Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run - 2020 Virtual

Sat October 17 - Sun October 25, 2020 Directions RaceJoy Ready
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Virtual Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run

$33 Registration ends October 24, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT
The 2020 Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4-Mile Run is 100% VIRTUAL

We are sorry that we won't be seeing our participants in person this year, but we're still offering a top-notch, wine-themed, albeit virtual, running experience. In terms of SWAG for our registrants, we've got bottle stopper race medals, awesome shirts, custom bibs, and yes, you'll still be able to get specials at participating Spook Hill Wine Trail establishments! As for the running aspect of Spook Hill, you'll be able to choose where and when you get your 4-mile run in between October 17th and October 25th, uploading results if you wish. We've even created two RaceJoy routes - one in Burkittsville (though, unfortunately not on the traditional course) and another in Frederick near Baker Park - where you'll be able to measure your performance more accurately against other athletes and have your results automatically uploaded upon completion. See the race website or the RunSignup race page for more details.

COVID-19 Planning and preparation statement for the physical 2020 Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4-Mile Run:

Out of an abundance of caution regarding the health of our little community, our participants and volunteers, the 2020 Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4-Mile Run will be converted to a virtual event. You'll be able to virtually run with us at a time and on a course of your choosing, from the treadmill to the mountains, between October 17th and October 25th.

We have two RaceJoy courses plotted out if you wish to utilize them and compete with other entrants on the same course. One is in Burkittsville but doesn't include any of the private (orchard and vineyard) properties on the traditional Spook Hill course. The other is an out-and-back in Frederick (the Larry Key 4-Mile Course) and starts just north of Baker Park on Rockwell Terrace at N. Bentz St. Regardless of where you choose to run, please be respectful and follow all social-distancing and risk-mitigation guidelines/dicta put forth by local, state and CDC officials.

If you want more of a challenge than 4-miles, you can check out the October Wine Trail Challenge. This 110-mile route will virtually take you past each of our partner wineries, from DLC all the way to Boordy in Baltimore County. Whether you want to challenge yourself to run 110 miles in a month or see how fast you can rack up those miles, this is the challenge for you! Registration for the challenge is expected to open in Mid-July. 
Visit the participating wineries/cideries/eateries on the Spook Hill Wine Trail after your virtual running of Spook Hill. Most will be offering specials for our participants-your race bib will have these details and stubs for redemption.
Wine-themed medals, tech-tees, and custom bibs will be mailed. 
Overland Timing is providing RaceJoy support and will be your timing contact.
Accolades:  Spook Hill was named by Competitor.com in 2014 as a "Must Do" fall race in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  The race has been featured by Runner's World Magazine in 2015 and 2018!  Spook Hill is also a Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club "Grand Prix Series" event. We're striving to make the virtual version just as good as our in-person event!

Virtual Race Dates:

Saturday, October 17, through Sunday, October 25, 2020.

Online Registration: $33.00


2020 Race Premiums:

Participants will receive a unique, wine-themed finisher's medal, a custom bib, and a tech tee-shirt (some qty and date restrictions apply) via USPS prior to October 17th.  
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.spookhill4mile.org.

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Free Live Tracking and Progress Alerts on Race Day!
(Race organizers are providing this as an included service.)

Make sure you download the RaceJoy mobile app for live phone tracking at the Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run - 2020 Virtual.

Carry your phone and use RaceJoy to add to your race experience with these key features:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive GPS-based progress alerts at mile points on the course for current pace and estimated finish time.
  • Post to your Facebook and Twitter walls.
  • Have friends and family track your performance.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Supporting spectators can track your blue dot moving along the course from home or at the race site.
  • NearMe proximity alerts notify spectators when you are drawing near.
  • Find each other using RaceJoy’s MeetUp tool.


  • Receive fun, motivational audio cheers from your supporting fans.
  • Start sending cheers to others doing the race at any time.

The Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run - 2020 Virtual is sponsoring RaceJoy to provide participants and spectators these features for free (normally a 99 cents upgrade fee for both the participant and spectator).

- Participant must carry phone
- No official race timing information is provided for this race in RaceJoy
Get a Refund By Referring Friends

Refer 3 or more participants before Oct. 1, 2020, and get a refund of $10.00.


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