Race Preview: 2014 Wurst 5k Run in Mt. Angel

wurst-5k-runI didn't run a whole lot of 5k's last year, but one that I attended (and really enjoyed) was the Wurst 5k Run in Mt. Angel. It is back for it's second year on Saturday, March 1. This race is more than just a race - it's a kickoff for the Wurstfest, a sausage and beer filled extravaganza within the amazing Mt. Angel Festhalle.  Each entry will include:

  • Entry to Mt. Angel Wurstfest
  • German Bierstein
  • Complimentary beverage

Starting line of the Wurst 5k Run. The Festhalle, inside and out, is pretty incredible (and warm)!

Check out a recap of my 2013 event to see what to expect. The race courserace navigates along the streets of Mount Angel (which are quiet – even at the 1030a start time) and includes just enough hills to make it one of the more challenging 5k runs in the area. The first have of the course zig-zags through on paved & gravel roads and meanders up and up over the first 2 miles. However, once you make it to that point, the rest is a super fast downhill to the finish! Check out a race course here. Even if you don’t “do” 5k’s, this is a great place to come and run and take in a festival. ALSO, this area is home to Uberthons’ Oregon Marathon this upcoming September. Come do the 5k and then follow up with a run to familiarize yourself with the area.

Wurst 5k Run (Mt. Angel)
When: 1030a
Where: Mt. Angel Festhalle
Register: Online here or mail-in; $24 ($30 DOR); Tech shirts and German beanie caps for $12

About Matt Rasmussen (1600 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.
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