Charlottesville, VA

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3.1 miles is all that stands between you and some amazing cider. Are you in?


Charlottesville, VA

Albemarle CiderWorks

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Albemarle CiderWorks

2545 Rural Ridge Lane North Garden, VA 22959

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About the Location

Best hard cider in Virginia? Yep! Gorgeous orchard with incredible views? Yep! And we get to experience it all this spring? You betcha! Located 15 minutes from C'ville, Albemarle CiderWorks provides an amazing 5K trail run experience. The course features one long, gradual hill. Make it up and it's smooth sailing to the finish line where a cold, hard cider awaits!

April 22, 2017 Packet Pickup Begins at 7:00 AM Waves Begin at 9:00 AM for (5K)

What You Get

Sure, the real reward is an awesome event where you get to run a race with your friends, but we want you to have some sweet gear to remember your experience by.

Unique 2017 Race Day Shirt

Unique 2017 Race Day Shirt

Custom 2017 Finisher's Medal

Custom 2017 Finisher's Medal

Commemorative Event Glass

Commemorative Event Glass

Hard Cider Run Event Perks
But Wait, There's More, You Also Receive:
  • Entry to the 5K run or walk
  • Commemorative bib
  • Chip timing with text/email notifications
  • Glass of hard cider (regular cider also available)
  • Free professional race photos
  • Free parking at JPJ Arena with free shuttles all morning
5K Hard Cider Race

Event Options

While the standard 5K is always the most popular event, we have a couple fun options to add on when registering! Check out what else is available below and feel free to add one on when you register online!

The Hungry Apple
Hungry Apple Badge
The Hungry Apple

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!

Hard 2 The Core
Hard 2 The Core Badge
Hard 2 The Core

Didn’t get enough of The Hard Cider Run the first time around? Participants who sing up for, and run two events this year will receive a special Hard 2 The Core Medal.

Virtual Run/Walk
Virtual Run Badge
Virtual Run/Walk

Can’t make it to The Hard Cider Run near you? We have an all-new option for you to earn some amazing cider swag, run or walk 3.1 miles, yet not have to be there on race day.

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Registration & Pricing

Early bird pricing is now available! Save money on your registration by signing up early, and save an additional $5 by creating or joining a team with 4+ friends.


January 23 - February 19

5K $35


February 20 - April 2

5K $40


April 3 - April 21

5K $45

Online registration closes on April 21st at 12PM EST. Race Day registration (if available) for 5K is $50. Limited to 2,000 participants.

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Team Registration

Want to save $5 on registration? Create or join a team with 4+ friends and each person will save. It’s better to run together, so round up your crew, sign up together and get to training.

During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to create or join a team. When choosing your wave, a ‘Team’ button will appear. Simply hit the 'Team' button to at this point to create a new team or join your friends!

Team Registration Information Team Registration

Packet Pick-Up

There are several convenient options for picking up your race packets. We like to make it easy for our runners to focus on the race, and not have to worry about the logistics of packet pick-up.

Happy Hour
Happy Hour

We will have an early packet pick-up Friday night before the race. Swing by the orchard from 4:00PM-7:00PM to grab your packet (and maybe a cider!)

Race Day
Race Day

Race Day Packet Pick-up will be held at orchard beginning at 7AM race day morning.

Mail Direct
Mail My Packet

For a nominal fee, we can mail your packet straight to your door! This option is available until April 9.

Get Involved

Whether it’s volunteering to help with a race, referring other runners, or joining the In-Cider ambassador program, we’d love your help making the Hard Cider Run a success. Plus, you get some cool stuff as our way of saying thanks!

  • Volunteer
    Volunteer And Get Cool Stuff

    Volunteers are needed at various times during the week leading up to the race, at early packet pick-up, and race day. Oh, you get some pretty sweet swag and a free registration for helping out!

    Want to learn more? Click the link below: Volunteer Information

    Volunteer Sign-Up
  • Hard Cider Run In Cider
    Spread The Word

    The In-Cider is our ambassador program. Register for your race, sign up for the In-Cider program, and get rewarded for spreading the word about the Hard Cider Run.

    Want to learn more? Click the link below: In-Cider Information

More Information

Here's some extra information that participants might find useful or interesting regarding this Hard Cider Run event.

  • Referral Program
    Referral Program

    Earn $20 back for referring five friends! After you register for the race, you will be given a unique URL to share with friends and family. Once five of them register using your link, you’ll automatically receive $20 back on your account!

    More Information

  • Parking

    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!

Get Some Gear

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

Hard Cider Run Gear

Get Excidered!

We're looking forward to seeing you at the event!