First-ever “CITY Sprint” Race & Fun Run Around CITYPARK


St. Louis CITY SC and BJC Team Up on CITYPARK Stadium District Race

CITY Sprint Kicks Off Sunday, September 17 at 1:30 p.m.

The 32-acre, world-class CITYPARK stadium district will be the backdrop for CITY Sprint, a new 1-mile race and fun run for all ages and skill levels on Sunday, September 17. The race, which highlights the largest urban professional sports campus in the U.S., is presented by St. Louis CITY SC and Founding Partner BJC HealthCare.

CITY Sprint will lead into St. Louis CITY2’s final home game of the regular season versus Galaxy II at 5:00 p.m. All CITY Sprint participants will receive a free ticket to that evening’s match.

"CITY Sprint is an exciting new event for all ages and a way for families to enjoy the brand-new CITYPARK with a walk or run through our stadium campus,” said Matt Sebek, St. Louis CITY SC’s Chief Experience Officer. “Join us and BJC for an afternoon focused on community health and fitness and stay afterwards to help us mark the end of CITY2’s 2023 season.”

"CITY Sprint is a phenomenal example of how we bring BJC's mission to life – it's an opportunity for people to get outside and improve their physical health, enjoy time with friends and family and support our community," said Riham El-Lakany, BJC's Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. "The people of St. Louis deserve spaces and events like this, and we’re proud to support this effort."

Raceday Details & Registration

CITY Sprint will start on 20th Street, to the east of the stadium, and weave through the CITYPARK campus, with participants getting an up-close look at CITY SC’s practice fields and training facility (Washington University High Performance Center) as well as CITYPARK. The 1-miler finishes at Lou Fusz Plaza on the eastern side of the stadium with a post-race celebration featuring family-friendly DJ entertainment, yard games, kids’ activities, and food and drinks. CITY Pavilion will be open during the event.

Registration is $40 per person and now open at stlcitysc.com/CITYsprint. Prizes will be awarded to top finishers in competitive categories.

All participants will receive a CITY Sprint T-shirt and a ticket to September 17th’s St. Louis CITY2 vs. Galaxy II match.

Schedule of events:

  • 1:30 p.m.: Kickoff event on Lou Fusz Plaza
  • 2:30 p.m.: Competitive wave start time
  • 3:00 p.m.: Recreational wave start time
  • 3:45 p.m.: Awards presentation on Lou Fusz Plaza
  • 4:00 p.m.: CITYPARK gates open for CITY2 vs. Galaxy II
  • 5:00 p.m.: CITY2 vs. Galaxy II at CITYPARK

CITY Sprint is also sponsored by Michelob ULTRA, Shift4, Evolv and On the Run.