Join us for the newest line up in GO! St. Louis’ race calendar: the Mississippi Running Festival! 

This basecamp-style team relay brings together everything great about relay running – beautiful trails, time to hang out with friends, great music, food and beverages – and does it all without having to sit in a van all day! 

Teams set up camp at our beautiful team village site in the fields of Southern Illinois University’s campus while members take turns running loops of the 3 courses for the event – easy, medium and hard.  In between running, team members can visit with friends (and maybe even make some new ones from other teams!!), relax and rest at their campsite, and take advantage of the team village activities (yoga classes, foam rolling clinics, ask the expert, food trucks and more!)

Our routes will utilize the scenic Madison County Transit Trail system (paved) and on the SIUE cross country course (grass/dirt trails.)  

There are three options for team size: 

  • 3-person team: each team member will run approximately 26 – 28 miles total (6 legs)
  • 6-person team: each team member will run approximately 13 – 15 miles total (3 legs)
  • 9-person team: each team member will run approximately 8 – 9 miles total (2 legs) 


Date: Saturday, May 30, 2020

Location: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville 

Time: all-day (start times will range from 6am – 8am)


Registration for the event will open on January 6, 2020 after 2019 teams are given the option for guaranteed entry.  The event will be capped at 200 teams total, and registration will be on a first come, first served basis until sold out.  

Team Registration Pricing

  • 3-person team: $300 per team
  • 6-person team: $600 per team
  • 9-person team: $900 per team

Registration includes: race amenities (event shirt, medal), meal ticket for Sugarfire BBQ dinner, participant gift, admission to festival activities, live music, and vendor area.

Priority registration: December 20 – January 5
(open to the 200 teams from 2019’s event – details emailed to these teams separately)

Open registration: January 6 until sell out