The 3rd annual Bootlegger 10K trail race will be held on Sunday, February 23rd, on upper Creve Coeur Park's Bootlegger's Run trail, which gets its name from the area's notorious reputation during Prohibition. According to one account, "Prohibition brought gamblers and gangsters back and clubhouses, roadhouses, and the notorious Creve Coeur Hotel provided havens for crime.” Another history offers, "Around the 1920's the area began to decline in popularity as gangsters and hoodlums began to frequent the saloons, restaurants, and nightclubs located at the lakefront. By the end of Prohibition, Creve Coeur was almost exclusively a gangster hideout." Today, Creve Coeur Park has regained its pre-Prohibition notoriety as a beautiful locale for enjoying nature. It is regularly filled with St. Louisans running or biking the trails, riding zip lines at Go Ape, sailing or rowing on the lake, or simply having a picnic.
The beautiful Bootlegger 10K course is primarily single-track trail and includes plenty of turns, switchbacks, and hills. Look closely and you may see remnants of the Creve Coeur Lake streetcar line that brought ne'er-do-wells to the area during Prohibition. Add winter weather to that mix and the Bootlegger 10K will surely test your will against Mother Nature at her toughest.
Keep it lawful on the trails and you won’t have to smuggle out your one-of-a-kind finisher stainless steel barrel mugs!
Date | Sunday, February 23rd, 2020.
Location | Creve Coeur Park, 13219 Streetcar Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Finisher Beer Stein Mug | Finishers will receive a custom 14oz Stainless Steel Barrel Mug.
Course | The course is well planned with a 1.5-mile parade loop on Streetcar Drive to “naturally” sort the field by pace prior to entering the trail. Runners will complete a full loop counterclockwise and then return to the start/finish line at the old streetcar ‘loop’ building. This course also has about six great spectator locations within a quarter mile walk – if your loved ones would like to see you suffer.
Registration & Fees
To avoid overcrowding on the trail, registration is limited to the first 500 entrants. Click here to register.
If you are coming from out of town and cannot pick up your packet until race morning, please download and carefully read the Race Instructions (coming soon) before race morning. Your race number will be waiting for you at the race start.
Awards will be awarded to the top three male/female overall finishers and the top three male/female in the following age groups: 20 & under, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
Volunteer | Interested in volunteering for Bootlegger Trail Race? All volunteers will receive a Stainless StellSteelel Mug and a gift card to Fleet Feet, along with refreshments and lots of thanks and praise! Have a group interested? Contact Jules (email@example.com) for more information and details. Donations available for groups of 10 or more.
REFUND and TRANSFER POLICY | No refund within two weeks of an event. No make-up date if the event is canceled due to weather. Entries are not transferable to another event but can be transferred to another participant. Transferring registration is allowed until 2/11/2019.
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