Big News! GO! St. Louis’ annual KT82 Trail Relay is changing seasons!

GO! St. Louis’ most popular team event is changing seasons!  Grab your favorite running buddies and take on the KT82 Trail Relay – now moving to September 14th, 2019.

1 team, 1 day, 82 miles!  The KT82 Relay is a six-person (or 3 person ultra) team event that challenges runners to each run 3 separate legs of different distances as your team works together towards the finish line – a cookout and post-race party in beautiful Hermann, MO the heart of Missouri wine country.

Event registration is normally a lottery – but for this year ONLY as we transition the race from June to September – we’re offering teams the chance to register on a first-come-first-serve basis! This event is only open to 200 teams. 
  • Entry fee: $600/team (6 or 3 person teams)
  • Registration NOW OPEN: Register HERE (until the event sells out)

Participant Information

Team Logistics

  • 6-person team: each runner will complete 3 legs.
  • 3-person team, each runner will complete 6 legs.

Divisions and Categories

  • Male –  zero to two females
  • Female – 6 females
  • Mixed –  three to five females

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 info@gostlouis.org

  • KT82 – Solo Division Information – HERE
  • 2019 Participant Race Guide HERE
  • 2018 Official Support Vehicle Guide (2019 coming soon) – HERE

Course

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.  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. Four of the legs involve more challenging, single track running on St. Charles County (Missouri Department of Conservation) trails.

Check out the 2019 Leg Chart HERE

Every good challenge is even better with great company!
Read what some of our teams are saying about the KT82 Trail Relay

Pace Time

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 Regulations

Race bib transfer must be 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.

Travel and Accommodations

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).