The Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Oktoberfest Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday at Check Point Charlie on Gore Creek Dr. in Vail Village. The course will run along a similar route as it has in years past, heading east from the start through Vail Village toward the Vail Golf Course and finishing back at Check Point Charlie.
Event categories include a 5K run/walk and a kids’ 1K in which strollers are welcome. Adult registration is $25 and kids are $10. Teams of four or more adults will receive a discounted entry fee of $20 but must register as a team on-site at the race.
Registration is now open online at www.vailoktoberfest.com and will close at 5 p.m. tomorrow, aka, Saturday, Sept. 14. On-site registration and check in will take place from 8-8:45 a.m. on the day of the Fun Run, and the event will get going promptly at 9 a.m., then the kids take off on the 1k Fun Run. The 5k will follow shortly after that.
Children will receive a goody bag, with a sweatband for the race as well as a medal at the finish. There will be food, drinks and activities for the families.
The Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Oktoberfest Fun Run is part of Vail Oktoberfest, the annual celebration of the arrival of autumn held in Vail Village Sept. 13-15. For a complete schedule of events and to pre-register for the Oktoberfest Fun Run, visit www.vailoktoberfest.com.
The Vail-Summit Orthopaedics Oktoberfest Fun Run is sponsored by Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, FirstBank, Green Zebra, Master Sealers, Vail Valley Animal Hospital, Old Forge Pizza, Mintown Music, Claggett-Rey, Gallery, Surefoot, Vail Valley Pharmacy and URS Energy.
Vail Oktoberfest is presented by Hacker-Pschorr, Town of Vail and Vail Dentistry and sponsored in part by Bighorn Toyota, Arrowhead Water, Sonnenalp Hotel, Klement’s Sausage Company, Marriott Mountain Resort, Loki, Jagermeister, Shawls by Veronika, Vail Daily and KZYR the Zephyr.