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O'Fallon's Fall Fest 5K Features Costume Contest

The 5K will be held on Saturday, October 12.

Patch file photo
Patch file photo

Open to all ages, O'Fallon's Fall Fest 5K will be held from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 12. 

The start/finish line will be outside O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street.

The first 300 entrants will receive long-sleeved t-shirts (sizes aren’t guaranteed), a race packet, DAG timing, and complimentary snacks and beverages following the 3.1-mile race.

An awards ceremony will begin at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be presented to:

  • Male/female overall winners
  • Age-division winners
  • Weight-division winners (Athena/Clydesdale)
  • Stroller division winners

In addition, first, second and third-place plaques will be presented to Fall Costume Contest winners.

Registration through October 10 is $18 per person; race day registration is $20 per person. Register online through October 6 at www.fleetfeetstl.com

Entrants can also register in person through October 10 at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices, 400 Civic Park Drive, O’Fallon 63366 from 8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. 

Race day registration will be held on site from 6 - 7:15 a.m.

Entering the Fall Costume Contest is free and automatic with race registration; just wear a family-friendly costume throughout the race. Here are a few tips for competing: 

  • Individuals registering for the race are encouraged to dress in costume
  • Or, enter the 5K with family members, friends or club members and dress in costumes with a group theme.
  • Only race participants are eligible for the Fall Costume Contest.
  • Only family-friendly costumes may be worn, and the costumes must stay in place for the length of the race.
  • In general, the more imaginative the costume, the better. Costumes should be based on fall themes such as the season, fall holidays and fall celebrations.

O’Fallon’s Fall Fest 5K Run/Walk is held annually by the City of O’Fallon with the assistance of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council and sponsorship from local businesses. For 5K Race FAQs, a map of the route, parking, etc. visit www.ofallon.mo.us/fall-fest. For more information, contact Erin Cooper atfestivalassistant@ofallon.mo.us or 636-379-5574.

 

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