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GO! St. Louis Half Marathon

The GO! St. Louis Half Marathon presented by PNC Bank was introduced in 2003 and has become the most popular race during the two-day weekend. More than 13,500 individuals registered in 2011, making it one of the largest half marathon fields in the United States. The half marathon traditionally reaches capacity in advance of the race, so participants are encouraged to secure their spot early. The 2012 race cap has been set at 15,000 entrants. The half marathon distance appeals to runners and walkers, who are looking for a challenging distance, without committing to the training for a full 26.2-mile marathon. Participants in the half marathon start at the same time as marathon and marathon relay participants. Half marathoners share the same course until the 9-mile mark, where they turn and head back towards downtown.

2013 Race Winners · 2014 Results · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Male Winner 1:12:09 Tommy Ries 25 Iowa City, IA US
2nd Male Finisher 1:12:37 Michael Aitken 30 St. Ann, MO US
3rd Male Finisher 1:13:09 Larry Huffman 30 Maryville, IL US
Overall Female Winner 1:27:29 Aimee Bonte 23 Fenton, MO US
2nd Female Finisher 1:27:38 Mary Tepe 28 Kirkwood, MO US
3rd Female Finisher 1:28:02 Bettine Kaphingst 24 Madison, WI US

2013 Age-Group Winning Times · 2014 Results · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Chip Time Name State/Country Age Age-Graded
1st Men 40-49 1:18:11 Sean O'Donnell St. Louis, MO 48 84.20
1st Men 50-59 1:21:26 James Wooldridge Herrin, IL 50 82.21
1st Men 60-69 1:25:43 Bobby Williams St. Louis, MO 60 85.40
1st Men 70+ 1:49:17 Wayne Wheeler Loveland, OH 73 76.64
1st Women 40-49 1:32:30 Jennifer Vandiver McLeansville, NC 46 77.10
1st Women 50-59 1:41:33 Carol Wright Wildwood, MO 53 76.27
1st Women 60-69 1:51:50 Kathleen Williams Springfield, IL 64 80.61
1st Women 70+ 2:39:10 Cecille Bordato Parthenon, AR 71 63.26

Prize Money Breakdown

Prize Money Awards (Men & Women Combined) Amount
Open Prize Money$34,000
Masters Prize Money$900
Total Prize Money$34,900

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At A Glance
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LocationSt. Louis, Mo
Race DistanceHalf Marathon
Race Date 2014April 6, 2014
  Race Date 2013  April 7, 2013
  Race Date 2012  April 15, 2012
  Race Date 2011  April 10, 2011
Start Time7:00 AM
Years Running10
Entrant Cap12,000
2013 Total Finishers7,846
  Men  3,192
  Women  4,653
Total Prize Money$34,900
Age Group Awards5 Year
ExpoYes
Entry Fee65.00
 
Advance RegistrationOnline Registration
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GO! St. Louis Marathon

The marathon course starts and finishes in the historic St. Louis downtown area. As you begin the race, participants head toward the impressive Gateway Arch, before turning south and heading for the famed Anheuser-Busch brewery. The course also includes Union Station, City Garden, Forest Park (larger than New York’s Central Park), Washington University, City of Clayton, University City Loop (Voted one of the top ten streets in America), before heading down Market Street and the finish line.

2013 Race Winners · 2014 Results · 2012 Results · 2011 Results

Division Clock Time Name Age State/Country
Overall Male Winner 2:20:00 Geoffrey Kiprotich 34 Sylvania, OH US
2nd Male Finisher 2:20:49 Mark Chepses 36 Little Rock, AR US
3rd Male Finisher 2:21:59 Mario Macias 31 Manitou, CO US
Overall Female Winner 2:51:28 Autumn Ray 33 Tucson, AZ US
2nd Female Finisher 2:54:49 Tia Accetta 37 Tucson, AZ US
3rd Female Finisher 2:55:22 Karen Meraw 27 Shelby Township, MI US

2013 Age-Group Winning Times

Division Chip Time Name State/Country Age Age-Graded
Men 40-49 2:43:03 Erik Bush Norml, IL 44 81.16
Men 50-59 3:10:38 Kurt Gogolin Lafayette, IN 52 74.49
Men 60-69 3:31:32 Randy Clarke Reinbeck, IA 61 73.13
Men 70+ 5:47:23 Robert Rusch Rib Lake, WI 70 48.90
Women 40-49 3:24:59 Elizabeth Bondar Madison Heights, MI 44 72.80
Women 50-59 3:38:12 Rebecca Bradley Edwardsville, IL 50 73.71
Women 60-69 4:29:08 Kay McVey Saint Peters, MO 60 68.65

Prize Money Breakdown

Prize Money Awards (Men & Women Combined) Amount
Open Prize Money$5,500
Masters Prize Money$900
Total Prize Money$7,000
Additional Special Prizes 
Course Record Prize Money$2,000

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At A GlanceBest Road Races
LocationSt. Louis, Mo
Race DistanceMarathon
Course Record Men2:23:57 (2009)
Course Record Women2:51:20 (2009)
Race Date 2014April 6, 2014
  Race Date 2013  April 7, 2013
  Race Date 2012  April 15, 2012
  Race Date 2011  April 10, 2011
Start Time7:00 AM
Years Running13
Entrant Cap3,000
2013 Total Finishers1,595
  Men  990
  Women  605
Total Prize Money$7,000
Course Record Prize Money $2,000
Special Prize Money $600
Age Group Awards5 Year
ExpoYes
Entry Fee95.00
 
Advance RegistrationOnline Registration
USATF Certified
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