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Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race

Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race & Oktoberfest

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

6 to 9 p.m.

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



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Did you miss out on the inaugural Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race last year??? Well, we are proud to announce the fun-filled and award-winning event is coming back this September and will be better than ever!!!

With only six months left to train, 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 second Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race on Saturday, September 28, 2019, 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 register for the race today! This is one event that you will not want to miss!


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Festivities will start at 6 p.m.

0.5K Race starting at 6:30 p.m. 


Festivities end at 9 p.m.


Chip-Timed Race: 
The race will be chip-timed. Arrive early enough to get the best spot and get checked-in. Spectators welcome! 

What to Bring: 
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.


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Street closures around the Square will consist of the following areas below. Please make arrangements for parking around those areas. 

- Main Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets
- State Street, between Fifth and Sixth Streets
- Fifth Street, from Austin to Main Streets 


Register today! Click the link below.

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Inclement Weather Plan

The Garland Guzzler will be held, rain or shine, unless conditions are deemed unsafe. Garland Special Events Inclement Weather Plan begins with the safety of our participants at events. Decisions to delay, postpone, or cancel an event are made in conjunction with the hosting City Officials and Safety Personnel. These decisions are made with careful consideration, in the best interest of our participants, and are final. After review of the N.W.S. weather update, the Special Events Team and City Officials will make the decision on the Garland Guzzler 0.5K and Oktoberfest by 12 p.m. on the event day. The City will make the announcement no later than 2 p.m. for the sake of those involved in the event and those visitors that may be commuting. All race entries fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

If you cannot participate, we will be happy to hold your race packet for three weeks after the event. Your race packet can be picked up at the Garland Convention and Visitors Bureau (211 N. 5th St. Garland, TX 75040) during normal business hours. The quickest and most reliable information will be available to you via the parks and recreation social media or contact us below.

For our full Inclement Weather Plan, click here. 


Förderer (Sponsors)



Dallas Observer - The official media provider for the Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race. For more information, visit DallasObserver.com. 


Ride DART to the Downtown Garland Station.

DART - the official transportation provider for the Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race. For more information, visit DART.org



Bodies Race Company - the official race company provider for the Garland Guzzler 0.5K Race. For more information, visit

Contact Information

Special Events 

211 N. Fifth Street
Garland, TX 75040 
Phone: 972-205-2750

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