Akron German Family Society

Akron German Family Society

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Register now for the 3nd Annual Lederhosen 5K September 9th, 2017.....Akron German Family Society

The 3rd Annual Lederhosen 5K will be held on Saturday September 9th at 9am. Please click for registering....2017 Lederhosen 5K
This run is special in so many ways. Thank you to Jill Armbrust, for coordinating this event and for sharing some special memories below....
"There are so many special memories that are tied to this event.  It is truly a wonderful experience for me to assist in getting this event off the ground and running, no pun intended, as a fund raiser for our amazing Youth Group!  The joy and the fun that results from the work put into this event is truly representative of the dancers Youth Group and the sponsors/volunteers that make it happen. Here are some 'snapshot' memories.
*The Families!  Many that come out and run together and are making this a tradition. 
*The Costumes!!  The groups of people and individuals that dress up in German attire for the run.  They bring such excitement to the event. 
*All of the Runners!  I am amazed each year by the many different reasons that people run...whether it's for fitness, for fun, for social interactions or for many other reasons...the runners always seem happy to have participated in our event."



2017 3rd Annual Lederhosen 5K

This event is held as a Fund Raiser for the German Family Society Youth Group Dancers.
Later that day is The Annual German Family Society Oktoberfest. Registration does not include enterance to the Oktoberfest.
Last years Sponsors, Results, and Photos: www.germanfamilysociety.com/5k2016.shtml

Event details and schedule


Registration:
5k Early Bird $20 Through May 31. (New This Year)
$25 5-K Pre-Registration June 1 - September 8 (T-Shirt Guaranteed when registered by: 8/31/17)
$30 5-K Day-of-Race Registration 7AM-8:30AM Saturday, September 9, 2017 (T-Shirt NOT guaranteed)
$20 per person 5K Group Rate. Minimum 5 runners. (T-Shirt Guaranteed when registered by: 8/31/17)  (New This Year)
$20 1-Mile Fun Run Registration  (T-Shirt Guaranteed when registered by: 8/31/17)
$25 1-Mile Fun Run Day of Race (T-Shirt NOT guaranteed)
$10 50-yd.Toddler Dash (under 5 - No T-Shirt Available)
($3.00 Extra for 2XL T-shirts)
Online Registration ends 9/8/17 at 12pm 

Race Day: 9/9/17
Parking: Main Entrance, Main Lot
Dress: German Costume (There is a costume contest)
Registration and Sign ins @ 7:00 - 8:30 a.m.
5K Race Starts @ 9:00 a.m.
1-Mile Fun Run starts shortly after the 5K runners
50 yard toddler dash is held after the 5K run is finished

Course Info:
The race starts and finishes at the German Family Society 3871 Ranfield Road Kent, Ohio. The race will primarily be on Ranfield Road and in the neighborhood adjacent to the German Family Society.

Finish Line Beer Garden:
In addition to a goodie/gift bag and post race nourishment, your registration includes one free drink (Draft Beer/Soda/Water) ticket that can be redeemed until 12PM/noon day of run, must be 21+ with valid ID to redeem for beer.
"Back by popular demand": Bloody Mary Bar, Sausage sandwiches, and hot pretzels will be available for purchase.
After race photos will be available for a fee in the Beer Garden with our Youth Group Dancers.
We hope you will come back to our Oktoberfest festival Saturday evening and Sunday for more German food, music, dancing and fun.

Awards:
~ 5K Run - Top 3 Men and Women Overall and Top Person in each division: Elementary (age 5-10), Middle School (age 11-14), High School (age15-19), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49. 50-59, 60+
~ 1 Mile Fun Run and Toddler Dash - Top 3 in each race. *Based on chip timing.
~ Best German-Themed Male Costume. Female Costume, and Group Costume. - wear your favorite German clothing, lederhosen and dirndls!

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