Keystone Oktoberfest & the Das Bier Burner 5K Fun Run

Colorado is know to have some of the best Oktoberfest Celebrations in the US!  Keystone Resort throws one of the most family friendly and fun Oktoberfest parties around. On Saturday, Septmber 6, enjoy free admission to the event, free live music, polka dancing, authentic German cuisine and sample beer from multiple Colorado Breweries! 

Bring the whole family and keep the kids occupied with tons of activities like face painting, a bounce house and of course the joyful Edelwiess Polka Dancers!  Find some great shopping deals at the River Run Merchant Tent Sale which will be happening all weekend! 

New to the weekend’s festivities this year is the addition of the Das Bier Burner 5K Fun Run.  Burn off all of the beer and brats at this fun ‘bier’ run!  The event starts in Keystone’s iconic River Run Village and takes runners on an enchanting course of rolling hills, scenic forests and alongside the bubbling Snake River.  The views on this course just can’t be beat!  As participants cross the finish line back in the village, they will get to celebrate with a post-race picnic and a cold beer, compliments of the Colorado based New Belgium Brewing Company!  After the race, stay for Oktoberfest!

A portion of the proceeds of the Das Bier Burner 5K event will be donated to SOS Outreach, which strives to inspire at-risk youth with their mountain adventure-based programs, hoping to lead them to make positive life decisions towards healthy and successful lives. SOS programs take advantage of adventure sports, such as snowboarding and rock climbing, to help teach and engage participants for future success. Learn more at sosoutreach.org.

Race-day sostumes are encouraged and there will be prizes awarded across multiple age categories, including the best costume prize! Wear your best Oktoberfest themed outfits such as Lederhosen, Dirndls and of course anything Yeti related!  All entrants will receive an event T-shirt, goody bag and post-race picnic and beverages.  Adults 21 and older will also receive a complimentary beer after the race.  This is a professionally timed event and results will be posted online.   All participants will also receive a special runners’ only discount code for 25% off lodging for the weekend!

Advanced registration is open until Thursday, September 4. Registrations for Adults 21 years and up is $35, young adults ages 13 – 20 is $20, and kids 12 and under are just $15.  All entries go up $5 for same-day registration. 

A section of the scenic course of the Oktoberfest Das Bier Burner 5K Fun Run at Keystone Resort

After the run, participants are encouraged to head to Keystone Oktoberfest celebrations beginning at 1 pm.  Purchase a commemorative Oktoberfest beer stein and enjoy beer from multiple Colorado breweries or buy beers a la carte.  The afternoon features live music from Those Austrian Guys, as well as food and drinks from local vendors.  This is a family friendly event with kid-friendly activities.