Sun 22/10/17 8:30am
Heydon Estate and surrounding wineries
In 1967 Cardiologist Dr. Tom Cullity, working from a paper by UWA agronomist Dr. John Gladstones, planted the first vines in what was to become known as the Margaret River wine region. The property was Vasse Felix, located on Harman’s Rd South, renamed in honor to Tom Cullity Drive.
On the 50th year anniversery of the wine region, we will run – not on roads, but through the middle of vineyards, including that first planting. You will run through vines, around dams, across fields, from vineyard to vineyard, along farm access tracks, never the public road, always the vineyards.
This is the Tom Cullity Trail.
The course will be marked, marshalled and drinks (water and gel) will be available. You will be timed, and prizes will be awarded. Later, relaxing in the (hopefully) mild spring sun, you will enjoy a beverage from Yaharva Coffee.
The run is about 14km long with a 6km option and is entirely on prvate land. Rarely has a run engaged the visual senses quite so much - the course has been selected for it's wow quality.
This is a vineyard event, run through multiple wineries, rather around them. It is hard to describe exactly how good this is - it is surprising what you don't see from a vehicle. It should be noted that is not a 'Medoc' style run - no wine on the run!
- 14km and 6km distances - walkers welcome on the 6km course
- Kids U15 welcome. Please use discount code kids for $15 off kids entry
- 8.30am start - please arrive for bib pickup at 7.30am to 8am.
- Entries online
- Heydon Estate parking instructions - Map.
- Entry $40 14km, $30 6km and $15 off for U15
- Coffee available at the finish for purchase.
- All entries receive a $10 gift voucher to be spent at any of the Tom Cullity Drive businesses.
- Enties close 7pm 20/10/17
Questions, expressions of interest, or sponsorship enquiries are welcome. Please email the , or make an enquiry by phoning Rod on 0417 971 471