I Love Forest Park 5K: Event Recap + Photos

On Sunday, August 28 over 800 runners of all ages came out for the only run in Forest Park that directly benefits the Park. Our sixth annual I Love Forest Park 5K & Kids Fun Run shattered last year's attendance record and raised over $26,000 to support our mission to restore, maintain and sustain Forest Park. 

Prior to the race, Joy Montes from Joy of Yoga led a group warmup while NOW 96.3 was on site to provide music for the morning's festivities. Once the 5K was underway, runners and walkers enjoyed one of the most beautiful running routes in the region, passing by iconic locations including the World's Fair Pavilion, Emerson Grand Basin, Pagoda Circle and more.

Click through the slideshow below to see a few highlights from the event!

Medals were awarded for the top overall male and female runners and the top three male and female runners in the following age brackets:

Top Male: Thomas Cormier
Male 0-19: Manareldeen Fajors; Alex Bowles; Cooper Sadlo
Male 20-29: Charlie Potts; LaQuinton Battle; Sachin Allahabadi
Male 30-39: Ryan Goebel; Max Buehler; Andy Becker
Male 40-49: Steven Portis; Jacob Varadian; Mike Kenney
Male 50-59: Bobby Paxton; Dan Nelson; Tony Pringle
Male 60-99: Dennis Larson; Don Ryan; Mark Johnson

Top Female: Patricia Frisella
Female 0-19: Keaton Ibendahl; Annalisa Goot; Diya Diwikaran
Female 20-29: Calla Massman; Emily Johnson; Amanda Honigfort
Female 30-39: Michelle Seufert; Tonya Glynn; Lya Rowan
Female 40-49: Megan Tooley; Laura Crowley; Leigh Palmer
Female 50-59: Christine Haack; Brenda Cordia; Janel Angell
Female 60-99: Jean Goldsberry; Linda Honigfort; Linda Taylor

Congratulations to all the winners! And many thanks to Lululemon Athletica for providing this year's grand prizes.
A complete list of times for this year’s participants can be found here.


This event would not have been possible without all of our amazing sponsors, including Caravus, A. Waldbart & Sons Nursery, Drury Hotels and Anova, as well as our generous in-kind donors Kaldi's Coffee, Lucky's Market, Great Harvest Bread Company – Maplewood, Now 96.3 and Subway.