The Race Organiser : Ciderthon Half Marathon & 5K 2022
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Ciderthon Half Marathon & 5K

Next Race: 07/05/2022

Henley Showground, Culden Faw Estate, Marlow Road, HENLEY-ON-THAMES. RG9 3AP

Run Miles. Drink Cider.


A Half Marathon where you sample different ciders along the way, with tasters along the route and more at the finish line. Set amidst the beautiful Thames Valley.


Ciderthon aims to mix the elation of running with the taste of the ancestral drink, celebrating the culture of cider making and the enjoyment of drinking it. 
Often the two activities are seen as mutually exclusive events, but after having such a great time at Marathon du Medoc in Bordeaux, I had to bring a piece of the fun to the UK. Join us, and #RunMilesDrinkCider

Founder of Ciderthon 


With 12 ciders to taste on the Half Marathon, 3 tasting stops on the 5K, and a finisher’s pint for all runners - you’ll be earning every step you take.


Also included with each ticket.


  • A unique finisher’s medal
  • A finisher’s T-shirt
  • Ciderthon neck warmer
  • Collapsible cup


Both races start at Culden Faw Estate in Henley, across an access-only closed road running route. The route will be multi-terrain, and anyone is free to access our Ciderthon Village at the start/finish for bars, music and more!


Minibus Transfer


Buses will depart from Henley on Thames Train Station and operate a shuttle service to/from the event. It is strongly recommended that seats be booked in advance for £7 during registration, or separately here, as on-the-day requests will be subject to availability and charged at £10 per person. Further information relating to the pickup location and shuttle schedule will be communicated to those who pre-register closer to the event.


Event Schedule


9:30 – 11:45

Registration Open


Half Marathon Start


5K Start


Bag Drop Closes


Festival Closes








This is NOT a timed event so participants should not expect to receive a result on completion of their respective category. Extra caution is recommended due to the challenges associated with running whilst consuming alcohol.


Please remember that the main category is a half marathon (13.1 miles) and 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 will 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 a medical emergency, even if you are running for charity. The cider which will be provided on the route will make the run enjoyable but will likely be a different type of running which you haven’t previously experienced.

This is a FUN RUN, not a RACE – the aim is to enjoy it and take your time, particularly as the alcohol can make you feel out of breath.


ALL RUNNERS MUST BE 18 OR OVER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE. All participants will be asked to provide an acceptable form of Identification on arrival to confirm their age (Driving License, Passport). Participants who are unable to provide ID when requested will not be permitted to participate and no refunds will be offered to anyone refused entry for this reason.


Entry on the day will be available for the 5K only. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.


All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.


For event updates and future promotions, follow the Ciderthon on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.


Event Details


Bib Numbers

Bib numbers are available for collection at the event only, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail. You will be required to present a suitable form of ID (Driving License/Passport) to confirm their age before collecting their number.

You must retain your bib at all times to obtain cider on the route, to receive your medal, T-shirt and buff when you finish and to collect any baggage left with us.



All finishers will receive a medal, T-shirt and buff on completing their event.




Medical Cover

Suitable medical cover is provided at this event, on the course and in the event village, in case of a medical emergency. 


Bag Drop

Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, participants can leave essential belongings with us using the tear-off baggage strip on their bib.



Event images are expected to be available, usually within 48 hours of the event.


Water/Cider Stations

Water and Cider will be available on the routes approximately every mile.



Toilets will be available in the Ciderthon village for use throughout the event. Toilets will also be available on the routes.


Changing Rooms/Showers 

There are no dedicated changing rooms/showers.


Other Information



This event is not suitable for wheelchair users.


BuggiesPushchairs and Strollers

The pushing of persons in any device in this event is prohibited - including, but not limited to - buggies, pushchairs, strollers (or similar) and wheelchairs.



Spectators are permitted to join us at the Ciderthon village.



The use of earphones/headphones is prohibited throughout this event.



Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog during this event, but dogs are welcome in the Ciderthon village.


Ciderthon Half Marathon & 5K Aug 2022

  • 20/08/2022, 11:00

    Half Marathon

    13.1 Miles Enter £47.00
  • 20/08/2022, 11:45


    5 Kilometres Enter £25.00




The event minibus is a £7 return ticket from central Henley (near the station) to Culden Faw Estate

​PICK UP POINT: Henley on Thames Train Station (RG9 1FR)

DROP OFF POINT: Culden Faw Estate, RG9 3AS

​Bus Timetable


Henley on Thames -> Culden Faw Estate
9.00, 9.30, 10.00, 10.30, 11.00, 11.30


Culden Faw Estate -> Henley on Thames 
13.00, 13.30, 14.00, 14.30, 15.00, 15.30, 16.00, 16.30, 17.00, 17.30



We will have plenty of parking available on site which we be free.  If you travel by car please ensure you have a designated driver to take you to the race. It is your responsibility to arrange your transport, do not drink and drive.



There are several taxi companies operating in the local area which will be available from the start line and the train station