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The Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5k celebrates the season of hops and malts with a beautiful run through Asheville’s coolest neighborhoods, the River Arts District (RAD), historic Montford, the brewery packed south slope and downtown, while also enjoying over 7 miles of greenway.

Grab your lederhosen and lace up your running shoes for this great run. Festive costumes encouraged, but not required!

Following the race, runners will toast to their achievement with a Hi-Wire beer for those 21+.

RACE INFORMATION


The Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5k  will start and finish at the Hi Wire River Arts District Beer Garden on October 1, 2022.

The Half Marathon will begin at 7:30AM, leaving the brewery and heading along the French Broad River. This course is almost all on paved roads with approximately 1 mile of dirt path. There is a 3.5 hour time limit for the Half Marathon. Runners will receive a race t-shirt, custom bib, chip timed race, Hi-Wire beer and finisher medal in registration. No strollers or dogs allowed in this race.

The 5k starts at 7:45AM and is almost fully on the River Arts District and French Broad River Park greenway. Runners will receive a race t-shirt, custom bib, chip timed race, Hi-Wire beer and finisher medal in registration. Strollers and dogs are allowed, but must start in the back of the group.

This race is owned by Kick It Event Management.

Packet Pick Up Schedule

September 28, midnight ~ Online Registration Closes

 Sept 30, 5-7 pm ~ Early Packet Pick Up/ Onsite Registration ~ Hi Wire Brewing location TBS

October 1, 6-7:30am ~ Race Day Packet Pick Up/ NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION ~ Hi Wire Brewing, River Arts District, Lyman St., Asheville, NC



Race Day Schedule

7:30am ~ Half Marathon Start

7:45am ~ 5k Starts

8:30am ~ 5k Awards (tentative)

11am ~ Half Marathon Awards (tentative)

HALF MARATHON AWARDS

Top 3, Top Masters (40+),  Top Grand Masters (50+) Male & Female will receive custom etched Oktoberfest Beer Stein and a gift certificate from Jus’ Running.

Age Awards | Awards will go to the top three finishers in the each of the following age divisions.

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up


5k AWARDS

A custom etched Oktoberfest Beer Stein and a gift certificate from Jus’ Running will go to the Top 3, Male & Female runners!

Age Awards | Awards will go to the top three finishers in the each of the following age divisions.

19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and up

REGISTRATION INCLUDES

  • A HiWire beer
  • Race t-shirt
  • Finisher Medal
  • Custom race bib
  • Chip times race
  • Post race snacks

REFUND POLICY

The Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5k has a NO REFUND policy. However, we do offer partial discount codes for cancellations during our cancellation periods.

A discount code for 50% of your race registration fee will be offered until 1 month prior to the race date. Discount codes can be used to register for next year’s race and will be valid for 12 months after the event date. Refunds will only be offered if race is full.

If you’d like the option of a full refund, we offer RegShield race insurance as an add-on during the registration process.  This protects your purchase from injury, scheduling conflicts etc.

You may transfer your registration to another runners up to 4 days before the event. Click the TRANSFER button.