12th October

Black Barn Vineyard

5km, 10km, 14.5km

Course Overview

Course Overview: Love wine? Love a good Saturday walk or run and wine?? Then do we have a deal for you! Nested in the heart of winemaking in the Hawkes Bay, our course begins at BlackBarn Vineyard, before working its way out and along the Tukituki river. A mixture of native bush, and stunning vineyards is what all wine lovers dream off. A mixture of a well formed bush trail and limestone pathway makes for easy walking and running, and best of all, it’s flat!! Finish off your adventure with a wine and brunch at Blackbarn’s freshly restored Bistro, looking out over the terrain you have just conquered!

Suitable for: Wine lovers of all fitness levels, great for first timers and avid trail runners (must have some form or appreciation for good views though!)

Track condition: 40% Limestone pathway, 30% bush trail, 10% paved


Elevation gain:

Short course – 42m

Mid course – 48m

Long course – 53m

Course maps

Short course

Mid course

Long course

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  • Timing & Results

    The events are timed. If you are wanting to know your time, please check the results page on the website post-event.

    We are a non-competitive event and there are no prizes for placings. Results and categories are based on what distance the participant entered in and if they select walk or run on the entry form.

  • Is there a course cut off time?

    There is no course cut off time unless it becomes a safety issue for participants. We have Tail End Charlie to ensure no one is left behind. There will also be plenty of marshals throughout the course.  All participants will be given a phone number pre-event in case they require any assistance on the course. 

  • Is there a bag drop at the event?

    Unfortunately, there is no bag drop at these events. We are lucky enough that parking is close to the startline for most events so we recommend leaving extra gear in your car

  • Are there road closures?

    There are no road closures for any event. All normal road rules apply.

  • Is there water and snacks on course?

    Yes! There are multiple pitstops on each course with water and delicious snacks but please remember that this event is cupless so you will need to bring your own reusable cup 🙂

  • I can’t make the event anymore, can someone participate for me?

    Race entries are unfortunately not transferable to other people due to Health and Safety. We need to know who is on course in case of a medical emergency. If you are unable to make the event, we are more than happy to transfer your entry to another event in the series if you contact us more than two weeks prior to the event.


  • Can kids take part?

    We love kids taking part in there events. Kids of any age can take part, but kids under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Are there prizes?

    We have an awesome 'prize giving' at the start line of each event and a number of really awesome spot prizes given away. As this event is non-competitive there are no prizes for winning.

  • Can I change my distance?

    You can change your distance and entry anytime before entries close two days prior to the event or on race morning during the registration. You will be required to pay the price increase to upgrade your distance and there are no refunds to move down a distance.

  • Can I bring a pram or pushchair?

    This is dependent on each event and will be in the participant notes emailed to you pre event.

  • If I enter the run category, do I have to run the whole thing?

    No, you are welcome to walk at any stage. If you are planning on running / jogging at any point of the event, please enter the running category just so we know the numbers in each category.

  • Do I need to check in before the race?

    You will need to check in and collect your timing chip when you arrive onsite before the event. Check-in is open on the Friday pre event from 2pm-4pm, and Saturday event morning from 7:00 - 8:15 am. Check in is located in the event village.

  • Are dogs allowed?

    Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed at these events.