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The Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5k celebrates the season of hops and malts with a beautiful run through Asheville’s historic Montford and River Arts District while also enjoying 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 gravel road. There is a 3.5 hour time limit for the Half Marathon. Runners will receive a long sleeve t shirt and finisher medal included in registration for the Half Marathon. No strollers or dogs allowed in this race.

The 5k starts at 8:00AM and is almost fully on the River Arts District and French Broad River Park greenway. Race t-shirt and finisher medal included with race entry. 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

8am ~ 5k Starts

9am ~ 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 10 days 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.

We offer RegShield during the registration process to protect your purchase from injury etc.

You may transfer your registration to another runners up to 3 days before the event. Click the TRANSFER button.