Running was popular in Europe long before it caught on in America, which is why most races are measured in kilometers and why most of the Pilgrims were eaten by bears. Race to the top of the food chain with this Groupon.
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- $19 for entry for one participant in the Lederhosen 5K Run/Walk, YMCA guest pass, and one-year membership to Indiana German Heritage Society (up to a $45 value)
- $38 for entry for two participants in the Lederhosen 5K Run/Walk, YMCA guest pass, and one-year membership to Indiana German Heritage Society (up to a $45 value) (up to a $91 value)
On Saturday, October 12, runners and walkers celebrate the spirit of Oktoberfest while raising funds for the Athenaeum Foundation and the Indianapolis chapter of the American Diabetes Association. The race begins at 12:15 p.m. at the Athenaeum, with check-in at 10 a.m. Each racer receives a short-sleeve T-shirt and free admission to the GermanFest postrace celebration; racers in Bavarian costume will receive one drink ticket.
Sankt Nikolaus Lauf
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.