Registration is now open for a new Octoberfest fun run/walk held in Fort Defiance State Park on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event is being coordinated by the Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Friends of Fort Defiance.
The evening will kick off at 4:45 p.m. with a half-mile kids' run. The 5K fun run/walk will start at 5 p.m., to be followed by a picnic in the park from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with brats, smores, pop and beer, all for a freewill offering. Part of the evening's proceeds will go to the Friends of Fort Defiance.
Awards will be given at 6 p.m. to the top three male and top three female finishers as well as for the best costumes so participants are encouraged to dress up.
Following the picnic will be a concert in the park with live music featuring singer Brad Morgan from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Everyone is welcome so bring the whole family - you don't have to participate in the run to take part in the event.
Registration forms are available at the Chamber office or on the website www.estherville.org. Cost is $25 before Sept. 24 (sign up early to be guaranteed an event t-shirt). After that date, cost is $30. The kids' run is free.