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  • 2016 Smile Chicken
  • 2016 All smiles
  • 2016 Family
  • 2016 Post Race
  • 2016 Group Running
  • 2016 Chicken on a truck

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  • Welcome to 5K 2015
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Official Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run!

Save the date! Monday, October 9, 2017, at 7:55 am.




Support Big Brothers Big Sisters

Run for a Great Cause! If you are participating in the 2017 Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run, please try and raise pledges for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region and you could WIN AN AMAZING PRIZE!

Anyone who collects $50.00 or more in pledges OR donates $50.00 or more on-line will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a fabulous prize from Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest valued at over $250 (including over $100 in Running Room merch).


Click Here to download your 2017 BBBS Pledge Form and start collecting pledges today!

For 50 years locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region has been making a positive difference in the lives of our Region’s youth by developing and implementing a wide range of mentoring programs.

Serving as role models, our mentors teach by example the importance of giving back, of staying in school and of having respect for family, peers and the community. 

Each time we pair a child with a mentor or introduce a group of students to an in-school program, we start something incredible – a life-changing relationship built on friendship, trust and empowerment.


Run for Fun! Run for Sport! Run because you Care!

Join us on Monday, October 9th, at approximately 7:55 am, at the Official Start Line for some pre-race fun, and then run down the Thanksgiving Day Parade route! Following the race, join us for a fun-filled Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Experience at the post-race party!

Race Features:
• Thousands of spectators cheering you on
• Top male and female finishers ride in the Parade and receive an authentic German stein
• Commemorative 2017 Finishers Medal for all finishers
• Post-Race Oktoberfest Party at the finish line with free Oktoberfest refreshments & great entertainment
• Chip timed results available online right after the race
• Bag Check at the Start Area and Bag Pick-Up at the Finish Line
• Free Shuttle to the Start Line
• Water station at mid-way point
• Commemorative Official Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run 2017 button
• Race Kit full of goodies