FLY CREEK – Area road racing, running, and walking enthusiasts are shrugging off the winter doldrums and lacing up their running shoes in anticipation of the seventh annual Cider Run, set for Saturday, April 27 at the Fly Creek Cider Mill.
This year’s event features a 10K run, 5K run, 5K walk, and kids’ fun run, with proceeds to benefit the Susquehanna Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). The scenic courses provide spectacular views of the mountains and valleys that surround the Fly Creek Cider Mill, and participation includes a refreshing pint of cider at the finish.
In operation since 1917, the Susquehanna SPCA is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that cares for homeless, abandoned, and seized animals in and around Otsego County.
“The Cider Run is one of our largest fundraisers of the year. Cider Run sponsors and participants represent a significant piece of the puzzle that enables our dedicated staff and volunteers to provide necessary support and medical care to animals in need,” said Susquehanna SPCA Executive Director Stacie Haynes.
On or before April 1, adult registration for the Cider Run is $25; $15 for those 12 and under. After April 1, the fees will be $30 and $20, respectively. The fun run is free for any child who is not up to running the 5K.
“Strollers and of course dogs are welcome. Please just do not bring your furry friends into the Fly Creek Cider Mill store,” Haynes added.
Sponsors are still being sought for this year’s Cider Run at the $100, $250, $500 and $1,000 levels. For more information, call Stacie Haynes at (607) 547-8111, ext. 101 by March 1.
Registration, sponsor, and waiver forms can be found at www.sqspca.org and route maps are available at https://www.flycreekcidermill.com/cider-run-7th-annual. The event will be held rain or shine.
To learn more about the Susquehanna SPCA and to view available animals, visit www.sqspca.org. For more information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, call (607) 547-8111.