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Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run

Saturday October 17th, 2020

Burkittsville, MD

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COVID-19 Related Registration Changes, Update, 4/22/2020

COVID-19 Planning and preparation statement for the 2020 Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4-Mile Run:

As of March 17th, we turned off registration and instituted a "waiting list" for the on-site, physical version of the 2020 Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4-Mile Run.  What we are asking interested runners to do, that does NOT require payment at this time, is for you to join our waiting list. - https://runsignup.com/Race/Waitlist/?eventId=351593 - 

As of April 2020, we are planning on adding a virtual option as a backup. Details will be announced and registration for the virtual Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4-Mile Run will be opened by July 1, 2020.

Putting yourself on the "waiting list" reduces the financial risk from the COVID-19 outbreak for you and for SMHS. When we are satisfied that the risk from the pandemic is behind us and following the guidance of the CDC, State, and Local Health Departments, persons who put their name on the waiting list will be invited to officially register for Spook Hill at that time. We will give you 2-days to do so before closing your slot and moving on. To reiterate, there will be no payment collected until you elect to come off of the waiting list and officially register for the event.

We at SMHS understand and share the concern of the running public regarding the current COVID-19 outbreak and how it may affect our running events. We are committed to maintaining the safety of our participants, volunteers, and spectators. I thank you for your understanding. Bill Susa, RD

The South Mountain Heritage Society (SMHS) Spook Hill Cider & Wine 4 Mile Run provides participants the unique opportunity to run through historic Burkittsville, Union Cemetery, Boordy's South Mountain Vineyard and the Distillery Lane Ciderworks orchard via a mix of paved and cross-country type surfaces.   

Visit the participating wineries/cideries/eateries on the Spook Hill Wine Trail post-run! Come for the run, stay for the wine!

Wine-themed finisher's medals! 

Overland Timing will be bib-chip timing the finish line. Overall and age group awards will be calculated via "gun" time. 

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!  Spook Hill is also a Frederick Steeplechasers Running Club "Grand Prix Series" event.

Physical Race Date:

Saturday, October 17, 2020. 8:30 A.M. Start

Online Registration: (no added processing fees)

Through May 31: $29.95

June 1 through August 31: $32.95



Race Day Schedule: 

7:00 - Parking opens

8:30 Race Start


9:45 Distillery Lane Ciderworks tasting room opens for business.  

*The Little Red Barn Ice Cream Cafe, just off of Rte 340 in Jefferson (show them your bib on race-day for a free kid's size soft serve) is a great place to grab lunch!

2020 Race Premiums:

Participants will receive a unique, wine-themed finisher's medal and tee shirt.  


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Start Location

Burkittsville Ruritan Community Center (Directions at bottom of page), Burkittsville, MD

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