Date: October 23, 2016

Location: Soldier's Memorial (1315 Chestnut)

DSC_0423_300x199The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race, features a Half Marathon, a 10K, a 5K and a 1-Mile Fun Run. This event attracts many of the region’s elite runners, along with thousands of runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, who dress in costume and compete for fun. More than 5,000 participants are expected to compete for fun, cash prizes and pumpkin pies.

A Halloween costume contest is held post-race and includes special prizes for the winners. Participants receive an event shirt, finisher medal and lots of post-race treats. The course starts and finishes in downtown St. Louis and includes plenty of scary cool things, which add to the festive feel of the event.

Registration Fees

Event 11/1/15 – 5/31/16 6/1/16 – 8/31/16 9/1/16 – 10/20/16 Race Weekend
Half Marathon $  60 $ 65 $  70 $   80
10k $35 $ 40 $45 $50
5K $ 30 $ 35 $ 40 $ 45
Adult Fun Run $ 20 $ 20 $ 25 $ 30
Children’s Fun Run $ 10 $ 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.

See the Great Halloween Race video Here.
See the Official 2016 Race Course Map Here.
Check out the 2015 Event Photos Here.

Costume Contest

As part of the festivities we will have a free 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 at Soldier’s Memorial to register. The finalists will be announced at 10:30 am at the event site. The costume categories include: Most Original, Scariest, Funniest, Youth and Best of Show (comprised of the first place winners of all the categories, excluding Youth). Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category (excluding Youth) with the winners receiving gift certificates, gift baskets and tickets. Please note in the Youth division we will select five winners. Contestants will need to stop by the contest tent from 6:30 am – 10:00 am on race morning to be judged.

Special thanks to these companies for providing items for the 2015 costume contest:
Big River Running, Big Shark Bicycle Company, City Museum, CJ Muggs, Dewey’s, Fitz’s, Hidden Valley, Imo’s Pizza, Landmark Theatres, Lion’s Choice, Massage Envy Spa, Moolah Theatre, Museum of Transportation, Olivette Lanes, Saint Louis University, Smoothie King, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Tropicana Lanes, True Runner, Upper Limits Rock Gym


If you need a hotel room we have partnered with Drury Hotels to provide a limited number of rooms on race weekend. To reserve a room, at the Drury Plaza or the Drury – Pear Tree Inn call (reference the group name: GO! St. Louis Halloween Race 2016) the reservation line at 1-800-325-0720 or click on the individual hotel links and make your reservation. Both of these hotel properties are within walking distance of the start/finish.

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.

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. Also, 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.

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.

Archive Recap

2015 Results
2014 Results
2013 Results
2012 Results
2011 Results


10k Training Schedule
5K Training Schedule


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