The Big Run

Wed June 3, 2020 Directions


$24 6:30PM CDT - 9:30PM CDT Registration Opens March 1, 2020 at 11:00pm CST

Virtual Run

$24 Registration Opens March 22, 2020 at 11:18am CDT
Tower Grove Park - Sons of Rest Shelter
4256 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Be a part of something Big.  For the third year, Fleet Feet and Brooks will come together on June 5 to host The Big Run. The annual nationwide 5K brings thousands of runners together on Global Running Day to do what we love most—run. 
Last year, 16,000 runners logged 25,000 miles at more than 100 events in more than 20 states.  Help us top that number this year.  Why?  Because we want to bring running to more communities; we want more people to set goals and meet them; we want more people to experience that feeling of accomplishment as they cross the finish line.  Because running changes everything.
Oh, and did we mention there will be prizes?  All results from certified, timed 5K races will funnel into a national leaderboard to determine the overall male and female winners as well as the fastest runners in each age group. Those winners will receive cash prizes.  But it's not just about winning—we will also recognize other runners with unique awards, including:
  • Common Ground: Finish with the most common finish time for The Big Run, and we'll enter you into a drawing for something BIG!
  • Middle of the Pack: We'll recognize the male and female who finish in the exact middle of all The Big Run results.
  • Social Butterflies: We'll thank the two people with the most-engaged social media posts from The Big Run with some pretty sweet prizes. Include #thebigrun, @brooksrunning and @fleetfeetsports in the post to be eligible.

Search #thebigrun on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to see how our epic coast-to-coast running community celebrated at The Big Run last year.  And click here for 2018's Big Run St. Louis results.

Can't join us on race day?  Sign up as a virtual runner and receive all the same swag as race day runners, and complete the distance on your own! Learn more about the virtual runner option below. 

  • Date | Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Location | Tower Grove Park - Sons of Rest Shelter, 4256 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Course | 5K
  • Swag & Awards
    • Participants who register by May 19 will be guaranteed a shirt in their size.  Shirts feature a slightly-heathered charcoal grey, are 60% combed ringspun cotton/40% polyester jersey and are laundered to reduce shrinkage. Available sizes: XS-2XL.  View shirt size specs here.
    • Every finisher will receive a custom event medal as they cross the finish line.
    • Plaques will be awarded to the top male/female overall finishers and the top male/female in the following age groups: 16 & under, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.
  • Race Day Timeline
    • 5:30pm | Race day registration & packet pickup opens
    • 6:00pm | Live music by the Delicious Fishes 
    • 7:00pm | 5K run/walk begins
    • 7:45pm | Overall award winner ceremony; awards table opens
  • Registration Schedule
    • $24 | through 4/4
    • $26 | through 5/9
    • $29 | 5/10 through race day
  • Packet Pick-Up and Late Registration
  • Virtual Runner | Can't join us on race day?  Sign up as a virtual runner and receive all the same swag as race day runners, then complete the distance on your own - no matter where you are!
    • Click here to register as a virtual runner 
    • $24 | through 4/4
    • $26 | through 5/9
    • $29 | 5/10 through race day
    • If you can not make packet pickup on 6/4 and you want your packet mailed to you, please choose the $5 mailing option when registering as a virtual runner.  Packets will be mailed the week of the event if you are unable to pick up at packet pickup
  • Volunteers | Interested in volunteering? All volunteers will receive an event tri-blend shirt. Sign-up to volunteer!  Email for more information. 
  • Refund & Transfer Policy | All registrations are final.  No refunds within 15 days of the event.  No make-up date if the event the race is canceled due to weather.  Entries are transferable.

About Fleet Feet: Committed to offering expert advice, intelligent products, personalized solutions, robust training programs, and 24/7 brand access at, each Fleet Feet location serves runners based on the belief that Running Changes Everything.  Fleet Feet has been serving St. Louis area runners since 1993.  #LetsGo

About Brooks Running Company: Brooks Running Company sells its performance footwear, apparel, sports bras and accessories in more than 50 countries worldwide. Brooks’ purpose is to inspire everyone to run and be active by creating innovative gear designed to keep runners running longer, farther and faster. This purpose is supported by Brooks’ Run Happy philosophy, a quest to celebrate and champion the sport of running and all runners everywhere. Founded 1914, Brooks is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and is headquartered in Seattle. Visit for more information or follow us on Twitter (@brooksrunning), Facebook ( and Instagram at (@brooksrunning).

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Tower Grove Park - Sons of Rest Shelter
4256 Magnolia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110

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