The Saint Louis University department of athletics has announced that registration for the ninth annual Royal Banks of Missouri Great Baby Race is now open. Eight babies will be selected for this year's race and will compete for savings bonds and other prizes. The Baby Race, one of the most popular Billiken fan promotions, will take place at halftime of the Billikens' 12:30 p.m. game against La Salle on Saturday, March 9, at Chaifetz Arena.

To register, please submit a picture of your baby, along with your baby's full name, age and appropriate contact information to Also, please include, in 50 words or less, why your baby should be picked to compete in this year's baby race. All registrations must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

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