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This combined drinking and running event will make sure to get your taste buds tingling. With tasting stops throughout the run, you will explore the flavors of the UK's best cider. Come for the carnival atmosphere and stunning rural views that accompany all runners on this fun-filled day out.
Half Marathon and 5k
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Sat, 20 Aug 2022
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Where and when
The Henley Showground, Marlow Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3AS, UK
Start times
Saturday, 20 Aug 2022
Half Marathon: 11:00 am5k: 11:45 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Ciderthon
Half Marathon
Route information
Terrain: Road, Grass, Trail
This Half Marathon and Forbidden Fruit 5k take place at The Henley Showground. 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. Join others like you who like to run hard and play hard.
Runners taking on the Half Marathon will receive 12 tasters on the course, while 5k runners will receive 3 tasters on the course. Both will receive a free pint at the finish.
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
  • Branded Neck Warmer
  • 12 cider tasters for the Half Marathon, 3 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 Henley is available for purchase
  • Event photography
  • Medical cover
How to get there
The Henley Showground, Marlow Rd, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3AS, UK
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Race Transport
A bus shuttle service will be available from Central Henley (near the station) to Culden Faw Estate. This will go to and from the start location and can be selected when booking for an extra £7.
Bus Timetable
  • From Central Henley to Culden Faw Estate: 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30
  • From The Event to Central Henley: 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30
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
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.
Bag Drop
Bag drop will also be available between 9:30 - 11:45.
Aid Stations
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.
Cider & 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 our marshals and it will be available for you to pick up from the table.
Race Photos
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.
The races are unfortunately not canicross friendly. However, dogs are welcome at the Ciderthon Village by start and finish line of the event.
Is there race transport available to and from the Ciderthon?
Yes! A bus shuttle service will be available from Central Henley. This will go to and from the start location, and can be selected when booking for an extra £7.
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).
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.
Will there be a bag drop at the Ciderthon?
There will be a bag drop at 9.30 but please bring as little as possible.
Is the Ciderthon timed?
No, the event is strictly un-timed, giving you and your friends a chance to sip on some of the finest Cider and enjoy excellent views.
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