Grand Rapids, MI

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

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Grand Rapids, MI

Sietsema Orchards

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Sietsema Orchards

8540 2 Mile Rd Ada, MI 49301

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About the Location

Sietsema Orchards, which is located less than 20 minutes from downtown Grand Rapids, grows, presses, and bottles all their cider on site. You will dash past some future hard cider apples as you make your way through the course. While the orchard is beautiful on its own, it looks even better with the cider you earned in hand at the finish line!

June 3, 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
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 sign up for, and run two events this year will receive a special Hard 2 The Core Medal. You can even do the Virtual option as your 2nd race!

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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January 23 - March 19

5K $35

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March 20 - May 14

5K $40

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May 15 - June 2

5K $45

Online registration closes on June 2nd at 12PM EST. Race Day registration (if available) for 5K is $50. Limited to 1,200 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
Happy Hour

Happy Hour Packet Pick-up. We will have an early packet pick-up Friday night before the race. Swing by Sietsema Orchards from 4:00PM-7:00PM to grab your packet and enjoy some cider!

Race Day
Race Day

Race Day Packet Pick-up will be held at Sietsema Orchard's 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 April 9.

Get Involved

  • 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

  • Country Inn Suites Grand Rapids East Hotel LOGO Grey
    Hotel Partner

    We have partnered with the Country Inn & Suites as the official hotel sponsor! Situated perfectly between downtown Grand Rapids and the orchard, you will be a quick drive to both! Participants and friends can receive the exclusive rate of $179 per night, valid Friday and Saturday of race weekend! Simply call (616) 942-7000 and mention The Hard Cider Run (or use code HRDCDR when booking online) to secure a room at one of the areas best hotels!

    Book Stay Now!
  • Parking
    Parking

    Parking is free but very limited! 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!)

Hard Cider Run Gear

Get Excidered!

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