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Elktoberfest Wine & Beer Run 5K

Sat September 21, 2024 Elkhart Lake, WI 53020 US Directions


5k Run/Walk

$50 $30 9:00AM CDT Price increases after August 22, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT


Love Wine or Beer?  Like Walking or Running?  This race is for you! 

Join us at our 3rd annual Elktoberfest Wine & Beer Run 5K on Saturday, September 21st, 2024 for an exciting event that features the scenic views of Elkhart Lake, great wine from locally-owned by Vintage Elkhart Lake Wine Shop, and craft beer produced by Switchgear Brewing Company.  With registration options for all wine and beer lovers and runners, this race is a sure thing for a great time!

Race Swag


Race Swag:  All participants will receive a race t-shirt, race bib, drink ticket for a pour of 5 oz wine (or a glass of craft beer), a souvenir wine glass, and a finisher medal!!!  

come run at elkhart lake!


Race Course

This is a 3.11 mile 5k run/walk.  Runners and walkers will all start together at Vintage Elkhart Lake Winery and go west then take a left and head south towards the lake.  Runners will then run towards the golf course and turn right on Kettle Moraine Scenic Dr. where they will turn around an orange cone.  The runners will turn around and then turn right on Osthoff Ave and finish going towards the winery. We will have water and light refreshments at the finish line for all runners and walkers and of course Wine and Beer! 



START AND FINISH LINE AREA SHOWN BELOW.  Runners will start and finish at the winery.





Referral Program

Social Media Influencer: Reminder to share your URL link to all your friends and help us promote the event.  We are using the same rewards for our runners 
5 referrals: $25 credited back to your registration fee
10 referrals: We'll buy you a bottle of wine from Vintage Elkhart Lake Winery!
20 referrals: We'll buy you 10 bottles of wine from Vintage Elkhart Lake Winery! 


Refer your friends, How does it work?  It's simple once you register for the race you will receive a unique registration link (URL) that is assigned to your registration.  Share your URL (we send it in confirmation email & you can share it instantly on Facebook at the time of registration) with your friends and on your social media pages and through your email contacts.  Get to 20 referrals (people who register on your URL link) and you will get $25 back and 10 bottles of wine!!! 

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup for runners will be held on the morning of the race from 8:00-9:00 am for the 9:00 am start time.  We will provide you with a race bib and safety pins.  The race bib has a drink ticket at the bottom that you will tear off to redeem for a pour of wine or pour of craft beer.  When you turn in your tear-off drink ticket that is when you receive your souvenir wine glass.  


The packet pickup process is quick and easy.  We will have 5-15 volunteers ready to pass out your shirt and race bib.  All we need is your name and we will look you up on our Runsignup App and get you your packet.    The process goes quickly and there shouldn't be any lines. :-) 


This race benefits the Elkhart Lake Education Foundation.  Our Mission is To support the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District in its mission to provide a caring, innovative learning environment.100% of all additional donations support the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District.  To learn more about our charity please visit our website at



Is the race only for 21+? No, minors are welcome to participate, but they will get a free soda instead of wine.
Is walking allowed?  Yes, absolutely! Are strollers allowed? Yes
Is the race dog friendly? Yes, but please make sure your dog is on a leash. 

Is there race medals? All participants will receive a sweet finisher medal so we will not have age group awards.  There will be an LED race clock at the finish line.
I still have questions, who do I contact?  If you have a question, someone else probably does too.  Email us at and we'll add it to this page


Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Vintage Winery
100 E Rhine St
Elkhart Lake, WI US 53020


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