Can you feel the excitement? The 7th Annual Ferguson Twilight Run is almost here!
The race is Saturday, May 14, 2016 with three race distances – 1-Mile Fun Run at 5pm, 5K at 5:45pm and 10K at 6:15pm. All races start and finish at the Plaza at 501, the outdoor entertainment area at the intersection of Florissant Road and Suburban Avenue.
The award winning Ferguson Twilight Run is known around the region growing to more than 2000 runners and walkers registering since its inception. It is the only evening race in North St. Louis County with a lot more to the race than running and walking. Local music and cheer groups line the race course, and everyone is invited to enjoy a free live concert at the finish line with the Funky Butt Brass Band along with beer samples from Ferguson Brewing Company, along with food and health vendors in the finish area.
Since the first race in 2010, the Ferguson Twilight Run has donated $64,000 to community organizations that offer healthy and sustainable fitness activities to the residents of North St. Louis County through the Donnie White, Sr. Memorial Ferguson Twilight Run Awards. The 2016 award recipients who will receive this year’s race proceeds are Strength and Honor Mentoring and Tutoring, Marygrove recreational therapy program, Ferguson Youth Initiative Earn-A-Bike program, Ferguson Middle School Girls on the Run, and Emerson Family YMCA summer camp for North County.
Race fees for the 5K and 10K are $28; on race day, the fee increases to $35. The One Mile Fun Run is $14 ($15 on race day). Registration includes a performance shirt. 5K and 10K finishers receive a commemorative medal. Join your friends for the race and register online at www.FergTwilightRun.com. Additional details on volunteering and street closures can also be found on the website.