The GO! St. Louis Half Marathon presented by PNC Bank was introduced in 2003 and has become the most popular race during the two-day weekend, attracting more than 12,000 participants, which is the race cap.
The half marathon distance appeals to runners and walkers, who are looking for a challenging distance, without committing to the training for a full 26.2-mile marathon. Participants in the half marathon start at the same time as marathon and marathon relay participants. Half marathoners share the same course until the 9-mile mark, where they turn and head back towards downtown.
2015 Half Marathon Prize Money
- 1st Place – $1,500 (Male and Female)
- 2nd Place – $1,000 (Male and Female)
- 3rd Place – $300 (Male and Female)
Half Marathon Age Group Awards:
Official clock will determine overall winners, five deep, male and female, in these age categories: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ will receive an award.
Bridge Challenge 3.5 – Presented by Stupp Bridge Company
The Bridge Challenge 3.5 is a race within a race that starts near the entrance to the Eads Bridge and concludes after crossing the MLK Bridge. Participants will be timed separately on this portion of the course, with the top three in every age category receiving an additional award medal and a commemorative chocolate bar from Crown Candy Kitchen. Participants should check the results tent after the race to see if they placed in the top three. Medals will be available at the awards tent for pickup after the race.
Elite Athlete Status
We offer elite competitors the opportunity to receive a preferred start corral, access to the elite athlete tent, along with other amenities. If you would like to apply for Elite Athlete Status contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time Limit Rule
Half Marathoners must maintain a 14:52 minute per mile pace through 9 miles (Vandeventer and Forest Park Ave). The time limit rules will be strictly enforced. There will be a pace leader leading a 6 hour 30 minute marathon pace or 3 hour 15 minute half marathon pace (14:52 minutes per mile). The time limit will begin when the 6:30 marathon pace group crosses the start line after the start of the race.
Any Marathoner, Half Marathoner, or Marathon Relay participant who falls behind the pace prior to the Half Marathon Turnaround point will be required to move to the sidewalk and obey all traffic signals. For additional information, please call our office at 314-727-0800.
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding experience, consider joining the more than 2,500 volunteers who help make GO! events and programs a success. The GO! St. Louis Family Fitness Weekend requires the majority of our volunteer needs, but as a not-for-profit organization, we have additional opportunities for anyone looking to donate their time. Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer.
Drury Hotels is the Official Hotel Partner of GO! St. Louis and offer preferred participant discount rates. To reserve a room or get additional hotel info click here.
The new line of official 2015 Marathon Weekend merchandise from Nike will be released soon. A limited supply is available online, locally at Big River Running retail locations or at the GO! St. Louis Health & Fitness Expo on April 10 & 11. Check out the 2014 line HERE.