University City Memorial Day Run

Mon May 31, 2021 University City, MO 63130 US Directions

5K In-Person Run

$20 7:00AM CDT Registration ends May 31, 2021 at 7:00am CDT

5K Virtual Run/Walk

$15 Registration ends May 31, 2021 at 7:00am CDT

The University City Memorial Day Run takes place each Memorial Day in University City, Missouri. Begun in 1974 by a few interested joggers, over the next Forty-Five years it has grown into one of the most popular and largest family races in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  As we know, 2020 brought its own set of challenges resulting from the pandemic so we were not able to hold our event last year.  

We are back in 2021! We are working with University City officials to host an in-person event following St. Louis County's Public Health and Safety Guidance. The plan is for the 47th Annual University City Memorial Day Run to be a hybrid event with both an In-Person 5K Run on May 31st, 2021 beginning at 7:00am along with a 5K Virtual Run. 

The In-Person 5K (3.1 Miles) Run

Local officials have authorized an In-Person Run for the morning of May 31st with a current maximum capacity of 360 participants.  Please note that the run start will be staggered to achieve social distancing.  

The Virtual 5K Run/Walk

For those of you who wish the option to run/walk anywhere, anytime you want, a virtual option is available to complete between May 31 and June 15. Run anywhere, any time between May 31 and June 15.  Self-submit your results and compare your run with other University City Memorial Day Virtual 5K participants. 


University City Memorial Day Run Charities

Proceeds from the University City Memorial Day Run benefit these non-profit organizations.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

6701 Delmar Blvd
University City, MO US 63130
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