Lederhosenlauf 5k

2019 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2019 Lederhosenlauf 5k Age-Graded Race Results

Also find “Miles of Smiles” Highlights at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page

Lederhosenlauf revised 2019Saturday, June 13, 2020

8 AM Start - 13th Annual

Lederhosenlauf 5k

Run & Walk & optional 1 Mile

LOCATION: MN State Capitol - St Paul, MN

Timed 5k @ USATF Certified Course around the MN State Capitol District’s Memorial Grounds Start/Finish @ Peace Officers Memorial on State Capitol grounds > 2 West 12th St & Cedar, St Paul, MN 55155 (park in lot between Peace Officers Memorial & Veterans Administration Building on 12th St W; note 12th St is one way going west; or park in nearby Capitol parking lots or available street parking)

5k results by Youth, Open, Masters (Masters 5-year age groups > age 40-95) + Age-graded results + As with every CC event, official race results are submitted to MN Runner of the Year for MNROY Records points

NOTE: NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION on Capitol Grounds - Pre-register Now!

Check-in, shirt pick-up @ start/finish area at Peace Officers Memorial @ 12th & Cedar. Free, convenient parking, music, optional commemorative race shirts, fabulous-fun photography, post-race treats

Online Registration for Lederhosenlauf 5k opens soon

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

 Following the 5k at State Capitol, registered participants will be welcome to go to the nearby  Germanic-American Institute (GAI) for complimentary German beer in their German Days - Deutsche Tage - Biergarten - then stay for the day’s German festivities!

The GAI is less than 1 mile from the start/finish area of the Lederhosenlauf 5k - a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk. Be sure to plan on going to the GAI following the 5k. Wunderbar!

 Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Avenue, St Paul, MN 55102 www.gai-mn.org

Find Race Morning Schedule Below


Race Morning Schedule:

Check-in, shirt pick-up @ start/finish area at Peace Officers Memorial @ 12th & Cedar. Free, convenient parking, motivating Americana theme music, announcer, commemorative race shirts, healthful post-race treats

6:15 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) volunteers set up course, check-in, refreshments

7 AM - Pre-registered check-in opens for bib #s & shirts pick-up near start/finish

7:50 AM - Start line assembles for final race day instructions

8 AM - START! 12th Annual Lederhosenlauf 5k

9 AM - CCREW volunteers begin course clean-up

9:30 Go to nearby Germanic American Institute for complimentary German beer & more German Days hospitality and festivities at the GAI’s Deutsche Tage opening

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.

2018 Lederhosenlauf 5k Race Results

2018 Lederhosenlauf 5k Age-Graded Race Results

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

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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