Running the Vines 5K/10K at Shelton Vineyards

Dobson, NC

Join us for our 8th Annual Running the Vines 5K/10K and Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run at Shelton Vineyards on May 19, 2018!

Both the 5K and 10K races run along a rolling, picturesque course starting at the Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards and finishing on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards in the heart of Yadkin Valley Wine Country. Our 5K Team Challenge is a chance for you and your friends to show everyone who has the fastest team around and take home the 5K Team Challenge trophy.  And bring the little "vine-runners" to take part in our FREE 1/2 Mile Kid's Fun Run through the vineyard where each child will receive their own finisher's medal.  Come run the race then spend the day with us, or make it a great couples, friends, or girl's weekend!

This event is co-hosted by Mount Airy Parks and Recreation and Surry County Parks and Recreation.

Visit our event information page for the latest race weekend details and important parking information.


Starting Line:  Hampton Inn and Suites at Shelton Vineyards - 150 Charlestowne Dr, Dobson, NC 27017
Finish Line:  Shelton Vineyards - 286 Cabernet Lane, Dobson, NC 27017

Event Schedule

Early Packet pickup: 
Friday, May 18th
Noon - 8PM
Hampton Inn and Suites, Dobson, NC
Madison Lee Meeting Room

Race Day Registration/Packet Pickup: 
Saturday, May 19th
6:30 - 7:30 AM
Hampton Inn and Suites, Dobson, NC
Madison Lee Meeting Room
*Outside entrance - right side doors under the pergola

Race Times and Awards:
  • 10K Start: 8:00 AM
  • 5K Start: 8:10 AM
  • 5K Awards: 9:15 AM
  • Kid's Half Mile Fun Run:  9:30 AM
  • 10K Awards:  9:45 AM
Directly after the race, spend the day with at our Afternoon Cooldown on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards. Rest up from your run and bring a chair or blanket and enjoy some delicious Shelton Vineyards wine and cold NC craft beer while listening to local live music by Gypsy Laurel at the amphitheater. Box picnic lunches will be available for purchase from Harvest Grill.

From 6-9 PM the evening of the race, Saturday, May 19th (rain or shine), Shelton Vineyards hosts the first concert of the 2018 Sunset Concert Series featuring the Will Jones Band 
Registered Running the Vines 5K and 10K race participants age 21+ will receive TWO (2) free admission tickets to the concert with their packet courtesy of Shelton Vineyards!

Race Information

Registration Fees --

5K Race
  • Youth under 18: $25  
  • Early Registration thru 5/4: $30
  • Standard Registration 5/5 - 5/19:  $35
  • Team Challenge*:
    • Early Registration thru 5/4: $30 per team member 
    • Standard Registration 5/5 - 5/16: $35 per team member
*To register as a team, choose the 5K Team Challenge registration type and register one or more team members at a time. The first person to register will choose "Create a Team" where prompted and enter a team name.  The other members will choose "Join a Team" and select their team name from the list.  (You may register up to 10 team members in one registration session. For more than 10 team members, register the first 10, complete the order, then choose the 5K Team Challenge again and register the remaining team members).

10K Race
  • Youth Under 18: $25 
  • Early Registration thru 5/4: $35
  • Standard Registration 5/5-5/19: $40
Kid's 1/2 Mile Fun Run:  FREE 
*Kid's Shirts are available for purchase with registration through 5/4 for $10.00

*Online registration ends Wednesday, May 16th @ 6:00 PM

Runners registered by May 4th are guaranteed a Running the Vines favorite short-sleeve tri-blend race shirt.  Extra shirts will be ordered, but quantities and sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Races run rain or shine. Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable. Packets cannot be mailed to entrants.

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.  This is a great team building opportunity.  Sign up with your coworkers, church, school or running group.  Anyone can join in - run for the prize or just for fun!
  • A minimum of 5 team members are required to be eligible for the team award; no maximum.
  • The team's score will be the average of the top 5 finishers on the team. The fastest team score wins a custom 5K Team Challenge trophy.
  • Team members are also eligible for the 5K individual overall and age group awards.
*All teams must be registered by May 16th @ 6PM.
Team registration questions? Email us at for assistance.

Race Courses
Both races have a chip-timed finish.  Awards will be based on gun time.  The 10K course is USATF certified#NC12004PH and has a chip start.  The 5K will have a gun start. 

5K Course Map w/Elevation 
10K Course Map w/Elevation

All fitness levels are encouraged; however, there will be a 2-hour cutoff of course support for both the 10K and 5K.  If you plan to walk or don't expect to finish in 2 hours, please register for our 5K race.  Strollers are allowed; no K-9 companions on the course, please.  Pets are welcome on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards, but only service dogs are allowed inside the buildings.

Unique custom awards will be given to the following in the 10K and 5K races:
  • Overall Male/Female: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place receive a custom 2018 Running the Vines medal, a bottle of Shelton Vineyards wine and a stemless wineglass engraved with our race logo and overall finish place.
  • Male/Female Age Divisions 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place receive a custom 2018 Running the Vines medal.
    • **New for 2018 - 5 year age groups13 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+
  • The 5K Team Challenge winner will receive a beautiful team trophy.
How many races can boast that you can get a few extra minutes sleep and literally walk to the starting line with shuttle service to and from the finish line to your room?  We can!!  Reserve your stay at The Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards - but hurry...rooms for race weekend sell out VERY quickly! Last year, rooms were sold out in early January.  Visit the Town of Dobson and Visit Mayberry websites for more local lodging options.

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When & Where

May 19, 2018


8:00 AM

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