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Oktoberfest Virtual Craft Beer Race

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Pull on your best lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest in the very best of company. Wherever you are in the world on 26th or 27th September, run 3k, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or a full Marathon and celebrate before, during and/or after with a well-deserved craft beer.

And to get you into the full Oktoberfest spirit, we're inviting participants to dress for the occasion in your finest lederhosen, visit a German beer hall along your route, or drink a German-style craft beer.

We'll be giving 3 beer-related prizes for the best action shots on your run - and of course, that's where your fancy dress will come into its own.

For those who like bling, there's a beautiful beer-shaped medal that will be posted to you after the event. And if you just want to have a good time celebrating Oktoberfest and some motivation to run, you can also sign up for Race entry only. You also have the option to get your hands on one of our fantastic rainbow buffs, as well as your medal!

When you go out for your run, you'll need to use a GPS tracking app (such as Strava) or watch so you have evidence of your race. Then you'll add that to the Let's Do This platform along with your action-shot from the race. We also have a lively and supportive Facebook community in the Secret London Runs Connect Facebook group looking forward to welcoming you over the finish-line.

How to enter the Oktoberfest Virtual Craft Beer Race

Once you book the event, you'll need to upload your result during the event time window.

  1. 3K

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  2. 5K

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  3. 10K

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  4. Half Marathon

    Run 21km
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  5. Marathon

    Run 42km
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What's Included?

For those who purchase a medal ticket - get your hands on our beautiful beer shaped medal! Yo also have the option to purchase an additional buff!


How to complete a Virtual Event

Participating in a virtual event means you can complete the distance at any time within the event timeframe in a location of your choice.
Here's what you need to do:


Preparing your virtual event

  • Secure your virtual spot in the event by booking your ticket
  • Plan your ideal route
    Make sure the route is at least the event length and as traffic free as possible
  • Download a distance tracking app
  • Ensure your phone and/or GPS watch is fully charged

During your event

  • Record your activity on a tracker and take a screenshot
    This can be either a phone or a GPS watch.
  • Complete your activity in the designated event completion timeframe
  • Make sure you go the event distance
    But don't worry if you go a bit further, we'll calculate your finish time.
  • Take a Finisher's Photo to share with your fellow finishers

Submitting your result

  • Head back to this event page to submit your results
    Make sure to submit your results within the event completion timeframe
  • Upload a screenshot of your activity tracker or GPS watch to verify your results
    You can still participate and submit results without this, but we won't be able to verify your results.
  • Provide your finish time and overall distance
    If you go further than the race distance, we'll adjust your time down to the correct distance based on your pace.
  • Share your Finisher's Photo on the Finish Line gallery
    Get featured on our Finish Line where you can celebrate your achievement and inspire others to get active.

Frequently asked questions

How do I record my activity?
To record your activity, you will need to download an activity tracking app that is able to track your distance and time. Popular apps include Strava, Nike Run Club, MapMyRun, and RunKeeper, and are available in the app store for free on your phone. For more details on our favourite tracking apps check out our blog post.
Are there time cutoffs for Virtual Events?
Virtual Events are fantastic in that they can be completed at any pace and location. The only restriction on how long you take is the event submission window, which is generally 48 hours, giving you lots of time to complete your event.
Can I go further than the race distance?
Yes, you can complete a distance further than what the event requires. All you need to do is input distance travelled and time, and we will adjust it down to the time it took to complete the event distance.
Can I do my distance over a few days and break it up and add up my total time to submit?
Unfortunately, while you can complete the distance at any pace, it must be completed in one go. In order to make the virtual experience as close to a physical event as possible, please submit your total elapsed time that it took to complete your chosen distance rather than total moving time. This will take into account any breaks or stops taken during completion, and mimic the experience of a physical event.
If offered, when will the post-race goodies be mailed?
Any race goodies or merchandise will be posted by the Event Organiser as soon as possible after the event. Please contact the Event Organiser if you have further enquiries about race swag.
Can I take part at any time of day?
You will find the event start time on the event page. Once the event starts, you can complete the event any time within the submission window. Make sure to upload your result and picture within the submission window to verify your results!
Have a question about this event? Ask our team member below and we'll get back to you. In the meantime, visit our Help Center

For more advice about virtual events, see our Virtual Event Handbook here.

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