Wine run not something to whine about

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On your mark, get set, Rosé!

The Peel Region will play host to a wine-lovers dream event, the Grapest 5k Run.

The run will take place at Drakesbrook Fine Wines in Waroona later this year, which will see participants complete a 5-kilometre running course across a variety of terrain including grapevine rows and hills, while taking in the magnificent scenery of Drakesbrook.

As a reward at the end, there’s a wine tasting walk section, called the waddle, with different varieties of wine to try at each station.

The event is support by Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation and will take place on November 17. 

MAPTO CEO, Karen Priest, congratulated the winery and the event organisers, Centaur Outdoor Events, on making the Grapest run a reality for the region.

“Thousands of people take part in Grapest events in vineyards around Australia each year but this is the first one for the Peel Region,” she said.

“It will showcase the beauty of the area and quality of local wines to a huge audience and bring in a lot of visitors.”.

Following the run and wine tasting participants and spectators will be treated to live music at the winery. 

Events Director at Centaur Outdoor Events, Peter Manning, said the Drakesbrook event will be well received by participants.

“It’s a beautiful place and really captures what we want this event to be all about; a little fitness and a lot of fun, all while experiencing a stunning winery and vineyard,” he said.

“We hold Grapest runs across Australia and I have no doubt the event in Waroona in November will be just as successful as the others.”

Ms Priest said supporting events was an important part of MAPTO’s role in encouraging tourism to the region.

“Events give people a concrete reason to visit us; they bring in participants and their friends and family, help promote the Peel and add vibrancy to our region.”

Tickets for the Grapest 5k Run are available on the event’s website now.

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