
  • Category prizes are for half Marathon, 10km, 5km only.
  • No category prizes for the 2km Kids Run
  • Winners must be present for the presentation in order to receive their prizes.

After Party

Join us from 6pm Sunday 4 November at the Royal Mail Hotel in Nagambie for 5 hours of entertainment. You won’t go hungry, drink on arrival and live bands until 11pm. Plus if you’re staying in the Nagambie area, a shuttle bus will ensure you get home safely. Tickets are limited and can be booked with your race entry.

The Royal Mail Hotel are proud supporters of the The Top Pub 10km.
See you at the Top!

Four Vines Running Festival weather forecast

Possible drizzle in the afternoon.

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Meet the organizer

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Four Vines Running Festival are ranked #30 in the UK out of 378 organizers

The Four Vines Running Festival was first run in 2018 and is unique in that runners (in the marathon) get to experience running through four beautiful vineyards and country roads between them. Runners will get experience Tahbilk, Fowles, Box Grove and Mitchelton wineries during the the Four Vines journey. Four Vines is known for it's over sized, heavy medals, and the food, wine and live music experience at the finish line and 2019 will be bigger and better than last year. In 2018, we saw over 500 athletes join us for the inaugural event.

Four Vines Running Festival reviews (49)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Georgie B

    Did the The Top Pub 10K in 2019

    It was a fantastic event - will definitely be back next year! Well run, beautiful course, easy to find and great medals
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    Kylie R

    Did the Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon in 2019

    I did the Marathon and loved it. It was a challenging but gorgeous course and a nice feeling being in such a small crowd. There were times I was literally I'm my own which added to the challenge!
    The hay paddock absolutely trashed my legs but only made me prouder of my PB.
    The family friendly festival post was an absolute highlight and my toddler had a blast! We will definitely be back but may need to reinforce the wall in the house to hang more than one of those medals!!
    Only note would be to offer some wash down facilities. We found the change tent but no tap nearby.
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    D McCarthy

    Did the Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon in 2019

    I really enjoyed the marathon event again this year, I also did the 2k with my son, his first event.
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    Shane P

    Did the 5km in 2019

    Family had a great time good to be able to relax after,nice food good music. Well organised , great way to meet new people.
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    Silas G

    Did the Nokkon Half Marathon in 2019

    Lived it, a great little country festival in beautiful surrounds. I will be back next year for sure.
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    Silas G

    Did the Nokkon Half Marathon in 2019

    Loved it, fired up for the marathon next year. Nice little event around beautiful scenery to take the mind away from the pain :)
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    Wayne W

    Did the Nokkon Half Marathon in 2019

    Sensational countryside location & visually stimulating with a large portion of the half marathon off-road among the grape vines.
    Friendly post race atmosphere in picnic area but ideally be some more food options
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    Tracey c

    Did the The Top Pub 10K in 2019

    This event was great except for the marshalls that told us to do an extra loop so the 10km fun ended up being 11km.
    There was no one selling Powerade after the race, could only buy booze or soft drink. There wasn’t many vegetarian options either.
    Loved the event, will definitely do it next year, beautiful scenery on the run.
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    Sarah Jane

    Did the The Top Pub 10K in 2019

    Once again, a great event. Thoroughly enjoyed the pre and post-race atmosphere and entertainment. Proud to have participated as a pacer. Looking forward to next year's event.
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    Leanne R

    Did the The Top Pub 10K in 2019

    Well done Four Vines... it appears ALL feedback from last year was taken onboard.. this years 10km course was very scenic .. the course was well signed ..loved the facilities at the end.. looking forward to next years run!! 😁 Well done Matty & team!!!