Why enter the Steenberg Vineyards annual Spring Trail Run?
Yes, it will be fun and good for you, but for many, the motivation will be what is waiting for them at the finishing line is a glass of Steenberg Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc.
This is the second year that participants in the 5km or 10km run or walk will receive this treat, served in a stemless flute glass, no less. And they can take the glass home with them.
“It is something to remember the day by,” says Steenberg Vineyards marketing manager, Heather Poulos.
“We introduced it at last year’s race and people absolutely loved it. The stemless flute glass also fits perfectly in the dishwasher.”
The trail run, which will take place on Sunday 1 September has proved hugely popular since its inception seven years ago.
“The trail run gives visitors to the farm the chance to experience parts of the vineyards that they don’t usually get to see.
“It’s our way of giving back and saying thank you to the community for their continued support,” said Poulos.
In addition, a portion of the proceeds as well as donations on the day will go towards helping the True North Vrygrond Early Childhood Development (ECD) project.
True North partners with pre-school principals and teachers to provide quality care to young children in the Vrygrond community located near Muizenberg.
This year’s race will allow for an impressive 400 entries.
“Tickets usually go fast. We encourage people to sign up for pre-race registration. It will take place on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August from 15:00 to 18:00 outside the tasting room,” says Poulus.
All pre-registered participants will receive a complimentary wine tasting voucher for two.
The trail run, which kicks off at 07:00, will start and finish at the Steenberg Vineyards tasting room with water and wine refreshment stations en route.
Breakfast treats and coffee will be available for purchase before the start and during the course of the morning from various food and coffee vendors.
Bistro Sixteen82, serving bistro-style fare, will also be open for reservations.
A host of great prizes will be up for grabs after the race.
Tickets are priced at R180 per person for both distances. Entry for children under the age of 12 is free. Tickets are available online at www.webtickets.co.za