Date: October 22, 2017

7:00AM : 5K Start
7:30AM: 10K / Half Marathon Start
9:30AM: Fun Run Start
Trick-or-Treat Village: 7AM-11AM


The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race is host to a half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run – with a special Halloween twist! This event attracts many of the region’s elite runners, along with thousands of runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. 

This year we have added some extra Halloween fun starting with the Trick-or-Treat 5K! The 5K course will be lined with not only your usual water stops but also candy stops for you to trick or treat along the way! The 10K and half marathon courses have some added adventure this year as well! As you run through downtown St. Louis you will have to watch out for the Zombie Zone and you might even see the Ghostbusters in action!

The fun doesn’t end when the race is over! Get your  top of the line finisher’s medal, and head over to the Trick-or-Treat Village to fill up on candy and treats from local business and organizations. For the over-21 crowd, Michelob Ultra will be on site to help you enjoy a post race brew.

This race promises to be the most festive in St. Louis! Hurry, as this race is limited to the first 5,000 registrants!

Registration Fees

Event 3/1/17 – 8/31/17 9/1/17 – 10/19/17 Race Weekend
Half Marathon $  65 $ 70 $   80
10k $40 $ 45 $50
5K $ 35 $ 40 $ 45
Adult 1-Mile Fun Run $ 20 $ 25 $ 30
Children’s 1-Mile Fun Run $ 10 $ 15 $ 20

Military Discount

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 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. Discount applies to Half Marathon, 10K and 5K only.

See the Great Halloween Race video Here.
Check out the 2015 Event Photos Here.

Race Day Timeline

7:00 a.m. – 5K Starts

7:30 a.m. – 10K/Half Marathon Starts

9:30 a.m. – 1-Mile Fun Run Starts

Trick or Treat Village will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Getting There on Race Morning & Street Closures

The Great Halloween Race starts near Soldier’s Memorial, which is located at 1300 Chestnut in downtown St. Louis. If you choose to drive, plenty of free street parking is available around the event site in addition to select parking garages, although with more than 5,000 participants and thousands of spectators expected, please plan to arrive early. The races start at 7:00 am. We also suggest that you check out the Missouri Department of Transportation website for last minute street/exit closures unrelated to the race.

Check out our list of Street Closures HERE

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick-up for the Great GO! St. Louis Halloween race will take place Friday and Saturday, October 20-21 at the GO! St. Louis office. Both days will be open from 10am – 6pm.

GO! St. Louis office
300 Hunter Avenue
St. Louis, MO  63124

Additionally, packet pick-up will be available at the race site on Sunday morning, October 22, beginning at 6:00am.

Costume Contest

As part of the festivities, we will have a costume contest for race participants only. We encourage participants to get creative and dress in costume for the race. This is a family-friendly event so G-rated costumes only. Simply stop by the costume contest tent, located in Trick-or-Treat Village, between the hours of 7:00 am – 11:00 am. The finalists will be announced on the GO! St. Louis Website the week following the race, with the GO! St. Louis community voting on the winners.

The costume categories include:

  • Youth – Individual
  • Youth – Group
  • Adult – Individual
  • Adult – Group

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category with the winners receiving gift certificates and fun giveaways. Thank you to these St. Louis establishments for kindly donating prizes:

  • Big River Running Company; Landmark Theatres; Schlafly; The Magic House; Missouri Botantical Gardens; Tutti Frutti; Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, University of Missouri-St.Louis; Missouri History Museum; SLU; COCA

Pace Team

Are you worried about maintaining the right speed to achieve your desired finish time? Anxious about running without your headphones? If yes, then join the GO! St. Louis Pace Team. The GO! St. Louis Pace Team promises to provide support and excitement for both the first time participant and for the experience endurance athlete.

Experienced pacers from Smart Pacing offer a wide variety of times. We hope you will find this support useful as you strive to achieve your half marathon goals. Join your desired pace group on race morning at the start line.

  • We will have half marathon groups for 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30, 2:40, 2:50, 3:00 and 3:15.
  • Meet your pacers HERE

Race Rules, Regulations & Race Bib Transfer

The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy your race, but we do have some basic rules that will ensure that things run smoothly. A reminder that participants with baby strollers or joggers will be allowed to participate in the 5K race and 1-Mile Fun Run Only. Participants utilizing strollers and joggers should start at the back of the 5K start line.

  • No strollers are allowed in the 10K or Half Marathon.
  • No pets (dogs), roller blades, skateboards, bikes, etc. are allowed in any of the races.

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. We will not have assigned start corrals, so we ask that you line up according to your pace per mile. If you plan to walk the race, please line up near the back of the start. Remember your timing chip does not start until you officially cross the start line.

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.

Deferral Policy – Half Marathon Participants Only

If for a medical reason you are unable to participate in the Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Half Marathon, you have the option of deferring your entry to either the 2018 Marathon Weekend Half Marathon  or the 2018 Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Half Marathon. This deferral is valid for 50% of the entry fee of your chosen race. The deferral is neither transferable nor refundable and is only valid for one calendar year.

To defer you must call the GO! St. Louis office at (314) 727-0800 by October 15, 2017.

Time Limits

Half Marathon: 3 hours, 15 minutes

10k: 2 hours

5k: 1 hour

Weather or Disaster Emergency

In the event of severe weather or a disaster that causes the event to be delayed, altered or canceled we encourage you to listen to the announcer at the start/finish line or race officials along the course for special instructions. The event will proceed rain or shine. No refunds will be issued for an event that is delayed, altered or canceled. Any pre-race weather or disaster related information will also be posted on our Facebook page and Twitter page.

10K Prize Money

  • 1st = $750
  • 2nd = $500
  • 3rd = $250

The first three finishers in each age group in the Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K receive a pumpkin pie as a special award. Visit the awards tent after the race to see if you are a winner.

Half-Marathon Prize Money

  • 1st = $500
  • 2nd = $300
  • 3rd = $200

The first three finishers in each age group in the Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K receive a pumpkin pie as a special award. Visit the awards tent after the race to see if you are a winner.


10k Training Schedule
5K Training Schedule


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