OCTOBER 8th, 2023

Oktoberfest Run

Celebrate Bavaria

royal oak, michigan



Sunday, October 8, 2023

8:00 a.m.

Disability Friendly: Yes

Strollers: Yes

Dogs: Yes


800m fun run, 5k, 10k (Double)  


October 8 
10:00 a.m. Kona arrival, set up begins
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Set up continues
7:00 p.m. Dinner

October 9
6:30 a.m. Registration /Packet Pickup open
7:45 a.m. Registration Closed
7:55 a.m. Kids fun run begin
8:05 a.m. 10k start
8:10 a.m. 5k start
9:30 a.m. 5k awards available for pickup
10:00 a.m. Awards available for pickup 10k (Double)

Course information

A closed course for this one as the Royal Oak PD will have it shut down for us. We are utilizing the same course from our past events here. A down and back section on 4th, with a zig-zag through the streets with those residents cheering you on.  This one is flat and fast!  Aid stations will be at every mile with water and Gatorade Endurance Formula on ice.  Please click here for course map.

Venue information

The cities new Centennial park and 3rd street will serve as the event backdrop for this one.  The park is perfect for families and athletes to relax and enjoy the sites and sounds of our Oktoberfest.  We are planning a great time with music, and all the Oktoberfest theme including beer.  It may be a tad early for it, but a taste is all you need?  Royal Oak is known for its  trendy downtown that has great restaurants, bars and nightlife. Royal Oak also is home to the Detroit Zoo.

Registration information

Open: 6:30 am, Close 7:45 am.  Once you arrive on site follow the signs and flags to the registration start area.  Have you id ready and proceed to your group.  Do not arrive late, we will not delay the start of an event for late arrivals.


Kids Fun Run: $25, Short courses: $45, Long courses: $50, $65 Double

Morning of registration please add $10 to above fees. 


Kona Running Company follows the same industry standard policy as other event companies nationwide.  There are NO REFUNDS  and NO TRANSFERS given including an event cancelation due to circumstances out of Kona Running Company’s control including but not limited to: pandemic shut down, health crisis, unsafe course conditions due to construction or weather.  

Refunds and Transfers will be granted for Military members who are unable to attend due to their service requirements. or due to the death of a registrant’s family member.

Athlete Amenities

Super cool finisher medal.  Runners long sleeve. Beer from Lockharts BBQ,  pretzel bites, beer cheese, Bavaria popcorn and pastry and more. – See Below For Images*


Parking will be in and around the venue. There are plenty of options to park Downtown Royal Oak.


Thanks to: City of Royal Oak, Lt. Chris Platt and his team on the PD, FD, DPW
Lockharts BBQ, Guernsey Dairy, Gatorade,  
Support Crew: TBA

EVENT Ammenities

Themed Running Events

The theme for this one will be Oktoberfest, Bavaria, and the festive atmosphere all of that entails with the party in the brand new Centennial commons park downtown Royal Oak. 

5K, 10k + Double Up Offered

Due to time constraints the Double Up for this one will be two loops of the 5k course, so 10k.  

Custom Event Medal

This year’s medal will feature the logo with a custom ribbon. 

Race Swag

A custom long sleeve with logo, finisher medal.  Award winners will receive a glass beer stein. 

Fun Enviornment

Using the brand new Centennial commons park downtown Royal Oak, a fun place for all with music, fun and festive.

Post-race Snack Table

The focus here will be the same with Bavaria foods and snacks with your morning brew from Lockharts BBQ.  Pretzel bites, Bavaria style doughnut pastry, beer cheese, Bavaria style popcorn, soda, and more.  


Kona Life is the lifestyle behind our Kona Brand. Everything we do, everything we touch we want it to be fun, positive and inspire friends and families to achieve their fitness goals while having fun! Some events and races are all about the Billy B.A.’s out there who always seem to somehow be stronger, faster, and further than everyone else. We pride ourselves in creating a fun, laid back yet challenging event and race experience that our athletes come back to time and time again. Express yourself and become apart of the Kona Running Fam. Aloha!


For those of you who are ready to take your running to the next level Kona has something to offer you as well. Our professionally timed events offer our athletes not only themed, scenic fun but, also considerable challenge with 10k and 15k (Double-up) events with longer distances but with the same great atmosphere. Why not push yourself while having some post event fun? At Kona you can have it both ways!