Oktoberfest Run Walk

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Peoples Bank is showing our community spirit by sponsoring the fourth annual Elkhorn Oktoberfest 5k Run & 2 Mile Walk!

Grab your workout buddy (the two-legged or four-legged variety) and join us for a fun run/walk to benefit:

  • Lakeland Animal Shelter
  • Kettle Moraine Land Trust
  • The Elkhorn Fund

Registration: Register online at active.com or submit a paper registration form by October 15, 2016.  Race day registration will also be available from 7am to 8am on October 15, 2016.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Registration Time: 7:00 – 8:00am
Race Time: 9:00am
Location: Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn, WI (411 E. Court Street; Elkhorn, WI 53121)
Distance: 5k run or 2 mile walk
Contact us at oktoberfest@peoplesbankwi.com or call Kim Border or Steve Klitzing at 262.723.4200

Registration Fees:

$35 September 16 through 8 am day of the race (t-shirt not guaranteed after October 1st)

Timetable of Events (times are approximate)
7:00 AM Gates open, “Day of” registration and packet pick up begin
8:00 AM “Day of” registration closes
8:45 AM Packet pick up closes
9:00 AM 5K start time
9:05 AM 2 Mile walk starts **
10:00 AM Awards Ceremony
10:20 AM Best-Dressed Dog Contest
10:30 AM Raffle (Open to all registrants, must be present to win)
11:00 AM Visit the Elkhorn Oktoberfest Celebration in downtown Elkhorn

Parking will be available in the lot across from the main gate of the fairgrounds which is located on Court Street/Highway 11. We will have signs and parking volunteers to assist you. Parking will not be allowed on the fairgrounds.

Please note that dogs/pets are only permitted to participate in the walk. We encourage all participants that plan to walk with their dog/pet to make sure that they are well-behaved and are accustomed to these types of events. There will be a lot of activity going on during the event, including other dogs/pets, children, loud noises (music, starting gun, barking, etc.) and other types of activities which may excite your dog/pet. If you are in doubt, we encourage you to consider leaving your pet at home. In addition, all pets will be required to be on a leash, in control at all times and kept away from other participants. Of course, it is also assumed that your will pick up after your pet. We are not trying to discourage you from bringing your dog/pet, we just want to make sure that you use your best judgment as to whether this will be a suitable environment for them and more importantly that the event is fun and safe for all involved.

Elkhorn Oktoberfest Celebration
Be sure to stop by the Elkhorn Oktoberfest Celebration after the run/walk. This event is being held in downtown Elkhorn. All registrants age 21 and over will receive one free drink ticket to the celebration.

As noted on the event website, if you did not register by October 1, 2016 we cannot guarantee you will receive a t-shirt. Extra t-shirts have been ordered and will be distributed on a first come first served basis during race day registration.

Unable to Attend
If you are registered, but unable to attend the event on Saturday, your packet will be available for pick up beginning Monday, October 17th at Peoples Bank located at 837 North Wisconsin Street, Elkhorn, WI.

There will be volunteers located throughout the course and grounds on race day. They will be wearing lanyards and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Post-Race Comments and Suggestions
Our goal is to make this a fun and safe event for all participants while benefiting local charities. While we have been planning and obtaining input for a few months, this is only our second run/walk event and we hope that you will excuse and be patient with any issues that you may encounter. We welcome any and all comments or suggestions that you may have to improve the event for next year.

Race Results
Race results will be available upon conclusion of the race and will be posted on the Oktoberfest 5K website.