UNIVERSITY PLACE

TWISTED CIDER 5K

2023 Date TBD
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2023 Twisted Cider 5K!

The second annual Twisted Cider 5K run and walk is coming to the City of University Place! How ‘bout them apples!

We hope you’ll join us for the Twisted Cider 5K event! Runners and walkers will start and finish from the Curran Apple Orchard Park meandering through a 3.1 mile loop around the quiet neighborhoods of University Place with glimpses of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the Puget Sound. With gentle rolling hills along with flat and fast sections, you’re going to enjoy this 5K course. 

Bring the whole family! The Kids 1K is a fun way to get the kids (12 and under) to participate! Parents can run with their kids and do not have to register for this distance. The course will be an out-and-back along Sound View Drive.

After the race, enjoy some snacks and wander the beautiful grounds of the park. (But please do not pick the apples.  We need to save these juicy treats for the Annual Cider Squeeze!)

5K

Start Time: 8:00 am
Start/Finish Location: Curran Apple Orchard Park

USATF Certification: WA22013RMB

Kids 1K

Start Time: 9:15 am
Start/Finish Location: Curran Apple Orchard Park

Registration Information

Registration includes:
  • Twisted Cider 5K Medal (or Kid’s 1K Finisher Ribbon)
  • Tri-Blend T-Shirt (5K) – Order by 6/30 to guarantee a shirt and size
  • Collective Bib – Register by 6/30 to add a custom message to your bib
  • Complimentary Giant Pretzel & Cider at the finish line

Group of 4+? Register with our group rate and save $5 per 5K Registration!

Late registration will be available online during packet pickup & on day of race. Online registration closes 15 min prior to race start.

  • 5K

  • May 20 - May 26: $30 (Opening Week Special! On sale at 10:00 am.)
  • May 27 - June 14: $35
  • June 15 - July 4: $40
  • July 5 - July 19: $45
  • July 20: $50
  • Group of 4+? Register with our group rate and save $5 per 5K Registration!
  • Register Now
  • Kids 1K

  • Registration for 2022 is open!
  • Ages 12 and under: $10
  • Parents running with their kids in the 1K do not need to register.
  • Register Now
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: A small transaction fee is assessed when registering online. Price increases occur at midnight. 

*Please Read! TCMA Policies* All entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. Sorry, no transfers to another individual, and no roll-overs to the following year. All participants under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian in order to participate. Sorry, no exceptions.

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Hosted by:

Medical Services. & Hydration Therapy On-the-Go Provided by:

A portion of proceeds goes toward the Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County. Additional donations can be made during registration.

Twisted Cider 5K Medals 

Celebrate your accomplishment and add some more bling to your collection! All runners will receive their hard earned commemorative finisher medal as you come across the finish line. 

Race Swag

*2023 Swag TBA*

Race swag will be availabe for pick up during packet pickup or at the finish line on race day. Unclaimed swag cannot be mailed out after the race, so don’t forget to grab yours before you leave!

  • 5K Runners receive a tri-blend shirt (guaranteed shirt & size cutoff is 6/30*).
  • Optional Merchandise available for purchase during registration while supplies last.

*We do our best to estimate numbers to account for registrations after the shirt cutoff date but to help ensure that as many runners are able to get a shirt as possible, we cannot do size exchanges until the end of the day on race day.

Packet Pickup Information

Your packet will contain:
  • Race bib with timing chip attached to back and safety pins
  • Gear check tear tag attached to bottom of bib – please fix this to your gear bag if you are checking one on race day
  • Pretzel & Cider tear tag – redeem this at the finish line for your complimentary Giant Pretzel & Cider!
  • Goody bag with promotional offers and coupons from event sponsors and vendors (this bag can also be used as your gear check bag on race day)

We highly recommend you pick up your packet prior to race day to avoid long lines on race morning. You may also pick up a packet for a friend/family member, if you do so, please make sure they know you will be picking up their packet.

