The event will not be organized in 2020.
0.5K – THE RUNNING EVENT FOR THE REST OF US – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH
Join the Elm Grove Community Foundation and presenting sponsor, O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub, along with your fellow underachievers for a day (actually more like 15 minutes) of glory and celebration to kick off Elm Grove’s Oktoberfest! Race proceeds will benefit the Elm Grove Community Foundation. The, uh “race” starts at 3:30 P.M. (check-in begins at 2:00 P.M. at O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub) and will finish….well, at 3:45 P.M. at the Oktoberfest beer tent! SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER NOW!
The 0.5K Oktoberfest Fun Run is a tongue-in-cheek event that is accepting of all types of ‘runners’ but particularly geared towards the “pour runners”. This race is more of a walk/run beer parade from O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub to the Village Park Oktoberfest grounds to kick off the festivities. Children are encouraged to participate and will enjoy root beer along the course. Adults over 21 will enjoy some great brews along the way.
ABOUT THE RACE
The uh, “Race” will start at O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub – check-in will take place in the parking lot at 2:00 P.M. and the “race” will start promptly at 3:30 P.M. Because they are awesome, our friends at O’Donoghue’s will provide all participants with a free beer (beer station #1 of 3) before the start of the race, so get there early. Yay beer! Because of the “physical” nature of this event, there will be pre-“race” stretching and aerobics to get the heart pumping. There will also be a costume contest, because who doesn’t love seeing their neighbor dressed as Richard Simmons?! The um “race”, will then head across Watertown Plank, down Elm Grove Street, to Juneau where you will encounter beer, beer and more beer. At the corner of Legion and Juneau (beer station #2 of 3) participants must stop for one more beer, because Wisconsin, AM I RIGHT?!). The um, “Race” will continue into the village park where you will finish in a blaze of glory at the Oktoberfest tent (beer station #3)…which will conveniently be filled with MORE BEER! There will be a “Racer’s Podium” (ie. the Oktoberfest stage) so we can all re-live the experience, talk about overcoming our hurdles, and take selfies to post on social media “I DID IT! I’M A FINISHER! I WILL DO ANYTHING FOR BEER!” The Elm Grove Community Foundation will offer a free beer at the end of the race. Yay beer! Yay finishers! Yay selfies!
$25 Early Bird Race Registration (through August 5)
$35 Race Registration (August 5 – September 18 or when we sell out, we did last year!)
$15 Kids Race Registration (Ages 2-12)
GOODIES AND FUN STUFF
IF YOU WANT A T-SHIRT ON RACE DAY – AND WHO DOESN’T WANT TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT THEY’VE ACCOMPLISHED – YOU MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 18. REGISTRATIONS AFTER THAT DATE WILL NEED TO PICK UP THEIR SHIRT 2-3 WEEKS AFTER THE EVENT.
ALL THE SWAG IS UPDATED FOR 2019!
T-shirts of course. Duh. And redesigned for 2019.
Pre-Race Program will start at 3P.M. and include a round of Raise Your Glass, Prost Toast, Best Dressed, a Richard Simmons Workout and the National Anthem, because we’re in America, right?
Participation medals (everyone gets recognized for their achievements at this event, no matter how bad they are, because we are all about creating an environment of positivity and self-worth.)
Of course, fan favorites from last year will be back – the Beer and Root Beer station at the halfway point for an energy burst to the end AND a designated smoking section called nature.
Costume contests with prizes. Dress up in anything fun and zany! Cool sunglasses, cowboy hats, lederhosen, dirdles, pajamas, you name it. Come dressed for fun!
Post-”race” party at the Village Park. Our friends at the beer tent will give you a free beer just for you being you. Hooray for beer!
Live music at the finish!
*Much, much, much more (as we think of things)
*Please note that on Friday, October 4, we will offer a packet pick-up at O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub from 4PM – 7PM!
Uptown Automotive Group will be providing a complimentary Oktoberfest shuttle from satellite parking lots to O’Donoghue’s Irish Pub beginning at 1:40pm. Pickups will take place approximately every 15 min. Shuttle locations are: Community United Methodist Church (SE corner of parking lot) – 14700 Watertown Plank Rd AND Tonawanda Elementary Parking lot – 13605 Underwood River Parkway.
Yes, we need them! Email [email protected] for more information. We will take High School students too!
Please join us for a unique event that promises to be full of beer, friends, fun and fundraising for a great local charity. SPACE IS LIMITED SO REGISTER NOW!