Wurst Beer 5K


What's a Wurst Beer 5K?

New for 2017 - we have added two additional runs in partnership with the City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept.  Join us on Thursday August 17th & 24, then again on September 23rd (Oktoberfest) for the Wurst Beer 5K Series.

All runners receive a pint of beer or soda at the finish line.  The Brewhouse Polka Kings will be playing the Thursday night events and don't forget your lederhosen.  We will have an award for the best lederhosen but you gotta wear it while you run.

Race Schedule

Thursday August 17 Rivers Crossing Park Registration Results  
Thursday August 24 Bethesda Springs Park Registration Results  
Saturday September 23 Frame Park (part of Oktoberfest) Registration Results Race Day Instructions

Individual Race Price

Now through 4 week prior to event $25
Four weeks - registration closing $30
Race Day Registration $35
Kiddos 1K  FREE

Series Price

Though July $70
August $80
Kiddos 1K Free

All series runners get a 10% discount to the DoLittle Marathon September 24th



Bethesda Park
The course is a flat and fast course through the park and on the paved Fox River Trail.  Both the start and finish are located in Bethesda Springs Park.

River Crossings Park
Utilizing both the City of Waukesha's River Crossing Park and Waukesha County Fox River Park (same park as the WTA Independence Day Run), this course provides something for everything.  The start is at River Crossing Park and crosses the Fox River before heading into Fox River Park for a couple hills.

Frame Park
If you are looking for a super duper flat course, this is it.  Frame Park has 7 feet of elevation change.  The start is near the Frame Park Botanical Gardens. Runners do two laps around the Fox River and finish at Oktoberfest - aka the start of the beer line.

Register for the series and save some Euros + series runners get 10% off registration for the DoLittle.

Distance disclosure
All the course are 5K in distance - approximately. These are not certified courses but we get them as close to 3.12 miles as possible.  If they are a little short or a little long, no worries.  There is a free beer waiting for you at the end.

Louie Disclosure
What you don't know who Louie is?  Dogs are permitted to run the event but they are NOT permitted near any shelters.


Thursday Races

5:30 Packet pickup
6:15 Kiddos 1K
6:30 Big Kids 5K
7:15 Awards

September 23rd
8:00 Packet pickup
8:45 Kiddos 1K
9:00 Big Kids 5K
10:00 Awards

Oktoberfest Music Schedule

9:00 - Noon Ed Hause Band
12:30 - 4:40 Die Musikmeisters Band 
5:30 - 9:00 Copper Box Band

Don't forget to stick around for Oktoberfest and join us the following day at the DoLittle Marathon.


Top male & female finisher
Package of wurst, 6 pack of beer and a jar of Kraut

Age group awards
Male / female in 5 year increments.

Best lederhosen outfit.

Average Joe & Jane Awards 


The race is chip timed by Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC.

Aid Station: 

There is one aid station on the course at the Kraut Korner. 


The shirts are cotton unisex and guaranteed for those registered the Friday prior to the race.  After that, shirts be available while on line supplies last. Any extra shirts will be distrubuted after the race on a first come first serve basis.


We need volunteers for everything from goody bag stuffing to course marshals. If you or your group have an interest in volunteering, we would greatly appreciate the assistance.  All volunteers can run a future race at no charge.

Rivers Crossing Volunteer
Bethesda Volunteer
Frame Park Volunteer

Weather / Refund Policy: 

Refunds are not permitted for any reason.

The event will be held unless severe weather occurs. In the event of severe weather, the race director may delay or cancel the event.  If the event is canceled, there will be no refunds. Silver Circle Sports Events has a NO REFUND policy.


This event is a Silver Circle Sports Events, LLC owned, produced, timed & managed event.  Need help with an event?  Contact us HERE.