Das 22nd Frank Kush Oktoberfest Foot Race

 The 42nd Annual Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake presents Das 23rd Frank Kush/Oktoberfest Foot Race with distances of 10km, 5 Mile, 5km and 1 Mile on a scenic course around Tempe Town Lake. The event will provide additional Oktoberfest “oomp-pah-pah” and further solidify the charitable work of the Frank Kush Youth Foundation and Tempe Sister Cities youth programs. As always, serious runners, walkers, families, kids, and kids in strollers are encouraged to participate. Join the Oktoberfest spirit and dare to run in your lederhosen and dirndls.


10K Run
5MI Run
5K Run
1MI Run/Walk 


42nd Annual Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake
Tempe Beach Park,  80 W Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe Town Lake Courses


Online and printable maps coming soon!

1 Mile Run/Walk
5k Run Run/Walk
5 mile Run
10K Run


Information &  Registration

Information and Registration TBA


10K Run
$30 Until Midnight September 28th / Day of Race $TBD 
5 Mile Run

$30 Until Midnight September 28th / Day of Race $TBD
5K Run/Walk
$30 Until Midnight September 28th / Day of Race $TBD
1 Mile Run/Walk
$30 Until Midnight September 28th / Day of Race $TBD

Race Fee Includes: 

Race Entry
Race T-Shirt
Race Stein - 22 oz.
Post Race Beverage Coupon - Beer (for adults with proper ID) or Soft Drink
Post Race Snack

Dogs: No Dogs Allowed This Year


Packet pickup and raceday schedule TBD


All participants will receive a fantastic race t-shirt,
an Oktoberfest souvenir mug and a beverage coupon, 
(for adults that would be a Michelob Ultra beer coupon).
ID checks/wristbands available before and after the race - Bring your ID.

Tempe Diablos
Direct Communications / Dish Network
Ford - Go Further
Michelob Ultra - Official Race Malt Beverage
Fresh & Easy - Official Race Water
Snyder's - Official Race Snack
Budweiser - Enjoy After The Race
Oreganos - Official Race Restaurant
Roadrunner Sports
Tempe Sister Cities


Roadrunner Sports Running Shoe Certificates: Male & Female winners - 10K, 5 Mile and 5K runs
Race Medals: Top 3 male/female winners in each age category
Race Medallions: All 1 Mile Run/Walk participants

Age Groups   

5-9 (5k/1M Run/Wak only)


The 42nd annual Oktoberfest @ Tempe Town Lake and the Frank Kush Youth Foundation have partnered to produce the 23rd annual Frank Kush Run & Walk in which the legendary Arizona State University football coach and College Football Hall-of-Famer will be on hand to encourage participants.  Now known as the “das Frank Kush Oktoberfest Foot Race” the event will provide additional Oktoberfest “oomp-pah-pah and further solidify the charitable work of both organizations.

Race  Proceeds

Das Foot Race proceeds will benefit the Frank Kush Youth Foundation which will in turn benefit Tempe elementary schools. On a rotating basis, ten Tempe elementary schools will receive $500 certificates for the purchase of ahtletic equipment.  The dontations will be presented at the annual May Tempe Impact Education Foundation banquet.

Das Foot Race will also benefit Tempe Sister City Corporation. This year, 2013, is the 42nd anniversary of Tempe Sister City. Every year since 1972, Tempe Sister City, a non-profit, has sent up to 32 high school students between their junior and senior years on a life changing foreign exchange to one of Tempe’s eight sister cities. Tempe Sister City also has a vibrant educator and professional exchange program. In all cases, the airfare cost is entirely provided by Tempe Sister City.


www.tempeoktoberfest.com :: Event Producer
www.frankkush.org :: Event Producer
www.tempesistercities.org :: Event Sponsor
http://www.4peaksracing.com/ :: Event Organizer

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