Portland, ME

Event Information

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


Portland, ME

Urban Farm Fementory

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Urban Farm Fementory

200 Anderson St. Portland, ME 04101

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About the Location

Tucked away in East Bayside is one of Portland's most promising cider makers. UFF brews and ferments a variety of amazing drinks, including their renowned cider (or cidah!) After dashing through the Eastern Promenade, nothing will taste quite as refreshing at the finish line as one of their homemade hard ciders. Cheers!

May 13, 2017 Waves Begin at 10:00 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 (soda available as well)
  • Free professional race photos
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.


January 23 - March 5

5K $35


March 6 - April 23

5K $40


April 24 - May 12

5K $45

Online registration closes on May 12th at 12PM EST. Race Day registration (if available) for 5K is $50. 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!

Team Registration Information Team Registration

Packet Pick-Up

You must pick up your packet prior to race day. We will have packet pick-up on Thursday and Friday during race week. You are welcome to have a friend or family member grab your packet for you!

Happy Hour
Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up

Swing by Urban Farm Fermentory on Thursday, May 11 from 4PM-7PM or Friday, May 12 from 11AM-7PM.

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

  • 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

    Street parking is available nearby. We encourage you to take Uber for a safe ride to and from the event. If you are a new user, you can get a free ride (up to $15)!

    Get a Free Uber Ride!
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    Hotel Partner

    We have partnered with Embassy Suites by Hilton in Portland as the official hotel sponsor! The hotel features cozy, comfortable, and clean rooms, an evening happy hour, free made-to-order breakfast and easy access to downtown, the race, and the airport. Participants and friends can receive the exclusive rate of $154 per night, valid Thursday through Monday of race week. Use code ‘HCR’ to access this rate!

    Book Your Stay!

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!