2019 Das Bier Burner 5K – Labor Day Weekend at Keystone

If you are hoping for one more summer getaway before the kids go back to school and temperatures start to drop, head to Keystone for the long holiday weekend over Labor Day.

 

The weekend begins with the Friday Afternoon Club, meaning free gondola rides from 1 – 7pm.  Enjoy live music from Frisco Funk Collective while you take in the views and play yard games like corn hole and ladder golf! The kids can play on the slack lines and dance!

Runners at the Das Bier Burner at Oktoberfest in Keystone CO
Runners lining up for the start of the Das Bier Burner 5K fun run!

 

On Saturday, August 31, 2019 the Das Bier Burner 5K kicks off Keystone Oktoberfest with a fun and scenic 5K run that starts and finishes in the heart of Keystone at the entrance to River Run Village. You’ll head down the bike path towards East Keystone, through the Settler’s Creek neighborhood, next the the river and back towards River Run.  Enjoy the mountain views and crisp mountain air and wrap up the race through the village with spectators cheering you to the finish and keep going strong, because a brat and delicious cold beer await after the race!  This event is family friendly and all ages are encouraged! Every runner will receive a commemorative event t-shirt and goody bag, as well as a brat and a beer (for those of legal age) after the race at Keystone Oktoberfest.  Be sure to dress in costume because after the race is the costume contest!

 

Costume contest runners at 5K Keystone Resort
Costumes are encouraged at the Das Bier Burner 5K with a costume contest after the race!

 

Following the costume contest and awards ceremony, runners and spectators can continue the party at Oktoberfest.  Get your fill on german beers and cuisine while you enjoy the mountain sunshine and live music and polka dancing! Watch amazing performances from the Bavarian Schuhplattlers and kids can take part in free polka dancing lessons! For the strong ones, join the Stein Hoisting Contest to see who can hold a full beer stein up the longest! Don’t worry, though, all contestants get to drink their beer when it’s over, so everyone wins!

 

The Bavarian Schuhplattlers performing at Keystone Oktoberfest
The Bavarian Schuhplattlers performing at Keystone Oktoberfest

 

Don’t miss this fun weekend at Keystone and the last summer festival of 2019!  Register for the Das Bier Burner 5K today and you’ll receive 25% off weekend lodging with SummitCove Vacation Lodging. 5K rates increase on August 16, so be sure to register before then!

 

Labor Day Weekend at Keystone Resort

Head to Keystone this weekend for some Labor Day weekend fun and family friendly events!  On Friday, head up the River Run Gondola – FOR FREE at the Friday Afternoon Club!  Head to the top for some pre-5K stretching on a mountain top hike and then sit back and enjoy live music and drink specials.  On Saturday, participate in the Das Bier Burner 5K at noon to earn your free brat and beer at Keystone Oktoberfest, which kicks off after the race from 1 – 6 pm. Keystone’s Oktoberfest is one of the most family friendly in all of Colorado, with dancing, face painting and performances from the Edelweiss Schuhplattlers dancers.  German Fare and of course Oktoberfest beers, live music and polka dancers complete this great event at Keystone.  On Sunday head to Lakeside Village for ‘A Taste of Keystone’ where you can sample delicious cuisine from Keystone’s best restaurants as you take in the views and enjoy live music around the lake.  Rent a stand up paddle board or paddle boat for a fun afternoon in the sun.

Kids enjoying Chicken Dance at Keystone Oktoberfest

 

Enjoy one last weekend in the mountains before Fall arrives!  View available weekend lodging in Keystone on our website.

Registration Rates for the Das Bier Burner 5K Go Up on August 16

The is the only race that rewards you with a brat and a beer afterwards, it’s the Das Bier Burner 5K in Keystone, Colorado! This fun and family-friendly event supports local charity, SOS Outreach who works with at-risk youth to improve their lives and skills through adventure programming, such as skiing and hiking! The Das Bier Burner 5K 2018 is in its 5th year and is fun for everyone involved. Dress up in your favorite lederhosen or dirndl, Yeti costume or as a beer stein – whatever it is, make it good because you will want to win the Freshies Drink Gift Baskets offered up at the audience-judged costume contest!

 

The race starts and finishes at the entrance to River Run Village in the heart of Keystone Resort.  Runners head east on the Keystone bike path towards Settler’s Creek and back through the Alders neighborhood.  The course crosses the bubbling Snake River multiple times and eventually heads back past the River Run Gondola and straight into the village where the crowds will be cheering you on!  Cross the finish line and then shortly after, head into Oktoberfest to claim your free brat and beer! All registered runners receive a commemorative event t-shirt and goody bag filled with schwag!  You’ll also have tickets for a free brat and beer (if you are over 21) at Keystone Oktoberfest!

