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

30 Reviews
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Danny M
"It would've been nice if the course markers were clearly laid out to follow..."


Oliver C
"The build up was flawless. Emails with information, what was going on, travel,..."


Alan W
"Really enjoyed the course and the after race relaxing. ..."
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How to enter the Four Vines Running Festival

  1. Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon

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

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

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

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

    Run 2km
    AUD $15
    Entry Closed
  6. Vineyard Scramble

    Run 0.2km
    AUD $25
    Entry Closed

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.


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!

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Four Vines Running Festival reviews (30)

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  • Did the The Top Pub 10K in 2018

    Really enjoyed the course and the after race relaxing.
  • Did the Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon in 2018

    The build up was flawless. Emails with information, what was going on, travel, you name it the information was relevant and fantastic. The start at Fowles organised. The race was not. Unfortunately two wrong turns on sections that were not marshalled led me to run further than planned. Coming out of Mitchelton Winery and seeing people that were not in front of me, be in front of me, then my worst ''marathon'' time due to coming out of my comfort zone unexpectedly quicker than my race plan to chase down these people and the added k's of the course caused me to go well above my average which left a bitter taste in my mouth and I am awaiting a review. Having said that. The vibe was brilliant. The after race bands, area, food and drink fantastic. I spoke to two people with my concerns after who were helpful and sincere to finding a resolution to my cause for concern. I sat on the grass talked to strangers and enjoyed the free music. I will be back make no mistake.
  • Did the 5km in 2018

    We arrived way too early.I'd bring a chair and snacks next time to enjoy with a bottle of local wine while watching the awesome entertainment.
  • Did the 5km in 2018

    Lovely course, people, helpful volunteers. I think the 5K course was a bit longer but maybe it just felt longer as I'd been out of training!! Wonderful winery choice too. Wish I had bought a few more bottles to take home. And the medals were awesome too.
  • Did the Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon in 2018

    I enjoyed completing the run, I liked my stay in Nagambie, some things could have been a lot more enjoyable see feedback about organisation
  • Did the Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon in 2018

    It would've been nice if the course markers were clearly laid out to follow from the start, the turn around didn't exactly help, I also found it hard around mitchelton due to other runners also being confused, and got turned around again, therefore possibly not following the course properly (maybe next year someone on the gates at mitchelton would help)I had fun, and will definitely be back next year to do it again. Thank you all so much for organising the event
  • Did the Nokkon Half Marathon in 2018

  • Did the Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon in 2018

    Race was great, the mix up at the start was a little hard to mentally get around but I felt a lot better talking with the volunteers at the aid stations, particularly 17km and 36km. Both were very encouraging. The event delivered everything I expected and look forward to running it again in the next few years.
  • Did the Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon in 2018

    1) create more of a festival atmosphere. There was nothing at the finish line as a welcome to celebrate your achievement, only a box of fruit to help yourself from. Should be a recovery area. 2) better food options on the grass nearer the stage. A few food trucks with runner-suitable food options would have been great rather than just sausages.3) Make sure there are accommodation options before organising an event. And publicise the options early on. We really struggled to find any suitable for a group.4) better on course distance markers. They were too small so hidden and were non existent after about 10km of the marathon 5) use arrows instead of cones to direct the course. I do not want to have to think about where I am going when running and the cones were really confusing. Do not assume anything - if there is even a small road block it off. 6) if a road is partially closed, give us a lane all the way. On Mitchellstown road there was a cones off lane that just disappeared lol of a sudden leaving us running with the cars.