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Lederhosen Running Festival

Sat September 28, 2019 Newark, DE US 19711 Directions
Celebrate Oktoberfest with 13.1 through Newark.
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Events

Lederhosen - Half Marathon

$109 $69 8:00AM EDT
466 spots left. Price increases after April 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Lederhosen - Quarter Marathon

$79 $49 8:00AM EDT Price increases after April 30, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT

Post Race Party Ticket - Family & Friends

$20 9:30AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT Registration ends September 28, 2019 at 8:00am EDT
Place
Academy Street - Across from AETNA
31 Academy Street
Newark, DE US 19711
Description

Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12th October 1810.

The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. 

Horse races in the presence of the Royal Family marked the close of the event that was celebrated as a festival for the whole of Bavaria. The decision to repeat the horse races in the subsequent year gave rise to the tradition of the Oktoberfest.

So we invite you on Saturday September 28th to race around Newark DE, eat Bratwurst, enjoy a Lager, and celebrate Oktoberfest with us.

This year you can pick between the Half Marathon or the Quarter Marathon.  Both great distances and include our amazing post race celebration.

Runners SWAG

All participants receive the following:

Custom bib

Performance Shirt

Custom Finisher Medal

Lederhosen Pint Glass

*Half Marathoners also receive a Lederhosen Running Festival Hat

Post Race Party at Klondike Kate's on Main Street featuring Oktoberfest themed food and beer.

*all participants will receive 3 beer tickets on their bib

Post Race Celebration

We will have an Oktoberfest themed post race celebration at Klondike Kate's on Main Street.  

After you complete your half or quarter marathon, just walk a short couple of blocks down Main Street to enjoy some Oktoberfest inspired food, beers, and Live Music.

 

What about friends and family?  They can join in the fun also.

All friends and family can purchase a post race party bracelet online or at the door for just $20.  It will include food and three beer tickets.

*ticket required to get into the post race party

 

Post Race party starts at 930am till 1230pm.

 

Course Map

*Maps Subject to change till we certify.

Half Marathon Course

Quarter Marathon Course

 

Parking

We highly recommend parking in a municipal lot or parking garage.

Click the link for an interactive map.

City of Newark Parking Map

*please do not park in the private parking lots.  you will be subject to tow.

Porta Pots and Water Stops - Where are they?

More information coming soon on the exact locations.

Half Marathon - Awards & Age Groups

Half Marathon Overall Award 
A monetary award will be given to the top overall male and female finisher in the Half Marathon. The Overall category will be scored using GUN time.  If you are planning to be in contention for this award, you must start at the front of corral 1.

1st Male/Female - $100   

Half Marathon Masters Award (ages 40 and over)
A monetary award will be given to overall masters male and female finisher in the Half Marathon.  The Masters category will also be scored using GUN time.  If you are planning to be in contention for this award, you must start at the front of corral 1.  

Overall Masters Male/Female - $50

 

Age Group Awards
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group for the Half Marathon.  The Age Group awards will be scored using CHIP time.  This allows each runner to be scored against all other runners in their age group regardless of where they start in the corrals.

Half Marathon:  14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.

Quarter Marathon - Awards & Age Groups

Quarter Marathon Overall Award 

A monetary award will be given to the top overall male and female finisher in the Quarter Marathon. This category will be scored using GUN time.  If you are planning to be in contention for this award, you must start at the front of corral 1.
1st Male/Female - $50

 
Quarter Marathon Masters Award (ages 40 and over)
A monetary award will be given to overall masters male and female finisher in the Quarter Marathon.  The Masters category will also be scored using GUN time.  If you are planning to be in contention for this award, you must start at the front of corral 1.  
Overall Masters Male/Female - $25
 
Age Group Awards
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group for the Quarter Marathon.  The Age Group awards will be scored using CHIP time.  This allows each runner to be scored against all other runners in their age group regardless of where they start in the corrals.
Quarter Marathon:  14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Over.

Finisher Medal

Images coming soon!

Host Hotel - Newark Courtyard Marriott

We are pleased to have the Courtyard Marriott as out host hotel.  Not only do they have an amazing staff but probably some of the best crab cakes you have ever tasted.

The hotel has a shuttle that can bring you to the starting line.

When you make your reservation mention the Lederhosen Half Marathon for special pricing.

You can check out their website here: 

FAQ's

1. What are the time limits for the races? Is the race walker friendly?

Walkers are welcome in all the races if they can meet the required course time limit.  The 13.1 mile course is open for 3.5 hours.  After that we cannot guarantee police, course marshals, or water stops.

At 3.5 hours we will start taking down the timing equipment and course marshals and water stop volunteers will leave the course.

2. Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend?

Fusion Racing does NOT process refunds for events..  

3.Are baby joggers or strollers allowed during the race?

If you choose to run with a baby jogger, you must seed yourself in the last corral–behind all other runners. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of the runners around you. We reserve the right to pull any participant from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

To get a rider bib for your baby jogger or stroller please ask for you at packet pick up.

4.Why do I need a Rider Bib and what do I get with my Rider Bib?

For your continued safety, it’s important that race officials are aware of each person on the race course.  In a medical situation, your emergency contact information will be obtained from your rider bib.  Rider bibs give you access to the race course only.  Riders do not receive any race swag, including but not limited to; race shirt, medal, finisher item, finisher food, etc.  A rider is permitted to register, at the current registration rate, as a race participant instead of as a Rider if he/she wishes to enjoy all of the race benefits.

5.Are pets permitted on the course?

For the safety of the participants and spectators, pets are not permitted in any of the Fusion Racing races.

6.Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc) allowed during the race?

Headphones are allowed for any runner who is not competing for a cash prize (if a cash prize is associated with the race).

However, we do strongly encourage that participants abstain from using headphones during the race.

7.Can I wear someone else's bib who cannot make the race?

It is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.

While wearing someone else’s bib may seem harmless to the parties perpetrating the unauthorized bib transfer, it does convey serious consequences to the organizers and participant field alike.

From race results to finishers’ awards being impacted as well as medical staff being able to correctly identify participants in need of treatment, it is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number does in fact belong to you, the participant.

Thus, if race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in one of our events with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person to whom the bib is registered will be prohibited from participating in subsequent Fusion Racing events for a minimum of two years.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.fusionracetiming.com.

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