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This combined cider and running event will make sure to get your taste buds tingling. With tasting stops throughout the run, you will explore the flavours of the UK's best cider farms. Come for the refreshing taste cider as you explore the surrounding village on your run.
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Half Marathon and 5k
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Sun, 8 May 2022
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Location
Sheppy's Cider Farm, Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton TA4 1ER, UK
Start times
Sunday, 8 May 2022
Half Marathon: 11:00 am5k : 11:45 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Ciderthon
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£47
5k
Distance
5km
£25
Route information
This Half Marathon and Forbidden Fruit 5k take place at Sheppy's Cider Farm, across a closed road running route. The route will be mainly on the road but will also 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.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Event t-shirt
  • 12 cider tasters for the Half Marathon, 2 for the 5k
  • Finisher's pint
  • Water stations
  • Ciderthon Village with bars and music
  • Well marked and marshalled route
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets
  • Bus shuttle from Taunton is available
  • Event photography
  • Medical cover
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How to get there
Sheppy's Cider Farm, Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton TA4 1ER, UK
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Race Transport
A bus service will be offered from Taunton to and from Sheppy's Cider. Buses will depart from the town centre and operate as a shuttle service to/from the start location.
It is strongly recommended that seats be booked in advance for £7 during registration, or separately here, as on-the-day requests will be subject to availability and charged at £10 per person.
Further information relating to the pickup location and shuttle schedule will be communicated to those who pre-register closer to the event.
Event day logistics
09:30 - 11:45 Registration
11:00 Half Marathon starts
11:45 5k Starts
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 who is refused entry for this reason.
Race Packs
You will collect your bib number on the day, which must be fastened to your front throughout the race.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome at this event and can enjoy everything the Ciderthon Village has to offer.
FAQs
How old do I have to be to take part in the Ciderthon?
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).
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Will there be toilets on the course of the Ciderthon?
Yes there will be toilets on the course as well as at the event village.
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Will there be a bag drop at the Ciderthon?
There will be a bag drop, but please bring as little as possible.
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Is there race transport available to and from the Ciderthon?
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.
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