Limited entries for Devon Valley De Vine Run 2004

Wednesday, 21 January, 2004
Gudrun Clark
First running event through the vineyards of Devon Valley, Stellenbosch
Now is the time to get fit for fun! Limited entries for the all-new Devon Valley De Vine Run presented by The House of J.C. Le Roux, a convivial running/walking event through the picturesque Devon Valley, outside Stellenbosch on Saturday, 27 March, have hit the streets.

For the first time in South Africa 2000 runners with a fondness for fun will set foot for a 16km excursion through the vineyards and cellars of Devon Hill, Clos Malverne, Middelvlei, SylvanVale, Louisvale, Meinert wines and The House of J.C. Le Roux, the 7 participating estates in the Devon Valley.

‘The Devon Valley De Vine Run is a unique race where winning is very much beside the point. The emphasis is on fun on this light-hearted voyage of discovering and sampling the world-class wines of the Devon Valley,’ says Martin Meinert, Chairman of Devon Valley Vintners and owner of Meinert Wines.

Participants will be treated to various refreshment stations dotted along the course where corks of award-winning wines and the best of bubblies will pop in favour of those with a taste for the grape.

The Devon Valley De Vine Run also encourages participants to bring the spirit of fancy dress along with their athletic prowess and to colour the winding tracks of the valley with a kaleidoscope of amusing outfits. ‘A wig, tutu or convict stripes, a butterfly disguise or a nun on the run … anything that adds colour to this refined scene of celebration and comradeship will do,’ said Meinert.

The Devon Valley De Vine Run 2004 starts at 7.30 at Oude Libertas. There are ample opportunities to win your weight in wine and prizes for the Best Dressed male and female is also up for grabs.

Entries cost R120 per person, including a race T-shirt, J.C. Le Roux sparkling wine and a wine tasting cup.

Enthusiasts should make their way to the following outlets in their local area:

Access Park: Footgear
Bayside: Xtreme sports, Totalsports
Bellville: Sportshoe World, Footgear
Blue Route: Sports Unlimited, Totalsports
Canal Walk: Totalsports, Sportshoe World, Cross Trainer
Cape Town CBD: Jack Lemkus, Caroline's fine wine cellar, Totalsports
Claremont: Sports Unlimited, Wine of the Month Club, New Balance Head Office
Claremont: Totalsports
Contantia Village: Sports Unlimited
Gardens: Sports Unlimited
Hout Bay: Sports Unlimited
Kenilworth Centre: Totalsports
N1 City: Shoelettes, Sportshoe World
Newlands: Cardiff Kastellgeb (Melissa's shopping centre), Wine Concepts
Observatory: Price park. Unit 4 wine cellars
Paarl: Paarl Sport, Totalsports, Shoelettes Brands
Plumstead: Cape Runner
Rondebosch: Sportsmans Warehouse
Sea Point: Fine Wine Centre
Steenberg Village: Sports Unlimited, Manuka Cafe & Fine Wines
Sun Valley, Long Beach Mall: Totalsports
Tokai: Sportsmans Warehouse
Tygervalley: Tyger Runner, Totalsports, Sportsmans Warehouse, Don Vino Wine Boutique
V&A Waterfront: World of Wine, Cross Trainer, Athletes Foot

Or log onto for your limited entry form!

For those too young, old or lazy to take part in the running aspect of the event, The De Vine Run also offers a feast of non-tiring entertainment and activities on the day of the event. Al fresco picnics, pony rides and authentic African drumming sessions are just some of the laid-back action not too be missed.

For more information on the Devon Valley De Vine Run 2004 contact Top Events
Tel: +27 (0) 21 511-7130

Issued by: Gudrun Clark Communications
Contact: Leanne Loots or Gudrun Clark
Tel: +27 (0) 21 462-0520