The Cardinals 5K is a run/walk that raises funds for the Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies Program, a youth softball and baseball program; and a rotating charity chosen by our player honoree. Our 2023 player honoree is Ozzie Smith; funds raised benefit PGA Reach which positively impacts the lives of youth, military, and diverse populations by enabling access to the game of golf. The Cardinals 5K was established in 2020 in partnership with Bally Sports Midwest.
When does the race start?
The race will start at 8:30 am on Saturday, April 22, from the Stan Musial Statue at the intersection of 8th and Spruce in Downtown St. Louis.
Do I really get to go on the field at Busch Stadium?
Yes! The 5K finishes on Clark Street between Ballpark Village and Busch Stadium. From there, participants will have the opportunity to take a victory lap around the warning track inside Busch Stadium!
Can I pre-buy parking?
Ground level Parking is available to purchase at Ballpark Village through registration for $10. Garage parking will also be available for purchase at Stadium West for $10 on race morning.
Can I transfer my registration to another person or to the Virtual/Live Event?
Yes! Much like a baseball ticket, registration can be transferred to another person using the “Manage Registration” link in your confirmation email. Transfers need to be done online, and the recipient needs to sign a waiver.
Registrations may be transferred from the In-Person to the Virtual Event, or vice versa using the “Manage Registration” link in your confirmation email. There may be a cost difference, which will need to be paid at the time of transfer..
Can I run with my dog?
We love dogs, but unfortunately can not accommodate them at the race.
What’s the course?
We’re excited to take you on a scenic tour of downtown St. Louis. A course map can be found on the registration page.
What swag do I get and when?
All participants both in-person and virtual receive a custom Cardinals long sleeved t-shirt and finisher medallion honoring Ozzie Smith. In-person participants may choose between shipping or packet pickup during registration. In person race packets will begin shipping on April 1.
What if I move?
Email us at [email protected] asap to ensure you receive your swag at the correct address. In person race packages begin shipping on April 1 so please make sure to update us prior to then!