 

Happy Female Runners at the Das Bier Burner 5K in Keystone Resort

 

Keystone Oktoberfest runs from 1 – 6 pm in River Run.  The event is free to attend with German fare and drinks available for purchase.  You can also pickup an Oktoberfest commemorative beer stein that includes 3 drink coupons for just $35.  The afternoon will feature live music from festival favorite, ‘Those Austrian Guys’ and live performances from the Edelweiss Schuhplattlers dancers.  Kids can dance and have their faces painted.  There will be other kids activities all day long.

 

Kids enjoying Chicken Dance at Keystone Oktoberfest

 

Get registered for the Das Bier Burner 5K today before registration rates go up on August 16!

 

 

The Das Bier Burner 5K & Keystone Oktoberfest Today in Keystone

Looking for something to do today? Head to Keystone today to watch or run in the Das Bier Burner 5K, followed by Keystone Oktoberfest.

 

Same-day registration for the race will be going on in River Run Village this morning from 8:15 am until 11:15 am, with the race starting at noon.  Your entry will get you an event t-shirt, goody bag filled with all sorts of fun schwag as well as a complimentary brat and beer after the race.  A portion of the proceeds of this event supports the SOS Outreach of Summit County.  The course is fairly flat and follows the paved Keystone bike path for most of the route, heading towards East Keystone, through Settler’s Creek and back towards the village along the Snake River.  The atmosphere is FUN and all ages and abilities are welcome! Enjoy checking out the great costumes and vote for your favorite to win the best costume prize! Prizes include Freshies Gourmet Cocktail Drink Baskets, free stay vouchers with SummitCove Lodging, beer- themed items such as event beer steins and more!

 

The SummitCove Yetis getting their polka dancing in!

 

Not planning on running?  Head to the village anyways and grab a cowbell to cheer on the runners starting around 12:15.  At 1pm, Keystone Oktoberfest kicks off in the village with Oktoberfest beer tasting, food vendors and live music from the local favorite Those Austrian Guys and polka dancing!  There will also be plenty of kids activities taking place and this event is free to attend, with the option to purchase food and drink.

 

Don’t miss Keystone’s last summer festival as we send away summer in the sunshine!  Spend the whole weekend in Keystone by booking a condo with us at a discounted summer rate.

 

Spend Labor Day Weekend in Keystone

Labor Day Weekend in Keystone is jam packed with fun activities to enjoy with your friends or family. Book a condo and head out for a fun weekend in the mountains!

 

Head up to Keystone on Friday and take advantage of free scenic gondola rides and the Friday Afternoon Club.  Relax with a beer on an adirondack chair as you take in the spectacular 360 views and listen to the band play.  Challenge your friends to a game of cornhole or ladder golf or even head on an easy hike around the top of the mountain.  Friday evening enjoy a horse carriage ride out to the Soda Creek Homestead for ‘Brats, Belgians and Brews’ dinner, complete with a cowboy entertainer and campfire!

 

On Saturday, kick off the day with the Das Bier Burner 5K fun run starting at noon.  This event is one of Colorado’s favorite 5K’s – a great value and a ton of fun.  Every runner gets a commemorative event t-shirt and goody bag with their registration, as well as a complimentary brat and beer (for those 21+) after the race at Keystone Oktoberfest! The race starts and finishes at the entrance of River Run Village.  The course mostly follows the Keystone bike path, circling out to East Keystone along Montezuma Road, through Settler’s Creek and The Adlers, around Red Hawk Townhomes, past the Snake River and on the outskirts of the village.  The final yards push through the heart of the village as onlookers cheer you on with cowbells! Costumes are encouraged and there are plenty of prizes awarded at this event. Register today at www.DasBierBurner.com.

 

Participants at the Das Bier Burner 5K in Keystone

 

After the race, head right into Keystone Oktoberfest in the River Run Plaza from 1 – 6 pm. Enjoy plenty of Oktoberfest Beers and German themed- cuisines as you participate in polka dancing and PROST-ing all afternoon long!  Live music starts with the Summit Concert Band and then rolls into Those Austrian Guys as the highlight of the day! This is a family-friendly event and there will be plenty of kids activities available as well, such as face painting and a bounce castle! Purchase an Oktoberfest beer stein for $35 and get 3 free fill ups!

