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    Memorial Day March 5k & 10k KC
    Sat 25th May
    Grain Valley, MO, United States
    $20 - $35
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    Memorial Day March 5k & 10k KC

    901 E Ryan Rd, Grain Valley, MO 64029, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for the annual Rock-star Run, a Mothers Day themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends - you are not going to want to miss this one!

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    CDM Mind and Body 5K
    Sat 25th May
    $40
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    CDM Mind and Body 5K

    St. Louis, MO, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Hey St. Louis! Our fifth annual CDM Mind and Body 5K run/walk is set for May 25th, where we challenge St. Louisans to implement lifestyle change with our Run In The Park, through Tower Grove Park.

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    Run for Bonifest 5K
    Sat 25th May
    Edwardsville, IL, United States
    $35
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    Run for Bonifest 5K

    Edwardsville, IL, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Edwardsvilles official kick-off to summer, the BONIFEST music festival and carnival is a long-standing tradition of great food, music, and fun. The RUN for BONIFEST 5K and 2M Walk is one of the oldest and largest annual race events in the Metro East. Starting and Finishing near the BONIFEST main-stage on the St. Boniface Catholic Church campus, this chip timed run draws elite and casual runners of all ages, with a big focus on FUN! The historic course looping around the lake at LeClaire Park never disappoints.

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    Run 4 Rescued Retrievers
    Sat 25th May
    $25
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    Run 4 Rescued Retrievers

    City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for the 4th annual Run 4 Rescued Retrievers and help us save dogs in need especially Retrievers. Our event will consist of a 6 K and 1 mile fun run. This event is hosted by Love a Golden Rescue. All proceeds from race will help provide veterinary care to the dogs we rescue

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    Honoring the Legacy Memorial Day 5K
    Mon 27th May
    Belleville, IL, United States
    $30
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    Honoring the Legacy Memorial Day 5K

    600 IL-159, Belleville, IL 62220, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk will take place on Monday, May 27, 2019. Well be running/walking 5K from Laderman Park in south Belleville up to Main Street and past the scenic fountain in the city square and back to the park.

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    Heart to Heart 5K/10K
    Sat 1st Jun
    Creve Coeur, MO, United States
    $30 - $60
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    Heart to Heart 5K/10K

    343 N Graeser Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    5K/10K course starts and finishes at Millennium Park and loops through residential street. The 10K will run the 5K loop twice. Click here to see the route map. Race proceeds benefit free, family-focused events presented by Creve Coeur Parks and Recreation such as the Summer Concert Series, Farmer's Market and Holidays on Ice. The American Heart Association, a local charity, has been selected for receive up to $500.

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    Swansea Rotary 5K
    Sat 1st Jun
    Swansea, IL, United States
    $20
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    Swansea Rotary 5K

    401 Timber Ridge, Swansea, IL 62226, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    This Event was created to honor and promote The Chad Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund supporting College Scholarship Programs for Qualifying Graduates of area High Schools.

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    Hallin' Up the Gap 5K Challenge
    Sat 8th Jun
    Collinsville, IL, United States
    $25
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    Hallin' Up the Gap 5K Challenge

    131 W Main St, Collinsville, IL 62234, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Formerly known as the Turkey Trot 5K Challenge, this is the Annual 5K Challenge. Taking off from the Collinsville Public Library runners will test their endurance as they ascend over 600 feet to the top of Lookout Mountain in just a mere 1.5 miles. After making it to the top & knowing you're halfway there it's all downhill from here. Try to set new PR's as you blaze a trail back down to the valley floor.

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    Ballwin Days 5K
    Sun 9th Jun
    Ballwin, MO, United States
    $15
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    Ballwin Days 5K

    Ballwin, MO, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Kick off the last day of the Ballwin Days Festival with a competitive 5k and/or 1 mile run. Adults and children alike are welcome to run in either or both races.

