Saturday, Apr 1, 2023 at 7:30am
The GO! St. Louis Marathon Weekend is excited to bring St. Louis' favorite running tradition to the city streets, historic landmarks, and beautiful parks of downtown St. Louis. The 23rd annual Marathon Weekend will include races and festivities for everyone in the family - from 26.2 miles to fun runs for all ages, the GO! St. Louis Marathon weekend is Missouri's premiere fitness event for all!
Saturday's family events include a 5K, children's fun runs, and the culmination of our elementary school program, the Read, Right & Run Marathon. It's a day of family fitness and fun in beautiful Forest Park, and a wonderful start to the weekend of events!
Come back to a Marathon Weekend full of top-quality participant amenities, a smooth race experience, and plenty of local delights to fill your weekend!
Join us for a Family Fitness Day in Forest Park on Saturday of Marathon Weekend to kick off the race weekend! Events include a 5K, kids fun runs, and the culminating mile for our Read, Right & Run Marathon elementary school students.
5K Run / Walk
Our 5K route starts and finishes near the Visitor’s Center in Forest Park, and weaves through beautiful park streets and past the park’s historic attractions. Open to all ages and abilities, and includes our middle school participants in the Read, Right & Run Marathon program - this event is a great way to celebrate the camaraderie and spirit of Marathon Weekend.
Read, Right & Run Marathon
The GO! St. Louis Read, Right, & Run Marathon (RRRM) was launched in 2001 and quickly gained national recognition, most recently recognized by RUNNING USA as the “2013 Youth Program of the Year.” The program’s goal is to develop reading-proficient, community-minded and physically fit children in grades K-8 by challenging them to Read 26 books, Right the community with 26 good deeds, and Run 26.2 miles over a 26 week period. It is a standards-based, sustainable, enrichment program that endorses and supports existing school curriculum.
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