OAKtoberfest & 5k Fun Run

Friends of the National Arboretum and the Washington Youth Garden present the first annual fall festival for the 2017 OAKtoberfest and 5k Fun Run on October 28, 2017 at the U.S. National Arboretum. The 5k course will showcase DC’s amazing fall foliage while winding through forests and fields- all on paved, uninterrupted paths. Stay the rest of the afternoon for a children’s tree climb, walking and bicycle tours, food trucks, and live music!

This fall festival hosted by the Friends of the National Arboretum is free but the 5k Fun Run requires registration. Check-in for the 5k begins at 8:00am. OAKtoberfest will run from 11:00am – 4:00pm. Please enter through the R street NE Gates (GPS: 2400 R St. NE, Washington, DC 20002)

Weather Policy: In the event of light rain, the 5k Fun Run will continue as scheduled.  If the Friends of the National Arboretum cancels the 5k Fun Run due to unsafe conditions or threat of inclement weather, you will be contacted by email and offered a refund. For more information, email or call 202-544-8733.

Eventbrite - Oaktoberfest 5k Fun Run! Hosted by: Friends of the National Arboretum

OAKtoberfest and 5k Fun Run Schedule

8:00 AM – 5k Fun Run Check-in

9:00 AM – 5k Fun Run begins

10:00 AM – Children’s bike rodeo with BicycleSPACE in Ivy City

11:00 AM – 4:30 PM – OAKtoberfest Festival Begins

*11:00 AM – Kids tree climb with Piedmont Tree Climbing