Oktoberfest Beer and Brats 5K

San Marco Square

Saturday, October 14, 2023

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.  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.


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Race Features

  • 5K and One mile Run/walk
  • Free Beer and Brats after you finish
  • Designer t-shirt
  • Custom designed beer mug – at finish
  • 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 games
  • Chip timing – live results

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available for pickup at your selected 1st Place Sports location on Thursday, October 13th from 10 AM until 6 PM and on Friday, October 14th from 10 AM until 5 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
  • 9823 Tapestry Park Circle (904) 620-9991 – Tinseltown off Southside Blvd.
  • 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.

The Run/Walk

The Run/Walk will Start and Finish in San Marco Square.

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



Entry Fees

Event5K5KOne MileOne Mile
Regular13 & UnderRegular13 &Under
65 & Over65 & Over
Entry Fee until August 31st$30$20$15$15
September 1 - September 30$35$25$15$15
October 1 -October 14th$40$30$20$15
Day Of Event$50$50$25$15

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.