Detroit, MI

Event Information

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 Detroit 5K!

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Detroit, MI

Big Red Orchard

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Big Red Orchard

4900 32 Mile Rd. Washington, MI 48095

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About the Location

Ideally situated just north of Detroit is the amazing cidery! The scenic course dashes through the orchard, blossoming to life with the warmer spring weather. After crossing the finish line, celebrate with amazing craft cider, homemade BBQ, and fun!

June 1, 2019 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 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.

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Registration & Pricing

It's Almost Race Day! Final Chance to Sign Up!

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February 15 - April 14

5K $35

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April 15 - May 12

5K $40

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May 13 - May 31

5K $45

Limited to 2,000 participants. Race day registration (if the event isn't sold out) is $50. Sign up today to guarantee a spot and receive the best price on the race!

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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

Swing by the orchard the night before the race from 4-7PM to grab your packet. Avoid race morning lines and enjoy a cider!

Race Day
Race Day

Race Day Packet Pick-up will be held at Big Red 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 19th.

Get Involved

Whether it’s volunteering to help with a race 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

    We’d love to have you help out on race morning. As our way of saying ‘thank you’ for volunteering, you’ll receive the awesome volunteer tech shirt, light snacks, and a free race registration. Click here for details, available times, and to sign up to volunteer!

    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.

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

    Already Registered? Share Your Link!

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!

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    Participant Guide

    The official Participant Guide will be published here the Monday prior to the event. Please check back then!

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!)

Get Excidered!

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