Grand Rapids, MI

Event Information

Update: As of May 31st, the race is 92% full. Consider signing up today to secure your spot!


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 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!

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 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.

  • 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 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 Tank Top

See You Again Next Year!

We're looking forward to seeing you then!