Winterlaufe-The 13th Annual Winter Race

Location: Bavarian Inn Restaraunt

Bavarian Inn Restaraunt
713 S Main St Suite 1
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

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Contact: Winterlaufe 8K Race

Winterlaufe-The 13th Annual Winter Race

Start your 2022 race season off right with the 13th annual Winterläufe 8K on Saturday, February 5th!

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 USATF-certified event concludes with a festive awards ceremony.

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

In-Person 8K Run/Walk – $40 before Feb 4th, $50 Onsite at Race Feb 5th

Virtual 8K Run/Walk – $50


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.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up and onsite registration will be located at the Bavarian Inn Restaurant – Crest Room. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM the morning of the race. Registration closes a half hour before the start of the 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.


There are numerous free parking options in downtown Frankenmuth within close proximity to registration and the start/finish line.