Date: October 13, 2013 - Soldier's Memorial (1315 Chestnut)
Start Times: 5K - 7:00 am, 10K & Half Marathon - 7:30 am, 10:00 - 1-Mile Fun Run, Costume Contest - 10:30 am
The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race, features a Half Marathon, Missouri’s largest 10K race, a 5K and a 1-Mile Fun Run. This event attracts many of the region’s elite runners, along with thousands of runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, who dress in costume and compete for fun. More than 8,000 participants are expected to compete for fun, cash prizes and pumpkin pies.
A Halloween costume contest is held post-race and includes special prizes for the winners. Participants receive a short sleeve Nike tech shirt (half, 10K & 5K only), finisher medal and lots of post-race treats. The course starts and finishes in downtown St. Louis and includes plenty of scary cool things, which add to the festive feel of the event.
New Half Marathon Added!
We have added a 13.1 Half distance this year, to go along with the 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run.
Half Marathon - $50 (April 4-10), $55 (April 11-May 31), $60 (June 1-30), $65 (July 1-Aug. 31), $70 (Sept. 1-Oct. 10)
10K , 5K & Fun Run - $30 10K, $25 5K, $20 Adult Fun Run, $10 Child Fun Run April to June 30.
$35, $30, $25 & $15 from July 1 to August 31 and $40, $35, $25 & $15 on Sept. 1 - Oct. 10.
$45 10K, $40 5K, $30 Adult Fun Run, $20 Youth Fun Run on Race Weekend.
Download a 2013 Entry Form Here
See the 2013 Halloween Race Course Here
See the 2012 Halloween 10K video Here
Packet Pickup & Late Registration
As part of the festivities we will have a free costume contest for race participants only. We encourage participants to get creative and dress in costume for the race. This is a family-friendly event so G-rated costumes only. Simply stop by the costume contest tent, located at Soldier’s Memorial to register. The finalists will be announced at 10:30 am at the event site. The costume categories include: Most Original, Scariest, Funniest, Youth and Best of Show (comprised of the first place winners of all the categories, excluding Youth). Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category (excluding Youth) with the winners receiving gift certificates, gift baskets and tickets. Please note in the Youth division we will select five winners. Contestants will need to stop by the contest tent from 6:30 am - 10am on race morning to be judged.
Getting There on Race Morning & Street Closures
The Great Halloween Race starts near Soldier’s Memorial, which is located at 1300 Chestnut in downtown St. Louis. If you choose to drive, plenty of free street parking is available around the event site in addition to select parking garages, although with more than 8,000 participants and thousands of spectators expected, please plan to arrive early. The 5K race will start promptly at 7:00 am, while the 10K and Half Marathon at 7:30 am. There will be some streets near the event site and along the course closed, so check out a complete list here We also suggest that you check out the Missouri Department of Transportation website for last minute street/exit closures unrelated to the race.
Race Rules & Regulations
The most important thing is to have fun and enjoy your race, but we do have some basic rules that will ensure that things run smoothly. A reminder that participants with baby strollers or joggers will be allowed to participate in the 5K race and 1-Mile Fun Run Only. Participants utilizing strollers and joggers should start at the back of the 5K start line. No strollers are allowed in the 10K or Half Marathon. To ensure that you receive an accurate time make sure your race bib, which has the timing tag on the back is clearly visible on the front of your body. We will not have assigned start corrals, so we ask that you line up according to your pace per mile. If you plan to walk the race, please line up near the back of the start. Remember your timing chip does not start until you officially cross the start line. Also, no pets (dogs), roller blades, skateboards, bikes, etc. are allowed in any of the races.
There is a 3 hour, 15 minute time limit for the half marathon race.
Weather or Disaster Emergency
In the event of severe weather or a disaster that causes the event to be delayed, altered or canceled we encourage you to listen to the announcer at the start/finish line or race officials along the course for special instructions. The event will proceed rain or shine. No refunds will be issued for an event that is delayed, altered or canceled. Any pre-race weather or disaster related information will also be posted on gostlouis.org, our Facebook page and Twitter page.
10K Prize Money and Awards
1st - $750
2nd - $500
3rd - $250
Half Marathon Prize Money
1st - $500
2nd - $300
3rd - $200
The first three finishers in each age group in the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K receive a pumpkin pie as a special award. Visit the awards tent after the race to see if you are a winner.
2011 Halloween 10K Photos
2010 Halloween 10K Photos
2009 Halloween 10K Photos
10k Training Schedule
5K Training Schedule
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