FLEET FEET has hosted this mid-summer event annually since 2011. For its first two years, it was called The Opening Act 5K and it served as a kick-off event for fall's Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon (RnRSTL). Essentially a "mini RnRSTL", it had a family-friendly vibe, music on the course, and a band playing at the post-race party. It's late-July date was chosen to coincide with the perfect time to start training for the RnRSTL Half Marathon. In 2013, the Boston Marathon bombings prompted us to change the name to Unstoppable 5K and to focus on raising as much money as possible for The One Fund, the official fundraising portal for bombing victims. Thanks in part to a matching donation by the Quinn Family Foundation, $10,000 was donated to The One Fund. In 2014, the name changes again.
Renamed (again) to the rungevity 5K/1M, the 2014 event's goals are once again to deliver a quality event that raises funds for a worthy cause. rungevity is the name of the Quinn Family Foundation's latest charitable project. After spending the past few years supporting Team Activities for Special Kids (TASK), The Quinn Family Foundation created rungevity with the goal of supporting additional St. Louis charities by harnessing the strength of runners. Proceeds from RnRSTL 2014 will benefit rungevity - as will donations made to the rungevity 5K/1M.
Sunday, July 27th, 2014
5K (3.11 Miles) – 7:30am
1 Mile – 8:30am
Venue & Parking
The rungevity 5K/1M is staged from the Chesterfield Central Park Amphitheater, 631 Veteran's Place Drive, Chesterfield, MO 63017. Participants will be directed to park on the west side of Chesterfield Mall (near Macy's) and walk across Chesterfield Parkway to Central Park.
Register before July 6th are guaranteed a tee sporting the rungevity "strength in runners" message. Adults sizes are gender-specific (men's S-2XL; women's XS-2XL). Sizes run true but the cut is slightly generous. Racers who register after July 6th will receive shirts if available. Youth shirts are cotton and available in medium and large.
Registrations will be accepted online, at packet pickup, or on race morning.
- $20 per participant through July 6
- $25 per participant from July 7-24
- $30 per participant at Packet Pick-up & Race Day
- $10 per participant through July 6
- $12 per participant from July 7-24
- $15 per participant at Packet Pick-up & Race Day
Results & Awards
Both events will be timed and results will be available online. For the 5K, plaques will be awarded to first three men and women who cross the finish line and the first three men and women in the following age groups: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & Over. All 5K & 1 Mile 13 & under aged finishers will receive medals.
To avoid the rush on race morning, pick up your packet at FLEET FEET Sports...
- on Friday, July 25th from Noon to 8pm at the Des Peres store.
- on Saturday, July 26th from 10am-5pm at the Chesterfield store.
Packet pick-up will also be available on race day at the Amphitheater from 6:30-7:15am.
After the race, take a seat in the amphitheater or relax in the grass, enjoy the provided food and drink, and listen to the music of the Delicious Fishes.
Volunteer to work at the rungevity 5K/1M receive a tee shirt and the thanks of both FLEET FEET and the participants. If you're interested, please email Jules and she will contact you with further information.
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Complete Race Instructions will be emailed to each entrant before the race. If you have questions before you receive the instructions or questions that are not answered in that email, please email Jules.
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