Mad Dash 5K 2017 - St. Louis

Apr 22
Hosted by:Forward Performing Arts, ...
April 22, 2017 at 8:00am to
Tower Grove Park map 4256 Magnolia Avenue St. Louis, MO 63110
Goal: $4,000
$3,307 4 83% Complete

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Created by Forward Performing Arts & the Madison Scouts, The Mad Dash 5K was started to support and promote a healthy lifestyle and fitness in our nation's youth, with particular focus toward those young people participating in high school marching bands, color guards, and drum lines. Proceeds raised through the Mad Dash 5K will be used to advance health & wellness initiatives in the marching arts through practice and a series of educational clinics.


The 2017 St. Louis Mad Dash 5K will be run in Tower Grove Park in St. Louis on Grand just south of I-44. The start and finish line will be located near the corner of Grand and Arsenal in the park near the Sons of Rest Shelter.  This race is a one-loop paved course through the beautiful tower grove park.  More information will be posted about parking and packet pick-up when we get closer to the event.

Finishers receive the commemorative Mad Dash Dog Tag, water, fruit and the satisfaction of knowing they have supported music education on a local and national level!


Participants must register before April 7, 2017 to be guaranteed a #RunLikeMad T-shirt.  The event will accommodate as many people as possible after that date, however, there is no guarantee race shirts will be available after the order date.


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A portion of proceeds from the Mad Dash St Louis will support music education efforts at Mehlville High School in St Louis.


The mission of Forward Performing Arts is to provide a program for youth in music and performance training through a positive environment that emphasizes character and social development, leadership, self-discipline, and the pursuit of excellence. This is exemplified through its educational pursuits and performing ensembles, including the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps.

The Madison Scouts is a World Class drum and bugle corps that competes in the Drum Corps International (DCI) league. Founded in 1938, the Scouts have become one of the most recognized corps in the activity, winning two World Championships and consistently placing as a finalist throughout its history. To learn more about the Madison Scouts and Forward Performing Arts visit


Here's info you need as we head into Race Week!

Packet Pick-up
Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00 AM
Sons of Rest Pavilion. This is located basically on the corner of Grand and Arsenal.

The course is clockwise around the park. Mainly staying on the road. These roads are open to automobiles, so please be aware during the race. There is road construction on the main road that goes through the center of the park. Typically the course is closed to traffic, but it is now open due to the construction. The course will be labeled, and there will be a map at packet pick-up. At 7:55 AM we will also go over the course before we start the race.

Water Stations
There will not be any water stations on the course this year. I would recommend carrying water if you need water. There is a drinking fountain on the course around mile 2 as well. There are additional drinking fountains throughout the course. We will have water and nutrition at the end of the race.

The bathrooms located near the Pavilion will not be opened Saturdaymorning. There are multiple "Johnny on the Spot" bathrooms on the course. There should be a couple near the starting line as well.


Right now there is a 60% chance of rain for Saturday, April 22nd. The race will go on race rain or shine. If there are bad storms we will make the decision to wait under the pavilion or cancel the race. 


I would recommen parking on Arsenal.

Bring your friends! Walk up registration is welcome! IF you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me 



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