Fort Worth residents get active for Oktoberfest

September 17, 2018 by  

The Oktoberfest Run und Ride is an event for the whole family and for participants of any athletic ability.

Cyclists and runners will have the opportunity to enjoy the sights of Cow Town during the event and receive a three-day pass to the festival for their participation. The race includes a 20-mile bike ride, a 2.5 Kruz ride, and timed and untimed runs. The racers will pass through downtown and see the Stockyards and Trinity Trail.

Admission to the race includes a three-day pass to Oktoberfest and promotional products like a commemorative stein and a race T-shirt. A beer or drink ticket, free parking, and a free German brat or sausage are included with the ticket fee.

Oktoberfest is an annual event that includes carnival rides, beer, food, and activities like dachshund races and dancing games. The festival brings in craft beer from around the country and offers a variety of competitions, including stein carrying and barrel rolling.

The Oktoberfest Run und Ride takes place on Saturday, September 29 at the Panther Island Pavillion, at 395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth. Participants can pick up their packets starting at 7:30 AM and the first race begins at 9:00 AM. An awards ceremony will begin at 11:15 AM.

The fee for the event is $55 per person if paid on race day, $50 per person from September 23 to 28, and $45 if bought before September 23. Teams of four or more receive a $5 discount and children age 12 and under get a $10 discount. All riders must bring their own helmet.