ARC Oktoberfest 6k & Kids Pumpkin Dash

Edition 3

Altoona, IA, USA
01-07 Oct, 2023 (Sun - Sat)


6 km

About the event

We now have a virtual race option if you can't make it on 10/7.
Charity Partner: Altoona Kids Cafe

Altoona Running Club's 3rd annual running of the ARC Oktoberfest 6k will be held October 7th, 2023 at 9:30AM.  ARC had a great time hosting this event last year and have even more ideas to make it better in 2023! With the Oktoberfest theme we are encouraging everyone to break out their best German costumes and dress up as well! The race will be starting near the plaza just to the west of Hy-Vee in Altoona, behind Swain Chiropractic and Brightside Aleworks.  The course is an out and back on the beautiful bike trails of Altoona.  Our race is open to all runners and walkers.  Strollers are allowed.  Please leave the puppy at home though.  We will have two way traffic on the course so please pay careful attention to children if they are joining you.

Before the 6k there will be a kids pumpkin dash starting at 9:15AM near the start/finish line of the 6k.  This free event is open to children ages 2-10 with appropriate age splits.  The dash will be roughly a 0.25 mile loop that will start and finish at the 6k start finish line.  It will be partially on grass and partially on pavement.  All participants will receive a race medal and a mini pumpkin that they can decorate after their run.   Make sure to stay up to date by liking our Facebook page at

Again this year we are offering a virtual option for those of you that can't make it to the event on race day but still would like to support our race and our charity efforts.  Virtual race will include a race shirt for every registrant  and a finisher medal for those that submit their results.  If you do not submit your results you will not get a medal shipped.  Shirts/medals will ship after the 10/15 results deadline.

Help us make a difference in the community with our local charity partner Altoona Kids Cafe.  They support the youth of east Polk county through their summer program providing free lunches and programs.  Your registration will help us make a donation to this organization.  If you feel compelled to help more there is also a donation option on the registration form.

Races offered by this event

6k Virtual Run/Walk

Virtual race
01-07 Oct, 2023 (Sun - Sat) - 06:00
6 km


07 Oct, 2023 (Sat) - 09:30
6 km
On site


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