Race Information

Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run
Burkittsville, MD
Frederick County
Oct 16, 2021 - Saturday
4M run
  • Details from event's RunSignUp.com listing:
    *Note-The registration deadline for receiving an event shirt is 9/26/2021. Persons registering after this date will NOT receive a shirt.
    Spook Hill is back for 2021! We are hoping to be able to use the scenic, traditional 4-mile hybrid road/XC course that winds through historic Burkittsville (yes, the Blair Witch town), Boordy's South Mountain Vineyard, historic Burkittsville Union Cemetery, and the Distillery Lane Ciderworks' orchard. *In the event that coronavirus restrictions dictate that we go to an extended starting wave process, we may have to drop the mileage down to 5K and delete the orchard loop to ensure runner safety. 
    ***UPDATE AS OF September 1, 2021: Our in-person starting field capacity has now been capped at 300 due to the increase in the Covid transmissibility rate. Additional Covid mitigation procedures for particpants, if necessary, will be transmitted to participants via email the week prior to the run. Traditionally, we've sold out at 500 slots, so registering early is recommended! Once the cap has been reached, we will institute a no-risk waiting list and if coronavirus gathering restriction numbers are raised, we will consider increasing the number of participants and invite those on the waitlist to register. 
    Make a weekend of it. Spook Hill's companion event, the Makin' Hay 10K takes place on Sunday, October 17th this year! 
    Visit the participating wineries/cideries/eateries on the Spook Hill Tasting Trail after your run. DLC, Antietam Creek Vineyards, Orchid Cellar, and Willow Oaks will all be offering specials for our participants - your race bib will have ticket stubs for redemption.
    Overland Timing is providing timing services.
    Accolades:  Spook Hill was named by Competitor.com in 2014 as a "Must Do" fall race in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  The race has been featured by Runner's World Magazine in 2015 and 2018! Join us in 2021 to see what you've been missing!

    Race Date:

    Saturday, October 16, 2021. 
    ***UPDATE 5/24/2021: Unless pandemic restrictions are reinstated, we have decided to go with our traditional, 8:30 a.m. E. Main St. mass (but distanced) start. Expect to line up according to pace in socially distanced lines, 5 abreast, with overall awards being determined by "gun time" and age group awards by "chip time."
    Note: No dogs are permitted and no jogging/running strollers are allowed on the course.

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Listing Status

  • Added to our Directory
    Sep 23, 2011
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Feb 12, 2021
  • Last checked by a snack-eating human.
    Mar 23, 2021
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  • This event has concluded
    We hope to update it for 2022

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