Oktoberfest Kraut Run
Saturday, October 03, 2020Time: 12:00 am CDT -
Saturday, October 17, 2020Time: 11:59 am CDT
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

11th Annual Oktoberfest Virtual Kraut Run 5K/8K Run & 5K Walk 

This is a "Run-it-yourself" race which can be run or walked anytime between October 3 through October 17.  Prizes for best costume (men's and women's categories) and best race locale will be awarded after all pictures have been posted on Facebook on or after October 17.

NEW DRAWING ANNOUNCEMENT - all registrants will be signed up for a drawing for a 2 night stay at The Inn on Baron's Creek in Fredericksburg, TX!   (https://www.innonbaronscreek.com/)

***Congratulations to Pamela Milde, our $100 early registration drawing winner! ***

  • Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have gone virtual this year in order to ensure that our critical financial support to school and community-based literacy programs is not interrupted.   This is a "Run-it-yourself" race which can be run or walked anytime between October 3 through October 17.  The race can be completed anywhere (treadmills included).  You get to choose the course.     


  • As in past races, registration will include our very popular long-sleeved technical fabric t-shirt. The shirt will have the Oktoberfest themed race logo similar or identical to the logo at the top of this registration page.  A lot of past racers say our shirts are worth the price of registration!  When registering, you will have the option to select a local Fredericksburg shirt pickup or have the shirt mailed to your address.  


  • We encourage you to be creative and post pictures of how and where you run your race on the Kraut Run Facebook page.  We will have awards for best costume and best race locale and possibly more prizes as the race draws closer.
Packet Pickup

Shirt/Packet pickup will be available at a time and at a Fredericksburg, TX location to be determined.  Mail option is available when registering online - please select this option if you are not able to pick up your shirt in Fredericksburg.   


Watch for an email for more packet pickup information.  Also check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MorningRotary or this page periodically.  We will try to keep both websites updated with important information.

Logging Your Results

Please simply send your name and race time to fbgmorningrotary@gmail.com and we will post your results in the Athlete Guild system.


Oktoberfest Kraut Run raises support for numerous Fredericksburg Morning Rotary Club projects, including:


  • Our club supports literacy efforts in the primary, elementary, and middle schools of Fredericksburg ISD.  Some of these programs include:
    • Reading Rodeo at Fredericksburg Elementary School
    • The OTTER program at Fredericksburg Primary School
    • The Interact program (https://www.rotary.org/en/get-involved/interact-clubs)
    • Dictionary and book purchases for both the school libraries and for students (https://www.dictionaryproject.org/about/)


  • Our club supports other literacy efforts including:
    • the Books for Babies program, which supports the development of strong, pre-school literacy skills for children birth to 3-years old, especially children from working-poor & lower-income families. 
    • Dyslexia assistance


  • Our club provides annual technical scholarships to local students


  • Our club makes an annual $1,000 donation to purchase a ShelterBox (https://www.shelterbox.org/) which is used to provide for shelter and basic needs of a family impacted by a catastrophe


  • Our club provides much needed financial assistance with stocking teacher supply closets at our local schools


  • In response to COVID-19, our club recently made a $5,000 donation to the Needs Council and a $2,500 donation to the Fredericksburg Food Pantry
Entry Fees

All Participants

Online registration closes at midnight, October 3rd

Long-Sleeved Technical race shirts to all entrants 

*Shirt theme is Oktoberfest

*Sizes Available - XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL


Contact Info

Please contact us at fbgmorningrotary@gmail.com with any questions.