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Oktoberfest South Haven

Sat September 28, 2024 South Haven, MI 49090 US Directions

Events

5.5K Run/Walk

$39 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after September 13, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

516 Phoenix St
South Haven, MI US 49090

Description

5.5k Run Race Description:
Come join us September 28th and celebrate Oktoberfest in beautiful South Haven, Michigan.  This 5.5K race will cover both the North and South beaches of South Haven.  388 people registered for our first race in 2023 and we are happy to welcome everyone back for this unique race.  We promise one of the most scenic race routes you have ever participated in.  The race will again include the historic Dyckman Bridge as part of the fun.  Although runners who contend for the win of their division will not be caught by the bridge, slower runners and walkers may be stopped as it raises up every 30 minutes to let boats in and out of the marina from Lake Michigan.  Those who do get stopped will get a special award!!!!!

This is a family fun event so bring the whole family to enjoy the fun.  We love dogs and other pets, but unfortunately we can't allow them to run in the race.  Baby strollers are welcome as long as participants start in the back of the race with them.

Everyone will get a custom race number for the event that you can save as a keepsake.

Event Date:
Saturday, September 28, 2024

Event Location:
Behind Harbor Light Brewery, 516 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090 in the Huron Street Parking Lot and Pavilion area

Event Times:
Friday 9/27 - 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Pre-Packet Pickup at Harbor Light Brewery, 516 Phoenix St, South Haven, MI 49090
Saturday 9/28 - 6:30 am - 8:00 am Packet Pickup for 5.5K Race in the Huron Street Parking Lot and Pavilion area behind Harbor Light Brewery
Saturday 9/28 - 8:00 am - 5.5K Race Begins – 500 block of Huron Street, South Haven, MI
Saturday 9/28 – 8:00am – 11:00am Pancake Breakfast Benefit Fundraiser in the Huron Street Parking Lot and Pavilion area behind Harbor Light Brewery
Saturday 9/28 - 9:15 am 5.5K Awards

5.5k Run Registration Fees:
$39 Early Registration (now through September 13th ) **Early Registration Pricing ends at 11:59 pm**
$44 Late Registration (September 14th through September 27th) **Early Registration Pricing ends at 11:59 pm September 27th**
$49 Day Of Registration (September 28th) **Late Registration Begins 12:00 am and goes through Race Day 8:00 am Saturday**
Participants may register on Saturday using their computer or phone.  No Paper Registrations will be allowed
 
Registration Includes:
As part of your entry, you get one of our awesome Oktoberfest style T-shirts until we run out of them.  These shirts were a tremendous hit in 2023 and they are back again with a new variation for 2024.  When registering you will be asked for your desired size.  If that size is no longer available, that size option will no longer be visible.  Although we will order many extra shirts, once they are gone they are gone, so we encourage you to register earlier than later ensure that you are able to get one.  Each shirt is made of high tech water wicking materials that runners love for it's breath-ability.

In addition to the shirt, everyone who races will get a super awesome medal to mark your accomplishment.  Just like our shirts, this medal will be of high quality metal materials with a high quality ribbon to match.

Everyone who registers will also get an after race beverage of your choice; craft beer or non alcoholic craft root beer provided by Harbor Light Brewery.  (Must show ID to get craft beer)

Everyone will get a custom race number for the event that you can save as a keepsake.

5.5k Awards:
Top Overall Male and Female
Top Masters Male and Female (40 and Over)
Top 3 in each age division - 12 and Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and Over

Timing and Scoring:
Provided by MAC's Sports Timing - Results will be LIVE during the event at RunSignUp and posted during the race.  Final results can be found online at www.macssportstiming.com

Weather Disclaimer:
We want everyone to have a fun and safe experience!  We hope that our race proceeds without any delay! However, race directors have the right to cancel the race due to inclement weather, or other unforeseen reasons that would jeopardize racer or volunteer safety. In these circumstances, refunds will not be made.  We thank you in advance for your understanding.  

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T-Shirts

As part of your entry, you get one of our awesome Oktoberfest style T-shirts until we run out of them.  These shirts were a tremendous hit in 2023 and they are back again with a new variation for 2024.  When registering you will be asked for your desired size.  If that size is no longer available, that size option will no longer be visible.  Although we will order many extra shirts, once they are gone they are gone, so we encourage you to register earlier than later ensure that you are able to get one.  Each shirt is made of high tech water wicking materials that runners love for it's breath-ability.

Finisher Medal

Everyone who finishes will get a super sweet custom Oktoberfest Finishers Medal

Oktoberfest Beverage

No matter how many people register, everyone who registers will get an after race beverage of your choice; craft beer or non alcoholic craft root beer.  (Must show ID to get craft beer)

Caught by the Bridge Medal

The Dyckman Bridge opens for boat traffic every 30 minutes.  Runners will encounter the bridge in the first half mile and again at the 2 mile point in the race.  Fast runners will be able to cross the Dyckman Bridge with no worries about getting caught by it, but those who may be jogging or walking at a pace under 4mph will be stopped when the bridge goes up.  Don't worry though, we have you covered.  While waiting for the bridge to come back down you will be able to get a nice drink of water and collect your a "I Got Caught by the Bridge" ticket.  After the race collect your "I Got Caught by the Bridge" Medal at the conclusion of our awards presentation.  300 medals are available and to get one you must be at the bridge while it is raised.  Once it closes, no other tickets will be given out.

5.5K Overall Winners Trophies

The overall Male and Female winners and Top Masters Male and Female (40 and Over) winners will take home one of our 11" tall custom handcrafted trophies.

5.5K Age Division Medals

Each medal will come with a custom race ribbon

Race Number Keepsake

You don't just get a plain old number plate, you get one that is suitable for framing after the race!

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

Make sure to also attend our pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8-11 am.  Pancakes, eggs, sausage, and juice and coffee all for just $10 per person.  Proceeds benefit a local South Haven program.  (2024 poster and details to come later)

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