The Hard Cider Run: Virtual

Sat April 13 - Sun June 16
Anywhere you like! The Virtual Race can be completed in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even the treadmill. Sign up and then gather some friends, decide on a route, and, of course, plan how you'll celebrate after you rock your 5k!

Spring: the most wonderful time of the year!

Trees are blossoming to life. Warmer temperatures invite us outside. Chilled drinks replace hot beverages. And, yes, the perfect running weather arrives.

The Hard Cider Run celebrates everything that's great about spring! We love traveling the country and celebrating with our fellow runners and walkers. However, we cannot be in every city during this oh so short season. Just like hard cider, the virtual race option has kept growing in popularity over the years. Get the details below, sign up, and get ready to welcome spring with a run/walk followed by a happy hour with friends!

-Register for the Virtual option and complete a 5K on your own accord. Simply run or walk 3.1 miles anytime between April 13 and June 16.

-Once the virtual period begins on April 13, we'll ship you all the awesome 2019 race goodies, which includes an ultra-soft t-shirt, commemorative race bib, and an awesome finisher's medal (complete with a bottle opener!)

-After you complete your 3.1 miles, you can submit your official time online by clicking here. 

-While not required, we do encourage you to celebrate your 5K with a happy hour. Find some hard cider, gather your friends and 'cheers' to spring. Be sure to use #hardciderrun if posting on Instagram!

-Official entry to the virtual race
-2019 ultra-soft t-shirt
-2019 virtual race bib
-2019 finisher's medal
-Shipping of all items

While the virtual race is an amazing experience itself, it's even better when you have friends join you! Once you sign up to run or walk, you will automatically become part of the In-Cider program! Refer friends and family to join you to earn awesome rewards throughout the winter and spring. Here's how it works:

1) Sign up for the race. Once you complete your registration, you'll receive a unique URL link to share.

2) Share this unique link with friends and family. 

3) Each time someone signs up through your link, you'll accrue a referral. Earn five referrals and get $20 credited back to you. Easy peasy!

Don't stop there. You can earn other various rewards the more people you refer to the race!

We have a limited amount of race items, so we advise signing up this winter to guarantee your spot in the virtual race. Once the race sells out, we cannot allow any more runners or walkers to sign up! 

After signing up for the race, be sure to download the free Strava training app. We have an awesome club with tons of member encouragement, contests, virtual training runs, and more! Track all of your runs and walks this winter and motivate others to stay active in their training! Plus, it's the perfect tool to record your time when you complete your 5K this spring!

Click here to download the free Strava training app for either iOS or Android. 

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Be sure to use #hardciderrun while training this winter and during your run this spring! Every so often we will randomly select people using the hashtag and send them training swag! 

Race Website

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