…and I mean way MO’ crazy than normal!! I’m about to get SUPER busy promoting AND training for a race that is very near and dear to my heart!! I love this race for many reason such as:
**It’s FLAT…or mostly flat…I mean..there is that ONE hill 🙂
(This is a USATF Certified Course and can be used as a qualifier for other races such as Boston, New York, etc.)
**It’s CLOSE…like roll out of bed at 7:00 for a 7:30 race start 🙂
**It’s got that home town race feel complete with scenery that is AMAZING!!!
**It is a race with a sense of humor
(the idea for the name came from a SNL skit featuring Will Ferrell)
and the number 1 reason I love this race….
**It was where I participated in my FIRST ever half-marathon last year (2013)
Yes!! I’m talking about the MO’Cowbell
This year I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of the illustrious ambassadors(my code to use at registration is JWMCB14) for the MO’Cowbell here in St. Charles, Missouri! I am beyond proud and so ready to spread the word about this awesome race that no one in this world should miss out on.
This year, the MO Cowbell will take place on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 7:30 a.m (5K begins at 8:00 a.m).
Be there or be square!!
The best part about this race date is that we have a race for all skill levels: Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 5K! And of course, walkers are always welcome. Another plus is that the start and finish will both be in Frontier Park in Historic St. Charles (here are some directions to get there). This makes it easy for everyone to meet back up with their loved ones after the race to celebrate your accomplishments 🙂
After the race, you will get to go enjoy yourself at the Post-Race Party of refreshments including chocolate milk, bananas, chips, beer and more! There will also be food trucks for spectators and live music by the Rough Ryders from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
In addition to the race, there will also be a Health and Fitness ExMO’ on Friday (10/3) and Saturday (10/4) where you can pick up your race packet (there is NO race day packet pickup) and also check out some awesome vendors! (Do you want to be a vendor?…go here) You do not want to miss this! There will be lots of merchandise to buy as well as lots of freebies and a wealth of information. I bought a really cool “Suck It Up” BondiBand at last years ExMO’ for super cheap (see below in picture). There are already a bunch of vendors signed up for this year…check it out here!
This race is seriously a hidden gem! The price of the race is nothing compared to what you get back from the race! However, prices do go up again on September 1st so make sure you get over there and sign up soon!! When you register, don’t forget to use my special ambassador code for your chance to win your very own MO’Cowbell blanket!!!!
My code is JWMCB14
Your registration includes:
- Race bib with Chronotrack timing chip
- Long-sleeve tech-shirt
- Race-themed cowbell
- Top quality finisher’s medal when crossing the finish line
- Cowbell car sticker
- Runner’s bag
- Virtual goody bag
- Baggage check
- Course entertainment
- Medical stations & massage therapy
- Water, sports drink & gels along the course
- Post-race food, beer & chocolate milk
- Entertainment in Runners’ Village
- spirited neighborhood crowds and volunteers cheering with cowbells
Needless to say, I had the best time at this race and highly recommend it to anyone and everyone! Check out my finish line pics….right before and right after the finish line!!
So seriously…put on those shoes…go sign up & train and then come join me this year as I take on the Half-Marathon! My plan this year is to kick this race’s butt and scoop up a PR!
I will be there running for Riley and Down Syndrome Awareness!!! #IR4