The Ciderthon: Half Marathon & 5K

Henley-on-Thames, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire

Culden Faw Estate, Dairy Lane, Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames, UK

Sat 17th August 2024

2 races

£30.00 - £47.00

Organiser's Description

Ciderthon: The Half Marathon & 5K fuelled by Cider Tasters
A half marathon where you sample different ciders along the way. Tasters along the route and more tasters at the finish line. Set amidst the beautiful Thames Valley. At the Ciderthon, fitness and fun go together. It's a party from start to finish.


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.


  • Half Marathon


    Booking for more than 1?
  • 5k


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  • Half Marathon


    Booking for more than 1?
  • 5k


    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

​Half Marathon Entry​
12 Cider Tasters, and a finisher’s pint

​5K Entry​
3 Cider Tasters, and a finisher’s pint

  • Multiple Cider Tasters
  • Buff
  • Finisher Pint
  • Collapsible Cup
  • Finisher Medal
  • Chip Timing
  • Open Air Cinema
  • Live Music

How to Get There

Minibus from Central Henley
The event minibus is £9 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
(might be updated closer to the event date)


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


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. Vehicle movement is prohibited from 9pm Friday - 8pm Saturday & 11am-1pm Sunday.


Culden Faw Estate
Hambleden, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3AS



09:00 - Event Setup
14:00 - Event Village Opens
14:00 - Tent Pitching
18:30 - Bar Opens
20:00 - Live Music set
21:30 - Open Air Cinema
23:30 - Show Ends


07:00 - Breakfast Time
09:00 - Morning Yoga
09:00 - Morning Shuttle Starts
09:30 - Registrations Opens
10:00 - DJ
11:00 - Half Marathon Starts
11:45 - 5K Starts
15:00 - Live Band
16:00 - Afternoon Shuttle Starts
17:00 - Big Chilled Out BBQ Night
20:00 - Event Closed


09:00 - Breakfast
11:00 - Campsite Closed

further info

Cider and Water Stops
Water will be available at every mile (but not exactly on the mile), of the run directly after the cider tasting station. This will be served in cardboard cups, some will be handed out by our marshals and it will be available for you to pick up from the table.

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.

The races are unfortunately not canicross friendly. However, dogs are welcome at the Ciderthon Village by start and finish line of the event!

First Aid
First aid posts will be located at several intervals around the course and there will be a medical tent in the Runners Village.

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

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

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 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 being 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.


You are welcome to stay with us over the weekend, camping pitches are available from £25 pp Friday to Sunday or £15 pp for Friday-Saturday only. Toilets and shower facilities will be available overnight along with food and drink until 9pm. BBQ’s are not allowed on site however one of the planned food vendors will be a wood fired pizza oven. Dogs / animals are not permitted in the campsite.


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