Join us on Sunday, August 27 for the 2017 I Love Forest Park 5K & Kids Fun Run!

Run the only race in Forest Park that benefits the Park!

Enjoy the most beautiful running route in the entire region — you will pass the Deer Lake Savanna, Pagoda Circle, the World’s Fair Pavilion, Government Hill, the Boathouse, Art Hill, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Emerson Grand Basin!


The race begins and ends in the parking lots just south of the Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park (5595 Grand Drive).


  • 6:30 a.m. –Registration & t-shirt pickup opens
  • 7:00 a.m. – Pre-run warm ups
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5K kicks off
  • 8:20 a.m. – Kids Fun Run kicks off
  • 8:00-9:00 a.m. – Post run party! Awards presented to 5K runners after runners have finished, around 8:50 a.m.


  • 5K: $25 now, $30 starting July 24, $35 starting Aug 7 and thru race day
  • Kids Fun Run: $8 now, $12 starting July 24, $15 starting Aug 7 and thru race day
  • Virtual Runner: Show your support while staying in bed! $25 for an adult race shirt, $8 for a child's race shirt - available for pick up at the Visitor's Center during packet pickup or the week immediately following the run in the Forest Park Forever offices.

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A fun look at Forest Park Forever's annual race/walk fundraiser — made by Once Films.