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Charm City Run Oktoberfest 5K sponsored by Frisco Tap House

  • Charm City Run 7090 Deepage Drive Columbia, MD, 21045 United States (map)

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available at the Packet Pick-up sessions listed below as well as on race day morning.


Please join us for our second annual Oktoberfest 5K sponsored by Frisco Tap House in Howard County! This race begins at Charm City Run Columbia and finishes at the future home of Push Brewing Company. Post-race party includes live music, beer  (must show valid I.D. to receive 2 free beers) and Frisco’s famous soft pretzels.

Entry Fees 


There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.

Please click here for a printable mail-in registration form.

Race Information


6:30 AM Registration and Packet Pick-up


Packet Pick Up

Race Day:

On-Site Starting at 6:30 AM


Top three overall male and female

Top three male and female in the following age groups:
10 and under


  • Gender-specific shirt
  • Access to the post-race party and beer garden at the future home of Push Brewing Company (next to Frisco Tap House)
  • Including: 
    • Live music
    • 2 complimentary beers from Push Brewing (Must show valid I.D. to receive 2 free beers)
    • A Soft Pretzel


The course starts in front of Charm City Run Columbia on Deepage Drive and finishes at Push Brewing Company, next to Frisco Tap House and Brewery. 

Parking and Directions

At the Start:

  • Charm City Run store lot : 7090 Deepage Drive, Columbia, MD. (Please note this parking lot will fill up fast)
  • Brunswick Lanes Bowling Alley Lot : 7100 Carved Stone, Columbia, MD 21045 (**In designated spots only) 
  • Street parking available on Deepage Drive between Carved Stone and Rustling Leaf 

At the Finish: 

  • Street parking available on Herrmann Drive & Oak Hall Lane near Frisco Tap House
  • Some parking is available at Frisco Tap House


**Shuttle Service from Frisco Tap House to Charm City Run - Columbia (concluding the race)

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (from Dobbins Road to Deepage Road) 


Suggested walking route from Frisco Tap House and Brewery (finish) back to Charm City Run - Columbia (Start): (use caution as roads will not be closed)

  • Turn left out of Frisco parking lot onto Dobbins Road
  • Turn left onto Oakland Mills Road, continue around the bend
  • Turn right onto Snowden River Parkway
  • Turn right onto Deepage Road, arriving at Charm City Run - Columbia


Public Transportation (Bus Route) from Finish back to the start: **Fare is $1 & Pick up at Oakland Mills Rd and Snowden River Parkway is at 9:40am, 10:40am, 11:40am, 12:40pm

  • Walk and turn left out of Frisco parking lot onto Dobbin Road
  • Walk and turn left onto Oakland Mills Road, continue around the bend.
  • At Oakland Mills Road and Snowden River Parkway, take the 501 Silver Bus westbound on Snowden River 2 stop.
  • Get off at the Carved Stone Way Stop in front of Mattress Warehouse
  • Continue walking west one block on Snowden River Parkway to Charm City Run Columbia


To register as a volunteer, please click here or email


We are proud to announce that our Beneficiary this year will be Reading Partners Baltimore.

Reading Partners places community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids master basic reading. We’ve been part of the Baltimore educational landscape since 2012, when we opened our first reading center at Friendship Academy at Cherry Hill with the strong support of the Baltimore City education community. According to the Maryland State Assessment, only slightly more than half of Baltimore third graders from low-income families can read at grade level. Without reading, kids won’t have an equitable chance to succeed. As decades of research have shown, students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school, on average, than their peers. Reading Partners is proud to be a driving force in uniting the greater Baltimore community to improve students’ academic achievement. By partnering with Baltimore community members and leaders from local school districts, government, corporations, community organizations, universities, churches, and more, we’re mobilizing the people who care about Baltimore’s children to give back to local schools in a meaningful way. We believe that together we can create a future where every child in Baltimore has the support they need to become strong readers and lifelong learners.

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Thanks to our Sponsors

Thank you Christ Episcopal Church and the Rev. Dr. John D. Stonesifer as an event sponsor and sharing their property with us for the 5K course!