Questions that Racers Frequently Ask…..


Strollers – Sure why not? What we will ask though is that you move towards the back of the start line so you don’t accidentally sideswipe some hot shot who thinks he is running in the Olympics. It’s for their safety, not yours. The 5K run and post-run party within Oktoberfest NW are both all ages events BUT the fenced in beer stops are 21+ due to the alcohol permits.


Can My Kids Come? Of course! The Stein Dash 5K and Oktoberfest NW are both all ages events, in fact, if they participate in the 5K their drink at the finish line will be a pretty tasty root beer! The only part they can’t join in on are the beer stops along the way. But they can keep running and make you catch them! Are they 10 or under? Check out the new Kids Rootbeer Run!


What is the Kids Root Beer Run? Why let the over 21s have all the fun? Now – kids 10 and under will have the opportunity to participate in their own 1/2 mile dash! Run, Chug, Run! Kids will start, run .25 miles before reaching the root beer stop – kids will receive a 5oz root beer to chug before moving to the finish! All kids registered for the root beer run will receive a pretty awesome shirt & stein as well with registration!


Dogs – There’s going to be a lot going on during the day and event, so we would like all participants to come enjoy their day dog free. Let’s just say the dog might enjoy a nice day at home without you.


Injuries – That sucks. Sorry. While we can’t offer you a refund for this year’s event – we can roll over your entry to the 2020 race or transfer to a buddy. You are still welcome to party with us on your crutches though! Email before the run if this sounds like a good option.


Transfers – You mean giving your entry to your friend? That’ll work. Everything has to be done by October 1st though and you will need to email with the subject RACE TRANSFER to make it happen.


Beer Stations – These will be fun. Do you have to drink at them? No. Each station will have water if you prefer to fill up with that but if you registered for the Stein Dash, our guess is it’s more about the beer and less about the 5K.


Sizes – All shirts will be unisex XS – XXL. Exchanges? Probably. You will be able to exchange your race shirt for a different size (don’t wear it) after the race on a first come first serve basis. The cuts are unisex if that helps choose sizing.


Under-21 – Come Kick It! While we certainly won’t serve minors any alcohol, we’d love to invite everyone to the party. They are welcome to participate in the run and after their drink ticket will be redeemed for a complimentary root beer in the FestHalle with everyone.


Gear – We will hold onto it for you. Gear Check is very close to the start/finish line and we can keep anything you want to check-in with us. Just be sure that your bib number stays with you. That’s how you are going to get your stuff back.


Chips – That’s another souvenir for all you runners. They’re disposable so we don’t need it


Results – Just below actually. Check out how the 2018 Stein Dash finishers did!



Race Bibs – That’s how you are getting your free drink. Keep it on you. Our volunteer will pull the complimentary beer/root beer tag off after the race when you’re ready for your drink. Also, that freebie needs to be used before Noon. After that, the race bib and tear tag are just very pretty accessories.


Time Limit – Let’s say 60 minutes. 20 minute miles? You got that easy.


Packet Pick-Up – Yup, it’s written here too. – 9:00am before the Race.


What else? Check Race Info for a few other things we think are important and if you can’t find what you need – Email and we will get you some answers. Mahalo.