The Shepparton Travel & Cruise Marathon is the premier Four Vines event - the longest and also the only course that fits in all four wineries ona 42km journey from Fowles Wine to Tahbilk Winery.
The run itself is a mix between road, dirt road, grass sections and access tracks within the wineries. The course is marginally downhill, but with one significant uphill, it probably won't feel like it! You'll run through the vines at Box Grove Vineyard and Mitchelton Wines before finishing alongside the Cathedral vines at Tahbilk Winery.
Marathoners will get to choose how you get to the start line. You can choose to meet at either Tahbilk Winery or the Royal Mail Hotel in Nagambie at 5:30am from a bus to the Fowles start line, or you can make your own way there. Post race, we'll have shuttles back to the Royal Mail Hotel at Nagambie at set times throughout afternoon.
Exact locations to be confirmed
Course Maps for 2018 are below. 2019 Course Maps will be updated and released soon.Download Course Maps
Marathoners must pass 23km by 9:30am to complete the full course. After this time, runners will be diverted to complete an alternative course on Tahbilk to make up the distance.
Participants must be 18 years or older on race day
We love medals and so will you! We've sourced on of the best medal designers in the world to wow you and create something you will want to show off for years to come! The medal design will be revealed in August!
The first 100 registered athletes will score themselves a free Nokkon Four Vines race t-shirt. If you don't get to register first, you can also order your own t-shirt!
Nokkon are known for their stunning designs and quality gear within the Melbourne running community and will be producing a high quality range of merchandise for Four Vines.
Nokkon will reveal the t-shirt design in September. Nokkon are also the generous sponsors of the Half Marathon event.
Races packs can be collected on Saturday 2 November from 12pm-5pm and Sunday 3 November from 5:30am. Marathoners who have not collected bibs on the Saturday can find their bibs at Fowles Start Line.
The courses have been measured multiple times be various GPS systems, mapping technology and by bike. Overall course markings will be improved in 2019.
As well as one awesome medal, if you're quick enough there's a few other prizes on offer!
Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall for both Male and Female runners.
If you can run fast then its a good idea to position yourself at the start of the start line so that you can get away sooner.
Carparking is available at Tahbilk by donation to the CFA. You will be directed to the appropriate carpark by CFA volunteers, please follow their instructions.
Please enter Tahbilk via O'Neills Road and exit via Vickers Road/Nagambie exit.
You may change events via Register Now or by emailing us and we'll assist you. To downgrade race distances there is no refund of price difference. To upgrade race distances the price difference between events may be charged to your card.
You can transfer your registration to another runner. Contact us by email if you need help changing over details.
As per the terms and conditions that are accepted upon registering for the race:
Race entries are non-refundable. If you cannot attend you may transfer it to another runner. Contact us via email and we can transfer it for you. Should you be injured, medical deferments are available to transfer your registration to the 2020 event. Medical certificates must be provided and emailed to us.
During the event you may withdraw at any aid station. A vehicle will trail marathon and half marathon event to assist you back to the event site.