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Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run

Sat October 19, 2024 Directions
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4 Mile Run

$39 $37.50 8:30AM EDT - 9:45AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 7 - 99.

3 Mile Walk

$35 8:30AM EDT - 9:45AM EDT Price increases after June 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT


Spook Hill sold out yet again in 2023. Make sure you don't get left out of the 2024 event! 

We'll again be using the scenic, traditional 4-mile hybrid road/Cross Country course that winds through historic Burkittsville (yes, that Blair Witch town), Boordy's South Mountain Vineyard, historic Burkittsville Union Cemetery, farmland owned by South Mountain Creamery, and the Distillery Lane Ciderworks' orchard. 

*Wine Trail changes for 2024:

1) Distillery Lane Ciderworks is retiring from cider production, so there WILL NOT be any post-race cider at DLC. We still have permission to use the orchard for the run, so the 4-mile course will not be changing due to this development.
2) Orchid Cellar has not renewed it's participation in the post-run wine trail.
We wholeheartedly thank Distillery Lane Ciderworks and Orchid Cellar for their support of the wine trail since day one! 

Walkers are welcome to register for the 3-mile walk!

Walkers will be untimed and travel through town, Boordy's vineyard, the cemetery, and farmland and return to the Ruritan. You'll get the same finisher's awards (and Spook Hill "specials" at participating establishments) as the 4-milers.
Finisher's Awards for Runners and Walkers: Finishers will receive one of our traditional wine glasses AND an awesome finisher's medal.
Accolades:  Spook Hill was named by in 2014 as a "Must Do" fall race in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Runner's World Magazine featured the race in 2015 and 2018! Join us to see what you've been missing!
Visit the participating wineries/cideries/eateries after your run. Boordy Vineyards will be on-site offering tastings and sales. Nearby vineyards Antietam Creek Vineyards, and Willow Oaks Craft Cider and Wine are participating establishments for 2024, as is our Gold Level Sponsor, The Little Red Barn Ice Cream Cafe in Jefferson!  
Overland Timing is providing timing services.

Unique awards for the top 3 M&F runners!

5-Year Age Group Awards for those running the 4-Mile - M & F Age Groups, 3-deep (no double dipping): 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and over.
*Overall awards are to be determined by gun time, with age group awards determined by chip time.
Race Date:
Saturday, October 19, 2024. 0830 start time. Note: No late starts are allowed due to safety concerns and road opening schedules.
Race maps can be viewed here:
We will meet or exceed any CDC, state, or local health department mitigation requirements in effect on race day. We ask that you not attend if you are in any way feeling ill.
Note: No dogs (except certified service dogs at race HQ) are permitted on any race-associated property and no jogging/running strollers are allowed on the course.
Walkers must register as such for the 3-mile event. All participants must be off the course by 0945. Runners (17 min/mile pace or faster) should be able to finish by 9:40, which is when our awards ceremony will start. 
Limited refunds are available through 30 days prior to race day via your RunSignup. Within 30 days, there are no refunds for any reason - premiums are ordered and expenses have been incurred. You will be offered the opportunity to purchase race registration insurance through a third-party vendor during the registration process. 

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Refer 3 or more participants before Oct. 1, 2023, and get a refund of $10.00.


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