The Ciderthon is a half marathon with a cider taster every mile, where you will be earning every step of your way. Become a part of the heart of Somerset and experience the very best cider from the very best producers. Meet a community of people who work hard, play hard, and run hard too!
The half marathon takes place in Longrun Meadow in Taunton, across a closed road running route. The route will be biased towards road but multi-terrain.
Tickets are Non-Refundable.
Last year was our first Ciderthon, so you can only expect a bigger, better event!
08.00- 10.45 Registration Open
10.45-11.00 Guest Speaker
11.00 Run Start
16.00 Baggage Area Closes
Fancy dress is STRONGLY encouraged! Make sure once you’ve decided on your outfit you train in it atleast once to know what to expect. This way you can minimize any potential discomfort and adapt it. This guide has lots of helpful hints, tips AND outfit ideas: https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/training/training-advice/london-marathon-guide-runni...
Collect them at the registration tents. We will give you safety pins to your numbers to yourself, please make sure your fancy dress outfit has somewhere for your number to be visible. The number must not be cut or altered in any way to reduce its size. It is your key to obtaining cider at each stop! Without it you will not get a medal or be able to retrieve your bag.
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 our marshals and it will be available for you to pick up from the table. The cider tasters will be 1/4 pint each (roughly!).
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 also be toilets in Ciderthon Village at the start and finish.
Race number & medical information
Entries are non-transferable. 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.
Medal and T-shirt
You will be handed a Ciderthoner medal as you finish the race! But don’t forget to collect your T-shirt from the bag drop off tent where you registered after you have run.
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.
Are you fit to run the Ciderthon?
Remember that this race is a half marathon and is 13.1 miles, ensure you prepare for the run properly. You should take your decision to run on the day sensibly. If you have not prepared sufficiently and could not comfortably run 8 miles one month beforehand, you will not manage the half marathon in safety or enjoy it, so please do not attempt to run. It is unfair to you, your family and the event staff to risk being a medical emergency, even if you are running for charity. The cider which will be provided on route will make the run enjoyable but will likely be a different type of running which you haven’t previously experienced. This is a FUNRUN not a RACE – the aim is to enjoy it and take your time, particularly as the alcohol can make you feel out of breath.