On September 23rd, 1806, Lewis & Clark and their Corps of Discovery returned to St. Louis via the Missouri River after completing a 2 year, 4 month, and 10 day trek to set the stage for westward expansion. Beginning on September 23rd, Run the Missouri: The Return Journey is a virtual running and walking challenge that follows their journey back across the state of Missouri.
Virtually traveling along the south bank of the Missouri River from Kansas City to the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, you'll traverse up to 318 miles of the Lewis & Clark National Historic Driving Route. To commemorate your personal expedition you'll receive by mail your choice of a baseball tee, long-sleeve vintage-style thermal tee, or a hooded sweatshirt (thermal and hooded sweatshirts have a small upgrade fee). Complete the entire journey by the end of January and you'll receive a custom finishers medal, too!
You don't have to be a tech wizard to participate; you'll receive instructions on how to log your miles and view your progress on the web or via the mobile app. Every time you log a journey into the Run the Missouri online system you will see your location along the virtual course (complete with street view images!) and your position on the mileage leaderboard.
A 318 mile virtual challenge from Kansas City to St. Louis running from September 23rd through January 31st. All registrants will receive a commemorative shirt, and a finishers medal upon completion. Instructions on how to log your miles will be sent out in the days prior to the challenge starting on September 23rd.
$50.00Aug 5 – Sep 22
$55.00Sep 23 – Oct 14
$60.00Oct 15 – Nov 29
- Event contact
- Jake Goldsborough