Annual Backroads Ridge Fun Run in Southwestern Ontario

Annual Backroads Ridge Fun Run in Southwestern Ontario

Breathe in the crisp morning air as you stand at the starting line, surrounded by nature and the promise of a thrilling journey ahead.

At Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery, we welcome all to the Annual Backroads Ridge Fun Run. This is a local community event that seamlessly blends the exhilaration of running with the pleasures of sipping Ontario made ciders. 

Whether you're an avid runner, a casual walker, or simply a lover of vibrant community events, this is your invitation to be part of an experience that captures the spirit of unity, fitness, and flavour.

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The Backroads Ridge Fun Run Experience

Discover a route that takes you through picturesque landscapes, as vineyards and nature provide the backdrop for your journey. Choose your adventure from either a 5K run / walk or the more challenging 14K run, allowing participants of all fitness levels to embrace the outdoors and embark on a path of personal achievement.

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A Blend of Fun and Flavours

As the finish line approaches, the festivities begin! Imagine crossing the threshold to an array of flavours waiting to be savoured. But this isn't just any fun run; it's a celebration of accomplishment, where the reward for your efforts is a sip of the finest ciders crafted by our very own winery and cidery.

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Post Run Festivities

The excitement doesn't stop at the finish line. Engage in post-run festivities as live music fills the air, and good vibes are felt among all runners. Commingle with fellow participants, sharing stories of the journey, and basking in the shared sense of achievement that only an event like the Backroads Ridge Fun Run can provide.

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Community Event

This annual community event is more than just a run or walk; it's a gathering of bringing locals together to have a fun time. The Backroads Ridge Fun Run thrives on the bonds created among neighbours, friends, and even newfound companions.

Runners and walkers often feel the warmth of a community uniting to uplift one another, honor well-being, and enjoy the splendor of the great outdoors.

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Getting Ready for the Run

The annual fun run isn't just any community event, it's a gathering bringing locals together to have a good time outside in spring. 

The Backroads Ridge Fun Run Experience isn't just a physical endeavor; it's a journey of preparation and anticipation. Every year, this run gets sold out within hours.

All events require preregistration.

- Noncompetitive
- Non-timed events
- Water stations on routes

Cost: $45 per person (subject to change)

*Event will be outdoors, & rain or shine so please dress accordingly.

As you prepare for this remarkable event, consider what's in store for you upon completing the journey. Each participant will receive a commemorative T-shirt as a proud testament to your accomplishment. And that's not all – you'll be rewarded with a refreshing can of Shale Ridge Cider, a taste of the finest craftsmanship from our winery and cidery.

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But the rewards continue beyond the finish line. All runners and walkers are granted access to the Shale Ridge Tasting Room and the inviting outdoor seating areas. This is where you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the flavours and stories behind our exceptional products, enhancing the celebration of your achievement.

So, whether you're a first-timer dipping your toes into the world of running or a devoted enthusiast seeking a fresh adventure, the Backroads Ridge Fun Run opens its arms to welcome you. And while our previous events have already seen overwhelming interest, remember to mark your calendars for next year, so you can secure your spot to be part of this remarkable experience.

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Interested runners or walkers may sign up for our email list and follow us on social media to have the best chance of getting tickets before they sell out. 

Get ready to run, to revel, and to raise your drink to an unparalleled event that leaves an indelible mark on your heart and your taste buds.