Itasca Runners Club
P.O. Box 973
Itasca, IL 60143-0973




Runner Comments

At the Itasca Oktoberfast 5K, we’re all about competition and having a lot of fun. Tell us what you think - here is a sample of runner experiences.

"So much fun to meet new "FRIENDLY" people! Definitely doing this again next year!"

2017 Race Participant

"Best post race party! Plenty of food options and great beer :) One of the best 5K's for post-race time with your fellow runners."

2017 Race Participant

"Incredible, as always!"

2017 Race Participant

"Love, love, love, the brats. Probably half the reason we run this race every year! Great post race celebration. There is obvious enthusiasm for the race and the runners. Just missed placing this year but still appreciate the ceremony afterward. Well done Itasca Running Club!"

2017 Race Participant

"Oktoberfast is my favorite race of the year, and I always look forward to it!"

2017 Race Participant

"The Best Post Race Party Ever!"

2017 Race Participant

"This is always a great event, one of the best 5K's around"

2017 Race Participant

"Whew, what a day! Well done Itasca runners, you guys really know how to put on a race"

2014 Race Participant

"I really enjoyed this race. The small entry was fantastic (sometimes you really just need a small entry race for some room), the unlimited beer and brats made it seem not only like Oktoberfest but also like true Illinois. The age group/team awards looked pretty sweet too -- beer steins, medals, trophies, etc.  I'd absolutely do this race next year. It was nice and low-key, small entry, nice course, and the swag bag and post-race amenities were very nice. Thank you to the Itasca Runners Club for this great race!"

Erika 2013 (Fat Girl Runs) Read the full race review here