2017 St. Pius Buck Knob 5K Hill Climb Challenge

Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00 AM
1030 St. Pius Dr.
Festus, MO

Event Summary:
Join us for this "heck of a hill" 5K challenge! You will race from St. Pius X High School to the cross at the top of Buck Knob Hill and back!You will gain 300+ foot elevation in the roughly 1.5 miles on your way up! The downhill is the best and FASTEST in town! Enjoy plenty refreshments when you hit the finish!!! All proceeds benefit St. Pius Project Prom. Must be 10 years of age to enter. Fleet Feet St. Louis is timing the event.
Event Details:


9 a.m. - Saturday, March 25, 2017 

St. Pius X High School

1030 St. Pius Dr. | Festus, MO 63028


Online registration available until: Midnight - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Must register online by 11:59 p.m. March 13, 2017 to guarantee tshirt


$25 per person: Pre-registered by midnight March 22, 2017 (not guaranteed a t-shirt after March 13)

$25 Sleep-In Option: Pre-registered by midnight March 22, 2017 (not guaranteed a t-shirt after March 13)

$30 per person: Race day registration - Cash or check only please (not guaranteed t-shirt or requested size)


Race Day Packet Pick-Up: 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Course: Begins at St. Pius X High School - run up to the cross on Buck Knob Hill and return to St. Pius X.

Registration/Packet Pick-Up: 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Welcome/Course Details: 8:45 a.m.

Race Start: 9 a.m.

Refreshments: Available at the finish line.

Weather: Rain or Shine/will not be rescheduled due to weather.

Awards for 5K: Immediately Following.

Overall Male & Female: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards

Male and Female age groups: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place ribbons

Ages: 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+


Event timing provided by: Fleet Feet Sports - St. Louis


Weather Cancellation Policy

When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, The Buck Knob Challenge/St. Pius X High School officials maintain the right to cancel the event.

The Buck Knob Challenge may be canceled or delayed if any of the following weather conditions exist: Tornado Warning, Tornado Watch, Thunderstorm, “Heavy” Rain, other major weather condition...or a Zombie Apocalypse – you never know. We will notify all participants by email. 

If threatening weather conditions force cancellation of the event, no refunds can be provided, since funds were already spent in preparation for race day. In the event of cancellation, all participants will receive an email with information on how they can still receive their t-shirt/race packet.



Event Tags:
5 K, Hills, Running Event

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