Charlottesville, VA

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Hard Cider Run

Vintage Virginia Apples
2545 Rural Ridge Lane
North Garden, VA 22959

Participants will enjoy a scenic course covering the grounds of Vintage Virginia Apples. Dash down orchard rows, meander through the woods, and see first hand where the hard cider comes from.


April 22, 2017

    Waves Begin at 9AM

What's Included

-Entry to the 5K
-Commemorative bib
-Chip timing with text/email notifications
-Bigger, better 2017 finisher's medal
-Glass of hard cider (regular cider available as well)
-Commemorative glass to keep
-Awesome shirt
-Free professional race photos
-Free shuttle to and from parking

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T-shirt and medal

Every participant will receive a sweet t-shirt and custom event medal!

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Chip timing

We chip time everyone so you can tell your friend how fast (or how slow) you were!

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Cross the finish line and get ready to enjoy some amazing hard cider! We also have N/A cider if that sounds better. And yes, the glass is yours to keep.

Registration Fees

January 23-February 19 $35

February 20-April 2 $40

April 3-April 21 $45

Online registration closes on April 21st at 12PM EST. Race Day registration (if available) for $50. Limited to 2,000 participants

Packet Pick Up

Three Options

Option 1: Happy Hour Packet Pick-up. We will have an early packet pick-up Friday night before the race. Swing by Albemarle CiderWorksfrom 4:00PM-7:00PM to grab your packet and enjoy some cider! Option 2: Race Day Packet Pick-up will be held at the orchard beginning at 7AM race morning. Option 3: For a nominal fee, we can mail your packet straight to your door! This option is available until April 9.

Team Registration

Want to save $5 on registration? Create or join a team with 4+ friends and each person will save. When choosing your wave, simply hit the 'Team' button to create or join!


April 21 and 22

We can't pull off such a fun event without the help of volunteers! Volunteers are needed at various times during the week leading up to the race, at early packet pick-up, and race day. Hit 'Volunteer Sign Up' button to check out all the details and times. Oh, you get some pretty sweet swag and a free registration for helping out!


The Hungry Apple

3 donuts. 3 miles. 2 medals.

It's back! Select The Hungry Apple option and you will enjoy a scrumptious donut at each mile marker. Eat all three, cross the finish line, and you'll receive a second, exclusive The Hungry Apple medal! #nom

Can't make it this year?

No worries! We have a Virtual Option. Simply register and complete 3.1 miles on your own this spring, where you'd like. You will receive a bib and race shirt ahead of time. After you finish your 5K, send us your time and we will ship you your medal! Learn more!

TRAINING TANK and Training Shirt

Order one of these during registration and you'll be set for those long sessions in the gym (and also those fun happy hours!)


Free parking will be held offsite at John Paul Jones Arena (295 Massie Rd.) We will have free shuttle buses running all morning to get you to the orchard and back. We have a very limited amount of orchard parking passes for sale during the registration process. We encourage everyone to park at the arena and take the quick 15-minute shuttle over!

Become an In-Cider

Help spread the word and get rewarded for it! As an In-Cider, you will be an ambassador for the race in your city. Whether you hang posters up around town or share the event on social media, get people to sign up and you'll reap the rewards! Apply now!

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