2017 The Benton Park Labor Day 5K Run and Walk 9/4/17

Celebrate Labor Day in Benton Park

Join us in Benton Park on Labor Day for a fun run that winds through one of St. Louis most interesting and historic neighborhoods.

This run coincides with the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour Gateway Cup- the fastest race on wheels- Missouri's pro cycling event. You will get to race almost two full laps of the closed race course. THEN hang out all afternoon for the bicycle races to experience the best this awesome neighborhood has to offer. There is an Expo and activities all day long. (More info at

When: Monday, September 4th, 3.1 Mile Run at 8:30am. Kids Fun Run at 9:30am. Registration Opens at 7:30am.

Details: The course will be almost 2 Laps (a true 5K) of the Benton Park Classic Race Course.

  • 5k and Kids Fun Run
  • Stroller AND Dog Friendly
  • Edible Gus’ Pretzel medals for all finishers
  • post-race festival at the Gateway Cup

The Course:  3.1 Miles (5K) Flat and Winding. Starts at Lemp/Crittenden - near the Shell Gas Station - race to the Anheuser Busch Brewery and then past some of Benton Park's Iconic Landmarks-  Venice Cafe, Frazer's Restaurant, Benton Park Cafe and Yemanja Brazil. After completing your second lap the finish is located at Arsenal/McNair across from the TSG Gateway Cup Expo area within Benton Park.

The Kids Fun Run will begin at our Start/Finish Line on Arsenal across from Benton Park. The Course will be an out and back.

When: Monday, September 4th. Race starts at 8:30am.

Parking:Park on the South Side of Benton Park and come to the Registration/Start and Finish area.

Packet Pick Up Options:

Sunday at the Giro della Montagna bicycle race venue in the Italian Hill Nieghborhood ( Packet pick up will be in the Expo at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Marconi from 11am - 5pm.

Race Day at Benton Park at the Expo inside the park beginning at 7:30 am.


  • Before July 1: $25
  • Before August 1: $30
  • Before September 4: $35
  • Race Day: $40
  • $10 for the Kids Fun Run (To Benton Park Cafe and Back!)
  • You can register online by clicking on the below link:


  • Women: Top 3 Overall
  • Men: Top 3 Overall
  • Age Group Awards for 1st Place Finisher Per Age Group/Gender (Overall winners are not eligible for Age Group Awards)
  • Age Groups: Under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69,70+


  • Athletes registered by Aug 26 will recieve an event shirt. Entries after Aug 26 are not guaranteed a shirt.
  • Big River Race Management Timing - these timing guys are as pro as it gets.
  • Finishes at the Gateway Cup Expo: delicious local food/drinks for purchase, music + much more.


Can't Run? Volunteer!: Contact Tim Coover if you can help us with the event!

For additional information please contact Race Director, Mike Weiss,

The Benton Park Labor Day 5K Map