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Bootlegger Trail 10K

February 18th, 2018

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The inaugural Bootlegger 10K trail race will be held on Sunday, February 18th, 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 history, "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 growler!

Date | Sunday, February 18th, 2018.  

Schedule 

  • 7:30am | VIP Parking Opens
  • 7:45am | Race day registration and packet pickup open
  • 9:00am | 10K race begins
  • 10:30am | Overall winners announced and awards table opens

Location | Creve Coeur Park, 13219 Streetcar Dr, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Finisher Growlers | Finishers will receive a custom 32oz glass growler.

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 400 entrants. Click here to register.  

  • $27 | through 1/28
  • $32 | 1/29-2/16
  • $37 | 2/17-race day
  • $5 | VIP Parking | Limited VIP parking is available to participants in the upper parking lot near the pre/post race area.  Proceeds from parking will benefit a local charity (still to be named).  Participants who do not purchase VIP parking will park in the lower lots off Marine Ave and have a 1/2 mile walk to the pre/post race area. 

Packet Pickup         

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.

Parking

  • VIP Parking | Purchase VIP parking for $5 and help support a local charity.  (Charity to be named soon).  VIP parking will be located in the upper parking lots off Streetcar Dr near the pre/post race areas. 
  • Free Parking | Is available in the lower lots at Creve Coeur Park off Marine Ave.  These lots may have up to 1/2 mile walk including stairs to access pre/post race area in the upper portion of the park. 

Awards
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 please email Jules (jules@fleetfeetstlouis.com) for more information. 

Questions?
 Contact Jules (jules@fleetfeetstlouis.com) or call our Race Productions office at 855-786-5945 x716.

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