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Join us at the Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race and raise money to benefit Norris Cotton Cancer Center. No fundraising minimum is required, but every dollar raised is significant and goes directly towards research and patient support services at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

This 3.6 mile road race kicks off the Sunday of Octoberfest in Windsor, VT at 10am! Work up an appetite for Harpoon Octoberfest beer, Kayem Bratwurst and some Oompah by kicking up your heels on this scenic course at the brewery. Prosit!

You must register on the Harpoon website and be 21+ with ID in order to participate:

Click here to go to the Harpoon registration page

nline registration is open until October 5th - or until the race sells out!

About the Octoberfest Road Race

When: Sunday, October 7, 2018


8:00 AM: Day-of Registration Opens: $45 (if available) Online registration is $40 before Sept. 14th and $45 starting on Sept. 15th.


10:15 AM: The Post-Race Party Begins!

11:30 AM: Awards Ceremony

Where: Harpoon Brewery (336 Ruth Carney Drive in Windsor, VT)

Directions & Parking: Please carpool if you can!

Who: Up to 1,500 runners of all levels who wish to support an important cause, enjoy a beautiful race course, and celebrate the occasion at Harpoon Octoberfest after the run at the Brewery.


Entry Fee: $40 until September 14th, then the price increases to $45. Entry fee includes 2 Harpoon beers, a commemorative race mug, Kayem Bratwurst, samples from our Sponsors, an exclusive Octoberfest-themed post-race-party just for runners, complete with live Oompa band music, stein hoisting competitions, and more!

2018 T-Shirt: $25, Women's and men's sizes available. Order when you register on the Harpoon Octoberfest Race site!

Prizes awarded in the following categories:

Note: Fastest Overall Male/Female will be awarded by gun time, but all other categories will be awarded based on net time!

Prizes will be awarded in the following individual race categories:

  • 1st Place Male/Female Overall
  • Fastest Male/Female Friends of Harpoon
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female winners will be awarded in the following age categories:
    • Octoberfest Category: (21-29)
    • Flannel Friday Category: (30-39)
    • IPA Category: (40-49)
    • House Golden Category: (50-59)
    • Hoppy Adventure Category: (60-69)
    • Harpoon Take 5 Category: (70+)

  • Most funds raised for the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center (based on funds raised by end of day 10/5/18)
Team Awards:

If you're part of a team, here's how the team timing will work:

  • The Fastest Male, Female and Coed Teams will win Das Boot!

Team times will be calculated by adding up the fastest 4 runners' times. Fastest team time wins. Coed Teams will take the fastest 2 males and fastest 2 females times, so co-ed teams must have 2 males and 2 females to win or place in their categories.

  • 1st Place Male Team
  • 1st Place Female Team
  • Fastest Coed Team (We will use the 2 fastest female and 2 fastest male times)
  • Most Funds Raised for the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center
  • Largest Team
  • Best Team Costume
Most Funds Raised and Largest Teams will be determined based on registrants and funds received by end of day 10/5/18.
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