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    Race 13.1 St. Louis, MO
    Sun 9th Jun
    Saint Charles, MO, United States
    $39
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    Race 13.1 St. Louis, MO

    1714 Watson St, St Charles, MO 63301, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Race 13.1 is returning to the "Gateway of the West" for the fourth Race 13.1 St. Louis, MO half marathon and 5k after a another very successful race in last year! The race will again start and finish at Missouri Research Park, a 200-acre research and development park in St. Charles County, and will feature a course filled with scenic greenways and beautiful views of the Missouri River and conservation areas. The looped course will follow local trails, including the Busch Greenway, Katy Trail and Hamburg Trail.

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    Riverbend Relay For Life 5K
    Fri 14th Jun
    $25
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    Riverbend Relay For Life 5K

    101 E 3rd St, Alton, IL 62002, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is a fun run designed as a fundraiser for the Riverbend Relay For Life. The theme is superheroes and will take place at the Alton Amphitheater in Alton, IL. Come and join us in supporting the fight against cancer and the American Cancer Society!

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    Hero Hustle North KC
    Fri 14th Jun
    Parkville, MO, United States
    $16 - $35
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    Hero Hustle North KC

    English Landing Park, 8701 McAfee St, Parkville, MO 64152, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for the annual North KC Hero Hustle, a Superhero themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family - you are not going to want to miss this one!

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    Hero Hustle Jackson
    Sat 15th Jun
    Jackson, MO, United States
    $16 - $36
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    Hero Hustle Jackson

    Jackson, MO 63755, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the first annual Jackson Hero Hustle, a Superhero themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family - you are not going to want to miss this one!

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    $35
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    5K 4 Soldiers

    St. Louis, MO, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Our annual 5K 4 Soldiers is on! Again, presented by The Home Depot to benefit combat veterans through Songs4Soldiers. Every dollar raised goes to helping combat veterans in need throughout the country! A very worthy cause through an amazing organization reaching so many.

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    $15
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    Fatherhood 5K

    City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    This is a 5K walk, run, & rally dedicated towards increasing the awareness and involvement men have with their preventive health. We encourage the whole family to support their fathers' decision to improve and maintain a healthier lifestyle.

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    Covered Bridge Run 5K/5M
    Sat 15th Jun
    Glen Carbon, IL, United States
    $15 - $35
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    Covered Bridge Run 5K/5M

    194 S Main St, Glen Carbon, IL 62034, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Calling all pioneers, soldiers, and settlers! Join us for the Glen Carbon Covered Bridge Run. We plan to take you back in time to the rich history of this mining town. Volunteers will be dressed as early settlers, with photo opportunities in black and white photography. There will be signs lining the route telling the history of Glen Carbon, with hopes that you will take a stroll after the run.

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    Hero Hustle West STL
    Sun 16th Jun
    Ballwin, MO, United States
    $16 - $36
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    Hero Hustle West STL

    550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the annual St. Louis Hero Hustle, a Superhero themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family - you are not going to want to miss this one!

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    GO! St. Louis All-American 5K
    Sun 16th Jun
    Kirkwood, MO, United States
    $12 - $18
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    GO! St. Louis All-American 5K

    301 N Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The GO! St. Louis All-American 5K & Fun Run promises to be pure All-American fun, complete with apple pie and ice cream, and is open to all ages and fitness abilities. The flat-downhill 5k course will be ideal for those athletes looking for a new PR (personal record) on a scenic neighborhood course.

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    DC Wonder Woman Run Kansas City, MO
    Fri 21st Jun
    $49
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    DC Wonder Woman Run Kansas City, MO

    Kansas City, MO, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Put on your cape and join your fellow superheroes when you run or walk the Inaugural DC Wonder Woman 5K or 10K! Experience heroic race course entertainment, earn the stunning Inaugural DC Wonder Woman finisher's medal and celebrate with your fellow superheroes at the post-race party!

