Celebrate your 4th of July with the 47th Edition of the Volksläufe - The People's Race on Tuesday, July 4, 2023!

The Volksläufe, German for "The People's Race," is held annually in celebration of family, friendship, and fitness!  The Volksläufe is hosted by the Frankenmuth Jaycees, and all proceeds go to charitable causes.

Registration Fees
Registrants will receive an official Volksläufe Dri-Fit shirt, a commemorative medal, and an official race number.

Flat Rate Registration
Half Marathon $50.00
10K/5K Zweiläufe - Run both events - the 10K and 5K $75.00
10K Run $45.00
5K Run & Walk $40.00
2K Fun Run $20.00

Online Registration is open through Monday, July 3!  To be guaranteed a shirt size, you must register by Thursday, June 18. We cannot guarantee a specific shirt size if you register after June 18 - so be sure to register early to score your one-of-a-kind Volksläufe t-shirt!

NEW Economy Registration
NEW this year is the Economy participant option! This is for those participants who want to do the race but don't need all the extra swag and just want to save $$. Participants will still be eligible for awards and finish line food but won't receive a shirt or finisher medal.

Flat Rate Registration
Half Marathon Economy $40.00
10K/5K Zweiläufe Economy - Run both events - the 10K and 5K $65.00
10K Run Economy $35.00
5K Run & Walk Economy $30.00

Event Start Times
7:00 AM - 10 Run

7:10 AM - Half Marathon
9:00 AM - 5K Run
9:15 AM - 5K Walk
10:00 AM - 2K Fun Run

Packet Distribution & Late Registration
Packets and Late Registration will be available at the Harvey Kern pavilion in Heritage Park during the folllowing dates and times:
- Monday, July 3rd from 5:00 - 8:00 PM
- Tuesday, July 4th from 6:00 - 10:00 AM

Late registrants are not guaranteed a race shirt, but are welcome to check back at the end of the race to inquire on availability. 

Awards will be given to the overall top male and female in each event (besides 2K), as well as the top three (3) men and women in each of the age groups listed below.  The top male and female Masters (ages 40+) in each event will also receive an award.

Age categories for each race for both men and women include:
13 & Under, 14-17, 18-23, 24-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

Additional Information
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

About Us
Each year, the Frankenmuth Jaycees present this exciting and enjoyable 4th of July experience which includes our premier races on July 3rd as well as a fireworks celebration. The fireworks display, which is enjoyed by runners from across this great region and community members alike, is fully funded by the proceeds raised by the Frankenmuth Jaycees through this project. It is one of the many ways our organization looks to serve our community each year. We truly appreciate all of the support from our runners, our business sponsors, our annual vendors, and our community.

The Jaycees are a volunteer leadership organization consisting of civic-minded individuals between the ages of 21-40. All proceeds from the Volksläufe will serve to fund the July 3rd fireworks display. Any excess proceeds will be donated in our traditional manner to various charitable causes. Thank you for your continued support of this great racing tradition!