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!

Course
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.

Timing
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.

Walkers
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.

Amenities
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.)

Prizes
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!

New! Transferring from one race to another?
Runners who wish to transfer from one race to another may do so through their race profile. There is no refund for a runner who downgrades from a more expensive registration choice/race to a less expensive one. If a runner would like to upgrade to a more expensive race they will be automatically be charged the difference in entry fee plus an additional $10 transfer fee.

Transfer my Race  All entry fees are non-refundable.  Sale and/or transfer of race entry/bib numbers is strictly prohibited. 

New! Need to defer to next year?
Runners who need to defer their race entry may do so through their race profile. The value of the deferral code will be the registration fee minus the deferral fee. Please note the deferral fee increases as race day approaches.

  • February 7 – August 31:  25% fee (example: if you paid $50 for the half, your deferral fee = $12.50)
  • September 1 – September 18:  40% fee (example: if you paid $50 for the half, your deferral fee = $20.00)
  • September 18 – September 29:  75% fee (example: if you paid $50 for the half, your deferral fee = $37.50)

Defer my Race  All entry fees are non-refundable.  Sale and/or transfer of race entry/bib numbers is strictly prohibited. 

MO’ Rewards
We know you have a need for MO’ Cowbell and so do others! When you register to run MO’ Cowbell you’ll receive a link on your registration confirmation email to pass along to your friends and family.  When you get 4 people to register for the Half or Full Marathon (using your personal link) by September 1st, you will receive official MO’ Cowbell swag at the ExMO’.

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, Lemonade Day, and Athena Leadership Foundation.

BGCSCC_cen_clubs_bluIn 2016 a portion of the proceeds will benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County is one of the oldest youth serving organization in St. Charles and surrounding counties.  It has played an integral role in the community for over 60 years. In its two facilities, the Clubs provide daily programs and services during the afterschool hours and during the summer for as many as 2000 young people annually. Children served range from 6 to 18 years of age and reside in St. Charles and surrounding counties. The Clubs are staffed with motivated professionals who facilitate the programs that emphasize education; nutrition; character and leadership development; career enhancement; health and life skills; the arts; and sports, fitness and recreation.

(*Please note MO’ Cowbell is not responsible for any materials left along the course or in runner baggage check.)