What to do in the Lou

1. Get a bird’s eye view from the Gateway Arch

Get a peek of the Arch before you pass it on your way to the Finish Line!

2. Get your head in the game

3. Take a thrill ride (or two) at Six Flags St. Louis

Get your pre-race adrenaline going!

4. Spend a night out on the town

Scope out a place for you and your friends to enjoy a pasta dinner the night before the race!

5. Check out a creature feature at the St. Louis Zoo

Take advantage of one of the city’s many free attractions!

6. Let your imagination loose in the Magic House

Bringing your little rockstars to race weekend? Visit the region’s first interactive children’s museum, where you will find a little something for all ages!

7. Immerse in the culture of Forest Park

Keep your legs warm on the scenic walking and biking trails of one of the largest urban parks in the United States.

8. Experience art in the fresh air

Get an up close view of the sculpture and landscape architecture you will see when you run past Citygarden on the course.

9. Taste the tradition of St. Louis breweries

Visit the home of the beer you will be enjoying on race day, Michelob Ultra.

10. Have an Animal Encounter at Grant’s Farm

Pay the Budweiser Clydesdales a personal visit!

11. Discover your inner child at City Museum

The City Museum’s all ages playground is a great way to make sure you stay nice and limber during race weekend.

12. Eat your heart out

After a weekend of running, you deserve some of the city’s most indulgent treats!

13. Embrace spirituality through creative expression

Visit the interfaith venue of Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art.

14. Go on a journey of scientific discovery

The Saint Louis Science Center has the land, sky and sea covered in their four-story Omnimax Theater!

15. Indulge your inner gear head

16. Appreciate art from the classics to contemporary

Whatever your taste in art, from contemporary to classic, the Lou has something for you!

17. Have an outdoor adventure

Outdoor fun comes in many flavors around the Gateway City – take a two-wheel excursion, recharge at one of Missouri’s beautiful state parks, or venture underground at the Maramec Caverns.

18. Shop ’til you drop

Consider some retail therapy, in some of the city’s best shopping areas you will be running through!

19. Take an interactive history lesson

Step inside the Missouri History Museum or the Old Courthouse to get to know of some of the monuments you will pass on course.

20. See a rockin’ live show

With live music and entertainment every mile and a post race concert, there’s no need to stop ROCKIN’!

21. Stroll through a Missouri Botanical Garden

The Marathon and Half Marathon Courses will take you past the oldest Botanical Garden in the United States. Take some time to step inside!

22. Try your luck at one of St. Louis’ area casinos

Don’t let your runner’s high get you into trouble!


23. Enjoy the magic of live theater

For even more weekend entertainment, stop by the Fabulous Fox!

24. Attend a fair or festival

Enjoy fall foods at the Harvest Festival!

25. Walk down the Delmar Loop

Take a slow motion look at the the Delmar Loop before you run it!