Special Events

at Katy Trail State Park

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. E-mail 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.

2019

Ongoing Events

November 2018 - September 2019

NGA Police Physical Ability Testing
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Police
Contact: Sgt. Eric Wojcik, eric.l.wojcik@nga.mil
Number of Attendees: small groups of 10 officers per exercise, multiple dates, Tuesday and Thursday mornings

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #10 “End to End”
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-12 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #11 “Multi-Tours”
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-6 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #12 “Multi-Tours”
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-8 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #13 “Multi-Tours”
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start to Augusta Trailhead MP 66.3, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-3 persons

April 1 through Nov. 5

Self-guided Bike Tour #14 “Multi-Tours”
Location: McKittrick Trailhead MP 100.8, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Independent Tourist, LLC
Contact: Robert Grace, robert@independenttourist.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 2-4 persons

April 1 through Nov. 30

Clinton to St. Charles Self-guided Bike Tour
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Noble Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 1-10 persons

April 1 through Nov. 30

Rocheport to St. Charles Self-guided Bike Tour
Location: Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Noble Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com
Number of Attendees: small groups of 1-10 persons


April

April 27-28

Katy Trail Bike Pack
Location: Cyclists will start from either Sedalia, Boonville, or Rocheport trailheads, and exit Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction MP 169.9, to stay overnight at Bur Oak Brewery. Next morning, cyclists will return to their starting trailheads.
Sponsor: Velo Garage and Tap House
Contact: Kiley Sutter, kiley@velogaragekc.com
Number of Attendees: 165

April 28

Worship Service
Location: New Franklin trailhead MP 188.2
Sponsor: First Presbyterian Church
Contact: Susan Miller, lsmiller@socket.net
Number of Attendees: 25

April 28-May 3

WVO Katy Trail Tour #1
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14


May

May 3

The Force 5K
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: Bridgeway Behavioral Health Foundation
Contact: Ashly Curry, acurry@bridgewaybh.com
Number of Attendees: 600

May 4

Cinco de Mayo Rock & Run 5K
Location: North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Jefferson City Area Board of REALTORS, Inc.
Contact: Donna Stone, donna@jcabor.com 
Number of Attendees: 175

May 4

Girls on the Run 5K
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Henry County CHART/Girls on the Run
Contact: Lisa Lee, gldnlee@iland.net
Number of Attendees: 300

May 5

Trails for Tails
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: Five Acres Animal Shelter
Contact: Todd Jones, Todd.Jones@fiveacresanimalshelter.org
Number of Attendees: 350

May 5-10

WVO Katy Trail Tour #2
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

May 11

Bike 4 Veterans Health
Location: Huntsdale MP 171.7, start at The Station House, then to Rocheport MP 178.3, and return to finish at Huntsdale
Sponsor: Truman VA Medical Research Foundation
Contact: Michael Quinata, Michael.Quinata@va.gov
Number of Attendees: 250

May 11

Karen 4 A Kause 5K Run/Walk
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, Frontier Park start and finish
Sponsor: Karen Weidinger Foundation
Contact: Barbara Raymer, bmraymer@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 800

May 12-17

WVO Katy Trail Tour #3
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

May 19

Hairy Hundred 2019
Location: The Station House at Huntsdale MP 171.7, start and finish; a cycling road race held on gravel roads of Boone and Callaway counties, utilizing a section of Katy Trail State Park where participants proceed at neutral speed, entering at MP 144 to exiting at approximately MP 149.9, resuming race on public gravel roadways to finish.
Sponsor: CoMo CX LLC
Contact: Mike Morgan, michaelamorgan@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: 180

May 19

Ameristar Team Member 5K Run/Walk
Location: Near St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: Ameristar Casino St. Charles
Contact: Angela Russell, angelarussell@boydgaming.com
Number of Attendees: 300

