Sunday, October 1, 2023
7:30 a.m. Start
St. Charles, Missouri — Frontier Park
Check out the USATF Certified Course map and turn-by-turn directions. This flat course can be used as a qualifier for other races such as Boston, New York and Chicago. (Course is subject to change.) Find out why your GPS may read differently from the course: Course Accuracy (Course vs GPS)
Rollerblades/inline skates, bikes, strollers/baby joggers, motorized vehicles and pets on the course are strongly prohibited. The use of an iPod, mp3 player, CD player or other audio/video device is discouraged.
Please inform your friends and family supporting you on race day, that no dogs are allowed in Runners’ Village during the event.
Aid Stations/Mile Markers
There will be several aid stations and paramedics along the course. Water, Gatorade Endurance Formula, and portable restrooms are available at miles 2.25, 4.75, 7.25, 9.75, 12, 14, 16, 17.5, 19.3, 21.2, 22.9, 24.9 as well as the Start/Finish. GU gels are at the mile 7.25 and 14.5 fluid stations. Food will be provided at the finish.
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.
We use a corral start for the race. There are designated start areas designed to facilitate an efficient start for all participants by grouping runners with similar anticipated race paces together. Look for pace signs with your personal pace-per-mile. (For example, if you are planning to run 10 minutes per-mile, line up behind the 10 minutes per-mile sign.)
There are access points to each of the 6 corrals (7, 8, 9 10, 12 & 14 minutes-per-mile) along the sidewalk on the west side of Riverfront Drive. Be in the appropriate starting corral at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the race. We use electronic timing chips attached to the back of your Race Bib. Don’t worry about the minutes it takes before you cross the starting line — they won’t count in your final time.
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 race.
Make sure the race bib is attached to the front of your body and is placed on the bottom 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.
There are race clocks at 5K, 6.4M (Relay Hand-off), 13.1M and 19.3M (Turn-around).
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!
Time Limit Rules
We ask that marathoners maintain a 15-minute mile pace. The full marathon time limit restriction is 6.5 hours. The finish line will officially close at 2 p.m. The time limit rules will be strictly enforced.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cowbell trophies are given to both male and female top finishers in first, second and third place. You really are moo’ve in! 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.
All marathon participants receive a long-sleeve jacket, a collectible cowbell, top-quality finisher’s medal, cowbell car sticker (you will want to display), a virtual goody bag, water stations, baggage check, course entertainment, post-race food & beverage, music, 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.)
Upgrade to MO’ VIP! VIP runners receive: prime parking on race day, access to a special pre- and post-race VIP area near the start/finish, 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.