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The Ciderthon

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Event summary

Combine your love of cider and running with this Half Marathon and 5k. There are cider tasters spread out over the course, set amidst lovely Somerset scenery. Fitness and fun are combined from start to finish at this event, and the party continues at the finish line.

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What's included

Featured swag
Finisher's Medal
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Event t-shirt
  • 12 cider tasters for the Half Marathon, 2 for the 5k
  • A finishers pint
  • Water stations
  • Ciderthon Village with bars and music
  • Well marked and marshalled route
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets
  • Bus shuttle from Taunton available
  • Event photography
  • Medical cover

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Tickets available until Sun Aug 15 2021

Half Marathon
11:00am Sun 15th Aug 2021

Run 13.1mi

5k Forbidden Fruit Loop
11:45am Sun 15th Aug 2021

Run 5km

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How old do I have to be to take part?
**All runners must be 18 years or older on the day to take part.** You must provide acceptable identification to be allowed to take part (Driving License, Passport).… read more
FAQ
Will there be toilets on the course?
Yes there will be toilets on the course as well as at the event village.… read more
FAQ
Will there be a bag drop?
There will be a bag drop, but please bring as little as possible.… read more
Route description
Route description

This Half Marathon and Forbidden Fruit 5k take place at Sheppy's Cider Farm in Taunton, across a closed road running route. The route will be biased towards road but will contain some grass and trail sections.

Cider (and water) stations will be available throughout this brilliant run that combines participants love for running and cider! The cider will come from a variety of producers from around the UK. You will become a part of the heart of Somerset and join others like you who like to run hard and play hard!

Runners taking on the Half Marathon will receive 6 tasters on the course, and 6 at the finish. While 5k runners will receive 2 tasters on the course.

Participants are encouraged to stay after the event at the Ciderthon Village, where they can enjoy bars, music and more.

Please be aware this is not a timed event, and you should not expect to receive a time. And while you are on course extra caution is recommended due to the challenges associated with running whilst consuming alcohol.

Logistics and schedule

09:30 - 12:00 Registration

11:00 - 11:45 Half Marathon Start Window

11:45 - 12:15 5k Start Window

19:00 Bag Drop Closes

20:00 Festival Closes

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event.

Age Restrictions

All runners must be 18 or over on the day of the event in order to participate.

All participants will be asked to provide an acceptable form of Identification on arrival to confirm their age (Driving License, Passport). Participants who are unable to provide ID when requested will not be permitted to participate and no refunds will be offered to anyone refused entry for this reason.

Race Pack

You will collect your bib number on the day, which must be fastened to your front throughout the race.

Bus Shuttle

A bus shuttle service will be available from Taunton. This will go to and from the start location, and can be selected when booking for an extra £7.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome at this event and can enjoy everything the Ciderthon Village has to offer.

How to get there

Sheppy's Cider Farm Shop, Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton TA4 1ER, UK

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Race Transport

A bus shuttle service will be available from Taunton. This will go to and from the start location, and can be selected when booking for an extra £7.

Requests on the day will be subject to availability and charged at £10 per person.

By Car

Sheppy's Cider Farm is situated approximately 4 miles south-west of Taunton, and can be accessed from the A38.

Parking

Limited parking at Sheppy's Cider Farm is available and must be pre-booked during registration.

By Train

Taunton Station is the closest to the venue, approximately 4 miles away. You can book a bus shuttle from Taunton to the venue.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
How old do I have to be to take part?
**All runners must be 18 years or older on the day to take part.** You must provide acceptable identification to be allowed to take part (Driving License, Passport).
FAQ
Will there be toilets on the course?
Yes there will be toilets on the course as well as at the event village.
FAQ
Will there be a bag drop?
There will be a bag drop, but please bring as little as possible.
FAQ
Is there race transport available to and from the event?
Yes! A bus shuttle service will be available from Taunton. This will go to and from the start location, and can be selected when booking for an extra £7.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
Half Marathon
11:00am Sun 15th Aug 2021
5k Forbidden Fruit Loop
11:45am Sun 15th Aug 2021

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