2020 Gnarled Orchard Hard Cider Challenge 5k, 10k, & Half

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This event is an in-person race and all waves will be under a 50-person limit. We will send more wave info out the day before the race, as needed. Limited t-shirts will be available for those who register within 12 days of the race. We encourage participants to bring their own water. Masks are appreciated during check-in, but are not expected during the race.

Points count towards our Year-Long 5k, 10k, Endurance & Back of the Pack Series.  Points will also count towards our Sippin’ Series.  Find more info about the series here

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Runners Receive:

A glass of cider, wine or mead from Valley View, Finisher’s Medal, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event

Benefits Friends of Sky Meadows

Come enjoy the challenging routes at Valley View Farm, home of the Gnarled Orchard.  These courses are knotty, knot nice at the farm as they are a mix of cross country, trail, and hills!  Runners may also redeem their drink ticket for sweet cider, juice or soda.  To see what else Valley View Farm has to offer, visit here.

Walkers and leashed pets are welcome to attend this event.Now offering a virtual run option for those who cannot make it on race day.  You will receive a medal.

 

Race Start Times

Half – 8am

10k – 8:15am

5k – 8:30am

 

Registration Fees

5k – $30, until Sept 15 ($35)

10k – $45, until Sept 15 ($50)

Half – $60, until Sept 15 ($65)

T-shirts guaranteed to runners registered before September 9.  We will order extra t-shirts for those who register after that date, but it is on a first-come first-served basis.

 

 

Course Maps can be found here:

https://bishopsevents.com/valley-view-farm/

 

Packet Pickup

At the event (one hour before the race starts)

 

Race Day Registration

There will be race day registration. Participants will need to arrive around 45 minutes before the race to get registered for the event. T-shirts sizes can not be guaranteed for race day registers.

 

Directions to Parking

There is parking at Valley View Farm (1550 Leeds Manor Rd, Delaplane, VA 20144)

 

 

Weather Forecast (Updated on Tuesday before the race)

Starting with our races for the last weekend of August, the meteorologist/weather prognosticator for the Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack will be providing weather forecasts for our races! You check them out here. The most recent video will include the latest weather forecasts for Bishop’s Events