Additional race information


Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023

Location: 8617 Chateau Drive, Potomac, MD 20854

7:00 – 8:00 am – Final packet pickup (or pick up on Friday, Oct. 20 from 8 am to 6pm)

7:30 - 8:15 am: Shuttle Buses run from both satellite parking lots (see below)

8:30 am – 5k Run starts

9:30 am – Award Ceremony and ticket sales open

10:00 am - Oktoberfest opens

10:00 am – Fun Run starts

10:40am: Speech by Head of School

10:45am: Perfomances by Dance group and German Vocalists

1:30 pm: Raffle

3:00 pm - last shuttle bus leaves for satellite parking

> Course Map

Wheelchairs and strollers are allowed on the course. For the safety of all runners, we ask these participants to start towards the back of the running group. Dogs, bicycles, scooters, and roller skates are prohibited. The course will be reopened to traffic at 9:45 am. Any remaining walkers will be instructed by course marshals to move to the sidewalks and obey standard pedestrian regulations. All cones and course signage will be removed from the course by 10:05 am. Please plan accordingly.


Arrive early! Parking will be provided at the following locations starting at 7:30 AM – with a shuttle service to our school.

- Our Lady of Mercy

9222 Kentsdale Dr, Potomac, MD 20854


- Norwood School – LOWER PARKING LOT

8821 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817 (Access off of Bradley Blvd, Follow Parking Signs)



The top overall male and female runner will each win prizes.

Medals will be awarded to:

  • the top overall male/female
  • the top 3 males/females in the following age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
  • the top 3 teams

A team must have at least 4 members. Teams qualifying for awards are scored by the combined total time of the top 3 team participants but must have at least 4 participating team members to qualify.

All 1K Fun Run race participants are winners and will receive a special ribbon!!!


The 5k Oktoberfest Run & Fun Run is administered by Montgomery County Road Runners Club (MCRRC). Official results will be published on the MCRRC website by 4:00 pm on race day. Unofficial results, as available, will be posted at the Oktoberfest celebration.

IMPORTANT: The timing chip is on your bib. Please do not bend the bib as that could impede timing.

> RESULTS - 5k Oktoberfest Run 2019

> RESULTS - 5k Oktoberfest Run 2018

> RESULTS - 5k Oktoberfest Run 2017

> RESULTS - 5k Oktoberfest Run 2016

> RESULTS - 5k Oktoberfest Run 2015

> RESULTS - 5k Oktoberfest Run 2014

> RESULTS - 5k Oktoberfest Run 2013


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FRIEND Sponsors

Bill Weinig, Former Leader of The Edelweiss Band, Parent of GISW Alumni