Start your 2021 race season off right with the 12th annual Winterläufe 8K on Saturday, February 6!

We are capping this event at 500 in-person participants to stay within COVID-19 directives.
Don't miss out - register today!

All registrants will receive a Dri-Fit shirt at no extra charge!

The first road race of the year takes runners on a scenic tour through the beautiful countryside and over the historic 1904 Gugel Bridge.

The Winterläufe is hosted by the Frankenmuth Jaycees, and all proceeds go to charitable causes.

Registration after Saturday, January 30 cannot be guaranteed a Dri-Fit race shirt.

Event Start Times - subject to change due to wave starts
10:00 AM - 8K Run
10:05 AM - 8K Walk

Registration Fees

Race Registration
or Before Feb. 5
Onsite at the Race
Feb. 6
In-Person 8K Run/Walk $40.00 $45.00
Virtual 8K Run/Walk $48.00 $48.00

Packet Pick-Up
Packet pick-up and onsite registration is located in the parking lot of Tiffany's Food & Spirits, near the race start line. Registration will be open from 8:00 AM the morning of the race. Registration closes a half hour before the start of the individual race.


The Winterläufe will provide finisher medals, in a traditional German theme, to all participants in both the in-person and virtual events. We will also award the top three (3) overall male and female finishers in the 8K Run and Walk. Awards will be mailed following event.

The Jaycees are a volunteer leadership organization consisting of civic-minded individuals between the ages of 21-40. All proceeds from the Winterläufe, as with all Jaycee fundraising events, are donated to local charitable causes.

There are numerous free parking options in downtown Frankenmuth within close proximity to Tiffany's Food & Spirits.