The Race Organiser : Ciderthon 2021
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Ciderthon 2021

Next Race: 08/05/2021


Sunday 10th of May at Sheppys Cider, Taunton, Somerset. Come join us for the worlds first running and cider festival! 

Half Marathon: 
EARLY BIRD: £43 (+booking fee)
2ND RELEASE: £45 (+booking fee)
3RD RELEASE: £47 (+booking fee)

10% off groups of 5 on 2nd and 3rd release tickets!  

5k Forbidden Fruit Loop:
1ST RELEASE: £20 (+booking fee)
2ND RELEASE: £25 (+booking fee)

The Ciderthon has a half marathon with a cider taster every mile, and a 5k run with 2 cider tasting stops, where you will be earning every step of your way. Become a part of the heart of Somerset and experience the very best cider from the very best producers. Meet a community of people who work hard, play hard, and run hard too! Earn the party. 

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Included with your ticket:

  1. T-shirt
  2. Medal
  3. 13 Cider Tasters for the half mararthon, 2 Cider Tasters for the 5k.  
  4. Finishers Pint 

The runs will be starting and finishing at Sheppys Cider in Taunton, across a closed road running route. The route will be biased towards road but multi-terrain. Anyone is free to access our Ciderthon Village at the start/finish at Sheppys Cider for bars, music and more!

Please be aware this is NOT a timed race.

Last year was our second Ciderthon, so you can only expect a bigger, better event!


10.00-18.00 Registration Open 
08.00- 10.45 Registration Open
11.00 Half Marathon Run Start
14.30 5k Run Start
16.00 Baggage Area Closes
19.00 Festival close

Fancy Dress

Fancy dress is STRONGLY encouraged! Make sure once you’ve decided on the outfit you train in it at least once to know what to expect. This way you can minimize any potential discomfort and adapt it. 

Race Number

You will need to collect your race number on the day to be allowed to participate. To collect your number you will need:
• Suitable ID
• Your ticket(s)

Collect them at the registration tents but please arrive with enough time to do so. We will give you safety pins to your numbers to yourself, please make sure your fancy dress outfit has somewhere for your number to be visible. The number must not be cut or altered in any way to reduce its size. It is your key to obtaining cider at each stop! Without it you will not get a medal or be able to retrieve your bag.

Cider and Water Stops

Water will be available at every mile (but not exactly on the mile), of the run at the cider tasting station. This will be served in cups, some will be handed out by our marshals and it will be available for you to pick up from the table. The cider tasters are a bit under 1/4 pint each (roughly!).


Your race number has a detachable tag at the bottom which you give in at the registration tent if you want to store any bags. All baggage is left at owners risk. The organisers can’t be responsible for any loss or damage caused by the use of these facilities.

First Aid  

Our medical team will be going around the course on bikes and with an ambulance. There will also be a medical tent in the Ciderthon Village.

Toilet Locations

There will also be toilets in Ciderthon Village at the start and finish.

Race number & medical information 

Entries are non-transferable. Never swap your race number with any other runner as it could lead to a dangerous medical situation. Your race number and emergency contact details might be used by the medical team should anything go wrong.

Medal and T-shirt

You will be handed a Ciderthoner medal and t-shirt as you finish the race! 

There will be photographers on the day around the course and at the start and finish line. Photos taken will be available a few days after the event via our website.

Are you fit to run the Ciderthon? 
Remember that this race is a half marathon and is 13.1 miles, ensure you prepare for the run properly. You should take your decision to run on the day sensibly. If you have not prepared sufficiently and could not comfortably run 8 miles one month beforehand, you may not manage the half marathon in safety or enjoy it, so please do not attempt to run. It is unfair to you, your family and the event staff to risk being a medical emergency, even if you are running for charity. The cider which will be provided on route will make the run enjoyable but will likely be a different type of running which you haven’t previously experienced. This is a FUNRUN not a RACE – the aim is to enjoy it and take your time, particularly as the alcohol can make you feel out of breath.



Sheppys Cider

Three Bridges, Bradford-on-Tone, Taunton TA4 1ER