The Gateway Resilience Run

March 28 & May 2, 2021
Description

The Gateway Resilience Run is BACK for 2021! This time run or walk with us in-person or participate virtually. With two in-person options, a Half Marathon at Creve Coeur Lake on Sunday, March 28th and a 5 Mile at Forest Park on Sunday, May 2nd, we're excited to finally and safely allow the running community to come together! Not ready to join us in person? That's okay, run or walk virtually! Regardless of how you log your miles, ALL participants earn coveted, collectable Gateway Resilience medals, premium swag and digital finisher certificates. This year's medal set links together AND, if you ran or walked with us last year, fit nicely into your existing Gateway Resilience Run medal collection

Continuing in Gateway Resilience fashion, we're not just running or walking for fun. This year's charity partner is the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis. 100% of your donations, plus a portion of every registration will go to the Urban League to help them realize their mission of empowering African Americans and others throughout the St. Louis region in securing economic self-reliance, social equality and civil rights.

Due to COVID restrictions, and out of an abundance of safety, our in-person numbers will be limited. Sign up today and don't miss out. We hope you can join us!

 

ATHLETE BENEFITS
Official Gateway Resilience Run Custom Half Zip Top (Half Marathon) and Tri-Blend T-Shirt (5 Mile)
Digital Finisher’s Certificate
Gateway Resilience Run bib number 
Commemorative Finisher’s Medal(s) (2021 medals link together or link with 2020 GRRR medals)
Access to the Post Race Finish Festival with post-race refreshments/beer*
Free parking*
Free finish line photos*
Age group awards three deep*

*In-person only

 

START PROCEDURE
To ensure the safety of all participants of the Gateway Resilience Runs and ensure everyone has plenty of space on-course, small waves of participants will leave the start line every 10 minutes. When registering, participants will submit an estimated per mile pace which will be used to place corrals with the fastest corrals going first and moving backward from there. Final wave assignments will be shared two weeks before the event. 

 

BOTH RACES WILL START AT 7:30 AM

The first wave will leave the start line at 7:30 AM. Final waves will be scheduled depending on County and City health department guidance and how many will be allowed to run in each wave.  

Wave Start Schedule
6:30 AM - Packet pick-up opens
7:00 AM - Announcements begin
7:20 AM - First wave called to the line
7:30 AM - First wave start.
7:40 AM - Second wave start, followed by waves every ten minutes.

NOTE: If runners miss their designated start wave they will start with the next or next closest wave. The start line during each waves will be open for 8 minutes and then close in order to stage the next wave. Runners will not be able to move up to run with their friends, family members, etc.  They must move back to run with friends, family members, etc. if those members are assigned to later waves.

 

LIVE ONLINE RESULTS (links coming soon)
 
Half Marathon
5 Mile

 

ENTRY FEES

IN-PERSON 5 MILE
Now -  March 30: $35
April 1 - April 25: $40
April 26 - Race Day: $45

Entry is transferable for a small fee. Sorry no refunds are available. 

 

VIRTUAL EVENTS


Same great swag, but run when and where you want. 

5 Mile - $25 now until Race Day (May 2nd)

 

PACKET PICKUP 
Thursday – April 29th, 4 PM - 6 PM
Big River Race Management 
456 Sovereign Ct. Suite B
Ballwin, MO 63011

RACE DAY - 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM
Upper Muny Parking Lot

 

AWARDS
The Gateway Resilience Run will recognize the following place finishers.

Top Overall (Male and Female)
3 Deep in each Age Group
Ages  19 and under (Male and Female)
Ages 20-29 (Male and Female)
Ages 30-39 (Male and Female)
Ages 40-49 (Male and Female)
Ages 50-59 (Male and Female)
Ages 60-69 (Male and Female)
Ages 70+ (Male and Female)

AWARDS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP THE FOLLOWING MONDAY – Due to the extended start waves, we do not plan to have an in-person awards ceremony. All awards will be available for pick-up the following Monday at Big River Race Management's office in Ballwin, MO. If you live outside of St. Louis City or St. Louis County your award will be mailed to you. 

 

BAG DROP/GEAR CHECK
Due to the close proximity of parking, we will not have a bag drop. Any belongings can be stored in your car before, during, and after your race. 

 

Race Contact Info

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