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2018 Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run

Event Information

Monday October 8, 2018 / 7:55 A.M. / Kitchener ON

This race has a maximum registration cap of 600 entrants.


Individual Adult Runner - 19 and over 5K Register Now!
Until Aug 31$35
Until Oct 3$40
Individual Youth Runner (18 & Under) 5K Register Now!
Until Aug 31$20
Until Oct 3$25
Group/Team Runners (4 people) 5K Register Now!
Until Aug 31$140
Until Oct 3$160
  • Free Shirt with entry! T-Shirt Sizes are NOT Guaranteed and shirts tend to fit big.
  • Group/Team Runners - All members of the team must be 19 and older

Run in support of

  • There are two ways for you to collect pledges to support the event
  • You can set up a fundraising page through your Running Room account, after you have registered for the Run
    All you need to do is go to the Donate tab (at the top of this page) and select Raise Funds to set up your fundraising page.
  • Anyone who Collects $50 OR MORE IN PLEDGES or donates $50 OR MORE through the Running Room Website during registration,
    WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAW TO WIN A FABULOUS PRIZE from Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfes.t
    Cheques payable to BBBSWR.


Race Kit Pickup

  • Sunday October 7, 2018 from 9:00 to 11:00
    Kitchener Running Room - Map
    15-500 Fairway Road South,

    Sunday October 7, 2018 from 1:00 to 3:00
    Waterloo Running Room - Map
    15 King Street South, Waterloo Civic Square

    Race Day – Monday October 8 from 6:00 to 7:15 a.m.
    At Moses Springer Arena

    All runners are encouraged to arrive early to avoid delays. After you pick up your race kit, you will be shuttled by bus to the start line area. Last bus leaves at 7:25 a.m.

Medals and Prizes

  • Every runner will receive a participant shirt*, commemorative medal, a 'pretzel' and delicious German food after the race.
    *Shirts are included based on date of registration.
  • The overall top male and female runners will ride on the Oktoberfest 5K Fun Run float in the Thanksgiving Day Parade immediately after the run, as well as receive an Oktoberfest Swag Pack
  • Over all 2nd and 3rd place winners will also receive an Oktoberfest Swag Pack
  • Prizes will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female runners in the following age categories
    – Youth 18 and under
    – 19 – 29
    – 30 – 39
    – 40 – 49
    – 50 -59
    – 60 & over
  • Prizes will also be awarded to:
    - Fastest Team – Oktoberfest Swag Pack for 4
    - Spirit Award (best costume) – Oktoberfest Swag Pack

Your bib will have a timing chip on it. The timing chip is disposable and does not need to be returned. The bib can be pinned (unmodified and fully-visible) to either the front or back of your shirt. Please be sure to write your full name, emergency contact information and any allergies or health conditions you have on the back of your race bib.

Race Times

  • Route Map - PDF download
  • Individual Adult Runner - 19 and over : Monday October 8, 2018 @ 7:55 A.M.
  • Individual Youth Runner (18 & Under) : Monday October 8, 2018 @ 7:55 A.M.
  • Group/Team Runners (4 people) : Monday October 8, 2018 @ 7:55 A.M.


Contact Information

For more information please contact K-W Oktoberfest Inc.

How to Register view more ▶

  1. Choose your event! Click on the registration link to go to the secure registration page
  2. Fill out your information on the registration form. Make sure to include your proper email address!
  3. Use your credit card to pay your registration fee! Transactions processed securely.
  4. You will receive a confirmation Email, outlining your application and payment details.
  5. Check the on-line confirmation list above.
  • All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Entry fee does not include processing fee .

Remember to check back regularly for updates on race information!

If you have questions or comments, please contact your Race Director.

Have a great Race!

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Many of our events are affiliated with a charity. Supporting a charity has never been easier!

It's Simple! If you are registering for an event that is associated with a Charity there will be a Donations tab on the top of the race page. All you need to do is go to the Donations tab and select Raise funds to set up your fundraising page. Once you set up a new Fundraising account or login with your existing profile you are ready to solicit your friends and family members to support you! All the resources you need to set your donation goals, solicit donation, and track funds are on your donations dashboard.

For more information on our Fundraising and Donations tools Click Here

Athlete Dashboard view more ▶

The Athlete Dashboard is a new feature when you set up a member login and password and its Free.

The Athlete Dashboard allows you to view everything related to your events on one page; race registration information on all your events, results tracking for all your events, notice of photos for your events and charitable fundraising tracking.

For more information on the Athlete Dashboard link here: Athlete Dashboard

Training Programs view more ▶

Upcoming Clinics

Running Program - 5KM Clinic at our Waterloo Store. Start date May 27, 2019
Running Program - 5KM Clinic at our Kitchener Store. Start date May 27, 2019
Running Program - 5KM Clinic at our Guelph Store. Start date May 27, 2019

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