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Registration open for Inaugural 5K Race at Platzkonzert Germanfest

Post Date:08/05/2014

The Village of Hoffman Estates is proud to host its annual Platzkonzert Germanfest presented by Audi of Hoffman Estates, an open air celebration, complete with authentic German food, beer, entertainment, and activities. New to the event on Saturday, September 13, is a competitive 5K race through the scenic Prairie Stone Business Park.

A flat, fast course, the Inaugural Platzkonzert Germanfest 5K will award medals and Cabela’s gift cards to top race finishers by age category. All participants will receive a performance race t-shirt and commemorative beer stein. The entry fee is $35 for pre-registration and $40 for race-day registration. Pre-registration is required prior to September 5, 2014 to guarantee a race t-shirt. Runners and walkers interested in participating can sign up online at

Additional Platzkonzert Germanfest information:
For the first time in the event’s history, Platzkonzert is expanding to two days at the Virginia Mary Hayter Village Green located at 5510 Prairie Stone Parkway off Route 72 in the Prairie Stone Business Park next to the Sears Centre Arena.

On Friday, September 12th, the Village Green opens at 4 p.m. and the band, Centerfold, will provide a free concert starting at 6 p.m. Come enjoy the music and partake in German food and Hofbräu beer.

Following the 5K on Saturday, September 13th, stick around for a continental breakfast and entertainment from the Internationals. Other bands that will take the Oompah and amphitheater stages include the Tenors Three, the Johnny Wagner Band, Walter Flechsig, and the Hott Production Dancers.

Make it a family affair and bring the children, as there will be games, painting, inflatables, and a climbing wall. Participate in the traditional wiener eating, stein carrying, and Mr. Lederhosen contests to be eligible for prizes donated by Hoffman Estates area businesses. For a complete list of activities and times, visit

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