Sunday, October 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. start
Frontier Park, St. Charles, Missouri
(Course is subject to change.)
Check out the 2013 course map and turn-by-turn directions.
Rollerblades/inline skates, bikes, strollers/baby joggers, motorized vehicles and pets on the course are prohibited. The use of an iPod, mp3 player, CD player or other audio/video device is discouraged.
Race officials may cancel, delay or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued.
We utilize the ChronoTrack “B tag” system for race timing for the 5K race. The “B-tag” will be affixed to the back of the race bib. Do not peel off the “B-tag”. No additional steps are needed prior to the start of your specific race.
Make sure the race bib is affixed to the front of your body and is placed on the layer of apparel that will be worn throughout the race (ie: do not put it on a shirt/ jacket, then take off the shirt/jacket mid-race and carry the bib with you), Do not fold or wrinkle your bib prior to attaching it, and make sure it is not covered by a race belt, water bottle, etc.
We are asked all the time if walkers are welcome and we happily say yes!
Aid Stations/Mile Markers
There will be water, food and portable restrooms available at Start/Finish. There is one aid station halfway along the course serving water and Gatorade Endurance Formula (lemon-lime performance drink). Every mile will be clearly marked on a stand-up sign along the route. First aid is available at the Start/Finish.
There’s just as much going on in Runners’ Village as there is out on the course. Participants have access to baggage check, post-race food & beverages, stretching/massage therapy and real-time results. Everyone can visit various vendor tents, purchase this year’s MO’ Merchandise, sample some goodies from local food trucks and more! Local favorites the Rough Ryders will be performing on the main stage in Runner’s Village. Please inform your friends and family supporting you on race day, that no dogs are allowed in Runners’ Village during the event.
All 5K runners will receive a short-sleeved tech-shirt, a race-themed cowbell, top quality finisher’s medal, 5K cowbell car sticker, nylon runner’s bag, and a virtual goody bag.
Cowbell trophies will be given to both the male and female top finishers in first, second and third place. Age group cowbell trophies will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories for men and women: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Award times are determined by ChronoTrack’s “B tag” system results.
The official race merchandise from Brooks Running Apparel will include 1/2 zip jackets and EZ running t-shirts for both men and women! This great looking gear will be available at both the Health & Fitness ExMO’ and on race day but only while supplies last, so get a MOOOve on it. (Sorry, we couldn’t help it!)
Runners and spectators are encouraged to bring new and used shoes to MO’ Cowbell. All donations go to those in need of shoes as well as provide clean and fresh drinking water in the developing world. Please keep pairs of shoes together, by tying them using the laces, rubber banding them or bagging each pair separately. There will be donation sites at both the Health and Fitness ExMO’ and in Runner’s Village on race day for you to help those in need.
You Run and Others Learn to Read…
This year, a portion of the MO’ Cowbell race proceeds will go toward the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation’s program Take 20 and Read. A child’s success has a simple foundation: reading! Reading as an adult has direct impact on all aspects of life, from education and job preparedness to self-esteem and quality of life. MO’ Cowbell has taken the pledge to improve our community, our families and our lives by accepting the challenge to read at least 20 minutes every day! You can too! Take 20 and Read supports the Ready to Read and Books to You programs, all which benefit families in St. Charles County.