This regionally-famous race is a perfect getaway for those looking for a low-key fall ‘racecation.’ With a course that’s flat, fast, and Boston-qualifying, MO’ Cowbell is perfect for anyone from first-timers to elite runners. You can expect music, beer, VIP options, spot-on timing, and thousands of cowbells. Choose from marathon, half marathon, half marathon relay, or 5K race options.
1. Packet Pickup Health & Fitness Expo
Pick up your race packet Friday or Saturday at the Health and Fitness “ExMO'” which includes vendors, shopping, and samples.
The only thing this region takes more seriously than their baseball is their beer. You probably know about Budweiser Brewery but don’t forget microbreweries like Trailhead, Good News, Friendship, and Third Wheel.
3. Historic Main Street
Boutiques, cafe patios, riverfront pubs, and coffee shops line the cobblestone street of this historic area. Perfect for an October evening stroll before or after the race.
4. Wine Country
Missouri Historic Wine Country features some of the finest wine in the Midwest. Stay in a cozy bed & breakfast nearby and enjoy the fall scenery while sipping award-winning wine.
5. Parks and Trails
6. 25 Minutes to St. Louis
St. Charles is a suburb of St. Louis which boasts nationally recognized attractions such as The Magic House, St. Louis Zoo (free admission!), the Gateway Arch, the eclectic City Museum, and Missouri Botanical Garden.
7. Out and About
If you like adventure check out the zip lines, escape rooms, and trampoline parks. For a slower pace, check out the local outlet malls or Streets of St. Charles for shopping and dining. Play Street Museum is just minutes from the start line and boasts a unique indoor play space for families.