Run. Eat. Beer.
The Wurst Run 5k and 10k, presented by race|NORTHWEST, is an uphill, downhill, don’t get lost, eat great sausage (Wurst), beer drinking fun run. This race navigates along the streets of Mount Angel and includes just enough hills to make it one of the worst (challenging) runs you might do this spring.Along the way, zig-zag through town on paved & gravel roads, attack those hills and cruise to the finish in a downhill sprint before racing to the finish line and celebrating at the legendary Mt. Angel Volksfest. Live German music, great German food, fantastic German beers and great Domestic beers. See you there!
Latitude 45° 3′ 53.14″N / Longitude 122° 47′ 54.77″W
6.2 miles for the 10k and 3.1 miles for the 5k. “It’s all uphill, until it’s downhill.” On the 5k course, the first 2 miles include all the hills, last mile is all downhill. The 10k course has some hills in the first mile and then it’s fairly flat on country roads surrounding Mt. Angel. Enjoy views of Mt. Hood, Farm fields, Hop farms and Hazelnut Orchards. This event is very family friendly. The 5k is open to both runners and walkers while the 10k is open to runners only. (Course time limit is 1-1/2 hours)
Please note, most of the course takes place on the streets of Mount Angel. Please run on sidewalks where available and remain alert for vehicles. The course is open to traffic.
5k Course Map
10k Course Map
Participants will receive the following schwag with their entry:
1.) Volksfest pint glass (for those 21 and older), other option for those under 21.
2.) Complimentary beverage (beer/wine for those 21 and older, soda for those under 21)
3.) Entry to Mt. Angel Volksfest (Eat. Drink. Dance.)
4.) Overall winner awards and age group awards
*Participants 21 years of age and older will receive one free beer with their entry. Additional beer will be available for purchase. Participants must be 21 years of age to receive/purchase alcoholic beverages.
Purchase sausage from three local vendors featuring over 19 varieties. Additional beer and wine and other food available. Live music and more.
POST RACE CELEBRATION
After completing the Wurst Run, celebrate at the Volksfest to the polka sounds of several German bands while enjoying food from Urban German, Mt. Angel Sausage Company, The Ebner Meats and more. All participants 21 and over need to have valid ID after the run to enter the festival. ID is required to receive your festival wristband as proof of entry even if you don’t plan to partake in the spirits.
2020 Shirt coming soon!
Day of race registration begins at 8am at the Mt. Angel Festhalle.
Day of race cost $35 +$10 for a shirt or +$10 for a hat
The Wurst Run will take place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we reserve the right to delay, postpone or cancel the event. All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
DIRECTIONS TO THE START
From the North:
Take I-5 south to exit 271 and follow state HWY 214 to Mt. Angel (Appx. 10-miles).
ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS from the North: From Portland heading South on I-5. Take Exit #282A onto HUBBARD CUTOFF RD NE toward Hubbard. Continue straight through Hubbard to Woodburn. Continue straight on Highway 99E (which becomes Pacific Highway). Turn Left on YOUNG ST (HWY 214). Bear onto SILVERTON AVE (HWY 214). Continue 6 miles to Mount Angel. Once in Mount Angel, continue on WILCO HWY towards Silverton. On the south end of Mount Angel at 500 WILCO HWY is the Mount Angel Festhalle.
From the South:
Take I-5 north to exit 256 and follow state HWY 213 to Silverton, then HWY 214 to Mt. Angel. (Appx. 14-miles).
ALTERNATE DIRECTIONS fron the South: From Eugene heading North on I-5. Take Keizer Exit #260. Turn Right onto CHEMAWA RD toward Silverton. Continue straight on CHEMAWA RD which becomes HAZELGREEN RD. Continue 8 miles. Turn Left at Stop Sign on MOUNT ANGEL HIGHWAY. MOUNT ANGEL HIGHWAY becomes MAIN STREET. Turn Right on CHURCH STREET at Fountain and Right on WILCO HWY toward Silverton. On the south end of Mount Angel at 500 WILCO HWY is the Mount Angel Festhalle.