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About the Race

Join us for a Bavarian celebration run in the streets of historic Martin City!  The third annual event will reward participants with a participant shirt and finishers medal and there will be age group and overall awards for the fastest finishers! You can also add an event mug for just $5! There will be lots of German music and a selection of beers to sample at this fun event.  Sign up today and be part of the fun!

The Race is also part of the Fall Fermentation Series.  The Fall Fermentation Series is three 5K runs in 24 hours on October 5th and 6th! The Series kicks off on Saturday, October 5 at 8am at the No One Fights Alone 5K at Night Hawk Winery in Paola, KS, continues that evening with the Louisburg Cider Run 5K in Louisburg, Kansas on Saturday evening at 5pm in Downtown Louisburg, and finishes with the Oktoberfest 5K on Sunday morning, October 6th at 8am in Martin City!  Find out more by clicking here.

Charity Partner

Proceeds of the 2019 Oktoberfest will benefit the Cornerstones of Care - Ozanam Campus Running Club. Cornerstones of Care is dedicated to partnering for safe and healthy communities. It leverages decades of expertise and certification in trauma-informed care through the Sanctuary Institute® to provide a variety of quality prevention treatment and support services to children and families in Missouri, Kansas, and beyond. Learn more at cornerstonesofcare.org

Registration Fees

Entry Fees                                     5k                      Kids Run

Through 5/27                               $20                         $10

5/28 - 6/30                                   $25                         $10

7/1 - 8/25                                     $30                         $10  

8/26 - 10/4                                   $35                         $12

PPU and Raceday                        $40                         $15

Registration fees are non-refundable for any reason.  You can download an offline registration form HERE and mail it in if you prefer.

Packet Pickup

Saturday October 5th from 12 - 4pm

KC Running Company store at 200 E. 135th Street in Kansas City, MO
Sunday October 6th from 6:45-7:45am
Event Site 200 E. 135th St, Kansas City, MO


We are looking for volunteers to help at packet pickup and at the race as course monitors, aid station, and finish line volunteers. Learn more about each volunteer position and register to help out here.

Fun for the Whole Family

You and your family are sure to enjoy the festive German music performed by Festhaus Musikanten, Kansas City's best German folk band!  In addition to the great festive atmosphere we will host the Kinder Kaufen Kids Run, a fun kids dash for children ages 10 and under. 

Course Map

Run through the historic streets of Martin City, MO


Age group awards will be given to the top three males and females in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-14, 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+
Overall awards will be given to the top overall male, female and top overall masters male and female finishers. 


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