Date: April 7, 2013
Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Downtown St. Louis
The GO! St. Louis Marathon, formerly the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon debuted in October 2000. It was changed from an October race to an April race in 2003.
The GO! St. Louis Marathon has been recognized as a great race for experienced or first-time competitors, who are looking for an event that provides an abundance of participant services and amenities. Additionally, crowd support along the course and helpful volunteers, make this event one of the highest quality marathon races in the Midwest. Each year thousands of people participate, not only from the St. Louis region, but from numerous other states and countries.
The marathon course starts and finishes in the historic St. Louis downtown area. As you begin the race, participants head toward the impressive Gateway Arch, before turning south and heading for the famed Anheuser-Busch brewery. The course also includes Union Station, City Garden, Forest Park (larger than New York’s Central Park), Washington University, City of Clayton, University City Loop (Voted one of the top ten streets in America), before heading down Market Street and the finish line.
Time Limit Rules:
The marathon course route re-opens to traffic at a rolling schedule according to a 6.5-hour marathon pace or (14:52 minutes per mile). Half Marathoners must maintain a 14:52 minute per mile pace through 9 miles (Vandeventer and Forst Park Ave). The time limit rules will be strictly enforced. There will be a pace leader leading a 6 hour 30 minute marathon pace or 3 hour 15 minute half marathon pace (14:52 minutes per mile). The time limit will begin when the 6:30 marathon pace group crosses the start line after the start of the race.
Any Marathoner, Half Marathoner, or Marathon Relay participant who falls behind the pace prior to the Half Marathon Turnaround point will be required to move to the sidewalk and obey all traffic signals. At the half marathon turn-a-round (approximately 9.5 miles), any Marathoner or Marathon Relay Participant, who is behind the pace, must either turn and complete the half marathon or get in the sag wagon. Any marathoner, who turns at the half marathon turn-a-round and complete the half marathon, will receive finish line amenities (food, water, medical assistance if needed). After the half marathon turn-a-round, course support (police, course monitors, and water stations) will not be available to marathoners or marathon relay teams who fall behind the 15:00 minute per mile pace. Anyone who falls behind the pace must get in the sag wagon. Marathoners who only complete the Half Marathon will not be eligible for overall or age group awards. For additional information, please call our office at 314-727-0800.
Want to check out the competition? Take a look back at the former winners and all-time event records. The men’s marathon record was set in 2009 by Zac Freudenburg when he posted a 2:23:57 time. The women’s marathon record was set in 2012 by Jackie Pirtle-Hall at 2:42:03.
Archived All-Time Race Results
2012 Finisher Certificate
2013 Individual Photos & Finisher Certificate
HISTORY OF WINNERS & EVENT RECORDS
2013 Prize Money & Awards
Top male and female in each division
Overall: 1st $1,500, 2nd $750, 3rd $500
Masters (40+): 1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100
Wheelchair (Marathon only): 1st $300
Marathon Course Record Bonus: $1,000 (first overall only)
Elite Athlete Status
We offer elite competitors the opportunity to receive a preferred start corral, access to the elite athlete tent, along with other amenities. If you would like to apply for Elite Athlete Status contact us at
. For more information on the Elite Athlete program visit Here.
Marathon Training Schedule - Beginner
Marathon Training Schedule - Experienced
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding experience, consider joining the more than 2,500 volunteers who help make GO! events and programs a success. The GO! St. Louis Family Fitness Weekend requires the majority of our volunteer needs, but as a not-for-profit organization, we have additional opportunities for anyone looking to donate their time. Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer.
The 2013 official race merchandise from Brooks, including jackets, shorts, hats, race wear, t-shirts and lots of other great looking gear will be available online, at one of the St. Louis area three Big River Running stores or at the Health & Fitness Expo. Please note: 2013 Official Race apparel will be introduced in December 2012.
Drury Hotels is the Official Hotel Partner of GO! St. Louis and offer preferred participant discount rates. To reserve a room or get additional hotel info visit https://wwws.druryhotels.com/content/gostlouis.aspx
After You Arrive in St. Louis
The St. Louis metro region is very easy to navigate. If you are arriving by air, you might want to consider taking the Metrolink, which is low cost, has stops near many of the host hotels and is green friendly. For a complete Metrolink schedule, visit www.metrostlouis.org
For those people traveling by car, the airport is approximately 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. For more information on travel routes and possible street closures, visit www.modot.org/StLouis
Things To Do in St. Louis
St. Louis offers a wide range of cultural and social activities for visitors to enjoy. To check out what’s happening during race weekend, visit www.explorestlouis.com