YMCA/Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Walk Run

  Start time: 7:00 AM
  La Crosse, WI
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Races at this event

  • Kids Run
  • 8K / 5M — Road Run
  • 8K / 5M — Road Run


Participants of the Maple Leaf Walk Run will have a unique experience- running on the famous Oktoberfest Parade Route just hours before it is full of marching bands, floats and the Oktoberfest Royal Family.

Enjoy 13.1 scenic miles of the Mississippi River, majestic bluffs and the support of spectators along the parade route. The course is flat and fast, easy to set a personal best on. The finish is in Riverside Park, overlooking the Mississippi River.

The 5 Mile & 5K courses also follow the Parade Route with an out-and-back on Copeland Ave.

New this year: The Kids Maple Mile will start and end in Riverside Park (2 loops around parK) We also have a 1/2 mile option (1 loop) for the Kids Maple Mile

Event Schedule
September 29 10:00 AM CDT - Packet Pick-Up at the La Crosse YMCA (10am-6pm)
September 30 05:45 AM CDT - Packet Pick-Up Opens
September 30 07:00 AM CDT - Half Marathon Start
September 30 07:15 AM CDT - 5 Mile & 5K Walk Start
September 30 09:00 AM CDT - Kids Maple Mile Fun Run Start

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Map of YMCA/Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Walk Run