 

 

Finally on Sunday, top off the weekend at A Taste of Keystone.  This foodie event happens around the lake in Lakeside Village, offering food samples from some of Keystone’s best chefs and restaurants.  Tasting tickets are just a dollar each, so each lunch in the form of tastings! Live music will be on site along with paddle board rentals if you want to get out on the water. Stroll around the lake and take in the great views as you fill up  your belly on great food!

Paddle Boating on Keystone Lake

 

 

In between all of these fun weekend events, be sure to make time for a nice hike or bike ride.  Mountain View Sports offers all of our summer guests discounted bike rentals and there is a wonderful paved bike path that runs all the way through Keystone into Dillon or around the lake.  There are also countless hiking trails in and around the Keystone Resort area.  Try the Keystone Aqueduct Trail for an easy going hike with a view!

 

Take advantage of some of the last days of summer! Book a condo with SummitCove Lodging and take 25% off summer stays through the end of September at select properties when you book with the promotional code ‘BUCKETLIST’.

 

Free Brat and Beer at the 4th Annual Das Bier Burner 5K Fun Run in Keystone

Summer is well underway and Fall will be here before you know it, with kids back to school, cooler temperatures and of course, Oktoberfest celebrations. Send off summer right with one last mountain getaway in Keystone over Labor Day weekend.

The 4th annual Das Bier Burner 5K is scheduled for Saturday, September 2, 2017 in Keystone.  This fun ‘beer’ run features a smooth course over rolling hills, mostly on a paved bike path, starting and finishing in Keystone’s River Run Village.

 

Runners will enjoy the serene setting and great mountain views throughout the race!  All ages are welcome and this event is family-friendly; you can even push a stroller if you want to run with your little ones! Every runner receives a reusable goody bag and t-shirt at check-in, as well as a free brat and a beer (for those over 21+) after the race!  Come up early on Friday night to get a good night’s rest and check-in early from 1 – 8 pm at the SummitCove check-in office. All registered runners receive 35% off weekend lodging with SummitCove.  If you can’t make it on Friday, get checked in for the race near the River Run Village entrance on Ida Belle drive from 8:45 – 11:30 am on Saturday morning. Same day registrations will be accepted unless the race has already sold out, but same-day t-shirts are not always a guarantee, so why not register now?

This event supports charity partner, the SOS Outreach. This non-profit organization works with underprivileged youth, ages 8 – 18, to promote growth, skills and personal development through outdoor sports programs such as skiing, mountain biking and climbing.  A portion of the proceeds of this event go directly to the Summit County SOS Outreach group. You will see some of their kids out on the course on race day cheering you on!

 

The race starts at 12pm with a mass start and heads out towards East Keystone down Montezuma road.  Soon the course heads south, up and around Settler’s Creek Townhomes and down near the Snake River. Runners will kick it into high gear as they pass by the gondola and head into the finish, lapping around River Run as they are cheered on by the SummitCove Yeti and other fans armed with lots of cowbells!

 

This event is nothing but fun for everyone involved! Costumes are highly encouraged, whether it’s your Yeti suit, lederhosen or dirndls! A ‘Best Costume’ prize will be awarded during the prize ceremony.  Whether you enjoy a leisurely jog, fast-paced walk or are obsessed with coming in the top 10, this race is for you. If you are one of those hoping to cross the finish line first, you are in for some great prizes! Prizes change from year to year, but past year’s prizes have included custom event beer steins, Freshie’s gift baskets, zip lining tours, free lodging in Keystone, sports equipment, snowmobiling, beer socks and more!

Keystone Oktoberfest kicks off directly after the race at 1pm, which is where you can enjoy your complimentary brat from New Moon Cafe and New Belgium beer. The ‘Summit Concert Band’ kicks things off at 1pm and then local Oktoberfest favorite, ‘Those Austrian Guys’ start 2pm and play all afternoon until the last ‘Prost’ at 6pm. There will be lots of fun kid’s activities happening including free face painters, a bounce house and the Edelweiss Schuhplattlers, Polka Dancers, who will encourage everyone to dance! You’ll also find some great deals at the River Run Merchant tent sale as they clear out the summer inventory and get ready for winter.  German themed food and beer will be served all afternoon.  Commemorative Keystone Oktoberfest mugs are available for purchase in advance for $35 with 3 refills.

 

What are you waiting for? Register today for the Das Bier Burner 5K, happening in Keystone on September 2!