2024 RACE UPDATES & HIGHLIGHTS

1) NEW 2024 PINT GLASS FOR EVERY FINISHER

2) FINISHER MEDAL FOR EVERY HALF MARATHONER!

3) CELEBRATE 8 YEARS OF THE CREVE COEUR ST. PADDY’S RACE

Join us Tuesday, July 4 for the 5th annual Stars and Stripes Runs. Start your holiday with some fun exercise! Come RUN and WALK with us!  The run will be held at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex. 5K/10K will begin at 8:30am, and Fun Run starts at 10am! Participants are encouraged to come back that evening and enjoy the free 4th of July Fireworks Celebration starting at 6:30 p.m.

Awards for the 5K and 10K will be given to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the first-place finishers in each age group. Age groups are separated by male and female and are 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Each participant in the Fun Run will receive a medal for running. **Shirts are guaranteed to all participants who register by June 15th.

All Ages welcome!

The main event is the Lion Biathlon, which consists of a 5-mile run followed by a 20-mile bike ride.  You can participate in this event as an individual or as a 2-person team, with one person running and the other biking.

The Leo Biathlon is a 3-mile run followed by a 12-mile bike ride.

There is also a 5-mile run and Family Walk.

The nonprofit, RRCA-sanctioned St. Charles Runners Club is proud to present the 42nd running of the FLAT FIVE. This unique event includes a 5 mile run and 1 mile fun run/walk.

This year’s course will be an out and back on the Katy Trail to minimize the impact on St. Charles City streets. Racers will head north from the start/finish on the Katy Trail. Course Marshalls will be at all road crossings, at the water stop and at the turn around. A lead and trailing bike will be used to make sure that all participants have safely finished the race.

The University City Memorial Day Run is one of the area’s oldest races and a family tradition for many.  Races start at Delmar and Kingsland with the 10K start at 7:30 AM, the 5K at 7:50 AM, and a Fun Run for children and their parents at 9:15 AM.

45+ Mile Relay, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K. Share a rural running adventure. Paved county roads, the Katy Trail and a mix of hardcore and hilly gravel roads. Run with a team or tackle it solo.

The Stomp’n Grounds – Rocheport, MO

Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a true Mid-Missouri running experience! Explore some of the best stretches of mixed roads that the area has to offer: paved county roads, the Katy Trail, and a mix of hardcore and hilly gravel roads. If you are looking for a rewarding challenge, then this run is for you!

Departing from the Off Track Events Headquarters on the top of the bluff in Rocheport, this run is a true combination of country experiences. All distances start with a rolling and scenic 1 mile stretch down the hill on County Hwy BB into the historic town of Rocheport. The 45+ and Marathon runners will head out on the long route through gravel roads surrounding the Davisdale Conservation area eventually meeting back up on the half marathon course outside of Rocheport. All routes longer than 10k will run through the Rocheport tunnel before an extended stretch on the Katy Trail. Expect fast times on this flat section of the course mixed with amazing views of the Missouri River, scenic bluffs, and natural beauty. Enjoy the tranquility while you can as a major hill climb awaits before the final stretch of the course leading to the finish line. Finisher medals must be earned!

Participants on the 45+ mile route have the option of participating solo or with up to 6 team members! This relay option is only available for the 45+ mile route and not the shorter distances. There will be 8 team meet up spots on the route that team members will be able to both pass the torch (team slapstick wristband) to the next member as well as be able to hang out and pass some time while waiting for the next team member to catch up. The distances between checkpoints are 3 miles to 8 miles. Pick and choose what routes members will tackle! Team checkpoints will be located in Huntsdale, Rocheport, Franklin, Boonville, and in the middle of nowhere!

At the conclusion of the run, everyone will be rewarded with music, free drinks and donuts, a finisher medal, a bonfire party, and well earned satisfaction for finishing a true Mid-Missouri country endurance run!

