K-W Oktoberfest 5 K Fun Run
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Monday, October 12, 2020
Race Day Registration Opens at 6:00am
Final Shuttle Leaves at 7:25am
Race Starts at 7:55am
Post-Race Party at 8:30am
The official Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 5k Fun Run follows the Oktoberfest Thanksgiving Day Parade route on Monday, October 12, 2020! The run starts around 7:55am prior to the beginning of the Parade at approximately 8:30am.
Start Line Location: Weber St. between Frederick St. and Queen St. Kitchener
Finish Line & Post Race Party Location: Moses Springer Arena, 150 Lincoln Rd, Waterloo
Learn more about the race & route
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- Thousands of spectators cheering you on as you run the Parade Route
- Free K-W Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run T-Shirt (if registered by September 22nd) ** Youth sizes available
- Top male and female finishers ride in the Parade and receive an authentic Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest gift
- Commemorative Finishers Medal for all finishers
- Post-Race Oktoberfest Party at the finish line with an Award Ceremony, free Oktoberfest refreshments & great entertainment
- Awards for individuals, groups and best dressed racers!
- 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 button
- Virtual Race Kit with great offers from race partners