The GO! Missouri™ KT82 is an exciting one day, 82-Mile trail relay that starts in St. Louis County and finishes in Hermann, MO. The 2nd annual endurance race is set for Saturday, September 5, 2015. The majority of the KT82 will utilize the scenic Katy Trail, while other trails in St. Louis County, St. Charles County and in Hermann will also be part of the course. Teams can be comprised of either 6 (regular team) or 3 (ultra team) runners. On a 6-person team, each racer will complete 3 legs. For a 3-person team, each racer will complete 6 legs.
Teams will be comprised of three divisions – Male, Female and Mixed, within those divisions are two categories – Open and Masters. For additional details, please refer to the Event FAQs. If you have a question that is not covered in the FAQs, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KT82 Quick Links
To download the 2015 Participant Race Guide, click HERE.
Check out the Notes From the Captain’s Meeting — HERE.
Check out the Official Support Vehicle Guide — HERE.
Exchange Open and Close Times — HERE.
Read the Event News Release HERE.
Watch the 2014 Highlight Video HERE.
2015 KT82 Relay Photos HERE.
Due to the anticipated high demand for entry in the KT82, a lottery process will be utilized to ensure fairness and equal access. The KT82 lottery registration will open on November 17 and remain open until January 16. Immediately after registration closes, a lottery will be held for the 200 available team slots. The total team cost for both 6-person and 3-person teams is $600, plus a $30 online processing fee. Selected teams will be notified on January 30, 2015.
A non-refundable, $10 fee will be collected at registration to confirm each team’s entry into the KT82 Lottery. The $10.00 lottery fee from each team will be donated to help support GO! St. Louis Youth Programs, aimed at fighting youth obesity.
The KT82 starts at Parkway North High School in St. Louis County, primarily traveling the Katy Trail through the historic towns of Augusta and Marthasville, en route to the finish line in Hermann City Park (at the Hermann Amphitheater). The Katy Trail provides a terrific running venue including scenic vistas, bluffs, views of the Missouri River and numerous, wine country vineyards. The course includes 18 legs and 82 miles of running. Three of the legs involve more challenging, single track running on St. Charles County (Missouri Department of Conservation) trails.
Pace Times & Regulations
The KT82 is a relay event spanning 82 miles of trail running. Your pace is critical information that helps organize a staggered start, ensuring that all teams and runners finish in Hermann before darkness. It is critical that each team member enter their 10K pace data accurately. The inherent nature of the KT82, the distance and darkness require that your cumulative team pace be 10:30 per mile or under. Inaccurate pace estimates will potentially impact race support for your team as exchange points and support stations will be staffed in keeping with pace estimates. Teams running faster than their indicated pace may be held at checkpoints to ensure safety and support. Teams running slower than their submitted pace may be asked to skip a leg or legs of the KT82.
Race bib transfer must been officially completed through GO! St. Louis and the online registration system prior to the race. Unauthorized race bib transfer is prohibited. 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.
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Hermann – The City of Hermann has some charming B&B’s and Guest Houses, motels and camping accommodations for those participants who want to enjoy the evening and stay the night. On Sunday, you might want to leisurely enjoy the local wineries on your return trip home. For more information, access the Chamber of Commerce website: www.VisitHermann.com, call the chamber (800-932-8687); or download a PDF for a list of lodgings. For camping arrangements, contact Hermann City Park: (573-486-5400).