Saturday, October 03, 202012:00 am CST -
Saturday, October 31, 202011:59 pm CST
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

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

Drawing for 2 night stay at The Inn on Baron's Creek in Fredericksburg, TX!
  • Winner is Justin Kipp...Congratulations Justin!
Best Costumes
  • Best Costume (Female) goes to Parlet Kunz.  She not only did her race in costume, but made the sheep all get their exercise too!
  • Best Costume - runner up (Female) goes to Tammy Jo Blackwell - her and husband Charles striking the Kraut Run pose in full German outfits!


  • Best Costume (Male) goes to Charles Blackwell - in full Kraut Run costume and pose with his wife Tammy Jo.  These two should be on the front of the shirts!
  • Best Costume - runner up (Male) goes to Jim Hartley - A late birthday prize for Jim's birthday run!


  • Honorable mention goes to Leigh Dempsey and her "Wigged Out" crew who ran in wild, bright colored wigs and literacy themed costumes for their Virtual Kraut Run.  By the way, Leigh's business, Reserve Tours, is one of our gold-level sponsors who made the Virtual Kraut Run possible.
Best/Coolest Race Locale
  • Best/Coolest Race locale goes to the O'Neill crew at Enchanted Rock (great picture in your Virtual Kraut Run shirts!)
  • Best/Coolest Race locale runner up goes to Brandon and Tracy Williams who ran on the Beltline in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Honorable Mention to the Vick Family at Tiger Stadium at LSU.
Dog/Runner Combo
  • Dog/Runner Combo winner is Melissa Graham who ran in a dinosaur costume with her new maltipoo, Penny.   Congratulations Melissa and nice job getting into the spirit of the Kraut Run!
  • Honorable Mention #1 goes to Joe Hannon, a long time Kraut Runner running with his dog, Ranger.  We are looking forward to seeing Joe and Ranger back on the course for the 2021 Kraut Run.
  • Honarable Mention #2 goes to our friend, Ginger Burow, who ran with her dog Zorro.  We are very grateful to Ginger for assisting us with making the Virtual Kraut Run successful.   She was a big help and had great ideas!


Please check out the Facebook page ( to see all of these contest winners and our other great runners.  You might have to bounce between the home page, the "community" page and the "posts" page to see them all.  

Race Details

  • 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 31.  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 Pickup was on October 9 & 10...If you missed it, please email in order to coordinate picking up your shirt.  


Watch this page and future emails for more packet pickup information.  Also check our Facebook 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 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 (
    • Dictionary and book purchases for both the school libraries and for students (


  • 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 ( 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

Sorry, registration is closed


All Participants


Long-Sleeved Technical race shirts to all entrants 

*Shirt theme is Oktoberfest

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

*Children's sizes in S, M, L & XL also now available


Contact Info

Please contact us at with any questions.