Chicago, IL

Event Information

3.1 miles is all that stands between you and some amazing hard cider. Scroll down for all the details then hit ‘Register Now’ to secure your spot!

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Chicago, IL

Jonamac Orchard

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Jonamac Orchard

19412 Shabbona Rd. Malta, IL 60150

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About the Location

Less than 45 minutes from most Chicago suburbs is the lovely Jonamac Orchard. While many people recall picking apples here when they were younger, more and more people are getting excited (excidered?) for the new hard cider tasting room. Their cider is made from apples grown and pressed on site, so you know it'll be the perfect drink at the finish line!

June 16, 2018 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 2018 Race Day Shirt

Unique 2018 Race Day Shirt

Custom 2018 Finisher's Medal

Custom 2018 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
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!

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.

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September 8 - December 3

5K $30

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December 4 - April 8

5K $35

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April 9 - May 20

5K $40

Online registration closes on May 20th at 12PM EST. Race Day registration (if available) for 5K is $45. Limited to 1,000 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!

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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
Early Packet Pick-up

We will have an early packet pick-up Friday night before the race. Details will be announced this winter!

Race Day
Race Day

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

Mail Direct
Mail My Packet

For a nominal fee, we can mail your packet straight to your door! This option is available until May 27.

Get Involved

  • Volunteer
    Volunteer

    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!

    Want to learn more? Click the link below: Learn More

    VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
  • Hard Cider Run In Cider
    Spread the Word

    Running is great and all, but it’s even more enjoyable if you bring a bunch of friends. Become a In-Cider and get rewarded for referring friends, family, and coworkers! After you register for the race, you will be given a unique URL to share. Once five people register using your link, you’ll automatically receive $20 back on your account! Share your link often, as you will get even more rewards after the initial $20 back.

More Information

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

  • Parking
    Parking

    Parking is free! Please consider carpooling to help save some space. Also, understand that parking is held on grassy fields. If it rains during the week leading up to the race, it could become very muddy!

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!)

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Get Excidered!

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