Rahr & Sons’ 8th annual Oktoberfest 5K
Lace up your running shoes and lederhosen for Rahr & Sons’ 8th annual Oktoberfest 5K! Costumes are highly encouraged for the fun run, which has raised $69,250 to benefit local nonprofits since its start.
Runners receive a dry-fit t-shirt, an on-course TX Whiskey shot and a finisher medal. Following the race, participants will enjoy live entertainment in a festive “biergarten”, while cooling off with three Rahr & Sons craft beer samples in a commemorative pint glass and enjoying a German bratwurst or sausage. Awards will be given to the winners of the race, as well as a stein-hoisting competition and the best-dressed costume contest.
This year’s event will benefit the Fort Worth chapter of Brotherhood For The Fallen, a nonprofit that supports the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. The organization’s mission is to send at least two Fort Worth Police Department officers in dress uniform to every funeral in the U.S. of a law enforcement officer who was killed by an offender and present a check to his or her family.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m.: Packet pick up and race day registration
9 a.m.: Rahr & Sons Oktoberfest 5K
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Post-race biergarten celebration with stein-hoisting competition
10:30 a.m.: Awards presentation and costume contest
WHERE: Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. at 701 Galveston Ave. in Fort Worth, Texas
COST: $45 registration through Aug. 31; $50 registration Sept. 1-30. Register online at rahroktoberfest5K.com.
ABOUT RAHR & SONS BREWING COMPANY
Fritz and Erin Rahr started the craft beer movement in North Texas, as they founded Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. in the fall of 2004. Since then, Rahr & Sons has exponentially grown its brewing capacity from 2,000 barrels a year to more than 20,000 barrels a year. The craft brewery now distributes to Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska.
Rahr & Sons has won more than 80 nationally and internationally-recognized awards, including: a Silver & Bronze Medal at the 2017 San Diego International Beer Competition; a National Grand Champion Award from the 2017 US Beer Tasting Institute; a Bronze Medal at the 2016 European Beer Star Awards; and two Gold Medals and one Silver Medal at the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship.
Rahr & Sons has been featured in local and national media, including Wall Street Journal and New York Daily News. The brewery has been named in the top 4 of the 20 best craft breweries in America by Time Out and won Best Brewery/Distillery from Fort Worth Magazine three years in a row.