Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run - 2020 Virtual

Sat October 17 - Sun October 25 Directions RaceJoy Ready
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.

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 and includes two-loops around the Distillery Lane Ciderworks' orchard, but not the other private properties on the traditional Spook Hill course. *NOTE- DOGS ARE PROHIBITED FROM THE DLC PROPERTY. NO EXCEPTIONS.
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.

You do not have to run on the courses we have set up on RaceJoy. You can run your 4-miles wherever and whenever you wish during the open participation period of the event!

Visit the participating wineries/cideries/eateries on the Spook Hill Wine Trail after your virtual running of Spook Hill or at any time during October or November.  DLC, Antietam Creek Vineyards, Orchid Cellar, and Willow Oaks will all be offering specials for our participants - your race bib has ticket stubs for redemption and you can view the specials being offered at each location by clicking HERE.

*SWAG UPDATE, 10/15/2020: Due to limited demand, we will not be placing a second shirt order. Registration fees will decrease to $23 on 10/15/2020 and your swag will be a race medal and a race bib with coupons valued at more than $20 that may be redeemed at participating venues on the Spook Hill Wine Trail. Medals and bibs will be shipped via USPS as we receive new registrations.

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!  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: $23.00 (no shirts available after 10/14/2020)

Race Website

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

Race Contact Info

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

Burkittsville Ruritan Community Center

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run - 2020 Virtual.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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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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