I Love Forest Park 5K

Presented by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield

A record-breaking 1,000 people registered for the 2018 event.
Will we see you on August 25, 2019?

Run (or walk!) the only race in Forest Park that benefits the Park! Registration is now open for I Love Forest Park 5K and Kids Obstacle Challenge (new this year) on August 25, 2019. 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.

Registration is $35 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids Obstacle Course Race. Questions about packet pick up? Click here.


6:30 a.m. Registration, group stretch and t-shirt pickup
7:30 a.m. 5K kicks off
8:15 a.m. Awards presentation
8:30 a.m. Kids Obstacle Course Race starts (10-15 minutes to complete)

  • 8:30 a.m. 3-6 years of age (parents can go with children if needed on this wave)

  • 8:45 a.m 7-12 years of age

  • 9:00 a.m. 13-18 years of age


  • DJ’ed music

  • New kids-only Obstacle Course Race

    • Over 250 feet of inflatable fun including slides, climbing walls, tackling blocks, and tunnels

    • For ages 18 and under

  • Post-run snacks and drinks

  • Dog-friendly (on leash)


The top three overall 5K race winners receive medals (i.e. Master's medals). The top 2 finishers, by age bracket, male and female separately, get medals as well.

  • Under 19

  • 20-29

  • 30-39

  • 40-49

  • 50-59

  • 60-69

  • 70-99

Have additional questions? The FAQ page should have you covered!

Looking for running routes to help you train in the Park? Check these out!


Interested in Becoming a 2019 Sponsor?

Please contact Amy Mangner, Manager of Corporate & Foundation Giving, if you have any additional questions at 314.561.3296.

*Sign up by August 12 to be guaranteed a race shirt.

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A special thanks to our 2019 I Love Forest Park 5K sponsors!