Octoberfest 8K/5K

October 23, 2021 | 8:00 AM-11:00 AM

The 30th Annual Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists OctoberFest 8k/5k Run/Walk will be back in 2021!

The ORS Octoberfest 8k/5k event will start and finish at Grand River Brewery. The course includes the Armory Arts Trail, Jackson High campus, the historic prison, and various streets of downtown. Both the 8k and 5k courses are USATF certified. Grand River Brewery will be opening at 8:00 am to accommodate the participant's family and friends with the breakfast menu including the famous GRB Bloody Mary Bar.

ALL registered participants will receive a breakfast buffet ticket and an ORS race shirt!

Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers of Open and Masters Divisions in the 8k Run, 5k Run, and 5k Walk, as well as the top three finishers in each age group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-66, 67+.

Packet pick up will take place the night before the race. 

This race is part of the 2021 ORS Race Series. If you attend and participate in these races, please do the following:

  • Be respectful to other participants
  • Maintain social distancing 
  • Do not congregate in groups
  • Wear masks prior to racing
  • Masks during the races will not be mandated or policed

These opportunities for community health are crucial to overall well-being of our Jackson area. Please do what you can to follow these important safety guidelines and recommendations so that ORS may continue to have these events in 2021.


* Experience Jackson is not responsible for errors or omissions in the event information. Please contact the event organizer directly for further information, or with any questions.

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