Oktoberfest 5K

Steel Stacks
Bethlehem, PA – October 2, 2022

Start Time: 10:30 AM



The Yuengling Oktoberfest 5K is back and better than ever!

The 8th annual Yuengling Oktoberfest 5K run/walk is set for Sunday, Oktober 2nd, 2022, coinciding with the annual Oktoberfest presented by FLYLVIA celebration at SteelStacks.


In partnership with Artsquest, we are bringing you a fantastic 5K experience!

  • Ja! Every runner receives an official race t-shirt –> long-sleeved women’s and unisex shirts available (Last day to register in order to guarantee a shirt is Friday, 9/18)
  • Ja! Every runner receives a mug of delicious Yuengling Oktoberfest at the end of the race, we don’t skimp, 22 oz (we’ll have root beer too)!
  • Ja! Every runner receives a custom finisher medal (first 1,000 to register)
  • Ja!  Every runner receives a customized race bib (guaranteed if registered by 9/11)
  • Ja! Every runner receives the admiration and respect of their peers who didn’t participate in this literal race for beer!



Register early and save some money, which you can spend on more…Yuengling!

Here’s the Race Price Breakdown:

  • May 17 – July 31: $50
  • August 1 – September 25: $55
  • September 26 – Day of Race: $60

Race Bib Pickup

You can pick up your bibs at the Steel Stacks Visitor’s Center on the following dates/times:

  • Friday, September 30th: 4 PM – 8 PM
  • Saturday, October 1: 12 PM – 8 PM
  • Sunday, October 2: 8 AM – 10 AM


About Oktoberfest

The place to gather for all the action is the Oktoberfest Arena packed with fun family shows and entertaining attractions including the Wiener Dog Races, the Hasselhoff-off, Dragtoberfest performances and more. See daily schedule for details.


Oktoberfest Biergartens

Biergartens feature beer from Yuengling, Hofbräu, Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head and more. Each biergarten features its own unique theme and entertainment.

  • Hofbräu Biergarten
  • Samuel Adams/Dogfish Head Biergarten
  • Brewmaster’s Biergarten featuring Goose Island and Victory
  • Yuengling Biergarten


Cancellation Policy:

If the event is forced to cancel for any reason – if we are > 30 days from the race, a full refund (less registration fees) will be granted

If the event is forced to cancel for any reason – if we are < 30 days from the race, we will convert to a virtual race and send out swag directly

Click to register

$50:  May 1 – July 31st

$55:  August 1st –  September 25th

$60:  September 26th – Race Day

Important Dates

August 1 & September 26:  Price Increase

September 18th:  T-shirt guarantee cut-off

September 30th: Packet Pick-up at Visitor’s Center  4 PM – 8 PM

October 1st: Packet Pick-up at Visitor’s Center  12 PM – 8 PM

October 2nd:  Packet Pick-up at Visitor’s Center  8 AM – 10 AM

October 2nd:  RACE DAY (10:30 AM Start)

Click to view course map

The out and back style course will begin and end at Steel Stacks right outside the legendary Oktoberfest!  Runners will run on 1st Street and make a LEFT turn on Polk.  Runners will then turn RIGHT on Columbia and take the ramp to the Fagy Bridge.  After crossing the bridge, runners will make a LEFT on Lehigh, and a LEFT on Main and a LEFT on River on Sand Island.  Runners will then make a U-turn and return to the finish.

After the race

Runners gain early access to Oktoberfest

Redeem their ticket for their mug of Yuengling!

Overall Male/Female finishers will be recognized

Age Group Awards will be available for runners at approximately 11:30 AM

Key Locations

Packet Pick-up / Starting Line / Finish Line: Visitor’s Center at Steel Stacks

711 East 1st Street

The event is rain or shine

Run Lehigh Valley reserves the right to cancel and/or alter the race in the event that natural disaster or other unforeseen circumstance prevents us from holding the race safely as planned. We will make every attempt to hold the event.  Any cancellations or changes, will be noted on the home page, race-specific page and on facebook.  In the event that a cancellation or change of date or venue is required, we are unable to provide refunds.