Course Director: Chris Wolf
Runners’ Village Director: Paul Crowe
Registration Director: Billy Tomber
The 40th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run takes place on Saturday, March 17th, 2018, at 9:00 am. One of the largest events of its kind in the St. Louis area, with more than 8,000 participants, the 5-mile run travels the streets of downtown and midtown St. Louis.
Following the run, the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will take place at 12:00 pm in downtown St. Louis, rain or shine. It will begin at 18th and Market streets, and proceed east to its conclusion at Broadway and Market streets. Regularly noted as one of the top in the country, the parade will include over 120 units, including marching bands, floats, huge cartoon-character balloons, 5000+ marchers, and lots of clowns. Over 250,000 spectators, the largest of any event in downtown St. Louis, are expected to attend.
New for 2018 – Not sure if you are ready for the full five miles of our normal run? Have no fear – we will also be offering a 3k version as well so that you can join us at our post-race party in Ballpark Village just that much sooner!
In addition, bag check and changing rooms are again at the Ballpark Hilton at Broadway & Market. For $5, you can check a bag before the run and then after you finish, change into fresh clothes to enjoy the rest of the day. Then you can celebrate in the Michelob ULTRA Runners’ Village at Ballpark Village. The food, drink and entertainment by Pedestrians are scheduled to keep going until 4:00 p.m., weather permitting.
And finally, runners will have the chance again to buy prepaid parking pass for Ballpark Village lot – just steps from Starting and Finish lines. Click on the REGISTER NOW button above to buy your parking – even if you have already registered or are not running at all and just want to be close to the action!