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EVENT: Sign up for the 7th Annual Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race

Runners to your mark…get set…Oompah! The 7th Annual Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race is October 11th! We have a lot of fun cooked up for you, with beer, bratwurst, Oompah, a German Costume contest, and an Octoberfest Festival afterwards! What more can you ask for out of a road race?

This year’s proceeds will again benefit the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. So you have it all – enjoy great run, followed by Harpoon Octoberfest, all while helping a wonderful organization.

Here are the race details that you need to know about.

7th Annual Harpoon Octoberfest Road Race

Benefiting – The Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Where – Harpoon Brewery, Windsor, VT
When – Sunday, October 11, 2009
Race Starts – 12:00PM
Number pickup & Day-of Registration – 10:30 to 11:30 AM
Pre-Register – at
Who – You must be 21 years of age or older to participate

Race starts and ends at the Harpoon Brewery (336 Ruth Carney Dr.) in Windsor, VT and follows a hilly course with Oompah music and lots of fall foliage! The course begins at the Harpoon Brewery, passes by the Simon Pearce glass blowing works, follows Route 5 towards Windsor, then loops back to the brewery. Total distance is 3.6 miles.

The $25 registration fee includes a commemorative Octoberfest Race mug, 2 beer tickets, Kayem Bratwurst and complimentary post-race entry into the 9th Annual Harpoon Vermont Octoberfest at the Harpoon Brewery. Day of registration: $30. Friends of Harpoon will receive one additional Octoberfest admission pass for a non-runner (value $10.00).

All proceeds will go to the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. We are proud to partner with such a well respected institution in the UpperValley and look forward to raising much needed funds for cancer research. The Friends are dedicated to supporting the services provided by Norris Cotton Cancer Center, a world-renowned cancer treatment and research facility affiliated with Dartmouth Medical School and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center . The money generated from events like this are the only undesignated funds received by the Cancer Center. These undesignated funds are used to finance new ideas in research and patient services that would otherwise remain unfunded. With your help we will someday find a cure!

German Costume German Costume Contest:
Prizes will be awarded to the best male, female and team German Costumes! Can you say… lederhosen!?

Race Categories:
1st 2nd and 3rd place male and female winners will be awarded in the following age categories:

* IPA Category: (21-29)
* UFO Category: (30-39)
* Octoberfest Category: (40-49)
* Ale Category (50+)

Please note that we no longer have a category for runners under the legal drinking age. With Harpoon Draft Soda no longer available, our efforts are centered on craft beer and the adults who consume craft beer; our programs have changed accordingly.

Get out your lederhosen and get ready for a fun run! We hope to see you there!


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