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Oktoberfest Lederhosen 5K Trail Run
Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Running-5K - Oktoberfest Lederhosen 5K Trail Run
About This Activity
Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and come join us for the Oktoberfest Lederhosen 5K Trail Run at Whiteface Mountain! As part of this year’s Oktoberfest celebration, we will be offering a 5K trail run. The fun beings at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 4th. The pre-registration cost is $50.00 and participants receive free admission into the festival, a commemorative event t-shirt (for attendees who pre-register only) and pint glass and 1 free beer (soda for anyone under 21 years old).
Event details and schedule
This is a super fun and slightly challenging 5K off road trail run course that will begin in front of the Cloudspin Lounge at Whiteface. Participants will follow the well-marked course, following the red arrows through the games and rides of Oktoberfest to the Mixing Bowl lift. This part of the course is a hilly section that will get the runners blood pumping and heart beating, moving them up the mountain. From the top of the mixing bowl, the trail will follow a service road to the bottom of “Tower Ten Hill.” As the trail moves across the mountain on Lower Valley, Brookside and Boreen, runners will be rewarded with beautiful scenic vistas before entering a wooded section in the Gold Glades that will follow some twisty single track biking and hiking trails. The trails will exit the woods for a loop around the Bear Den parking lot and then up to the Kid’s Kampus Lodge. The trail will then continue down the Home Run Trail and finish back at the Cloudspin Lounge in front of cheering crowds, where a nice mug of beer or soda awaits. Awards will take place shortly after the completion in all age categories. Athletes are also encouraged to dress up in German-themed outfits.
-Competitors take their mark at the Cloudspin Lounge start line -Run through the games and rides -Head southwest and make the climb under the Mixing Bowl lift -Follow the service road to bottom of Tower Ten Hill -Head northeast and cross Lower Valley, Brookside, and Boreen to the Gold trail -Enter the woods and follow the cross-country mountain bike trail 18 to 19 -Complete a clockwise loop around the Beer Den Parking Lot -Head back towards the Base Lodge, cut through the Kids Kampus ski hill -Head south through the Home Run trail -Sprint to the finish line at the Cloudspin Lounge
Whiteface Oktoberfest Steins will be award to: 1st Overall Male and Female 1st Male and Female in age groups: 15-Under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-Over Best costume-Male and Female
Each participant will receive a custom bib with Chip timing and live results.