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2016 The Benton Park Labor Day 5K Run and Walk

Celebrate Labor Day in Benton Park

2015 Race Results

Join us in Benton Park on Labor Day for a winding and fun run through one of St. Louis most interesting neighborhoods.

This run coincides with the TSG Properties Gateway Cup- the fastest race on wheels- Missouri's pro cycling event. You will get to race two laps of the totally closed race course...and then hang out all afternoon and tailgate during for the races. We'll have an Expo and activities all day long. (More info at

When: Monday, September 5th, 3.5 Mile Run at 8:30am. Kids Fun Run at 9:30am. Registration Opens at 7:00am.

Cost: Sign Up Early and Save!

  • 1980 Price before July 1st: $25
  • 1985 Price before August 1st: $30
  • 1989 Price before September 5th: $35
  • Race Day Registration is $35
  • Kids Fun Run $10 (14 and Under). There will be  slight surcharge for online registration.

Course: RETURNING FOR 2016. The course will be almost 2 Laps (5K) of the Benton Park Classic Race Course.

  • 5k and Kids Fun Run
  • Stroller AND Dog Friendly
  • Edible Gus’ Pretzel medals for all finishers
  • post-race festival at the Gateway Cup

The Course:  3.1 Miles (5K) Flat and Winding. Starting in front of Benton Park on Arsenal- race to the Anheuser Busch Brewery and then past some of the Benton Park Landmarks-  Venice Cafe, Frazer's Restaurant and Yemanja Brazil.

The Kids Fun Run will begin at our Start/Finish Line on Arsenal across from Benton Park. The Course will be an out and back.

When: Monday, September 5th, 2016. The Race will start at 8:30am.

Parking:Park on the South Side of Benton Park and come to the Registration/Start and Finish area.

Packet Pick Up: You can pick up your Bib Number and Event Shirt on Sunday at the Giro della Montagna bicycle race course ( This will be located at the Expo at Stage 3 of the Gateway Cup on the Italian Hill Neighborhood- at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Marconi. Pick Up between 10am and 6pm. Sunday the 4th. You can pick up race day at Benton Park.


  • Before July 1: $25
  • Before August 1: $30
  • Before September 5: $35
  • Race Day: $40
  • $10 for the Kids Fun Run (To Benton Park Cafe and Back!)
  • You can register online by clicking on the below link:


  • Male: Top 3 Overall
  • Women: Top 3 Overall
  • Age Group Awards for the 1st Place Finisher Per Age Group/Gender (Overall prize winners are not eligible for Age Group Awards)
  • 19U, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69,70+


  • Athletes registered by August 26th will recieve an event shirt. Entries after August 28th are not guaranteed a shirt.
  • Big River Race Management Timing -
  • Finishes at the TSG Gateway Cup Expo: delicious local food/drinks for purchase, live music and much more.

Start and Finish Location: The Start/Finish will be in front Benton Park- Arsenal and McNair St.  The Finish will be at Benton Park, South St.Louis. Located on Arsenal St., just east of Jefferson Avenue- after the completion of your second lap.

Can't Run? Volunteer!: Contact Tim Coover if you can help us with the event!

For additional information please contact Race Director, Mike Weiss,

The Benton Park Labor Day 5K Map