Octoberfest Half Marathon & 10K

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Saturday, October 17th, 2020 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Octoberfest Half Marathon, 5K, 10K & 40K Bike in Peru, NY

Runners and walkers will enjoy an exhilarating run or walk through the Town of Peru & Peru’s Apple Country while viewing the beautiful Adirondacks fall foliage. Bikers will enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Champlain as well as Peru’s Apple Country. There will be a FREE post race party following the race with entertainment, food/drinks and FREE COLD BEER!

The Octoberfest Event is an annual event in Peru, NY to raise awareness and money to help the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation find a cure.

The Octoberfest Event is in memory of Robert “Chip” Hamilton, a local business man in the North Country owning the Hamilton Funeral Home of Peru, Keeseville, and Mooers. He was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in 2008.

Over time, Chip’s ability to do daily tasks became very limited. He would become short of breath with simple tasks, like brushing his teeth, answering the phone, and walking just a few steps. He relied increasingly on his portable oxygen tank.

In 2010, Ruth Hamilton LaClair began the Octoberfest Event while her father, Chip was in Pittsburgh, PA recovering from a lung transplant. After spending 4 months in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital and his loving wife, Patti spending 4 months in a hotel with wonderful family and friends visiting, Chip succumbed to his IPF from complications with the lung transplant on January 27, 2011.

Through the help and strength of family and friends, Ruth has continued the event each year in his memory.

Thank you to all who continue to support and celebrate with us!

There will be limited items available to purchase such as t-shirts, hats, gloves & magnets for sale. Please check the vendor table at the race.

Please also find us on Instagram (Run Octoberfest) & Facebook (Octoberfest 13.1, 5k, 10k, & 40k Bike in Peru, NY) and follow/like our page for important information & quicker updates. Please share our page with family & friends to help spread the word!! We’d love to see your pictures from race day, so don’t forget to tag us or post on our page!

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Information about the event is available in : English

The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]

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Races

Octoberfest Half Marathon

October 16, 2021 (Saturday) - 09:00
Running
13.1 miles
Road

Octoberfest 5k

October 16, 2021 (Saturday) - 09:00
Running
5 kilometers
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Octoberfest 10k

October 16, 2021 (Saturday) - 09:00
Running
10 kilometers
Road

Octoberfest 40k Bike

October 16, 2021 (Saturday) - 09:15
Cycling
40 kilometers
Road

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