Entry Fees

The entry fee for the Marathon and Half Marathon is £50 

Your fee covers race entry and timing, a finisher's medal, all wines and food at the drinks stations (marathon runners visit each station twice), a high quality souvenir technical T-shirt, a ticket to the post-race hog roast with complimentary drink, free parking, medical support throughout, secure baggage and free digital downloads of your race photographs for personal use.

The entry fee for the 10K is £30

This event will be timed and the fee includes a finisher's medal, drinks and food at two drinks stations, a ticket to the post-race hog roast with complimentary drink and free digital downloads of your race photographs. It does not include the race T-shirt but that can be purchased in advance for £10 or on the day for £15 if we still have stock.

The 2-Mile Fun Run is free to enter but is not timed and everyone who completes the distance will receive a finisher's medal. 

Registration is through the on-line entry portal Active Training World. The Enter Now button above will take you directly to the Bacchus registration page when registration opens.

A 6% admin charge will be added to your payment by the online entry provider. This is in addition to the entry fee.

Registration and Race Pack Pick-Up

Numbers will be available for pick up on the morning of the race from 8.15am onwards.  The registration will be in the large marquee to the right of Denbies main building, which will also host the hog roast. Final race instructions will be sent out via email prior to the event. Your race pack will contain your race number and pins. Your timing chip is situated on the back of your race number.

Please arrive at least an hour before your intended start to give you time to collect your number on the morning. Your race number will have a number of detachable elements and can be exchanged for food and drink at the hog roast and your race T-shirt, which will be distributed at the finish after you have received your medal. 

10K runners who ordered a T-shirt in advance can collect the T-shirt from the registration tent beside the information point. Marathon and Half Marathon runners have a T-shirt token printed on their numbers, which can be exchanged for their T-shirt after crossing the finish line.

The T-shirt is available in both male and female fits with six sizes and have the following size chest equivalents:

 XS (34'-36'), S (36'-37'), M (38'-39'), L (40'-42'), XL (42'-45'), XXL (45'-48').

You will  be given the T-shirt size that you ordered. We place orders according to those sizes so we will not be able to exchange the size you ordered on the day for a different size.

There will a limited number of additional T-shirts available for purchase on race day for £15. We can't promise we will have all sizes.

Secured Baggage

There is a secured baggage area behind Denbies main building and can be reached by walking through the registration tent on the way to the start. The baggage area is manned at all times. There will be a tear-off baggage tag on the bottom of your race number. The tag number matches your race number. Attach the tag to any baggage you wish to leave. The  baggage area will be open from 8.30am and will remain open until the last bag is collected. 

Please ensure that any bag you leave is correctly tagged, we will only release the bag to a person with a race number that matches the baggage tag. We will not accept bags for drop off without a numbered tag. 


The event car park is within the grounds of Denbies Vineyard, Dorking, RH5 6AA. The event car park will be in  the large field to the  right of Denbies main building and it will be sign posted from the Denbies main entrance with event marshals inside the car park that will direct you where to park. Please follow the marshals instructions when parking. Any randomly parked cars that block exit or entry routes into or out of the car park will be towed away.

There is ample space in the car park for all competitors. Please use the designated event car park and do not park in other areas of the Denbies complex which is reserved for Denbies general customers on the day.  The event car park is a short walk to race registration and number pick up area, which itself is close to the race start. 

When leaving the car park after your run, signs and marshals will direct you on to a one way system to leave the vineyard. Please follow the instructions of the marshals and do not try to leave by any other route.


Bacchus Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K are primarily fun runs and we want you to take your time to enjoy the wine and the scenery. 

The event is chip timed and we publish results after the event, but we do not award prizes to the fastest finishers in any of the races. 

We do, however, award bottles of Denbies English wine for the best fancy dress costumes we see on the day. The best fancy dress competition is judged by our finish line team and the prizes are awarded at the finish line. It is a light-hearted competition and no discussion will be entered into about the decisions they make. Those decisions are entirely subjective. 


There will be plenty of portable toilets in the start/finish area in the main event car park and after registration on the route to the start. There are additional men's and women's toilets inside Denbies main building. There will also be portable toilets at two locations out on the course at the car park off the Ranmore Road and at the final drinks station. 

Headphone policy and running with a dog

Although the race route crosses one public highway, the route itself does not run on the public highway. We do not ban headphones, although we advise against running in them and if you decide to use them, you do so at your own risk. Likewise you can run with a dog, although we don't recommend it and any dog needs to be kept on a leash at all times.

Dogs are not allowed inside Denbies main building.


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