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Enjoy running, but love cider even more? Look no further than this epic day out which combines the two. Choose from a half marathon or 5k and enjoy the scenic routes, with cider tasting along the way. A party from start to finish, this is not a day to be missed.
Half Marathon and 5k
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Sat 19th Aug 2023
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Hambleden, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Culden Faw Estate, 10 Greenlands Farm, Dairy Ln, Hambleden, Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3AS, UK
Start times
Sat 19th Aug 2023
Half Marathon:
11:00am |
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Ciderthon
Half Marathon
£42.30 - £47
£27 - £30
Route information
Both races start at Culden Faw Estate in Henley, across an access-only closed road running route. The route will be multi-terrain.
The Half Marathon will consist of 12 cider tasting stops along the way, the 5k will have 3 cider stops. There will also be a water station every mile.
What's included
  • Medal
  • 12 Cider Tasters for HM runners, 3 Cider Tasters for 5k runners
  • Finisher’s Pint
  • Buff
  • Collapsible Cup
  • Chip Timing
  • Silent Show (Outdoor Cinema)
  • Live Music
How to get there
Culden Faw Estate, 10 Greenlands Farm, Dairy Ln, Hambleden, Greenlands, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3AS, UK
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Minibus from Central Henley
The event minibus is £8 return ticket from central Henley near the station to Culden Faw Estate
PICK UP POINT: Henley on Thames Train Station (RG9 1FR)
DROP OFF POINT: Culden Faw Estate, RG9 3AS
Bus Timetable
(might be updated closer to the event date)
Henley on Thames – Culden Faw Estate
9.00, 9.30, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30
Culden Faw Estate – Henley on Thames
13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30
There are several taxi companies operating in the local area which will be available from the start line and the train station.
We will have plenty of parking available on site which we be free. If you travel by car please ensure you have a designated driver to take you to the race. It is your responsibility to arrange your transport, do not drink and drive. Vehicle movement is prohibited from 9pm Friday - 8pm Saturday & 11am-1pm Sunday.
Event day logistics
14:00 Event Village Opens and tent pitching
18:30 Cider Bar Opens
20:00 Live Music Set
21:30 Silent Show (Outdoor Cinema)
23:30 Show Ends
07:00 Campers Breakfast
09:00 Morning Yoga and Morning Shuttle Starts
09:30 Registration Opens
11:00 Half Marathon Start
11:45 5K Start
12:00 DJ
15:00 Live Band
16:00 Afternoon Shuttle Starts
17:00 DJ / Silent Disco
20:00 Event Closed and Campers Catering Open
22:00 Campers Catering Closed
11:00 Campsite closes
​Cider and Water Stops
Water will be available at every mile (but not exactly on the mile), of the run directly after the cider tasting station. This will be served in cardboard cups, some will be handed out by marshals and it will be available for you to pick up from the table.
Your race number has a detachable tag at the bottom which you give in at the registration tent if you want to store any bags. All baggage is left at owners risk. The organisers can’t be responsible for any loss or damage caused by the use of these facilities.
The races are unfortunately not canicross friendly. However, dogs are welcome at the Ciderthon Village by start and finish line of the event!
First Aid
First aid posts will be located at several intervals around the course and there will be a medical tent in the Runners Village.
There will be toilets located around the route There will also be toilets in Ciderthon Village at the start and finish.
Race Entries
Entries are non-transferable and non-refundable. Never swap your race number with any other runner as it could lead to a dangerous medical situation. Your race number will have your emergency contact details on the back, this will be used by the medical team should anything go wrong.
There will be photographers on the day around the course and at the start and finish line. Photos taken will be available a few days after the event via our website.
You are welcome to stay with us over the weekend, camping pitches are available from £50 for the weekend or £30 for the Friday only. Toilets and shower facilities will be available overnight along with food and drink until 9pm. You only need to buy one pitch per tent and can have up to 2 people staying in a tent. If you are planning on staying in a camper van the price is the same, you will be asked to camp in a slightly different area away from the tents. BBQ’s are not allowed on site however one of the planned food vendors will be a wood fired pizza oven. Dogs / animals are not permitted in the campsite.
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