volkslaufe run: Come join the fun July 4, 2014

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2014 Schedule

July 3RD, 2014

5-10pm Registration Open
5-10:30pm Beer Garden
5-10pm Runners Marketplace
5-7:30pm Spaghetti Dinner
5-9pm Inflatables for Kids sponsored by Fairfield Inn & SpringHill Suites
5-11pm Live Bands  "The Bromantics"  
10:15pm Fireworks (Listen on 107.5FM)

July 4TH, 2014

6-10:30am Registration Open
 6-11:00am  Runner Marketplace
7-10am Pancake Breakfast
7:50am National Anthem
8:00am Bronner's CHRISTmas Wonderland 10K Start
8:10am Family Foot & Ankle Care 20K Start
9-1pm Concessions - Beer Garden
10:00am Bavarian Inn Restaurant's 5K Run Start
10:02am Bavarian Inn Restaurant's 5K Walk Start
11:00am Jaami's Jams & Jellies 2K Fun Run Start
12:00pm  Award Ceremony


    More than a Race

Best Dressed Competition - Who is the most spirited runner at the Volkslaufe? We encourage all runners/walkers to participate. Let your imagination "run" and show off your spirit. The possibilities are endless from clothing, paint, glitz, and glam. Get creative as we celebrate our nation's birthday! Offical judges will survey race participants and select top contenders. Those finalists will be judge by the crowd during the awards cermony to decide who is best dressed overall. Prizes given for first, second and third plcae.  

Medals4Mettle- Please bring any medals (marathon, half marathon, & triathlon finisher medals) you wish to donate when you attend the race expo & packet pickup .  Please look for the Medals4Mettle Banner for the drop off table.  Medals are then given to children or adults dealing with chronic or debilitating illnesses & have demonstrated similiar mettle, or courage in bravely facing these challenges.  For more information, please visit www.Medals4Mettle.org

Sole4Souls Shoe drive-  The Cobbler's Bench of Frankenmuth & the Volkslaufe are working together to collect "gently worn" footwear (athletic, running, dress, sandals, pumps, work boots, cleats, flip flops, etc) at this year's Volkslaufe.  Please look for Sole4Souls donation boxes in the race expo area. 




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Friday, July 4, 2014


The Frankenmuth Jaycees are proud to bring you the 39th annual running of the Volksläufe. In the spirit of family, friendship, and fitness the Volksläufe continues to excel as one of the Midwest's finest road races. All Volksläufe events are held on certified courses, beginning and ending in Heritage Park. Split times are provided throughout the course and aid stations are located at approximately 3k intervals.

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Contact Us

Address: PO Box 7
                Frankenmuth, MI  48734
E-mail:     info@volkslaufe.org

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Packet Pick-up


RACE PACKETS CAN BE PICKED UP AT HERITAGE PARK IN FRANKENMUTH ON WEDNESDAY,  JULY 3RD, 2014-   5pm to 10pm or RACE DAY, THURSDAY JULY 4TH, 2014-  6AM to 10:30AM (at least 1/2 hour before your race start)

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