Running the Vines 5K/10K at Shelton Vineyards

Dobson, NC

Join us for the 9th Annual
Running the Vines 5K/10K & Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run
at Shelton Vineyards
May 18, 2019

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 race t-shirt, packet filled with sponsor goodies, live musical entertainment at the band shell after the race during our Afternoon Cool DownPLUS 2 free tickets to the Shelton Vineyards Summer Concert Series kickoff concert that evening featuring The Will Jones Band.  Spend the day with us or make plans for a couples, friends, or girls getaway weekend!

We have a race for everyone. 

Hit a new PR on our flat and very fast 5K course, or challenge yourself on the more rolling, scenic 10K. 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 where each will receive their own finisher's medal.

Event 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

Schedule of Events
8:00 AM:  10K Start

8:10 AM:  5K Start
9:15 AM:  5K Awards
9:30 AM:  Kid's Half Mile Fun Run
9:45 AM:  10K Awards

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Afternoon Cooldown
Rest up from your run and bring a cha
ir or blanket and enjoy some delicious Shelton Vineyards wine and cold NC craft beer while listening to local live music. Picnic lunches will be available for purchase.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Sunset Concert Series Kickoff 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 in their race packet courtesy of Shelton Vineyards.

Registration Fees 
  • Youth under 18:  $25  
  • Early Registration by 4/30:  $30
  • Standard Registration:  $35
5K Team Challenge:
  • Early Registration by 4/30:  $30/member
  • Standard Registration:  $35/member
  • Youth Under 18:  $25 
  • Early Registration by 4/30:  $35
  • Standard Registration:  $40
Kid's 1/2 Mile Fun Run - FREE
Kid's t-shirts are available for $10 with registration by April 30.

Runners are guaranteed a Running the Vines 5K/10K race t-shirt if registered by April 30. Online registration ends Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 PM. Registrations transfers may be requested by emailing before May 15. Races run rain or shine. Registration fees are not refundable for any reason. Packets will not 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.  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.
  • Photo credit: Keith Hall PhotographyA 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

Race Courses
5K Course Map w/Elevation 
10K Course Map w/Elevation 
 USATF certified #NC12004PH

All fitness levels and abilities are encouraged to participate; however, there is a 2-hour cutoff of course support for both the 10K and 5K.  If you plan to walk, we recommend you register for the 5K race.  Strollers are allowed; no dogs on the course, please.

Unique custom awards are presented to the top 3 male and female winners of the 10K and 5K in the following divisions:
  • Overall Male and Female receive a custom 2019 Running the Vines medal, a bottle of Shelton Vineyards wine and an engraved stemless wineglass with the race logo and overall finish place.
  • Age Divisions 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+ receive a custom 2019 Running the Vines medal.
The 5K Team Challenge team winner receives a custom engraved 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 by early February. Visit the Town of Dobson and Visit Mayberry websites for more local lodging options.

This event is co-hosted by Go! Sports Timing and Events, Mount Airy Parks and Recreation and Surry County Parks and Recreation to provide recreational scholarships to deserving youth and offer a variety of health and wellness programs in our community. 

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When & Where

May 18, 2019


8:00 AM

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Dobson, NC

Hampton Inn & Suites at Shelton Vineyards (Starting Line)

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