Bold Blitzen 5K at Bold Rock Cidery

Sat December 2, 2023 Nellysford, VA 22958 US Directions


Bold Blitzen 5K

9:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST


1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy
Nellysford, VA US 22958


Kick off the holiday season in a bold way with the Bold Blitzen 5K! Bold Rock elves will be there whipping up a fun recipe of award-winning hard cider, live music and tasty treats from the kitchen. Expect a flat course with beautiful views, an awesome long sleeve performance shirt and Bold Rock at the finish. Teams are the way to go, with Bold Rock swag for the biggest team and best costumes! Walker, doggo and all-terrain stroller-friendly.



  • Long sleeve performance event tee (unisex cut or ladies cut) 
  • Jingle Bell necklace to pre-registered participants
  • Pint of Bold Rock Hard Cider
  • Bold Rock post-race party and awards ceremony


  • $35 until 11/16/23
  • $42 11/17/23 – 12/1/23
  • $42 (no shirt) | $47 (with shirt) - 12/2/23
  • Shirt cut-off is November 19. Non-dated event shirts from 2022 will be given out, if available, by date of registration. Race day registrants shirts are $5, if available.
  • Registrants will be emailed event-specific info and race day details just prior to race day.


Rally the troops and run or walk as a team on race day! All sizes and skill levels of groups are welcome, but we consider a complete team to be 2 or more participants. Create or join a team during registration. ​Biggest team and best team costumes wins a Bold Rock prize!


Invite your friends to join you at the Bold Blitzen 5K. If you get 4 friends to sign up using your special referral link (which you receive in your confirmation email after you register), you'll get a $10 refund as our Thank You!


This out-and-back course is easy and flat with gorgeous views in every direction! It's mostly pavement with some gravel. Walker and Fido-friendly; all-terrain strollers welcome. Course Map


Bold Rock Cidery | Directions
1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958 | Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM 


After you cross the finish line, it's time to celebrate! 

  • ​A pint of Bold Rock Hard Cider is included for all participants over 21
  • A complimentary glass of non-alcoholic sparkling cider is included for children and adults under 21
  • Use the Beverage Ticket attached to your race bib to pick up your glass and cider
  • Please bring proper ID to partake


Awards are given to the overall male and female finishers, and to 1st place finishers in the following age groups, below. Winners over 21win a 6-pack of Bold Rock Hard Cider, and winners under 21 will receive a bottle of sparkling cider. Winners must be present at the Awards ceremony to receive their award.

  • ​Under 21 age groups: 8-11 |12-15 |16-20
  • Over 21 age groups: 21-29 | 30-39 | 40-49 | 50-59 | 60-69 | 70-79 | 80+ ​


Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see #boldblitzen5k race pics, brought to you by Doug Ash Photography.


There are NO refunds. Runner transfers (transferring your race entry to another runner) are allowed. Please email your request two weeks before race day.


If there is severe weather that makes the course unsafe for runners, we will postpone the event to the following day. We will notify participants via email and will post this information on the website and Facebook pages. Please make sure you can make both dates, as there are no refunds.

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