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Greater St. Louis Marathon Fired Up to Announce Sugarfire Smoke House as Exclusive Catering Partner

St. Louis, MO –  Sugarfire Smoke House, renowned for its innovative take on barbecue, ignites the marathon scene as the exclusive catering partner for the Greater St. Louis Marathon on April 27, 2024. This fiery partnership promises to elevate the event’s energy, infusing the race with irresistible flavors and culinary excellence.

“We’re thrilled to announce Sugarfire Smoke House as the exclusive catering partner for the Greater St. Louis Marathon,” said GO! St. Louis President Mona Vespa. “Just as the marathon celebrates endurance and achievement, Sugarfire’s award-winning barbecue and sides will raise the heat on the marathon experience.”

No stranger to competition, Sugarfire has earned accolades from prestigious publications and culinary icons. Under the guidance of Chef/Owner Mike Johnson, whose culinary journey includes mentorship from barbecue legends like Myron Mixon and Emeril Lagasse, Sugarfire has cemented its position in the fiercely competitive world of barbecue.

“Creative events need creative food, and good people need good barbecue,” remarked Johnson. “We’re excited to bring the best of St. Louis-style barbecue to fuel the runners and spectators.”

Just as the Greater St. Louis Marathon draws people from throughout the region and country to experience the city’s vibrant spirit, Sugarfire also draws fans to enjoy our unparalleled barbecue. This year, they’ll team up to provide the sweet smell of victory at the finish line near CITYPARK.

“We’re pulling out all the stops for the Greater St. Louis Marathon,” added Chef Johnson. “Event participants, families, and friends can look forward to a feast fit for champions, including a diverse selection that caters to every palate.”

Visit for more information and to register for the Greater St. Louis Marathon’s full marathon, half, relay 10k, 5k, or 1-mile family fun run races.


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Amanda Galloway


About GO! St. Louis, organizers of the Greater St. Louis Marathon:

GO! St. Louis is a non-profit organization that specializes in providing fitness events and programs for the St. Louis community. The GO! St. Louis Marathon is one of their flagship events, attracting thousands of participants each year to celebrate fitness and achievement in the heart of the city.

About Sugarfire Smoke House:

Sugarfire Smoke House takes the best traditions of the best barbecue cities in the U.S.A. to create a St. Louis-style barbecue that’s all its own. With award-winning barbecue, tantalizing specials, and a commitment to creativity, Sugarfire has become a household name in the barbecue world. Led by Chef Mike Johnson, Sugarfire Smoke House promises a culinary experience like no other, where every bite tells a story of passion and flavor.