Marathon • Half-Marathon • 10K • 5K   |   Historic St. Charles, Missouri   |   Sunday, October 6, 2024

5K Race Details

Sunday, October 6, 2024

8:00 a.m. Start
St. Charles, Missouri — Frontier Park

Aid Stations/Mile Markers

There is water, food and portable restrooms available at start/finish.  There is one aid station halfway along the course serving water and Gatorade Endurance Formula. First aid is available at the start/finish. Post-race food will be provided at the finish.

Weather Policy

Race officials may cancel, delay or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued.

Runner Tracking

With Runner Tracking, friends and family can track your location on Race Day as you MOOOve along the course! Each time you cross a timing mat, an alert will be sent with your pace and location. Share this link with anyone who wants to follow your progress!

Please note this link will not be active until the bib numbers are assigned. We do not recommend anyone sign up for runner tracking before Saturday afternoon (10/5).


We utilize the ChronoTrack “B tag” system for race timing.  The “B-tag” will be affixed to the back of the race bib. Do not peel off the “B-tag”.  No additional steps are needed prior to the start of your specific race.

Make sure the race bib is attached to the front of your body and is placed on the layer of apparel that will be worn throughout the race. Do not fold or wrinkle your bib prior to attaching it, and make sure it is not covered by a race belt, water bottle, etc.


We are asked all the time if walkers are welcome, and we happily say yes! We just ask that everyone maintain a 16-minute mile pace.


All 5K participants receive a plush-lined hoodie, a collectible cowbell, top-quality finisher’s medal, cowbell car sticker (you will want to display), a virtual goody bag, water stations, baggage check, music, course entertainment, post-race food & beverage, medical stations, massage therapy, and of course, spirited neighborhood crowds and volunteers cheering with cowbells. You’d think it’s your birthday with all you get!  (*Please note MO’ Cowbell is not responsible for any materials left along the course or in runner baggage check.)

Age Minimum Requirement

The age minimum requirement is 14-years-old for the full Marathon.  Anyone under 14-years-old with documented running experience may be allowed to race in MO’ Cowbell on a case-by-case bases.  Permission must be granted by race officials. Contact us at


Cowbell trophies are given to both male and female top finishers in first, second and third place. Age group cowbell trophies will be given to the top three finishers (men and women): 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+. Overall awards are determined by “gun time”. Age group awards are determined by “Chip” time.

VIP Runner

Upgrade to VIP! A MO’ Cowbell VIP runner receives: prime race day parking, access to a special pre and post-race VIP Area near the start/finish line, exclusive indoor restrooms, personal gear check, complimentary on-site massage and MO’! For ONLY $50 these 150 spots will sell out FAST! Upgrade in your RunSignup profile under “Manage Add-Ons”.

Need to transfer from one race to another?

We got you covered! Runners may transfer from one race to another through their race profile. There is no refund for a runner who downgrades from a more expensive registration choice/race to a less expensive one. If a runner would like to upgrade to a more expensive race, they will be automatically be charged the difference in entry fee plus an additional $10 transfer fee.

TRANSFER MY RACE  All entry fees are non-refundable.  Sale and/or transfer of race entry/bib numbers is strictly prohibited. 

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