Vine-To-Hop Trail Run 2022
Sat 5 Mar 2022, 06:00 @ Cape Town, Western Cape

Darling Brew


Darling Brew and Groote Post Winery have something new up their collective events sleeve, and the name says it all - you will be running from Groote Post Winery to Darling Brew. 

We are excited to introduce the very first Vine To Hop Trail Run. Our talented trail developers have decided to create epic new routes that venture off the beaten track to take participants right through the heart of Darling's Winelands and straight to the beer.

Enjoy the beautiful, unspoiled areas around our little hamlet in the scenic Swartland, and join us this year to run these beautiful and otherwise inaccessible Darling routes in your own time and at your own pace!


Vine to Hop Trail Run will start at Groote Post Winery for all 3 race categories. The 21km and 14km will finish at Darling Brew, 48 Caledon Street, Darling, Western Cape, South Africa. The 7km will finish at Groote Post Winery.


The Vine to Hop Trail Run will take place on the 5th of March 2022 starting at 06:45. Cape Town sunrise is at 06:37 on this date in March.


21km - 06:45 | R375 (early-bird R320)

14km - 07:00 | R275 (early-bird R230)

7km - 07:15 | R150 (early-bird R125)




Due to the concept of starting at Groote Post Winery and ending at Darling Brew, the following will apply to all runners:

  • Everyone will be required to meet at Groote Post Winery. 
  • 21km runners - The start will be based at Groote Post Winery and end at Darling Brew Tasteroom in Darling.
  • 14km runners - The runners will be transported to their own separate start as they will also finish at Darling Brew Tasteroom in Darling.
  • 7km runners -  The start and finish will both take place at Groote Post Winery.


PLEASE NOTE: There will be shuttles available for the 21km and 14km runners that will take the runners back to Groote Post Winery from Darling Brew once they have finished. Please purchase your ride back to Groote Post via Entry Ninja at an additional R40.00 per person. If you are planning to come with family/friends who can fetch you at Darling Brew or you would like to arrange your own transport, then you do not have to purchase a ride back to Groote Post.


๐Ÿ’ง All runners are advised to bring hydration packs (water/emergency snacks), specifically those taking  part in the 21km. There will be water points en route.

๐Ÿงข Please wear a hat/buff, sunscreen (SPF50), and appropriate, comfortable running clothes.

โ˜Ž๏ธ An emergency number will be printed on your bib.

๐Ÿฆบ There will be marshals en route.

๐Ÿค’ All runners to complete online indemnity and COVID-19 screening form before the race.

๐Ÿ˜ท Masks have to be worn until runners have gone over the starting line, and again once riders return over the finish line.

๐Ÿšฎ Please don't litter during the race, these are private farms that we work extremely hard to access on your behalf.

๐Ÿค Be courteous to fellow runners and any farmers or farm workers you meet en route.

๐ŸŽŸ Please note that no refunds are available once ticket entries have closed (end of day, 23 February 2022).


๐Ÿ”บ General route markers + directional arrows will be red on white board.

↔๏ธ Split points will have category names + colour arrows that match your running bibs. Marshals will be on hand to direct you accordingly.

๐ŸŒผ Please note that certain parts of the route will not been bush cut due to wildflower restrictions! 

๐ŸฆŒ Certain routes travel through areas where there may be animals en route, so please stay alert and aware. The farm will not be held liable in case of any collisions or injuries.


Friday, 4 March 2022: 15:00 - 17:00 Darling Brew Tasting Room

Saturday, 5 March 2022:  06:00 - 06:45 Groote Post Winery

Please wear masks/buffs at registration.


Substitutions will be allowed until Wednesday 2 March 2022 at 12:00. Please contact [email protected] if you want to substitute your entry.


All runners will receive a race pack at the start of the day and when you’ve completed your epic race you will receive a post-run finisher’s beer (non-alcoholic options available), our official #VTH2022 glass, and a Vine To Hop Trail medal. The Darling Brew Tasteroom will be open and mobile coffee, beer, and food vendors will be on hand for quick and easy access. Bookings at the restaurant are advised and can be done on our Tasteroom page. Prizes will be handed over on Race Day! Accommodation and other restaurants in Darling can be found on Hello Darling!

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Vine-To-Hop Trail Run 2022

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Classes and pricing
Available classes for the event

Class Distance Start Time Price (pp)
VTH 21km 21 km 06:45 R 375.00
VTH 14km 14 km 07:00 R 275.00
VTH 7km 7 km 07:15 R 150.00

Event location
Groote Post Winery, Cape Town

Coordinates -33.4832, 18.4101
Address Groote Post Winery
City Cape Town
Province Western Cape