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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 all you can eat pancakes from Flipin Flapjacks', 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

Youth 5K Run/Walk Closed

12 & Under

  1. $25.00
    Jan 1 - Sep 19

5K Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $35.00
      Jan 1 – Sep 6
    2. $45.00
      Sep 7 – Sep 19

Race Amenities

All participants will receive:

  • Race t-shirt
  • Custom race bib
  • All-you-can-eat pancakes at finish! 
  • FREE beer (over 21 years old only) compliments of Living the Dream Brewing! 
  • 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 21st, 2018

Time: 3-6:30 pm

Location: Eastridge Recreation Center (9568 S. University Blvd, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126)  


If you've missed online registration, registration for the race will be available for $55 at packet pickup. CREDIT CARD ONLY. 

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 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!

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to our participating sponsors!

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Event Schedule

  • September 21 3:00 PM MDT - Early Packet Pickup

  • September 22 7:30 AM MDT - Packet Pickup & Race Registration

  • September 22 9:00 AM MDT - Race Start

  • September 22 9:30 AM MDT - Post Race Party

  • September 22 2:00 PM MDT - HRCA Oktoberfest Event

Contact Information

Event Location

9352 Dorchester St, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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