There is only one race that is as fun-filled, colorful and slightly wacky as Mardi Gras: The Missouri Lottery 5K Run for Your Beads. That means you'll enjoy all the fun and historic scenery of Soulard with mid-race pitstops stocked with beer and hurricanes for legally aged runners. Make sure to dress in your best Mardi Gras garb, because in addition to prizes for the winners of each division, we’ll be honoring the runner with the best costume.
After the race, you can join us for Taste of Soulard. Because, after running so hard, you’ll have earned the chance to chow down on some tasty Cajun cuisine. Sign up now, or register at the Bud Light Party Centre (at 9th and Lafayette) at 8am on the day of the event.
Female Division: Izzy Frost (21:34), 12 yrs old, a Rolla Middle Schooler, last summer set the 5K Missouri State Record for 11-and-under girls at the GO! St. Louis All American 5K with a time of 19:10, bettering the old record by 33 seconds.
Male Division: Marcus Walton (17:09), 33 yrs old, from Ballwin won by almost a minute, topping his winning time of 18:03 at the 7th Annual Hope 5K last September.