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Oktoberfest Meiler Vier
Oktoberfest Meiler Vier

The Oktoberfest Meiler Vier is the four-mile run that is fast becoming as much a part of the Columbus Oktoberfest as beir gardens and polka. The sixth-annual Meiler Vier will once again kick start the Oktoberfest celebration by taking runners and walkers through a four-mile tour of the Ohio Expo Center. The race will begin following the traditional tapping of the kegs and the singing of the U.S and German national anthems. Runners will again be serenaded at the start with Alpine Horns.

Afterwards, we will really get the party started, with each participant receiving a complimentary beer (Hofbrau, Paulaner, Bittburger or Brooklyn Oktoberfest) and a sausage and world-famous Cream Puff, courtesy of Schmidt's Sausage Haus.

The Columbus Oktoberfest is open all weekend. Make sure you stop by and say hello to Geoff, Wayne, Carla and the rest of the team at Schmidt's.

Oktoberfest Meiler Vier

2015 Oktoberfest Meiler Vier

an M3S Sports event

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Quick Facts

  • Date: September 25th, 2015
  • Location: Natural Resources/Commercial Pavilion at the Ohio Expo Center
  • Distance: 4 mi
  • Start time: Approx 6:15pm — the race will start on the news and in conjunction with the tapping of the keg!
  • Field size: cap of 550
  • Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up: Fleet Feet Sports
  • Race Day Packet Pick-Up begins: 5:00pm

Race Details

Oktoberfest run, costumes

Every Participant receives:

  • Technical Gender Specific Event Shirt
  • Finisher's Medal
  • A Free Beer, World Famous Sausage, and Cream Puff!!!!!
  • Free Parking (you must pick up your parking pass at Fleet Feet Sports during packet pickup)


The field for the Oktoberfest Meiler Vier will be limited to 550 participants. This race sold out last year, so sign up early!

Entry Fee 2014:

  • $40 through July 31st
  • $45 Aug 1st through Sept 25th
  • $50 on Race Day (if not sold out)
Oktoberfest entertainment

Please note: M3S Sports has a NO REFUND and NO BIB TRANSFER policy for all events.

Packet Pick Up:

At Natural Resources/Commercial Pavilion at the Ohio Expo Center

Pre-race Packet Pick Up:

Packet pickup will take place at Fleet Feet Sports. Date and times to be determined. Fleet Feet Sports is located at 1270 East Powell Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035 — click here for a map.

Questions: Email

Our Partners

Schmidts Restaurant and Sausage Haus Snowville Creamery Giant Eagle