Shale Ridge x BackRoads Ridge Run

Introducing our first ever "BackRoads Ridge Run". We've partnered with our local friends over at Shale Ridge to make this fun experience possible!

You have the choice between a few different times/route options including:

5k through the beautiful blossoming Orchard  (starting and finishing at Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery, 9090 Widder Rd Thedford ON N0M 2N0) or

15k starting at BackRoads Hops Farm (28966 Coldstream Rd, Parkhill ON N0M 2K0) and finishing at Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery (9090 Widder Rd, Thedford ON N0M 2N0)


Two time-slots/routes are available:

15km Run:

  • 9 am Registration/Arrive at BackRoads Hops Farm (28966 Coldstream Rd. Parkhill ON, just west of Kerwood Rd.)
  • 9:30 am Start Time
  • 11 am to 11:30 am - Finish
5km Run:
First Start Time:
  • 10 am Registration/Arrive at Shale Ridge
  • 10:30 am Start Time
  • 11 - 11:30 am Finish (approximately same finish time as 15k runners)
Second Start Time:
  • 12:30pm Registration/Arrive at Shale Ridge
  • 1:00pm Start Time
  • 1:30 - 1:45 pm Finish

Tickets are $50 + hst per person and includes:

  • 1 "BackRoads Ridge Run" T-Shirt (please choose your size when purchasing a ticket to insure you get the size you desire) as a souvenir and for bragging rights of course.
  • Snack size Charcuterie box (vegan & gluten-free) including hummus, veggies, fruits, crackers and mixed nuts.
  • Exclusive access to trying a new cider we'll be launching the day of the event!
  • Access to one of the run times/routes with hydration/snack stations along your run
  • Entertainment from 11:30-2:30 with David Ussellman
  • Your name will be put into a draw for a chance to win an awesome prize put together by BackRoads & Shale Ridge!

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

*No Refunds. 

Please arrive at suggested registration time before your time slot to prepare and receive instructions about the run. Once you arrive back to the Ridge after your run, you will receive your snack box, 16oz glass of our new cider and have the chance to enjoy local artist David Ussellman. Sign up for a fun day outdoors full of good music, drinks & company!