For 2021, the run will be a 5k run through Forest Park.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the St. Patrick's Day Parade Run?
What time does the run begin?
Runners will start at the corral time they have selected. Runners should be in the starting area no earlier than 15 minutes prior to their corral starting time. Runners will be started 2 at a time, every 15-20 seconds to maintain social
Where can I find race results, after the run?
Those participating in the live in-person 5k run can find the results on the results page. Note that only runners who wear the bibs with timing chips affixed to them will have their times recorded and published.
How old must I be to participate in the run?
Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome. Please note that streets will reopen after the bulk of the pack has passed, so slower runners may be asked to make their way to the sidewalks. Prizes are awarded for males and females in categories from ages 14 and under through 70 and over.
Do you allow walking, jogging strollers, and/or pets?
Walking participants and jogging strollers are allowed in the run; however, we ask that you be considerate of the other runners. Please, for the safety of yourselves and your children, we ask that you start near the back of the pack. Pets are not allowed in the run.
Where is the T-shirt pick-up?
Live 5K (3.1 Miles) Run Participants
Location: Big River Running Company, 13969 Manchester Rd Town & Country, MO 63011
Date: Thursday, March 11th, 12pm – 6 pm.
Location: Forest Park, Upper Muny Festival Plaza
Date: Saturday, March 13 – beginning at 7:15am and continuing throughout the morning prior to start waves.
Virtual 5 Mile & 43 Mile Challenge Run Participants
Where do I attach my timing chip?
Your chip will come affixed to your bib number. You need only to pin the number to the front of your shirt. Nothing needs to be returned.
Who do I contact with further questions?
What prizes are awarded?
The top 3 finishers in each division will receive medals or ribbons.
Has the St. Patrick's Day Parade Run ever been cancelled?
Up until 2020, the run had not been cancelled. However, in extremely bad weather, we might make the run a non-competitive event, for the safety of all runners. This happened in 2000; in that case, prizes were awarded by lottery.
How long has this event existed?
We are pleased to announce that this is our 43rd year!
Where should I park on run day?
Runners are encouraged to take MetroLink to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere stop – just steps from the start line. Consult our Run Route page, for additional information. Parking is also available at the Upper Muny Festival Area – access is indicated by green line. After your race you will need to leave by the same route that you arrived.