From Our Editors
Several times a year, Sankt Nikolaus Lauf embraces exercise, charity, and German heritage by hosting a costume-filled run/walk in the heart of Indianapolis. In the fall months, the race joins forces with GermanFest and invites waves of jovial runners and walkers to don lederhosen for the event. Weeks later, during the St. Nikolaus Festival, hordes of athletes don the traditional scarlet suit and flowing beard of Santa Claus for the Sankt Nikolaus Day Lauf. With numbers pinned to the backs of their seasonal ensembles and the race's starting words “Achtung, fertig, los!” ringing in their ears, racers sprint through the chilly air in pursuit of awards, festival goodies, and funds for charitable foundations.