St. Charles Races and Athletic Events in 2012

Check out this round up of local races for 2012.

2012 Athletic Events in St. Charles


  • Adam Morgan Fun Run: 7-9:30 p.m. April 28, Frontier Park. The Third Annual Fun Run costs $25 for the 10k, $20 for the 5k, and $20 for the 1.5 mile run. Race day registration is available for $25. Event includes post run food and beverages.


  • Bridgeway R.U.S.H. 5K Run and Family Fun Walk: 9 a.m. May 5, Frontier Park. The Sparrow's Nest Maternity Home and Bridgeway Behavioral Health are sponsoring a run/walk uniting and strengthening homes on the Katy Trail. Big River Running will time runners. Entry fee is $45 and includes registration, tshirt and goody bag.
  • King Orthopedic/Big Shark Open Water Swim Series:8 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 5, 12, 19 and 26, June 2 and 9, New Town Lake. Train for the triathlon on the exact swim course. The .62 mile swim has buoys for sighting. Cost per session is $10 and covers insurance, life guards, clinic and set up.
  • Turtle Trot 5k: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 12, Ed Bales Park in Point DuSable Park. A 5k run starts at 10 a.m. and the 5k fun walk starts at 10:15 a.m. Proceeds benefit Re-Member, a nonprofit organization that works with the Oglala Lakota living on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
  • Karen 4 A Kause:9:30 a.m. May 12, Frontier Park. A 5k Run Walk and Children's Dash will raise money to support breast cancer patients. Early registration is $20 before April 20.


  • : 6 p.m. June 2, New Town. The Second Annual 6.2 run walk and kid's marathon will raise awareness and money for melanoma research. Cost is $20.


  • Hope for Haiti 5k Run: 8 a.m. July 7, Frontier Park. The 5k run will start at 8 a.m., with the 1 mile fun run starting at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25 before May 1, $30 before July 1 and $35 from July 1 to the day of the event. Proceeds benefit a medical clinic in Port-Au-Prince Haiti.
  • King Orthopedic Big Shark Triathlon New Town: July 14-15, New Town St. Charles. Participate in a kids triathlon or an adult triathlon. The adult race includes a .62 mile swim/20 Mile Bike Ride/3 mile run. Cost is $80 for individuals or $100 for teams.



  • Walt Fili Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk: 9 a.m. Sept. 8, Frontier Park. This 4-mile walk is along the Katy Trail. Minimum pledge of $50 is required. Participants are invited to bring a photo of a loved one to put on the memory board.
  • Trails for Tails: 8:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Frontier Park. This 5k Run benefits .
  • Liberty Classical School Bike-a-thon: Sept. 15, DuSable Park. Benefits .
  • We Love St. Charles 5k: 9 a.m. Sept. 29, DuSable Park. Proceeds benefit We Love St. Charles, an organization that gives back to the St. Charles Community.


  • MO' Cowbell Half Marathon: 7 a.m. Oct. 7, from Frontier Park to New Town St. Charles. Participate in the half marathon or the 5k race. Registration is $50 before April 30 for the half, $65 May 1-July 31 and $75 from Aug. 11 to race day. Cost for 5k race is $30 before April 1, $35 May 1-July 31 and $40 from Aug. 1 on.
  • Rendezvous Ramble Bike Ride: 2 p.m. Oct. 14, in Frontier Park. Rendezvous Ramble is an annual family bike ride sponsored by the South Main Preservation Society.



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