All participants will be chip timed so you can track your individual results and work towards your personal goals! However, it doesn’t matter if you run fast or slow, you are are all winners at this event!

Event Perks:

Participate with your family and friends in the 7th Annual Piggyback Dash, a timed 10K and 5K run, as well as a 2K fun run/walk. This unique race will take you on a rolling course through Union with a challenging, but rewarding finish at the top of Autumn Hill. As part of the inspiration behind the race, runners have the option to voluntarily carry someone piggyback style up Autumn Hill to the finish line for extra finisher swag.

Why the Name

Throughout high school, Lance and friends would run almost everyday after dismissal. He routinely ran up Autumn Hill, sometimes using it for hill repeats. Lance loved the hill and the challenge it presented. He never complained about it. Rather, his was the voice of encouragement for others to rise to the challenge. In fact, he is the first person we know of to carry someone piggyback up the hill. Hence the race name, The Piggyback Dash.

Join us for the 6th Annual Chesterfield Regional Chamber Blossom Bolt Run/Walk. The family friendly event will begin at 8am on Saturday, April 8. The 5K (3.1 mile) and 10K (6.2 mile) courses are out and back flat trails. The Chamber also hosts a half-mile Sprout Sprint (aka Children’s Fun Run) for ages 10 and under. This event is sponsored by Bayer, Orangetheory Fitness – Chesterfield, First Community Credit Union, Ambassador Floor, and Ryan Lawn & Tree. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Wings of Hope.

Start on Edison Ave. west of Chesterfield Business Parkway, west on Edison Ave. to Spirit of St. Louis Blvd., north on northbound Spirit of St. Louis Blvd. to north end of Boeing Park, west (on street connecting northbound & southbound Spirit of St. Louis Blvd.) to southbound Spirit of St. Louis Blvd., south on southbound Spirit of St. Louis Blvd. to Edison Ave., east on Edison Ave. to Finish at Start.

The Bellin Run starts and finishes on Webster Ave. in front of Bellin Hospital. The event uses an assigned corral start to ensure the Bellin Run is safe and enjoyable – and allows participants the opportunity for peak performance.

Course

The Bellin Run 10K & 5K start and finish on Webster Avenue in front of Bellin Hospital and weave through the streets of Green Bay and Allouez. Both events head south on Webster Avenue, with the 5K turning left on Beaupre Avenue and the 10K turning left on Greene Avenue.

The event uses an assigned corral start to ensure the Bellin Run is safe and enjoyable – and allows participants the opportunity for peak performance.

The course is relatively flat, with the exception of an extended downhill stretch.. The final mile has plenty of tree cover, providing shade for participants.

Times are given at the start, finish, and 5K points, and there are four water stations on the 10K course, with two stations on the 5K course. Medical personnel are available on the course for any person in need of assistance.

The course time limit is three hours from the time an individual crosses the start line. Chip timing is used to ensure each participant has the full three hours to complete the course, if needed.

After crossing the finish line, participants receive water and food en route to our post-race celebration in Astor Park. Entertainment, results and sports drinks are available in the park.

 

Join us for this magnificent 1st Annual Drink MO Wine Run in Augusta, Missouri! The run begins in the quaint and hilly town of Augusta. After touring around the quiet, historical streets, you head down to the Katy Trail for some flat, fun miles. The 5k and 10k turn around and head back while the half marathoners will enter Klondike Park and enjoy the beautiful, wooded trails. After looping around the unique park, runners head back to amazing Augusta to finish!
The finish line will include local businesses, light snacks, and an award ceremony at the park adjacent to Mount Pleasant Winery. All runners receive a “Passport to Missouri Wine Country” to guide you through the area wineries & shops, a finishers wine glass and a race t-shirt. All half marathon finishers will also receive a festive wine stopper medal!
A huge thanks to Hoffman Companies, our title sponsor! Hoffman wineries will be on your passport and include: Montelle Winery, Balducci Vineyards, Mount Pleasant Estates, and Augusta Winery.