May 19-24

WVO Katy Trail Tour #4
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

May 20-24

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #1
Location: Sedalia trailhead, MP 227.1, start, to finish at St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40


June

June 1

Happy Feet for Healthy Minds 5K and 1-Mile Walk
Location: North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Compass Health Network
Contact: Kristen Blevins, kblevins@compasshn.org
Number of Attendees: 210

June 1

GO! Missouri KT82 Trail Relay
Location: Enter Katy Trail State Park at Route 364/Page Bridge access MP 42.8, exit at McKittrick Trailhead MP 100.8, to finish in Hermann
Sponsor: GO! St. Louis
Contact: Mona Langenberg, mlangenberg@gostlouis.org
Number of Attendees: 1,500 divided into multiple relay teams

June 2-7

WVO Katy Trail Tour #5
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

June 3-7

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #2
Location: Sedalia trailhead, MP 227.1, start, to finish at St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

June 3-7

TransAm Express Westward Bike Tour
Location: St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5, enter to Boonville trailhead MP 191.8, exit
Sponsor: Adventure Cycling Association
Contact: Rebekah Zook, rzook@adventurecycling.org
Number of Attendees: 15

June 8

22 Strong
Location: Westport Plaza, start and finish, entering Katy Trail State Park at MP 43, to MP 38, and return
Sponsor: Building Change – 22 Strong
Contact: Jamie Stunkel, jstunkel@wrightconstruct.com
Number of Attendees: 200

June 9

Race 13.1
Location: Missouri Research Park’s connector trail start, enters Katy Trail State Park at MP 52.4, then west to exit onto the Hamburg Trail MP 56.8
Sponsor: Making Tracks Event Management
Contact: Jeff Neuschwander, jeff@fleetfeetstlouis.com  
Number of Attendees: 1,250

June 9-14

WVO Katy Trail Tour #6
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14


August

Aug. 24

BikeMO
Location: Les Bourgeois Winery, start, enter Katy Trail State Park at Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, west to Boonville trailhead MP 191.8, and return
Sponsor: Missouri Foundation for Bicycling and Walking
Contact: Matt Maher, matt@prologuecycling.com    
Number of Attendees: 50

Aug. 25-30

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #1
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 15


September

Sept. 7

Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Walk – St. Louis
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: Lustgarten Foundation
Contact: Lisa Crowley, lcrowley@lustgarten.org
Number of Attendees: 115

Sept. 8-13

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #2
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 15

Sept. 14

Missouri State Employee 5K
Location: North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Missouri Consolidated Health Care
Contact: Chris Lindsey, chris.lindsey@mchcp.org
Number of Attendees: 300

Sept. 14-21

Katy Trail Inn-to-Inn Bike Tour
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Adventure Cycling Association
Contact: Rebekah Zook, rzook@adventurecycling.org   
Number of Attendees: 15

Sept. 16-20

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #3
Location: Sedalia trailhead, MP 227.1, start, to finish at St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Sept. 22-27

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #3
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 15

Sept. 29-Oct. 4

WVO Katy Trail Tour #7
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Sept. 30-Oct. 4

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #4
Location: Sedalia trailhead, MP 227.1, start, to finish at St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40


October

Oct. 5-6

Rock Island Ramble
Location: Rock Island Spur’s Pleasant Hill trailhead MP 262.9, start to Windsor trailhead MP 216.5, overnight at Katy Junction, and return to Pleasant Hill
Sponsor: Velo Garage and Tap House
Contact: Kiley Sutter, kiley@velogaragekc.com  
Number of Attendees: 120

Oct. 6-11

WVO Katy Trail Tour #8
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 6-11

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour #4
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, katy5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 15

Oct. 13-18

WVO Katy Trail Tour #9
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 14-19

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #5
Location: Sedalia trailhead, MP 227.1, start, to finish at St. Charles trailhead, MP 39.5
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 40

Oct. 20-25

WVO Katy Trail Tour #10
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14