This 5K race & Fun Run (1-Mile) is a summer family tradition, so make plans to join us on Father’s Day. The GO! St. Louis All-American 5K & Fun Run promises to be pure All-American fun, complete with apple pie and ice cream, and is open to all ages and fitness abilities. The flat-downhill 5k course will be ideal for those athletes looking for a new PR (personal record) on a scenic neighborhood course. This race sold out last year, so register early!
• Top quality shirt to all participants
• Finisher Medal to 5K participants
• Fun and Festive Post-Race Refreshments, including Ice Cream
• Prize Money for Overall 5K Winners
• Apple Pies for Top 3 in 5K Age Groups
• Music and lots of other fun All-American stuff
Entry Fees: (Limited to 3,000 entrants)
• $25 (February 27 – April 15)
• $30 (April 16 – June 18)
• $35 (June 19-21)
1-Mile Fun Run Adult
• $15 (February 27 – April 15)
• $18 (April 16 – June 18)
• $20 (June 19-21)
1-Mile Fun Run Youth (Youth is 12 years-old and under)
• $10 (February 27 – April 15)
• $12 (April 16 – June 18)
• $15 (June 19-21)
We do offer a 25% entry fee discount for all active duty, veterans, guard members and reserve members. To receive a special discount code, please email us at email@example.com or call 314-727-0800. Participants utilizing the military discount will be required to provide a military ID or papers during the packet pickup process.
Prize Money & Age Group Awards
Overall Winners (Men & Women)
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
First, Second and Third place in the every age category for the men and women’s divisions receive an Apple Pie.
The 5K course starts in downtown Kirkwood (325 North Taylor, near the YMCA) and finishes in Webster Groves (East Lockwood & North Gore). The course will be flat with numerous downhills, so here’s your chance to set a new PR (personal record) in the 5K. Please note that the start of the 1-Mile is in Webster Groves and not in Kirkwood.
Watch a 2014 Highlight Video HERE
Participants in the 5K will be timed using the “B-Tag” system. The 5K race course has a 1-hour time limit, thus the course will officially close and streets will re-open at that time. Participants in the 1-Mile fun Run will not be timed. To ensure that you receive an accurate time make sure your race bib, which has the timing tag on the back (removal of timing strips will result in disqualification) is clearly visible on the front of your body.
Rules, Regulations & Race Bib Transfer
We do allow baby joggers/strollers in both the 5K and the Fun Run, but must start at the back of the start line area. No dogs, pets, roller blades, skateboards or wagons are allowed in any of the races.
Transferring of race bibs is not allowed in this race. While the practice of giving your race bib to someone else, may seem harmless, it can result in serious consequences to both parties involved. It’s an issue of false identity and a liability issue. Why? The most important reason is that your race bib is attached to your identity, so if an emergency occurs that requires medical attention or a race official must identify a participant, we need to have accurate information. In addition, finisher awards may be impacted. If race organizers identify an individual who has given their race bib to another person, it will result in disqualification and a minimum two-year ban for both individuals for any GO! St. Louis race.
Race Day Parking
There are a variety of parking options available on race morning, but the majority of the parking will be available in Kirkwood. If you are parking in Kirkwood, there is a parking garage at Madison & Kirkwood Road or street parking is available on Argonne, Jefferson and Madison. In Webster Groves, there will be plenty of parking available on side streets and lots in and around the business district. Please DO NOT park on the race course along Adams and Woodlawn. Points of interest near the 5K start line are the Kirkwood train station, Commerce Bank, Bar Louie and Kaldi’s Coffee.
Race Day Shuttle Service
Since the 5K race starts in Kirkwood and finishes in Webster Groves we will offer a free shuttle service after the 5K race from Webster Groves back to the start line in Kirkwood, beginning at 8:30 am, and concluding at 9:30 am. For those 5K participants that choose to park near the finish line in Webster Groves, we offer shuttle service to the start line in Kirkwood beginning at 5:30 am, and ending at 7:00 am. Look for the large shuttle flag banners, which indicate pickup/drop off locations. You will be asked to show your race bib for access to the shuttle.
Packet Pick Up: (Race shirt and Race bib number)
Pre-Race Pick Up
Saturday, June 20, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Kirkwood YMCA (325 North Taylor Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122, (314-965-9622)
Kirkwood YMCA Parking Lot, Sunday, June 21 beginning at 6:15 am
Fun Run participants can pick up their packets at the finish line (East Lockwood & North Gore in downtown Webster). The official start line for the Fun Run is the 5K finish line.
Race officials may cancel, delay or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued. Weather related updates will be posted through our official Facebook and Twitter pages, and through the local media.
If you would like to join the “Volunteer Crew” for the GO! St. Louis All-American 5K & Fun Run, check out the list of fun jobs available. From staffing packet pickup to distributing water or finisher medals, to helping us keep the course safe for participants, we have a variety of volunteer opportunities. The success of GO! St. Louis events are depended on the valuable service we receive from our volunteers. Sign-Up to join the Crew HERE
5K Training Schedule Here.