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2017 The Benton Park Labor Day 5K Run and Walk 9/4/17

Celebrate Labor Day in Benton Park

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

This run coincides with the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour Gateway Cup- the fastest race on wheels- Missouri's pro cycling event. You will run almost two full laps of the closed race course. THEN hang out all afternoon for the bicycle races to experience the best this awesome neighborhood has to offer. There is an Expo and activities all day long. (More info at

Charitable Partner: 10% of each entry fee will be donated to the Laclede Gas Workers Memorial Fund for Alex Boschert and Bill Froelich, two Laclede Gas employees, who were tragically killed at a job site in St. Louis on April 20, 2017. Please join us in supporting the Laclede Gas Workers Memorial Fund where 100% of your donation goes directly to the Froelich and Boschert families.

When: Monday, September 4th, 3.1 Mile Run at 8:30am. Kids Fun Run at 9:30am. Onsite registration opens at 7:30am.


  • 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- almost 2 laps of the Benton Park Classic Bicycle Race Course. Starts at Lemp/Crittenden - near the Shell Gas Station+Gus' Pretzels - race counter clockwise to the Anheuser Busch Brewery, then past some of Benton Park's iconic landmarks-  Venice Cafe, Frazer's Restaurant, Benton Park Cafe and Yemanja Brazil. After completing your second lap the finish is located at Arsenal/McNair across from the Gateway Cup Expo area within Benton Park.

The Kids Fun Run begins at the Finish Line on Arsenal at McNair. The course is an out + back up the hill towards Lemp Avenue.

Parking:Park on the South Side of Benton Park and come to the Registration/Finish area (Arsenal at McNair).

Packet Pick Up Options:

Sunday at the Giro della Montagna bicycle race venue in the Italian Hill Neighborhood ( Packet pick up will be in the Expo at the intersection of Wilson Ave and Marconi from 11am - 5pm.

Race Day within Benton Park (the actual park) at the Expo beginning at 7:30 am.


  • Before July 1: $25
  • Before August 1: $30
  • Before September 4: $35
  • Race Day: $40
  • $10 for the Kids Fun Run (Up the hill and Back!)
  • You can register online by clicking on the below link:


  • Women: Top 3 Overall
  • Men: Top 3 Overall
  • Age Group Awards 1st Place Finisher Per Age Group/Gender (Overall winners not eligible for A/G Awards)
  • Age Groups: Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69,70+


  • Athletes registered by Aug 26 will recieve an event shirt. Entries after Aug 26 are not guaranteed a shirt.
  • Big River Race Management Timing - these timing guys are as pro as it gets.
  • Finishes at the Gateway Cup Expo: delicious local food/drinks for purchase, music + much more.


Can't Run? Volunteer!: Please contact Race Director, Mike Weiss, 

The Benton Park Labor Day 5K Map