Wurst Beer Biathlon

  Start time: 9:00 AM
  Waukesha, WI
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  • 4K / 2.5M — Themed Run

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A biathlon is defined as "an athletic contest consisting of two different events". Running and drinking beer are sorta athletic disciplines so why not combine them? And that was the start of the Wurst Beer Biathlon.

New for 2017 - we have added two additional runs in partnership with the City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept. Join us on Thursday August 17th & 24, then again on September 23rd (Oktoberfest) for the Wurst Beer Biathlon Series.

All runners receive a pint of beer or soda at the finish line. The Brewhouse Polka Kings will be playing the Thursday night events and don't forget your lederhosen. We will have an award for the best lederhosen but you gotta wear it while you run.

Bethesda Park
The course is a flat and fast course through the park and on the paved Fox River Trail. Both the start and finish are located in Bethesda Springs Park.

River Crossings Park
Utilizing both the City of Waukesha's River Crossing Park and Waukesha County Fox River Park (same park as the WTA Independence Day Run), this course provides something for everything. The start is at River Crossing Park and crosses the Fox River before heading into Fox River Park for a couple hills.

Frame Park
If you are looking for a super duper flat course, this is it. Frame Park has 7 feet of elevation change. The start is near the Frame Park Botanical Gardens. Runners do two laps around the Fox River and finish at Oktoberfest - aka the start of the beer line.

Register for the series and save some Euros + series runners get 10% off registration for the DoLittle.

Distance disclosure
All the course are 5K in distance - approximately. These are not certified courses but we get them as close to 3.12 miles as possible. If they are a little short or a little long, no worries. There is a free beer waiting for you at the end.

Thursday Races

5:30 Packet pickup
6:15 Kiddos 1K
6:30 Big Kids 5K
7:15 Awards

September 23rd
8:00 Packet pickup
8:45 Kiddos 1K
9:00 Big Kids 5K
10:00 Awards

Oktoberfest Music Schedule

9:00 - Noon Ed Hause Band
12:30 - 4:40 Die Musikmeisters Band
5:30 - 9:00 Copper Box Band

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