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Oktoberfest – Two Empty Bodies!

One of my favorite times to run is during the months of September and October during Oktoberfest. Great races, great friends, and great beers! This is a poem I wrote about Oktoberfest and sharing beers at the end of the race with a running partner. Share this with a friend:

Title: Two Empty Bodies

As the hot summer fades,

and cool temperatures near.

The running season opens

and long runs are in gear.


Take time out of your training

and enjoy a group prost!

Bring yourself, your running shoes,

and give it your most.  


I’ll be with you at the starting line

as we await the gun sound,

3,2,1 and we’re off in abound.


We started together,

now I’m gone without a trace.

I’ll have a beer waiting for you,

just don’t get last place.


You finish the race and feel worn out,

sweat-drenched clothes from your hard running bout.


Your face is perplexed,

as you look for your beer,

I have nothing to offer but a simple sneer.


Two empty bodies, two empty pints,

next time race faster and keep me within sight.


To all who race Oktoberfest and all of its prost,

drink, drink, drink, and race for the boast!


Happy Oktoberfest!



Coach Scott is a published author and RRCA certified running coach (Level 2). He has published over 20 books including, Beginner's Guide to Half Marathons: A Simple Step-By-Step Solution to Get You to the Finish Line in 12 Weeks! (Beginner To Finisher Book 3), which has become an Amazon International #1 bestseller. Scott specializes in helping new runners become injury-free race finishers. He recently completed his 14th half marathon race. 

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