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£27 - £47
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Combine cider-tasting and running at this fun summer event at the beautiful Culden Faw Estate. Dress up and take on a half marathon or 5k with your friends, with cider-tasting stops along the way. With a vibrant Event Village and amazing atmosphere, this is not one to miss!
Half Marathon and 5k
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Sat, 17 Aug 2024
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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
Saturday, 17 Aug 2024
Half Marathon: 11:00 am5k: 11:45 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Ciderthon
Half Marathon
£42.30 - £47
£27 - £30
Route information
This unique half marathon combines running and cider tasting as you take on a route at the beautiful Culden Faw Estate in the Thames Valley. The course is completely closed-road and is designed to ensure you have fun, finishing at the Ciderthon Event Village, which offers bars, music and entertainment.
This is the perfect event to bring your friends along to, with group entries available, and if the half marathon is too long, you can enter the 5k individually or with a group too.
The half marathon route will entail 12 cider-tasting stops, whilst the 5k will have 3 tasting stations. All finishers will be rewarded with a finisher's pint. Water stations will be available at every mile along the route, directly after the cider stations. Toilets will also be located along the course.
After your race, unwind in the Event Village and enjoy the live band, open-air cinema and BBQ night on offer.
What's included
  • Medal
  • 12 cider tasters for HM runners, 3 cider tasters for 5k runners
  • Finisher’s pint
  • Buff
  • Collapsible cup
  • Chip timed results
  • Open air cinema
  • Live music
  • BBQ night
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 £9 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.
There will be 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 Open air cinema
23:30 Show ends
07:00 Campers breakfast
09:00 Morning yoga and morning shuttle start
09:30 Registration opens
10:00 DJ
11:00 Half marathon starts
11:45 5k starts
15:00 Live Band
16:00 Afternoon shuttle starts
17:00 BBQ night
20:00 Event closes
09:00 Breakfast for campers
11:00 Campsite closes
Remember that the half marathon is 13.1 miles - if you have not prepared sufficiently and cannot comfortably run 8 miles one month beforehand, you will not enjoy the half marathon.
The cider which will be provided on the route will make the run enjoyable but will likely be a different type of running which you haven’t previously experienced. This is a FUN RUN, not a RACE – the aim is to enjoy it and take your time, particularly as the alcohol can make you feel out of breath.
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. Drinks 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 the owner's 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 at the 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 Event Village.
There will be toilets located around the route There will also be toilets in the 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 at the Event Village over the weekend - camping pitches are available on-site from £25pp Friday to Sunday or £15pp for Friday-Saturday only. Toilets and shower facilities are available overnight along with food and drink until 21:00.
Can I enter the Ciderthon with friends?
Yes, you can enter with friends as part of the Group Entry option, with a group of 5 or more!
Do I have to be fit to run the Ciderthon?
For the half marathon, you should be able to run 8 miles one month before the race. Please take into account that the cider tasting can make you feel a little bit out of breath, so although this is a fun run, it may be challenging!
Can I stay at the Ciderthon Event Village?
Yes, there will be camping available on-site at a cost of £25pp from Friday to Sunday or £15pp for Friday to Saturday.
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