All the Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions


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Q. When is the race?

A. The Yuengling Oktoberfest 5k will take place on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Q. What time does the race start?

A. The run/walk will begin promptly at 10:30am.

Q. Where does the race start and finish?

A. The race will start and finish at ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks in Bethlehem, PA.

ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks

101 Founders Way

Bethlehem, PA

Q. I see you have added a kid's dash this year. What do the kid's get for participating?

A. The kid's dash is a short (approx 30 yards) out-and-back run designed for kids 5 and under. Kids will get a medal for participating. This run is not timed.

Q. Can I run with a stroller or dog?

A. No, we love your kids and dogs too but our insurance policy will not allow any participants to run or walk with strollers or animals. Sorry, no exceptions.

Q. Where can I park?

A. Parking will be FREE to all runners on race day. See 'FREE Parking' tab on the left-hand side for a detailed and printable map.

Q. Who can participate in the race?

A. Runners and walkers of all levels can participate in the race. The event is perfect for running your fastest 5k or for those who are more interested in taking it easy and enjoying the brews.

Q. Will the race be timed?

A. Yes! The race will be professionally timed with the most advanced timing technology available from RM Timing Systems. Timing to be completed by Mid-Atlantic Timing.

Q. Can someone else pick up my race packet for me at packet pickup?

A. Yes! We are here to make your life easier. Someone else may pick up your packet for you as long as they are able to show some form of verification to our staff.

Accepted Items:

-Bib number email or written permission

Q. Will there be prizes awarded to the winners?

A. Yes, the top 3 overall males and females as well as the top 3 male and female age group winners will receive fantastic Oktoberfest prizes!

Age Groups:









Q. How much is registration?

A. The registration fee schedule is as follows:

$40.00 until 07/29/2018
$45.00 07/29/2018 until 09/08/2018
$50.00 09/08/2018 until 5:00 pm 10/05/2018 or race sellout

Q. What do I get for participating?

A. In addition to a well-organized event and volunteer support along the course, all participants will receive the official race t-shirt, virtual goodie bag, race bib with timing chip attached, one free Yuengling Oktoberfest beer (for all participants 21 years of age+), and an official Yuengling Oktoberfest beer stein/mug.

Q. What do I do after the race?

A. All participants will receive FREE entry into the Oktoberfest festival. The festival runs from noon-8pm and our runners get VIP access starting at 11am. Beat the lines and enjoy all this wonderful event has to offer! Enjoy live music and other German crafts, beer, dancing and more!

Q. Can I transfer my race registration to another person?

A. Yes, you may transfer your bib to another runner. The deadline for all transfers is October 1, 2018 at midnight.  No transfers will be processed after this date, at packet pickup, or on race day. No exceptions. All transfers are processed online and a $10.00 processing fee will be applied.

Q. How do I process the transfer?

A.  In order to transfer your bib you must be the original owner. It is your responsibility to find a person to transfer your registration to if you are no longer able to participate in the race. CK Running, LLC will not match people who are unable to run and is not responsible for exchange of funds between parties. 

-Click on the transfer link and then click on the button labeled 'transfer registration'. 

-Enter your email address [must be the email address that was used during registration]

-Upon completion, you will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed with the transfer registration process. You will be sent a link that will allow you to proceed with the transfer.  This link can be forwarded one time.
-Send this link to the person who will be using your bib. We suggest working out all payment details prior to forwarding the link.
-The new runner/walker will need to follow the link to enter their new registration information and complete the process. There will be a $10.00 transfer fee for all transfers.
*CK Running, LLC is not responsible for exchange of money for the cost of registration.  This must be worked out between parties.
Q. When does the minors' division start?
A. Those <21 will also run/walk the 5k at the same time as those 21+. If they are running the Kids' Dash, the race will be starting at 10:20am.
Q. What bar specials do you have lined up for us for race weekend?

A. The following bars on the South Side will have Yuengling Oktoberfest and Yuengling Golden Pilsner specials during race weekend:


        Molly’s: 4 E 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

        Steel Pub: 320 E 1st St, Bethlehem, PA 

        Soto Santi: 10 W 4th St, Bethlehem, PA 

        Tally Ho Tavern: 205 W 4th St, Bethlehem, PA



Mark Your Calendar!

Race day is Sunday, October 7, 2018. Check back frequently for updates and be sure to follow us on social media for the most up to date information.

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