Locally Presented Event is Missouri’s Largest Competitive Fitness Event
Features One of the Largest Half Marathon Fields in the U.S.
Innovative Age Group Prize Money Offered Again This Year
ST. LOUIS (MO) – August 31, 2011 – GO! St. Louis, a not-for-profit organization that specializes in presenting fitness events and programs announced today that registration for the 12th Annual GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend, set for April 14 & 15, 2012 will open on September 1, 2011.
The event is Missouri’s largest competitive fitness event, featuring races for all ages and fitness levels. The event started in 2000 with 2,500 registrants and increased to more than 25,000 in 2011. The GO! St. Louis Family Fitness Weekend features a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K run/walk, GO! St. Louis Read, Right and Run Marathon®, Children’s Fun Runs and a Mature Mile.
Participants are encouraged to register early to secure their spot and to take advantage of the early sign-up incentives, including the opportunity to save on registration fees and getting their race bib personalized. Due to the increased popularity of the event, a registration participation cap has been reinstituted again this year. The race maximum has been set at 22,500 total participants for the marathon (3,000 participants), half marathon (15,000), marathon relay (500 teams) and 5K (2,500). The half marathon race, which is the organization’s most popular event, has grown to become one of the largest in the U.S. with 13,500 registrants last year.
All endurance event registrants receive high-quality runner amenities, including a Brooks performance shirt, finisher’s medal and various additional incentives. More than $20,000 in prize money is offered, including $100 for all age group winners in the marathon and half marathon, which is a popular, innovative concept that was added in 2010.
Prices for the event range from $10 to $220 (4-person relay team). Registration fees increase as the event draws closer, so register by October 31, 2011 to get the best possible price.
To register for the GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend, visit gostlouis.org. For additional information, call 314-727-0800 or email
2012 Sponsors: PNC Bank, Express Scripts, KMOX Radio, McCarthy Building Co., Missouri Beef Industry Council, Big River Running Company, Lockton Companies, Reliv International, Michelob ULTRA, Drury Hotels, Essence Healthcare, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, KPMG, Absopure, Gatorade, Brighton and Pasta House Company.