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Location: Leland, NC US 28451 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
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Event Time Price Details
Oktoberfest 15K
8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Price increases after August 24, 2018 at 5:00pm EDT
Oktoberfest 5K
8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Price increases after September 1, 2018 at 5:00pm EDT
2701 Brunswick Forest Pkwy
3240 Red Berry Dr
Leland, NC US 28451

The Oktoberfest 15K & 5K sponsored by Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine & The Joyce Irish Pub take place in the nicest planned community on the east coast! The courses are flat, picturesque and travel over paved running trails, across wooden bridges and through a nature area on a 1/3 mile long elevated boardwalk. The 15K features custom Oktoberfest themed finisher medals and tech shirts. There are inside bathrooms and locker rooms available before and after the race.

NOTE: The Oktoberfest 5K is a USATF Certified course (USATF Certification #NC16047DF) and is exactly the correct distance! We have one USATF 5K State Record set on our course with Grant Egley (age group 80-84) running a time of 34:08 in 2016!!  

The post race party and awards ceremony happen in a park like setting beside a small lake with free beer, running related exhibitors and good snacks and prize drawings before and during the awards ceremony.


Packet Pickup & Registration - Saturday, Sept 22nd:

11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Outdoor Equipped in downtown Wilmington

3:00 - 4:30 pm: Brunswick Forest in the Fitness Center

Race Day Packets: 6:30 am - 7:30 am in the Fitness Center 2710 Brunswick Forest Pkwy, Leland NC 28451 


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 text message & email of individual results - be sure to check the box for this feature when you register.

Individual results at the finish on a large screen, just type in your race number

Printable individual results available at the finish line.


Course Maps: Visit our website to see course maps.


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.


 3 RACE SERIES:  The Oktoberfest 15K is the 2nd race in our 10K, 15K, Half Marathon 3-race series. All finishers of the series will receive a custom 28.6 Finisher Medal to commemorate the total distance you ran in the 3 distances. Visit the 3-race series web page 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 and 2nd Place M/F open and masters receive 3-race series winner trophies.

Summer Sizzler 10K  August 5th at beautiful Greenfield Lake. You'll run on paved running trails with mostly shaded courses and you'll enjoy a fun post race party near the Amphitheater overlooking the lake.

The 20th annual Battleship Half Marathon November 4th is your 3-race half marathon option. Our 20th year is going to be awesome. Whether you do the 3-race series or not, you need to do the Battleship Race. Visit the race website to see the features of this awesome event.


Here are our great Oktoberfest Race Sponsors: 

Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine is our 15K Title Sponsor: They have Board Certified Physicians providing services in (5) locaitons in Brunswick County, including their location in the Waterford shopping area. Their Doctors, PA's, Nurses and technicians provide caring service in convenient locations.

The Joyce Irish Pub is located in the Villages at Brunswick Forest and features excellent Irish food and a vast array of beer choices. Highly recommended for food, fun and excellent beers in an Irish atmosphere right here in jolly old coastal North Carolina!

First Bank in the Waterford shopping center. First Bank provides personal and commercial banking, mortgages, insurance and wealth management. They are staffed by caring professionals who will provide you the best banking services available. 

Auto Detailing by Chris: Check out Chris Johnson's website and you'll be impressed by the vast array of services Chris provides. He'll come to your home, do the job and leave your car, truck, RV or boat looking like new. All cleaning products are bio-degradable and phosphate free. Chris does great work!


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. 


Race Beneficiary:  The race benefits the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Brunswick County.

Race Contact: or 5 Star Race Productions

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