Scott Frederick

Brilliant sunshine, cool temperatures and a picturesque course meanders through Chateau Élan’s fabulous vineyards, stables, golf courses and beautiful estate homes.  This Saturday’s 2nd Annual Vineyard Run for Hope has all the ingredients of a great day for a wonderful cause – raising money for Gwinnett’s Children’s Charities.

Starting and ending at the beautiful Chateau Élan Winery, the Vineyard Run will include a 10.2K, 5K and 1K Tot Trot.  The 10.2K and 5K participants will travel along a picturesque course through the resort and into the gates of the Chateau Élan neighborhood.  Participants will enjoy fabulous views, but more importantly the participants, sponsors and advertisers will be raising money in support of the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter.  Entry fees are discounted for pre-registrations, and runners can register at participating local businesses or online at:

All proceeds benefit the Gwinnett Children’s Shelter. The Shelter, which annually serves more than 200 young people residentially, grew out of a volunteer effort involving PTA, business and community leaders who recognized a need for services for abused and abandoned children. The Shelter depends on community donations to provide these services, and the annual Chateau Élan Tour of Homes event and now the Vineyard Run for Hope have been among their largest fundraisers for several years. Over the past nine years, the Chateau Élan community has welcomed thousands of visitors and raised over $1,000,000 for this very special charity.

Now that’s our idea of a good corporate citizen.

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