The Grapest 5km Run near Mandurah lets contestants stop and smell the rose

Practice some wine-ercise at this Peel region fun run
Practice some wine-ercise at this Peel region fun run

THIS fun run had us at Merlot – the Peel region is hosting the Grapest 5k Run later this year.

The run will take place at Drakesbrook Fine Wines in Waroona.

It is described as “Australia’s best fun run with wine” where people taking part complete a 5km running course across a variety of terrain.

It meanders through the vineyard and hills while taking in the magnificent scenery of Drakesbrook.

Post race contestants can stop and smell the rosé with the “wine waddle”.

Mandurah and Peel Tourism Organisation (MAPTO) chief executive Karen Priest said this is the first wine run in the Peel Region.

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

Centaur Outdoor Events director 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.”

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

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