2013 First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & 5K at Brunswick Forest

Sunday, September 29, 2013 @ 8:00 PM (EDT) 1007 Evangeline Drive LelandNC  28451
Sunday, September 29, 2013 @ 8:00 PM (EDT) 1007 Evangeline Drive LelandNC  28451

About This Activity

The First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & Lowes Foods 5K at Brunswick Forest is a precisely measured course that takes you through a beautiful planned community on paved running trails, across wooden bridges and boardwalks and on wide, smooth sidewalks. The 15K Walk starts 45 minutes before the 15K run and 5K run start. The race is a great tune up for the Battleship NC Half Marathon and 5K held on November 3rd in Wilmington, NC

General Race Information

Entry fees are $40 for the 15K and $30 for the 5K until September 1st. After September 1st late fee increases to $45 and $35 respectively with no increase on Race Day. Athletes who register by September 15th will receive tech shirts and everyone else will receive shirts while supplies last. Post race party in a picqueresque setting with free beer and good snacks after the race as well as drawings for gifts from local sporting goods stores.

15K Walk

The 15K Walk starts at 7:15 AM and covers the exact same course as the 15K run. Walker time limit is three (3) hours which equates to slightly over a 19 minute per mile pace.

15K Finisher Medals!

15K Finishers will receive a very nice custom 15K Finisher Medal with an Oktoberfest theme. You will find this medal suitable to display in your trophy case or any where. It's awesome and will be well earned when you complete the First Bank Oktoberfest 15K.

5K Race Details

The 5K course travels over paved running trails through a pretty park and around one of the picturesque neighborhoods in Brunswick Forest. The 5K/15K courses stay together until the 2.9 mile point when 5K runners head back to the finish in front of the Fitness Center and 15K runners take off for the rest of their race.


Go to and click on the "Location" tab. Brunswick Forest is 6 miles south of Wilmington, NC just off of Highway 17 south. While you're on the Brunswick Forest site check out the master plan and amenities for more information about the community and race site.

Packet Pickup September 28th and on Race Day

Pick up your race packets on Saturday before the race at in Mayfaire Town Center in Wilmington and from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and at Brunswick Forest in the Fitness Center from 3:30 until 5:00 pm. Race Day packet pickup is at the race site 6:15 until 7:30 am.

Race Beneficiary

The race benefits the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in Brunswick County.

Race Hotel

The new Holiday Inn Express is 2 miles from the race site and is offering an $89 discount rate for race participants. Visit them at and use the Discount Code is "FBO" when registering to get the RaceRate. You can also call the local number (910) 371-2858 and mention the First Bank Oktoberfest 15K & 5K at Brunswick Forest for the discount rate. Ask for a late check out and enjoy their early buffet race morning.

Race Timing

Timing will be done using the ChronoTag timing system provided by Brunswick Timing Services. Timing Tags are attached to your race number and remain there. They do not have to be returned after the race. Race Numbers MUST be worn on the front of the body.

FIRST BANK - 15K Title Sponsor

First Bank is once again demonstrating that they support the athletic community and health and physical fitness in our area. They provide the best in banking serivces with their locations near Brunswick Forest in all around the Wilmington area. We personally have loans through First Bank and appreciate their excellent customer service

Race Sponsors

BRUNSWICK FOREST - an awesome planned community If you want to see the best in an upscale community visit the Welcome Center and tour the neighborhoods - very nice! TRYSPORTS in Mayfaire with top quality shoes including Newtons, great Triathlon gear, and awesome Tri and Road bikes. NEW BALANCE OF WILMINGTON in Mayfaire with the only American made running shoes. BRUNSWICK FOREST ANIMAL HOSPITAL with a new state of the art facility in Brunswick Forest.

3 Race Series

The Oktoberfest 15K is the 2nd race in our 10K, 15K, Hafl Marathon 3-race Series. Go to E for all the info about the series. ach athlete who completes the series will receive a nice gift package. There will even be some random gift packs containing $50 gift certificates to Trysports or a 1-year Individual Membership to local Golds Gyms.

Contact Information or call (910)

The race features 3-deep awards in 5 year age groups with Open and Masters winner categories. The awards will be presented in a beautiful outside setting at the Community Commons area or in the state of the art Fitness Center at Brunswick Forest. Athletes who register by September 15th will receive Zorrell blend tech shirts. All others will receive shirts while supplies last. The post race party and awards ceremony features free beer, good snacks, vendors and exhibitors and prize giveaways for all race entrants. The course is picturesque and crosses wooden bridges and an elevated boardwalk through a nature area, and is flat and fast. The race is presented by and is supported by the staff and residents of beautiful Brunswick Forest.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013 @ 8:00 PM (EDT) 1007 Evangeline Drive LelandNC  28451
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