To Drink or to Run…that is the question

4399 days ago.

So obviously this Saturday is Cinco de Mayo and if there’s one thing St. Louis loves, it’s celebrating (i.e. drinking). However, as many fun holiday celebrations and beer tastings as there are, there are just as many bike rides and marathons here. So if drinking isn’t on your mind this weekend, try one of the several races happening in St. Louis this weekend.

Saturday, May 5th

R.U.S.H is a race this Saturday, May 5th in St. Charles. It’s sponsored by The Sparrow’s Nest Maternity Home and Bridgeway Behavioral Health. The race begins at Frontier Park at 9am and you run through the beautiful Katy Trails. The entry fee is $30 per person and includes a t-shirt and goodie bag. You can register at Big River Running today until 8pm or tomorrow before the race. Prizes will be awarded for the Top 3 finishers in each age group.

6th annual Run for their Lives 5K is also this Saturday, May 5th beginning at the SLU Clocktower Plaza (West Pine and Spring). It benefits Pregnant and Parenting Student Assistance fund. Registration opens at 8am with the race starting at 9am. You can register online through today for $15 or register at the race for $20. All ages are welcome. There will be carnival games, attendance prizes, raffles and medals for the Top 3 finishers.

Walk Run n Roll is in Creve Coeur Park at the Tremayne Shelter. Check-in is at 9am with a Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk beginning at 10am. This event benefits people with developmental disabilities in St. Louis, St. Charles and surrounding areas. Entry fee is $30 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. There will be a resource and health fair along with entertainment and fun activities until 1:00pm.

Ruckus St. Louis at the GCS Ballpark in Sauget, IL. You can choose between a 2 mile or 4 mile ruckus. This isn’t just a race, it’s a full on obstacle course with bars and climbing and people are wearing gloves and look like they were running through the mud kind of event. All participants receive a Ruckus Tech t-shirt and medal. Only the Top 10% qualify to move on to the Ruckus Champions Heat for the chance to win the Golden Helmet. You can still register on race day for $85 for the 2 mile Ruckus Heater or $105 for the 4 mile Ruckus Challenge. While this is out of my league, it sounds like fun to watch!

Sunday, May 6th

Now the way I see it is you can still participate in the Cinco de Mayo festivities on Saturday, and then burn all those calories and tequila shots off on Sunday with a good, long run, and there are plenty of races on Sunday to help you out with that:

Run For Sight begins downtown at Union Station at 8:30am on Sunday morning. It benefits children with visual impairments. There is a 5K run or a 2 Mile Fun Walk. Registration begins at 7am at Union Station. It’s $25 for adults or $15 for children 12 and under. You can still register online as well and take part in the Fit and Fun Day packet pick up activities at the St. Louis Galleria tomorrow from 10am to 3pm. There will be massages, exercise shoe consultations, art projects and more.

2nd Annual Go Green Clayton 5K promoting healthy living and community pride kicks off at Centene Stadium in Gay Field. Registration is at 7:30am. There is a 5K Run starting at 8:30am or a 1/2 Mile Fun Run (for children 5-18 yrs old) starting at 9:30am. The cost is $25 for adults and $17 for ages 5-18 (free for children under 4) for the 5K and $5 for the Fun Run.

International Barefoot Running Day event is Sunday at 1:00pm. Meet at the Steinberg Ice Skating Rink parking lot. You run barefoot! It’s a free event and there is no registration, just show up, run for as long as you can (5K or less) barefoot and have fun. If you have any questions before hand, contact the guy in charge. He will also be holding a barefoot running clinic at 12:30pm before the race in case you have questions.

St. Louis Crisis Nursery’s Healthy 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk is Sunday at 10am at the John Burroughs School in Ladue. Entry fee is $20. Registration and packet pick up is at 9am. T-shirts will be awarded to the first 200 entries.

If I left any out, feel free to let me know. Whether you’re walking, running or drinking, have fun this Cinco de Mayo weekend!

Brought to you by Mills Properties
Photos courtesy of and thoughtofthejay


Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterLinkedInGoogle PlusYouTube