Pomerode’s Oktoberfest Run: Where Beer Meets the Road

Pomerodes Oktoberfest Run

In a small Brazilian town, Pomerode, nestled in the Vale do Itajaí, a unique event is brewing. It’s called the “most German run in Brazil,” and it’s not just about the miles. This is where runners get a refreshing twist on their journey—a cold, crisp beer.

The Meia Maratona Tirol de Pomerode, taking place on October 21 and 22, features both 6 km and 21 km races, and it’s already drawn over 3,500 eager runners.

Pomerode, a town known for its German heritage, sits about 165 kilometers from the capital, Florianópolis. In the 19th century, the first German immigrants left Pomerania to establish their roots in the Vale do Itajaí.

As participants hit the pavement and savor their brews, they’ll get a glimpse of the town’s distinctive architecture with its enamel-style houses, a hallmark of Germanic design. They’ll also bask in the lush green surroundings and soak in the “German culture in every detail.”

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This unique event is now a part of the October festivities in Santa Catarina, celebrated with gusto during Oktoberfest, as stated by Mariana Neves, the events coordinator of Corre Brasil, the organizing body behind this special race.

While 65% of the registered athletes hail from Santa Catarina, there are participants from 16 other Brazilian states, making it a true national celebration.

The running experience is not just about the race; it’s an immersion into German culture. The RunFest, an open space at the Municipal Event Pavilion, is a hub for kit pickup and a showcase of regional products. It’s also a cultural hub, featuring traditional bands, folkloric groups, more cold beer, and fun German-inspired games. To add a cherry on top, runners who’ve been a part of every edition of this event will be honored.

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The Meia Maratona Tirol de Pomerode isn’t just a run; it’s a journey through history and a celebration of Brazil’s German heritage. So lace up your running shoes and raise your beer stein high because this race promises an unforgettable blend of fitness and fun. Don’t miss out on this remarkable experience; secure your spot before it’s too late by visiting the Vem Correr website. Registration starts at just R$89 for the 6 km and 21 km distances.

Whether you choose the shorter Saturday race or the half marathon on Sunday, beer will be waiting for you in the final kilometers of the 21 km route. So, come for the run, stay for the culture, and let Pomerode’s charm enchant you. This event is more than a race; it’s a taste of German heritage in the heart of Brazil.

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