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Missouri Lottery Run For Your Beads Virtual 5K (Virtual)

February 1-13

Virtual 5K Run/Walk: $25
Mardi Gras Virtual Marathon: $35

More than ever In the age of COVID, we all need a reason to get up off the couch and get moving. So even though the Run For Your Beads must be virtual this year, we’re still going to give you a reason to run!

Register above for either of the two race options we’re offering and do your running or walking between February 1-13 wherever your heart desires, whether that’s on a treadmill, at the park or on a track. All participants will receive a Run For Your Beads shirt.

  • Virtual 5K Run/Walk
  • Mardi Gras Virtual Marathon – run 2 miles a day over 13 days!

After you complete your race, you’ll submit your results through the registration portal, and hey, we’re not going to stop you if you want to drink a hurricane or two. After all it is Mardi Gras!

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup is Feb 10-11 from 3pm-7pm and Feb 15-16 from 10am-4pm at the Mardi Gras, Inc headquarters at 2200 Dolman St., St. Louis, MO 63104

Where to Post Your Results

(Links will be active from Feb 1-13)

Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Mardi Gras Virtual Marathon

Costume Contest

Prize: $50 in Missouri Lottery Scratch Off Tickets

  • After your race, download and print a hard copy of your digital running number
  • Take a picture of your costume, make sure your digital running number is visible
  • Post your pic to Facebook or Instagram
  • Tag STLMardiGras and use the hashtags #STLCostumeContest #5KRunForYourBeads

Most Creative Route Contest

Prize: $50 in Missouri Lottery Scratch Off Tickets

  • After your race, screenshot your creative route on MapMyRun, or whatever you use to plan your runs
  • Post the screenshot to Facebook or Instagram
  • Make sure to call out your digital running number in the post
  • Tag STLMardiGras  and use the hashtags #STLCourseContest #5KRunForYourBeads


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