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2016 Oktoberfest 15K & 5K presented by Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine
Sun, Sep 25, 2016
15K Run 8:00 am start - 15K Run
5K Run (or walk) 8:00 am Start - 5K Run (or walk)
About This Activity
The Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine Oktoberfest 15K & 5K courses travel over paved paved running trails, across wooden bridges, into a nature area on a 1/3 mile long elevated boardwalk in the beautiful planned community of Brunswick Forest. The 15K features custom Oktoberfest finisher medals and long sleeved tech shirts. The 15K is a great lead up race for the Port City Orthopaedics Battleship Half Marathon Battleship 10K & Outdoor Equipped 5K held on November 6, 2016.
Event details and schedule
8:00 am - 15K Run & 5K Run (or walk) Start - Sunday, September 25th
Inside bathrooms and locker rooms pre and post race.
Shirts are Zorrel tech shirts for the 15K and very good quality cotton shirts in the 5K. Athletes who register by September 17th are guaranteed shirts and everyone else will receive shirts while supplies last.
Post race party and awards ceremony take place on the pool deck at the Fitness Center with free beer, massage and 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, $50 gift certificate and a nice prize.
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. You'll love it - check out the medal picture at the bottom of this page.
5K Race Details: The 5K course travels over paved running trails through a pretty park and around one of the picturesque 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.
Costume Contest: Costumes of any type are welcome but this is a race leading up to Oktoberfest to that type of costume would be good. Top two costumed runners in each race will reveive a prize. Winners are chosen by audience cheering and short skits are allowed to show 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 Timing: Timing will be done using the ChronoTag timing system (The same system used at the New York Marathon!) provided by Brunswick Timing Services. Timing Tags are attached to your race number and remain there. Race Numbers MUST be worn on the front of the body.
Instant individual results at the finish on a large screen.
Printable individual results available at the finish line.
Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine is our 15K Title Sponsor: They have Board Certified Physicians providing services in (4) locaitons in Brunswick County, including their location in the Waterford shopping area. Their Doctors, PA's, Nurses and technicians provide caring service in convenient locaitons.
3 RACE SERIES: The Oktoberfest 15K is the 2nd race in our 10K, 15K, Hafl Marathon 3-race series. Go to All finishers of the 5 SRP 3-Race Series will receive a custom 28.6 Finisher Medal. Visit the 3-race series webpage for all info. 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. 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 local hotel we recommend for the race.