Strassenlauf, Kirchenfest Run

Strassenlauf, Kirchenfest Run



We are adding a 10K course this year!

Saturday, 7:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. – RAIN or SHINE

A little morning exercise… what an ideal way to start the weekend!
The 5K Strassenlauf Run starts at 8:00 a.m. and the 2K Walk/Run starts at 9:00 a.m.
Runners of all skill levels are welcome to compete.
Shortly after the Strassenlauf is completed, visit our home page and we’ll link to the results for everyone to see!

Special Thanks to:
1.  Knights of Columbus for the continued generous donation to sponsor the shirt purchase.
2.  St. Joseph’s Hospital Physical Therapy department is donation 500 water bottles and will be there race morning for any physical needs of racers.
3.  A group of “Friends of Kirchenfest” for donating a Go Pro Hero camera as the early registration give-away!

10K Route   5K Route             2K Route       

Registration Form      Online Registration    

2K RunAwards Division
6 and under
7 – 9
10 – 12
13 – 14
15 – 16
17 – 19
20 – 34
35 and over

10K/5K Run Awards Divisionpic_strassenlauf_1
9 and under
10 – 14
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 54
55 – 59
60 – 69
70 and over
Heavy Weight

2015 – ResultsAwards
2014 – 
20125K Overall, 5K Agegroup, 2K Overall, 2K Agegroup, 5K Heavyweight
20115K Overall5K Agegroup, 2K Overall, 2K Agegroup, 5K Heavyweight
20105K Overall, 5K Agegroup, 2K Overall, 2K Agegroup, 5K Heavyweight

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 1580

DATE:                   Saturday, August 27, 2016
LOCATION:           Start & Finish at St. Paul Catholic Church Grounds, Ninth & Lemon Sts., Highland, IL
STARTING TIME:  5K starts at 7:30 a.m. • 2K starts at 9:00 a.m .
COURSE:               5K loops through paved, tree-lined residential streets – slightly hilly. Markers at every mile. Splits at 1 and 2 miles. 2 water stops – course marshals at all intersections.

SHIRTS: Moisture Wicking Performance shirts are available to the first 500 entrants (adult sizes only)

ENTRY FEES: $25 for entries submitted for 2K race prior to August 16th. Late entries for 2K are $30. NO REFUNDS.
$25 for entries submitted for 5K race prior to August 16th. Late entries for 5K are $30. NO REFUNDS.
Early Packet Pick-up Friday 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Day of Race, Packet pick-up begins at 6:30.
AWARDS: 5K & 2K – Trophies to First Overall Male & Female finishers. Over 130 custom-cast medallions given to top
age group finishers, 5K & 2K. Awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in South Tent.
REFRESHMENTS: Post-race refreshments will be available. Bavarian Skillet Breakfast available for purchase on Church
Grounds from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Please stay & join the festivities.

For further information contact:
Sharon Schmitz 618-792-4577 OR Sarah Wiegman 618-651-0047
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO : Kirchenfest Strassenlauf
MAILTO: c/o Dan Koerkenmeier, 2 Meadowlark Ct., Highland, IL 62249


By filling out this form you adhere to the following. I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically sound and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release St. Paul Church, City of Highland, Knights of columbus Council 1580, and all other sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

Registration: Sunday at 7:00AM | Ride: Sunday, 9:00
Enjoy a bike ride on Sunday morning by taking part in the 5th Annual KirchenRide!

The “Tour of Brats” bicycle race is a take on the “Tour de France.” The 25 mile bike route follows lightly traveled roads around Highland. While eating bratwurst is not necessary, at the end of the race, the rider is awarded a 1 minute time credit for EACH bratwurst eaten (two brat max). Air up your tires, be ready to eat some brats, and join us!


Register Here

Long Route Map     Short Route Map


The Kirchenfest is known for a variety of Raffles. Tickets will be available on the grounds all weekend.. This year, you can buy raffle tickets for a chance to win:

  • Brand New 2017 Ford Focus S  or $15,000
  • Vacation to Florida Walt Disney World or
    Hawaii or Napa Vally California
  • Hand-made Quilt
  • Half Steer
  • Whole Hog

Feeling lucky? You can purchase any raffle ticket ahead of time – see a St. Paul Parishioner or the Church Office.
And, you can purchase raffle tickets throughout both days at the Kirchenfest.
Raffle Winners will be announced on Sunday Night at 8:30 p.m.

Kirchenfest Dodgeball Logo
Recess is back! Play your favorite schoolyard sport “Pick-Up” style for fun and exercise! Kirchenfest Dodgeball will feature a ‘stingless’ foam ball and new game types in addition to traditional rules.

Locatated on the grassy lot east of the parish center.

Saturday, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
What better way to spend some time with friends than an exciting game of bingo? Bingo will be played on both days of the Kirchenfest, so make some time to sit down for few games!


Kirchenfest will have an Alumni Tent at the corner of 9th and Olive in front of St. Paul Church. Meet up with your classmates!
Visit the tent on SATURDAY, AUGUST 26:
5:00 pm – Graduates from the 1940s and 1950s
6:00 pm – Graduates from the 1960s
7:00 pm – Graduates from the 1970s
8:00 pm – Graduates from the 1980s
9:00 pm – All Graduates of St. Paul Grade School

Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – close | Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – close
Browse for some of the finest crafts around at the Kirchen Kraft Korner. You’ll find unique items and great deals. Be sure to drop by the crafter’s tent on Kirchenfest weekend.





pic_fleaFLEA MARKET Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
St. Paul School’s Gymnasium is the site of the Kirchenfest Flea Market. Fancy yourself a bargain hunter?Well, this is your paradise! You’ll find bargains galore throughout the weekend.
Want to get a head start on your bargain shopping?
The Flea Market Pre-Sale is held Friday Evening, August 25, from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the Pre-Sale is $5.

Donations Info and Flea Market Flier Download