2015 Race Course – Faster, Flatter, Two Bridges, Two States. All in One Unique, Scenic Course!

We’ve completely overhauled the marathon, half marathon, and marathon relay courses for our 15th anniversary event. You’ll see MORE sights – bridges, skyline views, and riverfront– and run FEWER hills – the first 10 miles are net downhill!

Course Highlights:

  • Flatter and faster
  • Two Bridges: Eads & MLK
  • Two States: run in Missouri and Illinois
  • Race within a Race – Bridge Challenge 3.5
  • Marathoners turn around in Forest Park – no more Clayton/U. City hills!
  • Sights include: Gateway Arch, St. Louis Skyline, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Edward Jones Dome, Soulard, and Forest Park

2015 Course Map

Press Release


Half Marathon Elevation

Marathon Elevation

Marathon Elevation

  • Commemorative 15-Year Anniversary medals
  • Technical short sleeve shirts for all marathon, half marathon and marathon relay participants, t-shirts for all other participants
  • Water and Gatorade available at 17 aid stations along the marathon course, as well as at the start and finish.
  • Boston Marathon qualifier
  • USATF certified courses
  • Michelob ULTRA After Party featuring a local band
  • Louis-themed race food, including Ted Drewes Frozen Custard, Pasta House Toasted Ravioli and Crown Candy Chocolate
  • Corral Start, including waves to ease congestion
  • Marathon course completion time extended to 6.5 hours


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