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    Seize the Day St. Louis 5K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Kirkwood, MO, United States
    $15 - $30
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    Seize the Day St. Louis 5K

    301 N Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood, MO 63122, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The Seize the Day 5k Run/Walk in St. Louis, MO is a family friendly event which raises money to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas.

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    Brain Freezin’ for a Reason 5K
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Highland, IL, United States
    $25
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    Brain Freezin’ for a Reason 5K

    1 Nagel Drive, Highland, IL 62249, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for a fun 5k run/walk to benefit the Alzheimers Association. Race will begin in the rear parking lot of the Korte Rec Center in Highland, Illinois. Afterward all participants can enjoy a free frozen custard courtesy of Bobby's Frozen Custard!

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    Have You Heard of Minnie Haha?
    Sat 29th Jun
    $40
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    Have You Heard of Minnie Haha?

    St. Louis, MO, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    A scenic and beautiful park in Sunset Hills, MO.

    Just off Gravois Road, this pearl of the St. Louis Region boasts quiet trails, fun playgrounds, and a view of the river that has to be seen to be believed. The best kept secret around, and the perfect home for a shaded, flat 5k. Find your next PR, enjoy great music, and have a cool drink as you discover the one and only Park Minnie Ha Ha

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    $10 - $27
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    Macklind Mile

    City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    The Macklind Mile is more than just getting outside...you can run fast or stroll slow...you can race to compete or move to complete. There will be music, food and activities following the short one mile course which makes it perfect for hanging out in the streets of South City St. Louis with other kids and kids-at-heart.

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    Firecracker Flight East Kansas City
    Sat 29th Jun
    Independence, MO, United States
    $16 - $35
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    Firecracker Flight East Kansas City

    Sunglass Hut, 18001 Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for the annual East KC Firecracker Flight, a Fourth of July themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family you are not going to want to miss this one!

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    Firecracker Flight North Kansas City
    Sun 30th Jun
    $16 - $35
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    Firecracker Flight North Kansas City

    Happy Rock Park, 7600 NE Antioch Rd, Kansas City, MO 64119, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Join us for the annual North KC Firecracker Flight, a Fourth of July themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family - you are not going to want to miss this one!

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    St Louis Pride 5K/10K
    Sun 30th Jun
    $30
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    St Louis Pride 5K/10K

    City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Pride 5K/10K is the annual fundraising effort that sustains St. Louis Frontrunners year-round nonprofit endeavors. For nearly 20 years, St. Louis Frontrunners, as the local chapter of International Frontrunners, has sought to provide an outlet where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) individuals and allies can come together under the common goal of a healthy lifestyle through running and walking.

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    $35
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    5K Wish Dash

    City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Maggianos Annual 5K Wish Dash benefiting Make-A-Wish is an event for runners, joggers, & walkers to help Make-A-Wish grant wishes for sick children in Missouri. Give these children and their families the opportunity to forget about their ailments and be carefree even if only for a short time. All registrants will receive a race shirt, a timed 5K run, and mini meatballs samples at the end of the race, as well as compete for Maggiano's gift cards

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    Firecracker Flight West STL
    Sat 6th Jul
    St. Peters, MO, United States
    $16 - $36
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    Firecracker Flight West STL

    St Peters, MO, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for the annual St. Louis Firecracker Flight, a Fourth of July themed run that is perfect for the whole family. Grab your friends and family - you are not going to want to miss this one!

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    Lt. Michael P. Murphy Medal of Honor 5K
    Sat 6th Jul
    $30
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    Lt. Michael P. Murphy Medal of Honor 5K

    City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The first annual Lt. Michael P. Murphy (PSU 1998) Medal of Honor 5K Run/1 Mile Walk is sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the Penn State University Alumni Association.

