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Garland Guzzler 0.5K RACe & Oktoberfest

2020 Date/Time:

Saturday, Sept 26, 2020


Downtown Garland Square
520 W. State Street, Garland, TX

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We are proud to announce the fun-filled and award-winning event is coming back for 2020 and will be better than ever!

We want to see more lederhosen, more yodeling and of course, more racers coming across the finish line, so put down the potato chips and lace up your once used athletic shoes and get ready to set a new world or Garland record!!!

That’s right underachievers, the City of Garland will host the third annual Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race at Downtown Garland Square. That’s no typo; this is a POINT 5K which is only…546 yards, 500 meters or 1,638 feet and we want to see you there!

Join your fellow racers for an evening of Oktoberfest themed racing, games, food, and of course live music. We hope to see everyone on their best or “wurst” behavior.

This event is a dog-friendly event, so bring your best friend in their best costume to help you “run” across the finish line!

What are you waiting for? Get up off the couch, brush the crumbs off your pajama pants, and train for the race today! This is one event that you will not want to miss!

Race | Vendors | Fun | Good Eats & Drinks


The festivities start with packet pick-up and registration and a thrilling 0.5K Race.  After the race, you will be treated to an Oktoberfest environment and will contain live music, contest, and games for all ages. We even have vendors with great food and drinks.



Live Music


Chip-Timed Race

Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race will be chip-timed. Arrive early enough to get the best spot and get checked-in. Spectators welcome!



Race Packet Pickup

Pre-Event Packet Pickup - TBA

Race Day Packet Pickup - TBA

Race Course Map

Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race & Oktoberfest - Course Map (JPG)


Bring your friends, relatives, or acquaintances to the shortest race of their lives. Don’t forget your appetites, as there will be food and drinks available for purchase on-site. Costumes are highly encouraged, if not required.

Downtown Street Closures

Street closures around the Square will consist of the following areas below. Please make arrangements for parking around those areas. See Street Closure Map (PDF).

  • Starting at 6 a.m. on Event Day
    • Main Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets
    • State Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets
    • Fifth Street, from Austin to Main Streets
  • Temporary Closings - Times: TBA
    • Fifth Street from Ave A to Austin
    • Sixth Street from Ave A to Austin
    • Main Street from Third to Fifth Street and Sixth to Seventh Streets
    • State Street from Third to Fifth Street and Sixth to Seventh Streets

2018 Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race & Oktoberfest