Lederhosenlauf 5k

2018 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2018 Lederhosenlauf 5k Age-Graded Race Results

Soon find “Miles of Smiles” photos here at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page

Lederhosenlauf 5k 2014 logoSaturday, June 8, 2019

8:10 AM Start - 12th Annual

Lederhosenlauf 5k

Run & Walk

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

Start/Finish @ Germanic-American Institute (GAI), 301 Summit Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102 www.gai-mn.org

Professionally Timed/Scored on beautiful urban USATF Certified Course #MNMN08053RR As with every CC event, official race results are submitted to MN Runner of the Year for MNROY Records points

5k results by Youth, Open, Masters (Masters 5-year age groups > age 40-95) + Age-graded results

Festive German Music, Announcer, Fabulous Photography & More Fun! Registration Includes Germanic-American Institute’s Complimentary Post-race Brat und Bier @ GAI’s Beautiful Biergarten

Online Registration for 2019 Lederhosenlauf 5k opens here soon

Lederhosenlauf 5k Printable Promotional Flier & Entry Form here soon

Find Race Morning Schedule Below

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

Road Closure & Streets Barricades Locations Courtesy Announcement

(this flier is dropped at all residence and commercial locations along the course)

Race Morning Schedule:

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

6:45 AM - Pre-registered Check in & Race Day Registration Opens at GAI German Days Big Tent ($50 with event shirt / $40 no event shirt option)

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.

2017 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2017 Lederhosenlauf 5k Age-Graded Race Results

Find Select “Miles of Smiles” Highlights at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page

Also, enjoy the 2016 Miles of Smiles Show + Music

2016 Lederhosenlauf 5k slideshow + theme music

2016 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2016 Lederhosenlauf 5k Age-Graded Race Results

2016 Germanic American Institute Deutsche Days (Sunday) Photos Slideshow + Music

“Miles of Smiles” Highlights Photos on CC’s Facebook group page here soon

2015 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2015 Lederhosenlauf 5k 402 photos slideshow with music

2015 Lederhosenlauf 5k highlights 61 photos album on CC Group @ Facebook

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

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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