Pre-Race Pickup

Date: Friday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Packet Pickup Location:
Trek Bicycle Tacoma
3550 Market Pl W Suite 102
University Place, WA 98466

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Day-of-race packet pickup will be available at the 5K start line from 6:30 am – 7:45 am. 

*Please Note*
Packets will not be available for pickup before stated times. Please do not call the pick-up location with packet pickup questions. If you have a question, please email us at info@tcmaevents.com. 

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Day of Race Schedule

5K

Date: TBD

Start/Finish Location: Curran Apple Orchard Park

6:30 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
7:45 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
8:00 am: 5K Start

9:30 am – 9:50 am: 45+ Age Division Awards
10:00 am – 10:20 am: 44 & Under Age Division Awards
**Awards will be announced on stage.**

Kids 1K

Date: TBD

Start/Finish Location: Curran Apple Orchard Park

6:30 am: Packet Pickup & Gear Check Start
9:00 am:
Packet Pickup & Gear Check End
9:15 am: Kids Run Start

Parking

Parking will be available at United Church in University Place. The church is next to the Curran Apple Orchard and is located at 3912 Grandview Dr W, University Place, WA 98466.

Additional parking will be available at Curtis Junior High School, located at 3725 Grandview Dr W, University Place, WA 98466.

Gear Check

Gear check is provided for your personal items at the finish line. Participants will be provided with a bag to use for gear check. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib and hand it to the gear check volunteer.  Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number.

Finish Line Amenities

Once you cross the finish line, you will be greeted with a variety of food and beverages to aid in your recovery. Redeem your free Giant Pretzel & Cider and stop by the Manic Meatballs food truck for some more tasty bites. Stan the Guitar Man & Moonyard will be on the stage for live music.

Results & Photos

Timing provided by Racewire. Photos & free downloads provided by CJ Photography.

Results will be posted online shortly after you come across the finish line. Photos will be posted online in the week following the race, you will receive an email when they’re available. Results & Photos from previous years are also archived below.

Results Archive

Photos Archive

Awards & Rules

Age Group Ribbons

Awards for the top Overall Male & Female and age group ribbons will be announced at the stage from 9:30 am – 9:50 am for ages 45 and over and from 10:00 am – 10:20 am for ages 44 and under. Age group ribbons will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & USATF RULES: 
(1) If you win both an overall and age group spot you will be presented with both awards, overall winners ARE NOT knocked out of their respective age group.
(2) To be eligible for overall and age group awards or USATF submissions, you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event and you must complete the full course.
(3) Failure to complete the course in its entirety will result in disqualification.
(4) Use of personal music devices/headphones is discouraged for the safety and benefit of all participants. If you choose to wear them, please be safe and don’t turn them up so loud that you can’t hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out

*Please Note* 
Awards cannot be mailed out after the race, so please pick up your ribbon before leaving!

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Awards & Rules

Age Group Ribbons

Awards for the top Overall Male & Female and age group ribbons will be announced at the stage from 9:30 am – 9:50 am for ages 45 and over and from 10:00 am – 10:20 am for ages 44 and under. Age group ribbons will be given out to the top 5 finishers in the following age groups: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & USATF RULES: 
(1) 
If you win both an overall and age group spot you will be presented with both awards, overall winners ARE NOT knocked out of their respective age group.
(2) To be eligible for overall and age group awards or USATF submissions, you cannot be paced by or accept aid from a non-registered runner at any time during the event and you must complete the full course.
(3) Failure to complete the couse in its entirety may result in disqualification.
(4) Use of personal music devices/headphones is discouraged for the safety and benefit of all participants. If you choose to wear them, please be safe and don’t turn them up so loud that you can’t hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out.

*Please Note* Awards cannot be mailed out after the race, so please pick up your ribbon before leaving!

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HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Volunteer support means everything to us and our runners. We couldn’t do this without the hard work and efforts of dedicated volunteers who provide encouragement and a helping hand from getting our runners ready to hit the start line to fueling them through the finish.

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