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    Run Against Hunger
    Sat 6th Jul
    Arnold, MO, United States
    $20 - $30
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    Run Against Hunger

    1532 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, MO 63010, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Be a part of a run that will make a difference to neighbors facing hunger and economic crisis in our communities. A one-parent family trying to exist on a minimum wage salary, a homeless woman, an elderly couple unable to pay for food, utilities and needed medicine are just a few examples of the hundreds of people your participation in the race will benefit. For over 30 years the Arnold Food Pantry has been helping those in need, not just with food, but household necessities, back-to-school supplies, clothing, and more. ALL proceeds benefit the Pantry.

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    Hope for Haiti 5K/10K
    Sat 13th Jul
    Saint Charles, MO, United States
    $25
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    Hope for Haiti 5K/10K

    1714 Watson St, St Charles, MO 63301, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 10th Annual Hope for Haiti 5K/10K will be held on Saturday July 13th in Frontier Park, St. Charles, MO.

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    Beca's Five Run/Walk
    Sat 20th Jul
    Creve Coeur, MO, United States
    $25
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    Beca's Five Run/Walk

    343 N Graeser Rd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    10th Annual Becas 5 Melanoma 5k Fun Run/Walk. THE TENTH ANNUAL BECAS FIVE IS ALMOST HERE! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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    Heroes for Autism 5K
    Sat 20th Jul
    $15
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    Heroes for Autism 5K

    City Hall, 1200 Market St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We invite runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to come out dressed as your favorite superhero and support families impacted by autism.

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    Mud Mountain 5K
    Sat 27th Jul
    Edwardsville, IL, United States
    $30
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    Mud Mountain 5K

    157 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 23rd Annual Mud Mountain 5K Classic and Mile Fun Run is a unique opportunity for runners of all ages and abilities to get off the roads and pavement and run on a true cross country course, all while helping the Edwardsville Cross Country and Track and Booster Club raise funds for the seasons.

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    Shippey Endurance Runs
    Fri 2nd Aug
    High Ridge, MO, United States
    $40 - $80
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    Shippey Endurance Runs

    3009 High Ridge Blvd, High Ridge, MO 63049, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Nestled quietly in the rolling wooded hills just 20 mins west on Interstate 44 of Greater St. Louis lies the wonders of the Beaumont Scout Reservation. Here we invite you to partake in a first-hand experience of these rolling hills where never before has the general public been allowed to traverse the multitude of trail systems within.

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    Kimmswick 5K & 1 Mile
    Sat 17th Aug
    Kimmswick, MO, United States
    $30
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    Kimmswick 5K & 1 Mile

    The Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery, 6116 2nd St, Kimmswick, MO 63053, USAView event
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    From the organiser

    Run through historic Kimmswick, alongside the Mississippi River, the Anheuser Estate and the Windsor Harbor Bridge (the oldest known wrought iron bridge in Missouri). Hang around post-race for attendance prizes, refreshments, 50/50 raffle, music, shopping in Kimmswick and more!

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    $35
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    Biz Dash 5K

    Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, 1315 Chestnut St, St. Louis, MO 63103, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Biz Dash 5K presented by World Wide Technology returns to Downtown St. Louis at Soldiers Memorial on Thursday, September 12! Promote health and wellness in the workplace while building team camaraderie, or just use it as an excuse to head outside for a fun night with friends and colleagues after work. All levels of runners and walkers are encouraged to participate for their Company Team. If your business isnt involved, you can register on the Sports Foundation team and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event.

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    Running for Gold
    Sat 14th Sep
    Edwardsville, IL, United States
    $20
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    Running for Gold

    Pfund Construction, PO Box 67, Edwardsville, IL 62025, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This event is one of several to be hosted by "Painting the Town Gold," bringing the awareness of pediatric cancer to our community. All proceeds raised will go to pediatric cancer research through St. Baldricks and other designated pediatric cancer research organizations.

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    Light The Darkness 5K & 1 Mile Glow Run
    Sat 21st Sep
    Florissant, MO, United States
    $25
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    Light The Darkness 5K & 1 Mile Glow Run

    Florissant, MO, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Choose between a 5K and 1 Mile course that can be enjoyed by runners and walkers of all ages!

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