Garden Gallop Fun Run 2021
May 2, 2021
7:00 am - 9:00 am
Missouri Botanical Garden
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Join the Young Friends for a morning fun run or walk through the Missouri Botanical Garden. Runners will follow a recommended course that is approximately five kilometers and designed with one-way traffic in mind. While guests are welcome to time themselves, the fun run will not have official times, and participants may walk or run at their own pace.

Garden Gallop is presented by Graybar, and sponsored by Bayer. 

Check-in begins at 6:30 a.m.
Fun Run start times 7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Running must stop at 9 a.m. when the Garden opens to the general public, but the event wristband is good for same-day admission through 5 p.m.

Online Registration is Closed. A limited number of walk-in tickets are available

All participants will select their specific start time when registering. Please arrive on time and not more than 30 minutes before your selected start time. 

Please note, hydration stations and drinking fountains will be not set up along the course path. Water bottle refill stations are available at check-in and inside select buildings along the course path. This year, instead of a t-shirt, all participants will receive a reusable water bottle which may be picked up at check-in or after the run.

Cloth face coverings are required for all participants ages five and older per the City of St. Louis and CDC guidelines.

Due to the narrowness of our paths, only event participants will be allowed on Garden grounds during this event. Strollers are welcome as long as the child remains in the stroller throughout the run.

Event proceeds benefit the sustainability programs of the Garden’s EarthWays Center. Garden Gallop is a rain or shine event. 


$30 for Garden Members

$40 for General public

$15 for children (ages 3–12)


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