Three Cheers for the Oktoberfest Road Race

Mt Angel is a magical place known for it’s German style, and there’s a fabulous festival and street fair that takes place every year called the Mt Angel Oktoberfest. This year, this festival takes place September 14th thru the 17th, and another tradition, the Oktoberfest Road Race, will be occurring on Sunday, September 17th, 2023.

The race, which used to fall on a Saturday, now takes place on Sunday to close out the weekend.  It starts and finishes at John F Kennedy High School and is hosted, as usual, by Silverton Runners Club. You’ll have a 5k or a 10k to choose from and the race starts at 9:00AM.

The course for this run has a little something for everyone. It will start on the track at the high school before heading through the paved hamlets of Mt. Angel. There’s also a bit of gravel and dirt and you’ll get to run through a farm/nursery. 10k runners will get some great views running up Mt Angel’s Abbey Hill.  You can view the course map for the 5k here and the 10k here

Please bring your own water bottles! Bulk water will be available to fill your bottles with, but there will be no plastic bottles available to you.

The cost of this event is $30 for the 5k and $35 for the 10k. All runners will receive a commemorative pint glass and all finishers over 21 will get a complimentary ticket for a beer at Oktoberfest. For an additional fee, you can purchase a tee shirt. Proceeds from the event will help support the Kennedy, Silverton, and Gervais middle and high school track and cross country programs.

Register for the race here to avoid waiting until the last minute! Packet pick-up will be on the day of the race from 7:00AM to 8:30AM, but if you wait to register that morning in person, you will have to pay via cash or check and tee shirts will not be guaranteed unless you purchase one before September 1st.

Come join the party!!!

2023 Oktoberfest Road Race 5k/10k $30-35

Race Details:

  • When: Sunday, September 17th, 2023 at 9:00AM
  • Where: Kennedy High School, (890 E. Marquam St., Mount Angel, OR US 97362)
  • Packet Pick-Up: Day of race at JFK High School from starting at 7:00 AM-8:30AM. Day of race registration will be cash or check only.


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I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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