Saint Charles Oktoberfest
5K and 10K Race Sponsored by Lindenwood University

Sunday, September 24th
7:30am Race-Day Packet Pick Up Begins
8:30am Start

Frontier Park

500 S Riverside Dr, St Charles, MO 63301

Start your Sunday off right with the Saint Charles Oktoberfest 5K and 10K runs. All participants will receive a commemorative medal and themed shirt. The Saint Charles Oktoberfest 5K and 10K Race benefits the Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA).

Start Times

  • 8:30 am
  • As we have in the past, the 5K and 10K hand Cyclers will start at 8:30 am, with 5K and 10K runners and walkers following.


Historic Saint Charles. The Start is on Riverside Drive in front of Frontier Park and the Finish is on the Katy Trail in Frontier Park at the Saint Charles Oktoberfest festival.


All participants will receive a Finisher’s medal and themed shirt.

Shirt sizes available: Child Small, Medium, Large, XL and Adult Small, Medium, Large, XL, 2XL. Shirt sizes are first come, first size at packet pickup.

Post Race

Water is available at the finish line. Participants over 21 years of age will receive one FREE beer at the Michelob Ultra Tent at the Jaycee Stage after the race. There will be a ticket on your bib to redeem for your free beer. Race participants 21+ will also receive a free beer bracelet on race day that allows them to drink at the festival.


Register here for the 2023 5K and 10K Race!


Packet Pick-up

  • Packet pick-up is at Fleet Feet St. Charles located at 3813 Mexico Rd. Saint Charles, MO 63303
    • Friday, September 22nd – 4pm to 7pm
    • Saturday, September 23rd – 12pm to 4pm
  • The morning of the race, packet pick up/registration will be at the entrance to the festival in Frontier Park
    • Sunday, September 24th – 7:30 am – 8:30 am


The fast flat course winds through the best of what St. Charles has to offer – historic Main Street, Frenchtown District, and even the scenic Katy Trail! All while ending in one of the biggest riverfront festivals in St. Charles – the Saint Charles Oktoberfest!

Check out this year’s 5k and 10k Course Map here or see below at the bottom of the page.


The awards ceremony will take place in the Michelob Ultra Tent at the Jaycee Stage located at the north end of the park (near the finish line). 5K and 10K awards will be presented to (female and male) first, second and third place overall finishers. 5K and 10K first place female and male finishers will also be given awards in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 & over. 5K and 10K Hand Cycle Division Awards will be presented (female and male) to first, second, and third place overall. All 5K and 10K participants will receive a commemorative medal.


***All participants are guaranteed a shirt, custom race bib, and Finisher’s medal. This year’s race is limited to 700 participants.***


***No refunds will be issued for inclement weather or if you are unable to attend for any reason. No transferring of race registration is allowed.***


***Shirt sizes are not guaranteed.***


***No animals are allowed on the course.***


***Strollers are allowed, but please stay towards the back for safety.***

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