What is the KT82 Trail Relay?
I’m interested, when does KT82 registration open?
What information is required for lottery entry?
Should I enter the lottery more than once?
What is the KT82 entry fee?
What are the team divisions and categories?
What are the next registration steps once the captain has submitted the Lottery entry?
How many teams will race the KT82?
Where does the KT82 start?
Where does the KT82 finish?
What is the total distance of the KT82?
What is the KT82 route?
Will the KT82 provide awards?
I wish to participate but don’t have a team. How can I find additional team members or a team to join?
What is included in the KT82 entry fee?
What about support vehicles?
Is a post-race celebration scheduled?
Why is my personal and team pace time important?
What if a teammate requires medical assistance during the race?
Will the KT82 course be marked?
Will the KT82 be a timed event?
How can I or others volunteer?
What if I still have questions?

 

What is the KT82 Trail Relay?
The GO! St. Louis KT82 is an exciting, one day trail relay from St. Louis County to Hermann, MO. The KT82 is a team event, 82 miles in length, and only open to 200 teams.

The event is comprised of 18 running legs. 17 exchange points on the route will be utilized for runner transition and support vehicle access. The 18 legs will vary in both distance and terrain. Most legs will utilize the scenic Katy Trail. Other trails in St. Louis County, St. Charles County and in Hermann will be part of the KT82. Three of the 18 legs will involve hillier, more difficult terrain and a ‘single track’ orientation.

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. The KT82 is a team adventure and experience, unlike any other race in which you’ve participated!

I’m interested, when does KT82 registration open?
KT82 registration will be done by lottery. While no payment will be required during the lottery entry, we will collect your credit card data to charge should your team secure a slot.

After the lottery closes and entries are drawn, teams winning a spot will have the credit card on file automatically charged and will be notified.

What information is required for lottery entry?
A designated team captain will register for the lottery for each team. The captain will enter personal data including team name (Fun and creative team names are encouraged), personal 10K pace data and payment information. Actual team member data will be added at a later date. Captain data can be changed later, too.

Should I enter the lottery more than once?
You should enter the lottery once per team. Once the lottery is complete, each successful lottery entrant will be assessed a $600 race entry fee and a $30 processing fee. If you enter multiple times and are successful, your credit card will be charged $630 for each successful entry.

What is the KT82 entry fee?
The entry fee price for the KT82 is $600 per team (plus processing fees).

What are the team divisions and categories?
We will offer a male, female or mixed team category and divisions for open and masters. A masters team is any team where ALL members of the team are 40 or older. Team data can be changed after entry so captains need not worry about having entered incorrect information or information that has subsequently changed.

What are the next registration steps once the captain has submitted the Lottery entry?
Teams will be randomly selected and captains will be informed via email of their successful KT82 entry. Once your team has been selected, the credit card number submitted during the registration process will be charged in full.

What if my team isn’t selected in the KT82 Lottery?
Captains of teams not selected via the lottery process will be informed. Team members will be encouraged to join other teams who were more fortunate in the lottery process.

How many teams will race the KT82?
Due to logistical considerations, the KT82 will be limited to 200 participating teams.

Where does the KT82 start?
The KT82 will start in St. Louis County at Parkway North High School. Parkway North is located at 12860 Fee Fee Road, St. Louis MO 63146.

Where does the KT82 finish?
The KT82 will finish in Hermann, Missouri. The town of Hermann and Hermann Amphitheater provide a fabulous finish backdrop and festive post-race party.

What is the total distance of the KT82?
The KT82 is configured at approximately 82 miles. Final adjustments to the route may become necessary due to construction, weather and / or other intervening variables.

What is the KT82 route?
The KT82 will start at Parkway North High School. From that point, the KT82 will utilize St Louis County and St Charles County trails to access the Katy Trail. The bulk of the KT82 race course will utilize the Katy trail en route to the finish line in Hermann.

The KT82 incorporates three legs that depart from the Katy Trail. Those legs are in St. Charles County, are more ‘single track’ in nature and comprise approximately 12 miles of the 82 total. The KT82 departs the Katy Trail North of Hermann and delivers racers safely to Hermann, MO.

Will the KT82 provide awards?
Awards will be available for both 6 person teams (regular) and 3 person teams (ultra). The divisions inside both regular and ultra will be open and masters. An additional team award will be presented for best team spirit, including team attire and support vehicle decorating!

I wish to participate but don’t have a team. How can I find additional team members or a team to
join?
We recommend using the GO! St. Louis Facebook page and / or KT82 Trail Relay page to recruit additional team members or to find a team seeking additional members.

What is included in the KT82 entry fee?
As a GO! St. Louis event, the KT82 will provide the quality elements you’ve come to expect! The KT82 will include race support, finisher medals, race shirts, awards, plus entry into the Hermann post-race festivities.

What about support vehicles?
KT82 Teams are responsible for providing 1 or 2 team vehicles. Specific driving directions to KT82 exchange points are provided in the Support Vehicle Guide. Additionally, over 120 signs will be in place at key points to facilitate traffic flow.

Teams may divide driving responsibilities among members or recruit someone specifically to drive the
support vehicle(s). A team driver is HIGHLY recommended!

Is a post-race celebration scheduled?
One of the KT82’s fabulous features is the post-race party. Race the KT82 then enjoy all the best of Hermann, Missouri. The post-race party will utilize the Hermann Amphitheater. Music and food will be part of the post-race event. Additional tickets will be available for purchase for family members and support crew. The post-race party will be a great venue to share your race experience with other teams.

Why is my personal and team pace time important?
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 82 mile 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.

What if a teammate requires medical assistance during the race?
In a serious or life threatening situation, please call 911! For more minor needs, three medical stations will be positioned along the course and one at the finish line.

Will the KT82 course be marked?
Yes! The running course will include signage at any point a turn is required. Additionally, road signage will be provided for support vehicles.

Will the KT82 be a timed event?
The KT82 is a timed event. Teams will utilize a shared slap bracelet. That bracelet has a timing element and will be passed from runner to runner at each exchange point.

How can I or others volunteer?
As with any GO! St. Louis race, volunteers play an important part in the success of the event. We will offer a variety of opportunities and hours for hundreds of volunteers. For more information on volunteering, contact us at volunteer@gostlouis.org

What if I still have questions?
You may contact us at info@gostlouis.org and we can assist with your registration, course or additional
questions.