Monday, May 6, 2013

Bits and pieces from the folks at GO! St. Louis

We've had a trio of announcements from GO! St. Louis recently. Taken together, they illustrate how the organization has spread from its signature weekend of events to a year-round organization devoted to a healthy St. Louis.

First, GO's All-American 5K and Fun Run, scheduled for 7:30 a.m. June 16, is on pace to sell out, as it did last year. The course, which starts in Kirkwood and runs downhill to Webster Groves, proved popular because it was tailor-made for PRs. The field is capped at 3,000. Registration makes a lovely Father's Day gift: $25 for the 5K, $20 for adults in the fun run and $10 for kids. And you can do it right here.

Second, its charity program, GO! for a Cause, helped 27 area charities raise more than $367,000 for their causes through the events of the family fitness weekend last month. The program began in 2010 and topped $1 million, all of which goes to local charities.

Third, it's new half-marathon in the rebranded GO! Great Halloween Race attracted 750 registrations in the first weeks. Registration is capped at 2,500. Among the features: the course for the half and 10K will traverse the Riverfront. Check out the course map and registration information.