Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and join us for the Wizarding Run in beautiful Forest Park in St. Louis, MO! Starting and ending at the Upper Muny parking lot, distances include a 5K and a 1 Mile Fun Run. After the run, stick around and celebrate the magical world with us with music, butterscotch soda, and vendors!
Participants of the 5K will receive a one of kind event shirt in the color of their choice: RED, GREEN, YELLOW, or BLUE , a spectacular FINISHER MEDAL, a custom WAND, a commemorative race bib, and a FREE BUTTERSCOTCH SODA at the finish line!
Participants of the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a one of kind event shirt in the color of their choice: RED, GREEN, YELLOW, or BLUE, a custom wand, and a FREE BUTTERSCOTCH SODA at the finish line.
Packet pick-up will be on Friday, November 22 at a the Hampton Inn & Suites St. Louis at Forest Park (5650 Oakland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110) from noon-7:00p.m. AND on Saturday, November 23 at the event site from 8:00a.m.-10:00a.m. We strongly advise picking up on Friday if at all possible so as to avoid event morning rush.
Chip timing provided for all registered 5K participants by Ultramax Sports.
5 year age category increments! Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female in the 5K. Age category awards will be given for the following age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
The amazing Bob Brown with Boca Enterprises will be partnering up with the fantastic Resonation to provide an unmatched event atmosphere!
We will have a professional photographer on site. All photographs are free to download!
Virtual 5K Option Available!
Runners who can't attend race day can REGISTER for the Virtual 5K. Virtual runners are not eligible for overall or age category awards. Virtual runner directions:
Run your virtual race distance anytime during the month of November.
On or after race day (November 23), post your time result on the Wizarding Run Facebook event page.
Our staff will then mail the virtual race packet. Virtual runner packets will include event t-shirt, custom wand, custom finisher medal, and race bib.
1. Are strollers allowed on course?
Yes! Please feel free to take your little one/s along for the run.
2. Is this a pet friendly event?
Absolutely! Well-behaved, leashed dogs are allowed on the race course.
3. Where should I park?
We have reserved parking in the Upper Muny parking lot. Enter Forest Park at Hampton Head East on Wells Dr. to the McKinley circle . Take McKinley to the Upper Muny parking lot.
4. Can I walk the race?
Of course! This is a family oriented event with a great mix of walkers and runners.
5. Will the race be cancelled if the weather is bad?
We will run rain or shine, wet or dry! Only in the event of severe weather including lightning will we postpone the start until the weather has passed.
The Wizarding Run is not endorsed, sanctioned, or in any other way supported directly or indirectly by Warner Bros. Entertainment, the Harry Potter book publishers, or J.K. Rowling and her representatives. HARRY POTTER, characters, names, and related indicia are trademarks of and (C) Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Harry Potter publishing Rights (C) JKR.
Grab your wand, hop on your broom, and join us for the Wizarding Run. Take a magical journey through town with wizardly sights and sounds along the way. Distances include a 5K - hence the 3 and one tenths name - and a 1 Mile Fun Run. Costumes are highly encouraged!