2023 Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run
Description We’ll again be using the scenic, traditional 4-mile hybrid road/Cross Country course that winds through historic Burkittsville (yes, that Blair Witch town), Boordy’s South
We’ll again be using the scenic, traditional 4-mile hybrid road/Cross Country course that winds through historic Burkittsville (yes, that Blair Witch town), Boordy’s South Mountain Vineyard, historic Burkittsville Union Cemetery, farmland owned by South Mountain Creamery, and the Distillery Lane Ciderworks’ orchard.
Traditionally, we’ve sold out, so registering early is recommended!
New for 2023 – A 3-mile course for walkers!
Walkers will be untimed and travel through town, Boordy’s vineyard, the cemetery, and farmland and return to the Ruritan. You’ll get the same finisher’s awards (and Spook Hill “specials” at participating establishments) as the 4-milers and you can explore the orchard on your own after our awards ceremony.
Finisher’s Awards: Finishers will receive one of our traditional wine glasses AND a finisher’s award yet to be determined.
Visit the participating wineries/cideries/eateries on the Spook Hill Tasting Trail after your run. Boordy Vineyards will be on-site offering tastings and sales. DLC, which is across the street from race HQ, should be opening at 9:45. Antietam Creek Vineyards, Orchid Cellar, and Willow Oaks should be back on the Spook Hill Tasting Trail in 2023. See the race website’s Post-Run Page for details, hours, and dates of operation.
Overland Timing is providing timing services.
Unique awards for the top 3 M&F runners!
5-Year Age Group Awards for those running the 4-Mile – M & F Age Groups, 3-deep (no double dipping): 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 and over.
*Overall awards are to be determined by gun time, with age group awards determined by chip time.
Accolades: Spook Hill was named by Competitor.com in 2014 as a “Must Do” fall race in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Runner’s World Magazine featured the race in 2015 and 2018! Join us to see what you’ve been missing!
Saturday, October 21, 2023. 0830 start time.
We will meet or exceed any CDC, state, or local covid mitigation requirements in effect on race day. We ask that you not attend in any capacity if you are in any way feeling ill.
Note: No dogs (except certified service dogs at race HQ) are permitted on any race-associated property and no jogging/running strollers are allowed on the course.
Walkers must register for the 3-mile event. All participants must be off the course by 0945. Runners (17 min/mile pace or faster) should be able to finish by 9:40, which is when our awards ceremony will start.
(Saturday) 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Burkittsville Ruritan Club
500 E Main St, Burkittsville, MD 21755