May is full of metro-east 5K runs, walks

News-DemocratMay 2, 2014 

Spring has sprung and runners are hitting the pavement. Here's a roundup of some 5-kilometer(and longer) runs and walks during May in the metro-east.

Holy Trinity Titan Trot 5K and Fun Run

8 a.m. Saturday

Holy Trinity School, 504 Fountains Parkway, Fairview Heights

$25 for 5K (includes T-shirt); $10 for kids Fun Run (does not include shirt)

The second annual run is put on by the National Junior Honor Society and benefits Holy Trinity and the D.A.R.E. program.

Law Day Run

9 a.m. Saturday

North High and East A streets, Belleville

$30 for adult 5K; $15 for age 18 and younger; $12 for 1K Fun Run

The 13th annual event benefits the Land of Lincoln Legal Foundation, which provides legal services to low-income residents and seniors.

Metro East Montessori School Horsehoe Lake 5K Run/Walk

9 a.m. Saturday

3321 Highway 111, Granite City


Proceeds benefit Metro East Montessori School.

Gateway Pet Guardians 5K-9

8 a.m. Sunday

Rock Springs Nature Park, 1428 E. Third St., O'Fallon


Runners and their four-legged companions will help raise money in the fight to end animal homelessness in the metro-east through rescue, rehabilitation and education.

OTHS Panther Bands on the Run for the Roses 5K Run/Walk

7:30 a.m. Sunday

Weber Road parking lot, O'Fallon (across from O'Fallon Township High School)


Various OTHS musical ensembles will perform along the course.

Pirates and Princesses 5K and Kids Fun Run

8 a.m. May 10

Discovery School, 810 Obernueffemann Road, O'Fallon

$15 for 5K through May 9, $30 May 10; $20 Kids Fun Run 1/2 Mile; $10 Preschool Parking Lot Dash for ages 2-5

Proceeds go to Discovery School, a nonprofit school serving the community since 1966.

YMCA Schoolhouse Rockin' Half Marathon

7 a.m. May 10

Collinsville Maryville Troy YMCA, #1 Town Center Drive, Maryville

$50 half marathon

Competitive half marathon through Maryville on the Schoolhouse Trail and Goshen MCT Bike Trails.

Go Army 5K & Kids Fun Run

8 a.m. May 17

Scheve Park, Mascoutah

$25 for adults; $10 for kids 1/2-mil Fun Run

The run is put on by the Scott Army Booster Club, a private, nonprofit, which fosters morale for U.S. Army personnel and families assigned to Scott Air Force Base.

Grant-Illini 5K and Kids' Fun Run

8 a.m. May 17

Grant Middle School, 10110 Old Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights

$20 by May 9; $25 after May 9

The fifth annual event benefits the Grant District 110 Education Foundation.

Swansea Challenge 5K Run and Walk

8:30 a.m. May 18

Wolf Branch Middle School, 410 Huntwood Road, Swansea


The event benefits the Wolf Branch Sports Boosters and Metro East Chamber of Commerce.

Hope Glows 5K Glow Run and Kids Dash

9 p.m. May 30

Tri-Township Park, Troy

$30 per person or $75 for team of three; $15 for age 10 and younger; pre-registration ends May 9

The event benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Sandra Eldridge at 314-315-0083

Service Above Self 5K Run/Walk

8:30 a.m. May 31

Wolf Branch Middle School, 410 Huntwood Road, Swansea

$20 by May 22; $25 after May 22

The 10th annual event put on by the Rotary Club of Swansea benefits the Chad Wood Memorial Scholarship Fund.

tRUNk 5K and 1/2 mile Fun Run

8 a.m. May 31

Wilson Park, Granite City

The event benefits Twigs, a program that provides summer lunches to children who receive free or reduced-cost lunches during the school year.

USO of Missouri 5K Mud Run

8 a.m. May 31

MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, 9768 Airport Boulevard, Mascoutah


The Mud Run is a cross country muddy race designed to test endurance.

If your organization is putting on a 5K or other run, email race details to Please be sure to include the time, date and place of the run, along with cost, links to registration and any contact information.

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