Special Events

at Katy Trail State Park

Event organizers are required to follow all guidelines established by the CDC, and any state, county or local orders related to COVID-19.

A variety of special events are held on the Katy Trail throughout the year. This calendar of events will be updated when new special event permits are issued.

All groups or organizations desiring to use Katy Trail State Park for a special event activity must obtain a special event permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Email or call 800-334-6946 to speak with staff at the Katy Trail State Park office located in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park for information on how to obtain a special event permit.


June

June 23

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
 Katy Trail State Park in Defiance
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 200

July

July 13-19

Stroke Onward
Location: Rock Island Spur – Pleasant Hill to Windsor, Katy Trail – Windsor to St. Charles
Sponsor: BIKEternity
Contact: Arlen Hall, arlen@biketernity.com or 505-864-1308
Number of Attendees: 20

July 21

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
 Katy Trail State Park in Defiance
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 200

July 30

Rock Island Trail Half Marathon
Location: Rock Island Spur – Pleasant Hill trailhead
Sponsor: KC Running Co.
Contact: Brad Ziegler, bziegler1003@yahoo.com
Number of Attendees: 200

August

Aug. 13

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
 Katy Trail State Park in Defiance
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 200

September

Sept. 5

Heart of America Marathon
Location:
Katy Trail State Park near Cooper’s Landing and Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
Sponsor: Columbia Track Club
Contact: Kathy Lee, comoheart1960@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 550

Sept 10-17

Katy Trail Inn to Inn (Guided Bicycle Tour)
Location: Katy Trail State Park Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Adventure Cycling Association
Contact: Rebekah Zook, rzook@adventurecycling.org or 406-532-2773
Number of Attendees: 14

Sept. 15

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
 Katy Trail State Park in Defiance
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 200

Sept. 18-23

Katy Trail Epicurean Tours
Location: Clinton to St. Charles
Sponsor: Midwest Cycletouring LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, kay5487@gmail.com or 573-380-7875
Number of Attendees: 15

Sept. 19-23

Road Scholar Biking the Katy Trail
Location: Sedalia trailhead MM 227.1, start, to St. Charles trailhead MM 39.5, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Amanda Rose, arose@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 32

Sept. 24

22 Strong Walk
Location: 
Katy Trail State Park MM 46 to 38
Sponsor: Building Change
Contact: Reney Howe, rhowe@wrightconstruct.com or 636-220-6850
Number of Attendees: 300

October

Oct. 10-14

Road Scholar Biking the Katy Trail
Location: Sedalia trailhead MM 227.1, start, to St. Charles trailhead MM 39.5, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Amanda Rose, arose@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 32

Oct. 20

Thirsty Thursday
Location:
 Katy Trail State Park in Defiance
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com or 636-675-1546
Number of Attendees: 200

Oct. 24-28

Road Scholar Biking the Katy Trail
Location: Sedalia trailhead MM 227.1, start, to St. Charles trailhead MM 39.5, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Amanda Rose, arose@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 32