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.


Ongoing

April 1 - Oct. 31

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 2-20 people

April 1 - Oct. 31

Self-guided Bike Tour #11 “Ragtime Ride”
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 2-20 people

April 1 - Oct. 31

Self-guided Bike Tour #12 “High Bluffs”
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 2-6 people

April 1 - Oct. 31

Self-guided Bike Tour #13 “Wineries”
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 people

April 1 - Oct. 31

Self-guided Bike Tour #14 “Little Wineries”
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 2-3 people

April 1 - Nov. 30

Clinton to St. Charles
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Nobel Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com 
Number of Attendees: self-guided, 1-12-person tours

April 1 - Nov. 30

Rocheport to St. Charles
Location:
Rocheport trailhead MP 178.3, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Nobel Invention Bike Touring
Contact: Sara Petyk, sara@nibiketouring.com 
Number of Attendees: self-guided, 1-12-person tours

May

May 2-7

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

May 7

The Force 5K
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: Bridgeway Behavioral Health
Contact: Ashly Curry, acurry@bridgewaybh.com 
Number of Attendees: 300

May 8

Karen 4 A Kause
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: 900

May 9-14

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

May 15

The Vino Fondo Gran Fondo and Grindo Fondo 
Location: Just west of Matson trailhead MP 60.6, Sugar Creek Winery, start and finish. Roadway bicycling challenges that utilize the Katy Trail from MP 51.2 to 67.2.
Sponsor: Big Shark Bicycle Company
Contact: Mike Weiss; mike@bigshark.com 
Number of Attendees: 350

May 16

St. Charles Half Marathon
Location:
Start and finish at Missouri Research Park, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 52.4, west to exit at MP 56.8
Sponsor: Fleet Feet Sports St. Louis
Contact: Jeff Neuschwander, jeff@fleetfeetstlouis.com 
Number of Attendees: 550

May 16-21

Start to Finish Bike Tour #1
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Crossroads Bike Tours
Contact: Luke Harris, tours@crossroadsbiketours.com 
Number of Attendees: 12

May 16-21

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

May 17

15K Forced March
Location: Family Arena, St. Charles MP 42, start and finish
Sponsor:
3dBN, 23d MAR, 4th MARDIV 
Contact: SSgt. David Stanton, david.stanton@usmc.mil 
Number of Attendees: 170

May 20

Thirsty Thursday 5K
Location:
Defiance MM 58.67 Good News Brewing, start and finish
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com 
Number of Attendees: 165

May 22

The Hairy Hundred 2021
Location: Cooper’s Landing, just west of Easley MP 162.5, start and finish; almost all Boone County gravel road bicycling, enter Katy Trail State Park west of Turkey Creek Bridge MP 143.9 to exit onto E. Hartsburg Bottom Rd. at Claysville MP 149.8
Sponsor: CoMo CX LLC
Contact: Michael Morgan, michaelamorgan@hotmail.com 
Number of Attendees: 95

May 23

Ameristar Team Member 5K Run/Walk
Location:
Ameristar property just west of St. Charles trailhead MM 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: Ameristar Casino St. Charles
Contact: Angela Russell, angelarussell@boydgaming.com 
Number of Attendees: 95

May 23-28

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

May 30-June 4

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

June

June 4-10

TransAm Express Westward 
Location:
Augusta trailhead MP 66.3, enter Katy Trail State Park to Boonville trailhead MP 191.8, exit Katy Trail State Park
Sponsor: Adventure Cycling Association
Contact: Melinda Balchan, mbalchan@adventurecycling.com 
Number of Attendees: 15

June 6-11

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

June 17

Thirsty Thursday 5K
Location:
Defiance MM 58.67 Good News Brewing, start and finish
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com 
Number of Attendees: 165

June 26-27

Ride the Rock
Location:
Rock Island Spur Pleasant Hill trailhead MM 262.9, start and finish
Sponsor: Windsor Lodge #187 I.O.O.F.
Contact: Danny Hampton, windsorlodge187@hotmail.com 
Number of Attendees: 150

July

July 13-18

Cass County Fair Handicap Parking at Pleasant Hill Trailhead
Location:
Rock Island Spur’s Pleasant Hill trailhead MM 262.9
Sponsor: City of Pleasant Hill
Contact: Justin Wieberg, justinw@pleasanthill.com 
Number of Attendees: Overall total fair attendance 10,000

July 15

Thirsty Thursday 5K
Location:
Defiance MM 58.67 Good News Brewing, start and finish
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com 
Number of Attendees: 165

August

Aug. 1

Flat Five: 5-Mile Run & 1-Mile Fun Run
Location: St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5 Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: Saint Charles Runners Club
Contact: Chris Heupel, chris.heupel@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 380

Aug. 14

FZE Soccer 5K Run
Location:
just northeast of St. Charles trailhead MP 39, start and finish
Sponsor: Fort Zumwalt East High School Soccer
Contact: Nolan Wesche, nwesche@fz.k12.mo.us 
Number of Attendees: 80

Aug. 19

Thirsty Thursday 5K
Location: 
Defiance MM 58.67 Good News Brewing, start and finish
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com 
Number of Attendees: 165

September

Sept. 11-18

Adventure Cycling Katy Trail Inn to Inn
Location:
Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Adventure Cycling Association 
Contact: Melinda Balchan, mbalchan@adventurecycling.com 
Number of Attendees: 15

Sept. 16

Thirsty Thursday 5K
Location: 
Defiance MM 58.67 Good News Brewing, start and finish
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com 
Number of Attendees: 165

Sept. 20-24

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: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu 
Number of Attendees: 32

Sept. 26 - Oct. 1

Start to Finish Bike Tour #2
Location: Clinton trailhead MP 264.6, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Crossroads Bike Tours
Contact: Luke Harris, tours@crossroadsbiketours.com 
Number of Attendees: 12

Sept. 26-Oct. 1

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

October

Oct. 3-8

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

Oct. 4-8

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: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu 
Number of Attendees: 32

Oct. 10-15

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

Oct. 17-22 

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

Oct. 11-15

Road Scholar Biking the Katy Trail
Location:
Sedalia trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College
Contact: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu 
Number of Attendees: 32

Oct. 21

Thirsty Thursday 5K
Location: 
Defiance MM 58.67 Good News Brewing, start and finish
Sponsor: Fleet Feet St. Louis
Contact: Jake Goldsborough, jake@fleetfeetstlouis.com 
Number of Attendees: 165

Oct. 25-29

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: Pam Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu 
Number of Attendees: 32