Oktoberfest Beer and Brats 5K

San Marco Square

Saturday, October 19, 2024

5:00 PM

About this Race

Join us for an Oktoberfest evening in San Marco Square for a festive 5K and one mile run/walk though scenic San Marco followed by free beer and brats.  This event will feature interactive games for participants to enjoy before and after the race.  Games will include axe throwing, basketball shoot, football pass and kick and more traditional Oktoberfest games.  Be sure to wear your favorite Tracht (Tra-oct) outfit.  Women dress up in a traditional dirndl (Deern-dul) (dress) and men sport your lederhosen (Lay-der-hozen) shorts.  All entrants will receive a race shirt, and an official custom designed beer mug and a medal when you finish.  Each participant is entitled to free beer and a bratwurst.  Local breweries will be present to serve up the brew and Oom-Pah-pah music will be featured.

5K starts at 5 PM

One mile starts at 6 PM

About the Beer

San Marco’s Tepeyolot Cerveceria Brewery located at 2130 Kings Ave (near corner of Atlantic Blvd) will be brewing a special Marctoberfest beer for the event.  We will have a couple of locations in the Square as distribution points.  Once you have finished the race and picked up your finish medal and custom designed beer mug head over to a  distribution area for your free beer and brats.


The Swag

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Race Features

  • 5K and One mile Run/walk
  • Free Beer and Brats after you finish
  • Designer t-shirt
  • Beer will be served in custom plastic beer mugs
  • Custom finisher medal – at finish
  • Scenic course through San Marco
  • Prize money to top finishers in 5K
  • Overall and age-group awards
  • Festive atmosphere – Oktoberfest Fun!
  • Chip timing – live results
  • 17 and under and 65 and over discounted entry fee for 5K

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pickup at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Thursday, October 17th from 10 AM until 6 PM and on Friday, October 18th from 10 AM until 4 PM.  All unclaimed packets will be available on race day at San Marco Square starting at 3:30 PM.

Store locations

  • 3931 Baymeadows Road (904) 731-3676 – just off San Jose Blvd
  • 2018 San Marco Blvd. (904) 399-8880 – San Marco Square
  • 424 South 3rd Street, Jacksonville Beach (904) 270-2221
  • 2220 State Road 210, St Johns (904) 484-7641


The Post Race - Dress Up for the Occasion

Be sure wear your favorite Tracht (Tra-oct) outfit.  Women dress up in a traditional dirndl (Deern-dul) (dress) and men sport your lederhosen (Lay-der-hozen) shorts.

Start/Finish and Course

The Run/Walk will Start and Finish in San Marco Square at the large inflatable.

The route will follow the scenic tree lined streets in San Marco.

Course Map

Awards and Prize Money

$200, $150 and $100 will be paid to the top three men and women overall.

Age-group awards will be given to the top three men and women in the following divisions:

10 and under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over.

Entry Fees

Event5K5KOne Mile
Regular17 & UnderRegular
65 & Over
Entry Fee until July 31st$30$25$15
August 1 - August 31st$35$30$15
September 1 - September 30th$40$35$20
October 1st to October 18th$45$40$25
Day Of Event$50$50$25

This is a Jacksonville Grand Prix event. The Jacksonville Grand Prix is a series of Jacksonville’s best running events.

Check here for more JGP information.