Every year, I have several friends who ask me to do the Wurst Run with them and it just can’t be worked into my plans. But those same friends do it every year and they all swear by this race and how fun it is. If you’re a fan of sausage and all things German, this is the race for you.
So if you have time on March 2nd this year, come out to Mount Angel for the 2019 Wurst Run 5k & 10k. This race, brought to you by Race Northwest is guaranteed to be a memorable day. The route, described as “all uphill, until it’s downhill” on the website, follows paved and gravel roads throughout Mount Angel. Please obey all traffic laws and stay on sidewalks, as the roads will not be closed for the race. The 5k (see the course map here) will give you a couple of miles of the hills you’ll want for bragging rights, and the 10k (as shown here) will also tackle a mile of hills before flattening out a bit on the country roads. You’ll have views of Mt Hood, farm and hop fields, and hazelnut orchards before you get to the nice downhill finish for both distances where you can cruise for an epic end to a fantastic race. The 5k is open to runners and walkers, and the 10k is for runners only. There’s a course time limit of 1 ½ hours.
What’s waiting at that finish line is live German music paired with delicious German food (19 varieties of sausage among other options) and, of course, German (As well as domestic) beer at the Mt. Angel Volksfest, where you’ll gain free entry. It’s definitely worth all those hills you just ran for this party. All participants will receive a Volksfest pint glass if they are 21 or older, and there will be another option for those under 21. You’ll also get a complimentary beer or soda to quench your thirst. Please remember your ID to enter the festival. There will also be prizes for the overall and age winners of the race and it’s a very family-friendly event that will be a blast for all.
Come to the Wurst run for the best time!
What: 2019 Wurst Run 5k & 10k
When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at 9:30AM
Where: Mount Angel Festhalle (500 Wilco Hwy, Mount Angel OR 97362)
Packet Pick-Up: Day of race from 8:00AM to 9:25AM