Event Information

Awesome job to all of our runners and walkers today! Initial results can be found by clicking here. 

GameFace Media was on site all morning capturing photos. Those will be emailed to you within five business days!


A huge shoutout to our amazing volunteers, our sponsors, and our wonderful host, Albemarle CiderWorks. We hope you had a blast today. Cheers!

Rock 3.1 miles through the beautiful orchard before welcoming spring with friends, hard cider, and fun! Scroll down for all the details then hit ‘Register Now’ to secure your spot for the Virginia 5K!



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 13, 2019 Packet Pickup Begins at 8:00 AM 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 2019 Race Day Shirt

Unique 2019 Race Day Shirt

Custom 2019 Finisher's Medal

Custom 2019 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
  • Ultra Soft T-shirt, perfect for the spring days ahead
  • 2019 finisher's medal
  • Commemorative bib
  • Chip timing with text/email notifications
  • Glass of hard cider (regular cider also available)
  • Keepsake glass
  • Free professional race photos
  • Free parking at the orchard
5K Hard Cider Race

Event Options

While the standard 5K is always the most popular event, we have a fun option to add on when registering! Check out The Hungry Apple Challenge and add it on when you register online!

The Hungry Apple
Hungry Apple Badge
The Hungry Apple Challenge

Select The Hungry Apple Challenge 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 Challenge medal!

Virtual Run/Walk
Virtual Run Badge
Virtual Run/Walk

Can’t make it to The Hard Cider Run this year? No worries! Check out the always-popular Virtual option. Run or walk 3.1 miles in your own neighborhood any day this spring. We will ship you your ultra soft t-shirt, bib and medals ahead of time. All you have to do is decide where you want to rock your 3.1 miles (and where post-race happy hour will be!) Check out the details and sign up here.

More Information

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

  • Parking

    Parking is free and held at the orchard. Please note that if it rains prior to the race, it could become muddy. Please help save space by carpooling with friends!

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    Participant Guide

    Head here to view the official Participant Guide!

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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!)

See You Again Next Year!

We're looking forward to seeing you then!