2nd Annual C-U Oktoberfest 5K Dirndl Dash
Saturday, October 7th - Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. - Race starts at 11:00 a.m. - Crystal Lake Park, Urbana, IL - 5K Individual Early Registration Cost: $30 ($35 after 10/1)
Join the fun in the 2nd Annual Dirndl Dash! What a way to start out Oktoberfest by having some fun with friends and exercise. Run or walk...the choice is yours!
Crystal Lake Park, with its well established 5K route, will provide a beautiful surrounding for a fun morning event! Participants are encouraged to invite friends and wear their best dirndl and lederhosen. All participants will receive a free commemorative Oktoberfest stein and a finisher's coin when crossing the finish line.
The Dirndl Dash Run/Walk is kicking off a day of festivities in celebration of the 5th Annual C-U Oktoberfest. The C-U Oktoberfest is a fall celebration of music, beer, and food held in downtown Champaign. Patterned after the annual festival in Bavaria, the C-U Oktoberfest features live music from bands playing festive polkas, waltzes, and traditional German music...mixed in with plenty of your favorite songs. Beer from local brewers will be available. Party-goers are encouraged to get in the spirit by wearing their best dirndl or lederhosen and dance the nigh away! Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
All proceeds from the C-U Oktoberfest festivities benefit DSC to help further their mission, "DSC supports people to live a rich and meaningful life."
For information on where to park, please click below.
How Do I Register?
Simply click this link! http://getmeregistered.com/DirndlDash5K
Crystal Lake Park ~ Chipped Timing ~ Awesome Swag ~Zipper Logo Hoodies ~ Sweet Finishing Coins ~ Schnitzel Squads ~ Fan Squads ~ Post Race Activities ~ A Barrel of Fun!
Schnitzel Squads, Challengers, and Fan Squads
Schnitzel Squad: Early Registration Cost: $25 for each registrant ($30 after 10/1)
Grab your friends and co-workers and sign up as a Schnitzel Squad!
Come up with a Squad Name; and a way to keep your Squad linked the entire race. Dress up - have fun!
Awards given to the FASTEST-Squad, The most-creative Squad, and The Longest Squad (most connected Squad members)!
Get to know our race sponsors by collecting beads at each business (you will receive a list before packet pick up)! Answer two questions at each location (the business will give you the questions, and maybe help with the answers), and receive a bead! Collect all the beads and at packet pickup you will receive the coolest iron-on patch EVER! Wear it proudly because you are among the uber special!
Don't want to run but still join the fun, ask about joining a fan squad! Bring one friend, or bring them all and join a fan squad! Our fan squad will be lining the course to cheer on the runners as they dash!
The Fan Squads are coming!
You will be presented with a finishers coin that you can flash to your friends!! Awesome!
A view of the course map is below. Racers will run two loops to complete the 5K.
Race Map with Fan Squad Locations
Check out your Fan Squads!
If you would like to become a sponsor for this fun-filled event, please click the link below or contact the Sponsorship Committee Members listed below.
Bob Ballsrud at (217) 351- 2707 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rebecca Bedinger at (217) 390-2189 or email@example.com
Margie Roberts at (217) 841-8674 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Information about C-U Oktoberfest
11am-2pm Dirndl Dash ~ Crystal Lake Park
3:00pm Party Begins ~ Downtown Champaign
3:00pm-6:00pm Family and Children's Activities
4:00pm-8:00pm Die Musikmeisters - Live Music
8:30pm-10:00pm The Polkaholics - Live Music
10:30pm-Midnight Bolzen Beer Band - Live Music