Nashville Oktoberfest 5K Bier Run 2023

Starts Saturday October 7th, 2023

Nashville, TN

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at the Nashville Oktoberfest

Corner of 7th Ave N & Jefferson St



Online registration closes at 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 05. Onsite registration and packet pick up:

Friday October 6 from Noon to 6 pm

Saturday, Oct 7 from 6:30 am to 7:30 am

This is the same place that registered runners may pick up their Race Registration Packets!


Register now for the 23rd Annual Oktoberfest 5K Bier Run - part of the Nashville Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest is Nashville's oldest & largest festival, and the 2nd largest Oktoberfest in the USA! Join us for our annual 5K Bier Run through the streets of Historic Germantown Neighborhood in downtown Nashville!

All proceeds from the race benefit the nonprofit Historic Germantown Neighborhood Association, a registered 501(c)3.

All pre-registered racers receive:

  • FREE Oktoberfest 5K Race T-Shirt
  • FREE 20 oz. Beer (or Wine) of your Choice* 

* 21+ with ID to enjoy alcohol at the Oktoberfest. Beer available directly after race, for wine please redeem token at any Oktoberfest Beer Station.

Registration Rates

$38 June
$43 July

$48 August and September 

$53 October 1-5

$58 October 6 on-site

$65 October 7 on-site (day of race)


Prizes & Awards

Awards will be given to top 3 finishers overall, masters & top 3 finishers in each of the age categories. (5 yr. age groups).  Awards to top 3 companies in each division of the Corporate Challenge. Teams will compete in divisions by company size using cross-country scoring, handicapped by age & gender. 


Event details and schedule

Race Start Time: 8am

Early Packet Pick-Up

Race Packet Pick-Up available at the 5K Race Registration Tent at the Nashville Oktoberfest (Corner of 7th Ave N & Jefferson St) 

  • Friday, Oct 6, 12:00 Noon - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 7 (Day of Race): 6:30am - 7:30am

Race start time is 8 am. Use of Headphones is discouraged. Strollers are lined up at rear. Pets not allowed.  Must complete the course in 1 hour.

Race Management provided by the Nashville Striders

Race Distances

Price Register
Oktoberfest 5K Bier Run - Individual Regis... $65.00 until Btn active register yellow

Places to Stay

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Start Location

700 Jefferson, Nashville, TN

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