Lederhosenlauf 5k

Lederhosenlauf 5k 2014 logoSaturday, June 13

8:10 AM Start - 8th Annual

Lederhosenlauf 5k

Run & Walk

& 1 Mile Health Walk - Lederhosenlauf & Gesundheitsspaziergang (Translation: Lederhosen Run & Health Walk)

1st 500 Entries Enjoy Germanic-American Institute’s Complimentary Post-race Bavarian Breakfast und Bier @ GAI’s Beautiful Biergarten

Pre-register early for lowest entry fee!

Online Pre-Registration for Lederhosenlauf 5k via Active

Lederhosenlauf 5k Printable Promotional Flier & Mail-in Entry Form

Festive German Music, Announcer, Fabulous Photography, Video & More!

Professionally Timed 5k on USATF Certified Course by www.WayzataResults.com

2014 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2014 Lederhosenlauf 5k creative video

2014 Lederhosenlauf 5k Photos slideshow + music


2013 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2013 Lederhosenlauf 5k Photos slideshow + music

2013 Lederhosenlauf 5k creative video


2012 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2012 Lederhosenlauf 5k photos sliedshow with event theme music

Prizes for male & female who race in best German costumesIMG_9217

5k Start Time @ 8:10 AM - 5k Run & Race Walk on USATF certified course around St Paul Cathedral area & along Selby Avenue around the St Paul Cathedral Area from the Germanic-American Institute on Summit Avenue; followed at 9:15 AM by Free Kids’ Mile Fun Run.Start/Finish @ Germanic-American Institute (GAI), 301 Summit Avenue. Go to www.gai-mn.org

USATF Certified 5k Course Map

Road Closure & Streets Barricades Locations Courtesy Announcement (this form is dropped at all residence and commercial locations along the course)

Race Morning Schedule:

Note: Given that this weekend forecast for the first time in 10 years of CC events (>150 events) includes high likelihood of rain and chance of lightening, let’s review Inclement Weather Rules for Road Racing Safety - As with all road racing safety and security best practices, races may start and continue in rainy conditions.

But, if there is lightening in the vicinity race start time may be delayed for 30 minutes beyond last sound or sighting of lightening.

If lightening is forecast for the vicinity for an extended time delaying the race start beyond the time any police and city permits allow for the race, the race will not start, and not be made up another date/time due to limitations of available permits.

In the case of any race cancellation, including cancellation by city or police authority, given that all costs for creating the race event have been expended, including government permit fees, there are no refunds available.

Thank you for understanding race management rules for safety and security as primary in conducting outdoor events. Regardless of weather conditions, CC race management team and volunteers will be on hand per the schedule below to safely prepare for the race, provide hospitality and treats, distribute shirts, and entertain our guests as best we can.

This event director has happily raced in, and worked at, >1000 road races in MN and beyond without ever being discouraged or stopped by inclement weather.

Chances are I will see this race go forward as safely as all the others... even if we do so in the rain.

6 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) volunteers will begin event set up

6:45 AM - Pre-registered Check in & Race Day ($45) Registration Opens at GAI German Days Tent

7:55 AM - Race Day Registration Closes

8 AM - Start line assembles for announcements

8:10 – Start!

@ 9:20 AM - Kids Fun Run

9:45 – Race Recognition & German Costumes Awards

10 - CCREW volunteers begin clean-up & German party continues

gai_logosmallA Unique Charities Challenge Active Community Partner 5k Event cooperating with the Germanic-American Institute as the kick-off to their weekend-long annual Deutche Tage (German Days) Celebration. Join in any/all the festivities throughout the weekend at the GAI gardened grounds.

2012 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2012 Lederhosenlauf 5k photos sliedshow with event theme music

2011 Race Results

2011 Photos Slideshow with German Theme Music

2010 Race Results

2010 Race Photos

Course Certification Map

2009 Photo Gallery

2009 Race Results

Race Course Map


The Lederhosenlauf 5k Theme: "Celebrating intercultural understanding through shared RxExercise, running and walking health/fitness...und Bier ‘n’ Brot!"



This year for the first time there was a Shadow Lederhosenlauf 5k (SL5k) conducted at a US Base in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The majority of those running the SL5k in Kabul are US personnel stationed in Germany and currently serving in Kabul.

One of their commanding officers found our unique St Paul, MN L5k and informed us months ago that he wanted his people to enjoy a sense of their Germany life while still serving in Kabul, AF, by creating and running their Shadow Lederhosenlauf 5k.

A few weeks ago Charities Challenge donated and sent over $1000 of our unique 2013 Lederhosenlauf 5k shirts to those military personnel serving in Kabul.

On behalf of our American friends serving in Kabul, thanks to those who contributed to CC’s costs of our L5k race shirts now being worn in Kabul, AF, and which we hope to see worn when those troops return to their Germany bases and eventually right back here in the USA.

Find via our CC Facebook group page fun photos from the SL5k in Kabul. event as we receive them.

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