Registration is now open for the sixth annual Billiken 5K Run and Family Fun Walk, which will take place Labor Day morning on Monday, Sept. 1, at 8 a.m. The race starts and finishes at Chaifetz Arena on the Saint Louis University campus.
Register now through Aug. 20 and the cost is $25 (Early Bird Special). It is $30 to sign up Aug. 21-29, and $35 on race day. Net proceeds from the event benefit the Saint Louis University Cancer Center.
Saint Louis University Board of Trustees Chairman, Joe Adorjan, has pledged up to a total of $2,500 to match donations from SLU students, faculty and staff. You may make a donation on the registration form. For an event flyer and printable registration form, click here.
The 5K is a competitive run that loops around the beautiful Midtown campus of Saint Louis University. The route will be the same as last year, taking runners across the Grand Ave. bridge and through the heart of campus before ending at Chaifetz Arena.
This year's new Family Fun Walk, organized by Billiken alumni Ed Heigl and Bob Becker, will begin at 8:10 a.m. and will take walkers through the Billiken athletic complex and will include activity stations.
Packet Pick Up
Packets may be picked up Thursday, Aug. 28, and Friday, Aug. 29, from noon-5 p.m. at the Billiken ticket office at Gate B at Chaifetz Arena.
Billiken 5K participants receive:
Dri-Gear Billiken 5K short-sleeve shirt (guaranteed for Early Bird Special registrants)
A chance to win raffle prizes
Free ticket to the Marcia E. Hamilton Volleyball Classic, set for Aug. 29-30 at Chaifetz Arena (early registrants only)
Special Race Features:
Event timed by Big River Race Management
Live performance by Red Letter Days
250 Vitality point incentive for SLU emplyees
Giveaways & refreshments
Plenty of free, convenient parking at the Olive/Compton Garage
Beat the Billiken for a chance to win season tickets to Billiken athletic events
Meet Billiken student-athletes and staff
Recognition of cancer survivors
Emceed by Cerone Entertainment
2013 Race Recap
A record 400-plus runners and walkers participated in the fifth annual Billiken 5K run/walk Monday on a beautiful morning on the University campus.
Net proceeds from the event benefit the SLU Cancer Center. For the first time, this year's race crossed the new Grand Ave. bridge, and the route took participants past campus landmarks such as DuBourg Hall, the clocktower and College Church.
"It was a great day at the Billiken 5K," SLU director of athletics Chris May said. "When you get to partner with the SLU Cancer Center, it's certainly a special day for Billiken athletics. It was fun to have all 70 student-athletes from the track and field team out to volunteer, we had chairman of the board of trustees Joe Adorjan, and Dr. Mark Varvares is a wonderful partner. It's a great day to be a Billiken, and I couldn't be more proud of our community for coming together this morning ."