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40th Annual Snowball Series

12/21/19 | 1/4/20 | 1/18/20 | 2/1/20 | 2/15/20

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2019 Registration Opening Soon!

The Snowball Series is a series of five races at five different, unique St. Louis landmark locations, each focusing on a different race distance.  Join us for the full series while we tour areas of our beautiful city.  Can't make it for all the races in the series?  Sign up for individual races for only $23 in advance. The series is designed to encourage you through the three coldest months of the year while promoting health, fitness, and fun for all people of all ages and abilities. Come as you are, bring some friends, and join our Winter running family.

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Locations

  • Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 9:00am at  Tower Grove Park (Sons of Rest Shelter)
  • Saturday, January 4, 2020, at 9:00am at Forest Park (Upper Muny)
  • Saturday, January 18, 2020, at 9:00am at TBD
  • Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 9:00am at TBD
  • Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 7:30am at Kirkwood (St. Louis Community College at Meramec)

Packet Pick-Up will be available at the race mornings beginning at 8:00am (6:30am for Kirkwood) and from 3:00-7:00pm on the following dates...

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  • Series 
    • $90 | until 8/31
    • $100 | 9/1 - 10/31
    • $110 | 11/1 - 12/19
    • $120 | 12/20 - 1/4
  • Tower Grove Park | 12/21
    • $23 | until 12/13
    • $30 | 12/14 - Race Day
  • Forest Park| 1/4
    • $23 | until 12/27
    • $30 | 12/28 - Race Day
  • TBD | 1/18
    • $23 | until 1/10
    • $30 | 1/11 - Race Day
  • TBD | 2/1
    • $23 | until 1/24
    • $30 | 1/25 - Race Day
  • Kirkwood | 2/15
    • $23 | until 2/7
    • $30 | 2/8 - Race Day

Swag - 2019 Swag Coming Soon!

  • Series Swag | Series participants will receive a gender-specific Columbia Fleece Vest featuring an embroidered Snowball Series logo on the right chest. A plush layering piece designed to keep your core warm is as durable as it is soft. The vest, made of 100% polyester MTR filament fleece, is made for multi-climate activity and features zippered hand pockets.  Click here for sizing chart
    • Interested in one of the individual race swag items?  Series registrants can add on swag items at a discounted rate during registration!
    • Register for the series through 11/30 to guarantee your vest is available for pickup on the first race on 12/8.  If registering after 11/30, your vest will be available at the 3rd race on 1/5 or after.
       
  • Individual Race Swag | Participants who register for individual Snowball Series races have the option to choose from one of the three following swag options for each individual race they register for;
    • BOCO Performance Mesh Beanie | Considered BOCO's most versatile beanie, this three seasons lightweight performance cap has a perfect warmth to weight ratio. The beanie features a brushed stretch polyester outer shell, a performance knit polyester inside to enhance wicking performance by moving moisture quickly to keep you comfortable throughout your workout.  It fits under helmets and is machine washable.
    • BOCO Converter Gloves | This will be your go-to piece in your bag all winter long! The medium-weight converter gloves feature stretch, weatherproof fabric that converts the glove into a mitten or tucks away into the back of the hand.  The glove's palm features snowflake silicon logos for added grip, and touch screen enabled material on the thumb and index finger. Glove Sizing Chart.
    • Brooks Pacesetter Cushion Crew Socks | This midweight sock by Brooks Running features DriLayer yarn for quick-drying, designed to prevent slipping, targeted arch compression, and smooth toe seams to reduce irritation and provide the perfect fit.  Socks available in sizes small, medium, and large. 
    • Gender-Specific Columbia Fleece Vest | Individual race participants can also choose to add on a gender-specific Columbia Fleece Vest featuring an embroidered Snowball Series logo on the left chest during registration.  

Series Finisher Medals | Back again this year! Full series participants will receive a unique snowflake finisher medal for each series race. Each series medal features a custom interlocking design that fits together to create a single master medal that depicts a unique special 40th Anniversary design!  Medals only available for full series participants. 

Series Scoring | To earn series points and be eligible for the series standings, you must be registered for the entire series and finish 3 of the 5 races.  Each series participant’s 4 best scores will determine their final standing.  Age groups are 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.  The age of series participants on 12/9/2017 will determine their age group.  Points will be awarded based on age group placement: 1st – 50 points, 2nd – 45 points, 3rd – 40 points, 4th – 35 points, 5th – 30 points, 6th – 25 points, 7th – 20 points, 8th – 15 points, 9th – 10 points.  All remaining finishers receive 5 points.  Individual race awards will be given to the top 3 male and female overall and the top 3 male and female finishers in each age group.

Awards

  • Individual Race Awards | Awards will be given to the top male/female overall & top three males/females in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. 
  • Series Awards | Top three males/females in the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.  To be eligible for series awards, entrants must participate in 3 races, and the best 4 will count towards individual series awards. 
Personalized Race Bib | Series participants who register by 11/29 will received a personalized race bib with their names or nickname printed on the front of the bib. 
Snowball Series Ambassador |  Part of being a race ambassador is not only to represent this fabulous race but to also give us input and spread the word throughout our city about this one-of-a-kind winter series. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are a presence in the running community and have a strong social media following. Applications are open for the 2019-2020 series.
Ambassador Application

Volunteers | Interested in volunteering for the series or individual races?  Volunteer for 3 or more series races and receive the series swag item.  Individual race volunteers will receive a choice from the individual race swag choices.  Contact Jules (jules@fleetfeetstlouis.com) for more information.
Volunteer Sign-Up 

Sponsors | Your partnership dollars will provide you with increased corporate and brand visibility while making a direct and meaningful impact in the lives of many in the St. Louis and surrounding areas.  By sponsoring the Snowball Series, you receive many benefits (commensurate with sponsor level) including but not limited to: inclusion on the webpage on ffstl.com, print media advertising, marketing upon our social media platforms, complementary series entries, promotional material in Fleet Feet stores and customer bags, and more! For more information email Jules (jules@fleetfeetstlouis.com) or view the sponsorship packet

Refund and Transfer Policy | No refund within 14 days of an event. No make-up date or refunds will be given if the event is canceled due to weather.  Entries are not transferable to another event but can be transferred to another participant.  

Event Policies
  • Dogs are not allowed on course or allowed to participate in the races.
  • Strollers are welcome, we just ask that you start towards the back of the field
  • Inclement Weather Policy: The safety of our participants and volunteers is our highest priority.  If severe weather is present, we will post an update on the Facebook Event Page and at the top of this page by 6:30 am the morning of the event at the latest.

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