Nestled in the cool Champlain Valley, dash from barn to farmhouse and back on Exchange Street. 5k, chip timed race starts and ends out front of the world famous Cider House. After the race, the party continues with live music, food trucks, yard games and family friendly fun for everyone.



- A cold and crisp Woodchuck Cider as you cross the finish line.

- Free Metal Coaster and custom Craft Master Grand glass to all finishers.

- Finish line party with live music and food trucks at the Cidery.

- Runners who donate $20 to Dragonheart Vermont at registration and teams of ten or more receive a Cider Chase Trucker Hat!


Sign up and create a Team from your running club, corporation, or neighborhood! Teams of 10+ runners receive a free custom race trucker hat for all team members!

You can also earn this special swag by donating $20 to Dragonheart Vermont when you register.  

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Do not miss the inaugural Cider Chase 5k at the Woodchuck Cider House in Middlebury, Vermont.  This 5k Road Race starts and finishes at the Cider House.


10 year increments; under 10 to 70 plus 

Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male  & Female


Mark your calendars: have a cider and get your bib early so you can sleep in on race day! T-shirts, glassware, koozies and other merchandise will be available for sale.

Early: Saturday 12 Noon until 5:00pm at The Woodchuck Cider House. 

Race Day: Bib pickup begins at 9 a.m. at the Cider House.


Race time is 10:00 a.m.

The Woodchuck Cider House
1321 Exchange Street 
Middlebury, VT 05753



Every Cider Chase finisher will earn a Rastal Craft Master Grand. Not only is this great for Woodchuck Hard Cider, this will be your go-to glass for every kind of liquid. Instead of a neck medal we have our custom crafted coaster line, a medal you can use.

Have a running team, coworkers or neighborhood club? Teams of 10 more automatically get upgraded swag.


​We are proud to partner with Dragonheart Vermont as the official race charity of the 2019 Cider Chase. Dragonheart Vermont (DHVT) is a dynamic dragon boat organization located in Burlington, Vermont that embraces athletes of all ages, gender, and abilities. What began as a breast cancer survivor team now has 200 members that make up 10 different teams. DHVT teams have been named National and World champions and host the Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival.

Donations of $20 or more will earn you a custom Cider Chase Trucker Hat.


The first, and still the best, we are proud to partner with Woodchuck® Hard Cider to bring you the Cider Chase 5k. Woodchuck® started the American hard cider revolution.  

Woodchuck® has been crafting America’s original hard cider since 1991. Back then they didn’t really care that the world was drinking beer, because they had a passion for hard cider. So that’s what they made. Sure, cider may be popular now, either way they’ve stayed true to their roots, fermenting quality innovative ciders with every batch.

​The Cider House and Tap Room now welcome visitors with self-guided tours, tastings, Woodchuck® gear, and 20 ciders on tap. We think there’s nothing better than swapping stories with family and friends over a pint at the Cider House.

Learn more about Cider House news,  hours and events here.



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