Put on your lederhosen and your running/walking shoes and join us as we kick-start the annual Highlands Ranch Community Association's Oktoberfest event in Town Center with the Oktoberfest 5K! 

The HRCA Oktoberfest 5K course is a mixture of both sidewalk and gravel/dirty trails and is well suited for all ability levels. After the race, plan to stick around for free pretzels from Baker Street Preztels, free beer from Living the Dream Brewery and a fun post race party! Come back later in the afternoon to get your polka on, enjoy German food and other HRCA Oktoberfest activities at the HRCA Oktoberfest event. 

As part of the "Kettlebell Cash" Series, we will be hiding a blue kettlebell out on course worth $100 to whoever finds it and brings it back to the finish!


Registration Fees

5K Run/Walk

Have a group? Save 10% when you register 4 or more people over 13 years old!

Jan 1 - Sep 6 Current Price $35.00
Sep 7 - Sep 20 $45.00

Youth 5K Run/Walk

12 & Under

Jan 1 - Sep 20 Current Price $25.00

Race Amenities

All participants will receive:

  • Race t-shirt
  • Custom race bib
  • Free German pretzels!
  • One FREE beer (over 21 years old only)
  • Post-race party

Course Description

Tighten your laces and suit up your lederhosen for this fun and fast course that has a total ascent of 144ft and reaches a max elevation of 5,773ft. Starting and finishing on Dorchester Street, the course will take you through neighborhoods, along the Foothills Trail and Diamond K Trail, past Kistler Park and back through neighboorhoods to Town Center South. 


Additional Course Details

  • There will be one aid station available at Kistler Park (at approx. 1.5 miles) that will offer both water and nuun hyrdation.
  • Course will be well marked with mile markers at every mile.
  • This race course is family & pet friendly! Please feel free to push your child in a stroller or run with your furry friend. Out of courtesy and safety for fellow runners, please start in the back.

Directions & Parking


Race will start and finish at Town Center South located at 9352 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129. 


Parking will be available in the covered parking garage just east of Town Center. Please allow extra time for parking. 

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Time: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location: TBD

If you've missed online registration, registration for the race will be available for $55 at packet pickup. Cash or credit card will be accepted. 

Race Day Packet Pickup

You will be able to pick up your timing bib and race shirt beginning at 7:30 a.m. on race morning. 

Race Day Registration

You may register for this event the day of the race for $55. We accept cash or credit card only. Registration will be available from 7:30 - 8:45 a.m. race morning. Shirt quantities are limited so please register in advance to guarantee receiving a shirt race morning.


Awards & Results

Overall Male and Female winners will receive custom awards. Awards for top three Male and Female winners in the following age groups:

12 & Under (medals), 13-19 (medals), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & Up.


There will also be award for best M/F German running outfit - so don't forget your lederhosen and you might just find yourself with a Pilsner glass and a few more beers!

Race results provided by Colorado Race Timing and will be posted at the event as well as on the Highlands Ranch Race Series website within 24 hours of the event. 




Additional Race Details

  • Race fees do not include additional online processing fees and are non-refundable
  • In order to guarantee choice of shirt size and take advantage of early registration pricing, please register by Sept 3rd. Shirt quantities are limited and choice of sizes are not guaranteed to those who do not register early.
  • We race in all weather conditions!


Jordan's Angel Foundation


Jordan's Angel Foundation was established in memory of eight-year-old Jordan Richey and her seven-year battle against leukemia. Throughout this experience it was apparent that many families with children in pediatric oncology had unmet emotional and financial needs. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for families of children with cancer and their special needs. In order to meet the needs of these children and their families we will assist with the funding for counseling, recreational opportunities, family financial needs, assistance for parents to be with their child during medical treatment, airfare for grandparents to be with the family, grocery and gas cards, fun-filled parties to offer hospitalized children comfort, companionship and a break from medical treatment and opportunities for the family to create lasting memories with the child.

The Highlands Ranch Community Scholorship Fund is the co-beneficiary of this year's event!

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Thank You Sponsors!

The 2017 HRCA Oktoberfest 5K is proudly presented by The Bozarth Group!  Click their logo below for more information! 



Brought to you by the Highlands Ranch Community Association

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Event Schedule

  • September 22 3:00 PM MDT - Early Packet Pickup

  • September 23 7:30 AM MDT - Packet Pickup & Race Registration

  • September 23 9:00 AM MDT - Race Start

  • September 23 9:30 AM MDT - Post Race Party

  • September 23 2:00 PM MDT - HRCA Oktoberfest Event

Contact Information

Event Location

9352 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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