2016 Oktoberfest 15K & 5K


Event Date

Sun, Sep 25, 2016


Leland, NC


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15K Run 8:00 am start - 15K Run

$45 $50 Closed

5K Run (or walk) 8:00 am Start - 5K Run (or walk)

$35 $35 Closed

About This Activity

The First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & 5K takes place on precisely measured courses. You will race through a beautiful planned community on paved running trails, across wooden bridges and into a nature area on a 1/3 mile long elevated boardwalk. The 15K features custom Oktoberfest finisher medals. Indoor bathrooms and locker rooms are available before and after the race. There were 426 Oktoberfest runners last year and we expect over 500 entrants this year.

Event details and schedule

8:00 am - 15K Run & 5K Run (or walk) Start

The courses are flat, fast and picturesque. Tech shirts for the 15K and very good quality cotton shirts in the 5K. Shirts are guaranteed until September 17th, but we'll order some extras. The post race party and awards ceremony take place on the pool deck at the Fitness Center with free beer, massage, good snacks and prize drawings before and during the awards ceremony. Costume Contest winners will be chosen by audience cheers and the top two picks will receive a trophy and nice gift.

15K finisher medals come in an Oktoberfest theme and features an integral beer bottle opener for future use. These 15K Finisher Medals set a new standard for finisher medals in our area last year. Check out the medal picture at the bottom of the page.

5K Race Details:  The 5K course travels over paved running trails through a pretty park and around one of the neighborhoods in Brunswick Forest. The 5K/15K courses stay together until the 2.9 mile point when 5K runners head back to the finish
in front of the Fitness Center and 15K runners take off for the rest of their race.

15K Teams: Teams will consist of at least (4) and up to (8) members. Team members are still eligible for individual awards. After you register as an individual then you will be asked if you want to join a team as you progress through the registration process. Team awards are 2-deep based on cumulative time for the fastest (4) members of the team.

Packet Pickup - Saturday, Sept 24th:

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Fleet Feet Sports at the Forum in Mayfaire Townleft

3:30 - 5:00 pm: Brunswick Forest in the Fitness Center

RACE MORNING: 6:15 am in the Fitness Center at Brunswick Forest

Costume Contest: Costumes of any type are welcome but this is a race leading up to Oktoberfest so that type of costume would be good. Winners are chosen by audience cheering and short skits are allowed to show off your costume off before the cheering begins.

Directions: The Brunswick Forest community is located 6 miles south of Wilmington, NC just off of Highway 17. There is a double left turn lane if you are heading south and there is a large brick entrance structure. Google 2710 Brunswick Forest Pkwy, Leland NC 28451. You can go to www.Brunswickforest.com to see the layout and features of the community. It is the nicest planned community in the Carolinas.

Race Beneficiary:  The race benefits the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Brunswick County. http://www.hospiceandlifecareleft.org/

Race Timing: Timing will be done using the ChronoTag timing system (same system used by the New York Marathon) provided by Brunswick Timing Services. Timing Tags MUST be worn on the front of the body.

Instant individual results at the finish line on a 50" screen.

Instant printable indiviual results at the finish line.

FIRST BANK 15K Title Sponsor: First Bank is once again demonstrating that they support the athletic community and health and physical fitness in our area. We personally have loans through First Bank and appreciate their excellent customer service and recommend them.

3 RACE SERIES:  The Oktoberfest 15K is the 2nd race in our 10K, 15K, Half Marathon 3-race series. All finishers of the 5 SRP 3-Race Series will receive a custom 28.6 Finisher Medal. The series is a great way to work up to the Half Marathon distance or just test yourself against your running buddies at different distances. Visit this link for all 5 SRP 3-race Series information. 1st Place M/F open and M/F masters recieve a 3-race series winner trophy.

Race Hotel: The new Holiday Inn Express: The hotel is 2 miles from the race site and has been recently remodeled. Free breakfast starts at 6:30 am. Ask for a late checkout when you register. Visit Holiday Inn Express at http://www.hiexpress.com/lelandnc This is the only hotel we recommend for this race so please take your business to Holiday Inn Express. They support the race and help make it possible.

Race Contact Information:  edfore7628@bellsouth.net or www.5starraceproductions.com

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