5K Race Details

Sunday, October 4, 2015
 8:15 a.m. start
St. Charles, Missouri – Frontier Park

Please not the time start for the 5K.  All 5K runners 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.

Donating Shoes
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.

Lemonade Day logoYou Run and Children Learn to Start a Business…A portion of the 2014 MO’ Cowbell race proceeds went towards St. Charles County’s Lemonade Day.  Lemonade Day is a community-wide educational program, organized by Lindenwood University, that teaches youth the entrepreneurial skills necessary to start, own and operate their own business…a lemonade stand.  Youth discover the steps and planning necessary to start a business, but just as importantly, learn valuable life skills such as leadership, collaboration, responsibility, and teamwork.  They figure out how to set a goal, make a plan, and work their plan to achieve their dreams.  To register your child or for more information visit  St. Charles County’s Lemonade Day website.