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Red Hare Jog-toberfest 5K

Cheers!  It's time to start prepping for The Red Hare Oktoberfest 5K on Oct. 12, 2019 at Red Hare Brewing Company in Marietta.  


The Red Hare Jog-toberfest 5K will take you through the streets of Marietta ending with a Red Hare beer garden celebration featuring live music, food and complimentary beer tasting (for those 21 & over, non-alcoholic Red Hare Root Beer soda will be available for anyone unable to drink beer).  *All runners will receive a custom Red Hare Classic 5K pint glass and the first hundred or so runners back to the brewery will get a chance to taste our specialty Race Casks, get ‘em while they last!  Overall awards will be given to M/F winners and the top 3 in all the usual 5 year age groups 10 & under to 75+. We hope you’ll come run with us!

*Must be present to receive pint glass!


Event details and schedule

Entry Fee & Registration

Individual Participants

Super Early Bird   4/17 - 5/16...$25

Early Bird             5/17 - 7/11...$30

Regular Price      7/12 - 10/11...$35

Race Day                      10/12...$40

12 and Under Participants = $20 (discount at checkout)  Race Day...$25

Non-Runner Beer Garden Pass = $15 ($20 on Race Day) (For friends and family who want the beer garden experience without the work – this ticket includes souvenir Red Hare Race 5K Pint Glass, live music, and complimentary beer tasting from 8:45-10:30. Does not include T-shirt, race bib, post-race meal or runner bag – these are for runners only).

Participants that are registered by 10/6 are guaranteed a great race shirt in their size (women's sizes to).  

Registrations after that will receive a shirt while supplies last.


Last Year

 Check out the video from a previous race...





Course & Timing


We're just outside of Atlanta in beautiful Marietta, and there's not much that anyone can call flat & fast.  The course is a single out & back, we'll be chip timing, and doing overall awards based on Gun Time and age group awards on chip time.


A Note about the host

Red Hare Brewing Company, the only microbrewery in Marietta, GA, currently distributes their brands throughout Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and the panhandle of Florida. Red Hare brews four year-round beers: Gangway IPA, Long Day Lager, Cotton Tail Pale Ale and Watership Brown in addition to over 12 seasonal or small batch releases per year. Red Hare was the first craft brewery in Georgia to can their beer and the world’s first brewery to use a more eco-friendly can, the evercan, made with guaranteed 90% recycled aluminum.  The brewery tasting room is open to the public for tours and tastings Wednesdays through Fridays from 5:30-7:30 and Saturdays from 2-6 pm. For more information visit their website at www.redharebrewing.com.






Groups & Teams


Grab your friends...Coworkers...Neighbors...Random Strangers off the street.

Racing is fun, and it's even better with a group of friends; so grab them all...you'll have a great time, and you'll get a refund.

5 or more         $2.50

11 or more        $3.75

21 or more        $5.00

51 or more        $6.25

100 or more      $7.50


Beer Garden Pass


Not interested in running, but want to enjoy the beer garden after the race, complete with samples...then you'll need a Beer Garden Pass.  You can add it on to a friends registration or purchase it by itself (they'll charge you a processing fee if it's the only thing you get).It will also be available for purchase on race morning for the same $20.



Event Cap

It's important that we're able to park everyone, have adequate finisher pint glasses, and most importantly…enough beer!  The event is capped at 750 participants.   Based on previous year registrations, the race will sell out, so register early to guarantee your spot and beer!



Awards & Goodies

 Loads of goodies for everyone

  • All participants will receive
    • A custom Red Hare 5K Race Pint Glass *Must be present to receive pint glass
    • Post-race lunch and complimentary beer tasting from 8:45-10:30s (or craft Root Beer for those not drinking or under 21)
    • First hundred or so finishers will get to try delicious specialty cask beers!


  • We have awards in the following categories (Overall awards based on Gun Time & Age Group awards based on chip time)
    • Overall M/F (based on gun time)
    • Overall Masters M/F (based on gun time)
    • Overall Grand Masters M/F (based on gun time)
    • Overall Sr. Masters M/F (based on gun time)
    • Top 3 in all the regular age groups 10 & Under through 75+.   (based on chip time)


Awesome shirts guaranteed to all participants registered by 10/6, afterwards shirts are available while supplies last.  All awards will be given out based on gun time.



Five Star Turkey Trot & 5K Championships


All participants will automatically qualify for FREE entry into the 2019 Five Star Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot. see event website for details.  Top finishers will also qualify for entry into the Five Star 5K/10K Championships to be held January 5, 2020.


Event Courtesy & Refund Policy


Our events are designed to be fun and for the entire family. With that in mind any competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds.


All registrations are final...we're sorry, but there are no refunds, transfers, or deferments.


Race takes place rain or shine.


Event Schedule

  • October 6  11:59 PM EDT - Last day to guarantee shirt & size

  • October 12 7:30 AM EDT - Race Day Pickup & Registration Opens

  • October 12 8:00 AM EDT - Race Starts

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