Oktoberfest Trail Runs

PLEASE NOTE: The 2021 Oktoberfest Trail Runs are being planned, stay tuned for details.

The Oktoberfest Trail Runs (10-mile and 5-Mile, plus kids race) are held on Wenatchee National Forest lands near Leavenworth, with the start and finish occurring at the Leavenworth Ski Hill facility, located two miles north of the town of Leavenworth.

This event — put on by RunWenatchee and sponsored by Cascade Autocenter/Subaru — is held during the third and final weekend of Leavenworth’s famous Oktoberfest celebration. And the trail runs serve as a fundraiser for the Leavenworth Winter Sports Club, which operates the Ski Hill, and its Junior Nordic Team.

Main beneficiary: Leavenworth Winter Sports Club

Online registration: Coming soon!

Description: The 10-mile route will take trail runners from the start at Leavenworth Ski Hill onto the 4 the Boyz Memorial Trail and then the Rosie Boa Trail to the Freund Canyon Trail. Runners will run down Freund Canyon to 4 the Boyz and then back to the Ski Hill. This is a challenging and hilly course, with 1,900 feet of elevation gain.  The 5-mile run will be entirely on the existing ski hill trail system. This course is hilly and challenging but is perfect for the beginning trail runner.

Start times: TBD

Start lines: Leavenworth Ski Hill, 10701 Ski Hill Drive.

Finish lines: Leavenworth Ski Hill, 10701 Ski Hill Drive.

Packet pickup: TBD

In-person registration: TBD

Parking: The Leavenworth Ski Hill has parking. However, as always, we encourage people to car pool or use alternative means of transportation if they can.

Essentials: We will have one aid station on the course that will serve all distances, with the 10 mile group passing it twice. This station will have water, energy drink and gels. Runners are encouraged to bring hydration packs/water bottles and/or energy food to carry on this course.

Trash: Leave no trace. Be kind to our beautiful and amazing Wenatchee National Forest and Leavenworth area and clean up after yourself. Please don’t abandon trash.

Course note: These trails are open to all users during the event, so if a runner encounters a mountain biker or a hiker, please give the other user the right of way.

Course maps: Click here for the 10-Mile course map. Click here for the 5-Mile course map.

Runner premiums and other activities: TBD

Main beneficiary: Leavenworth Winter Sports Club

E-mail: runwenatchee@gmail.com

Cancellation policy: Go here.