On Sunday 8th September 2019, 2,750 participants will run through the beautiful Surrey countryside, enjoying delicious, award-winning English wine and locally produced food at refreshment stations along the course.
The running series is organised by 2:09 Events – experts in running and fitness events, training camps and holidays – the brainchild of 1983’s London’s Marathon Winner, Mike Gratton, who completed the long-distance running event in 2 hours, 09 seconds.
This years event will once again be held in England’s largest vineyard, Denbies Wine Estate, in Dorking, with the option of participating in either the Full-Marathon, Half-Marathon or the newly introduced ‘Bacchus Lite’ 10km.
The day is a fun-filled and family friendly occasion where the majority of entrants like to don fancy dress and are accompanied by live music from various bands playing on route, making Run Bacchus perfect for hen and stag groups, friends celebrating an occasion or simply a family gathering.
One of the biggest draws to the event for many, and what separates Bacchus from similar runs, is the popular ‘refreshment’ stations dotted around the 26.2 mile, two-loop course. Half-Marathon runners will complete one lap of the course, sampling six fabulous English wines, at five drinks stations, while lucky Full-Marathon runners will run two laps of the course with the opportunity to taste twice the wine!
A fantastic new addition for 2019 is the introduction of the shorter 10km event, where participants can either run, jog or walk the route, visiting one wine sample station along the way. Children are also able to participate in a Two-Mile Fun Run, ensuring that Run Bacchus caters for the whole family, with entry for the children’s event free and each finisher will receiving a medal.
209 Events Race Director, Mike Gratton: “The whole day creates a real festival atmosphere and caters for everyone, young, old, athlete or amateur, the race is perfect for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors in the most fulfilling way possible.”
At the end of the race, the fun doesn’t stop as runner’s are greeted at the finish line by a post-race hog roast (and more wine), extending the activity long into the evening.
Entrants for the Full and Half-Marathon pay £50, while those favoring the new 10km paying just £30.
Tickets can be purchased at here.