5K Race Details

Sunday, October 2, 2016
 8:00 a.m. start
St. Charles, Missouri — Frontier Park
The 5K race will begin AFTER the start of all other races!

Check out the course map and turn-by-turn directions(Course is subject to change.)
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 but allowed.

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.

Weather Policy
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.  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!

Runners’ Village
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 Runners’ 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.  As well as access to water stations, baggage check, post-race food & beverage, medical stations, massage therapy, and of course, spirited neighborhood crowds and volunteers cheering with cowbells. And local favorites the Rough Ryders will be performing on the main stage in Runners’ Village. (*Please note MO’ Cowbell is not responsible for any materials left along the course or in runner baggage check.)

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.

VIP Runner
Upgrade to VIP! A MO’ Cowbell VIP runner receives: prime race day parking, access to a special pre- and post-race VIP Area near the start/finish line, exclusive indoor restrooms, personal gear check, complimentary on-site massage and MO’! For ONLY $50 these 150 spots will sell out FAST!  Upgrade TODAY!

Changing to Another MO’ Cowbell Race
Already signed up for the full marathon but would like to change to one of the other race options?  Not a problem! Complete our Transfer Race Form (coming soon!) and email it to us at info@MOCowbellRun.com or mail it to the EDC, 5988 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Charles, MO 63304.  No refund of difference will be given if you transfer to a race with a lower entry fee. Transfers request will be accepted until Sunday, September 25, 2016.

IMPORTANT: All runners who transfer races after September 1 will be issued the original race shirt not the transfer race shirt.  For example, if you originally registered for the half marathon, but transferred to the 5K prior to race day, you will be issued a half marathon shirt.  

You Run and We Give Back!

Each year, MO’ Cowbell gives a portion of the race proceeds to organizations that give back to the community. Recipients in the past have included:  Volunteers in Medicine, The St. Charles City-County Library District Foundation, and Lemonade Day.

New Athena SquareIn 2015 a portion of the proceeds will go toward the ATHENA Leadership Foundation of St. Charles County. The internationally recognized, ATHENA Leadership Award Program was introduced to St. Charles County in 1987. The program exists to support the development of women in leadership roles. The ATHENA Award was inspired by the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment–qualities embodied in the ATHENA leadership model. In 1997, the ATHENA Leadership Foundation of St. Charles County was created to support women in leadership beyond the annual recognition. The Foundation which is powered by the Foundation Board, focuses on creating opportunities for professional women to come together into the area’s most visible “power network.” For more information about the ATHENA Leadership Foundation visit their website.