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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
Oktoberfest 5K
8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
2701 Brunswick Forest Pkwy
3240 Red Berry Dr
Leland, NC US 28451

Online registration is closed. You can register Saturday, Sept 23rd at Outdoor Equipped in downtown Wilmington from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. You can also register on Saturday at the Fitness Center in Brunswick Forest from 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm. Race day registration is open 6:15 - 7:30 am.

The Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine Oktoberfest 15K & The Joyce Irish Pub 5K take place in the nicest planned community in eastern North Carolina. 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 right! We have one pending USATF 5K State Record with Grant Egley (age group 80-84) running a time of 34:08 in 2016!!  

The post race party and awards ceremony take place 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. Shirts are guaranteed shirts to runners who register before September 19th. Everyone else will receive shirts while supplies last.

Packet Pickup & Registration - Saturday, Sept 23rd:

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 of individual results - be sure to sign up for this feature when you register.

Individual results at the finish on a large screen.

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 webpage 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.

Here are our great Race Sponsors: 

Novant Health Oceanside Family Medicine is our 15K Title Sponsor: They have Board Certified Physicians providing services in (4) 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 ot your home and leave your car, truck or boat looking like new. All cleaning products are biodegradeable 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. Visit Holiday Inn Express at 

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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