From: Running USA
ST. LOUIS — GO! St. Louis, a non-profit organization that specializes in providing fitness events and programs for the region on a year-round basis, has announced that the third GO! St. Louis Halloween 10K & Fun Run set for Sunday, October 16, 2011 continues to increase in participation and community support.
The fun and festive event features a 10K, which is the largest in Missouri, and reached a capacity of 5,000 participants in 2010. In addition, the 1-Mile Fun Run is popular with friends and families. Due to the increase in interest the 10K participation cap has been increased to 6,000, while the 1-Mile is set at 1,000 participants.
The event attracts some of the Midwest’s elite runners, who are looking for a large top quality 10K race, along with thousands of fun-seeking participants who dress in Halloween costumes. The Halloween 10K includes prize money for top finishers, while the top three finishers in each age group receive a pumpkin pie from McArthur’s Bakery. Local support for the event continues to expand, with partnerships from KMOX Radio, KPLR-TV, Kaldi’s Coffee, Hershey’s, ALIVE magazine and numerous companies that donate items for the popular costume contest.
Registration is now open, with the first entry fee increase set for Sept. 1.