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.


March 13-14

Creve Coeur St. Paddy’s Race
Location:
St. Louis County Creve Coeur Park, start and finish, enter and exit Katy Trail State Park at Page/364 connector MM 43
Sponsor: All Community Events
Contact: Mark Kolozsy, mark@allcommunityevents.com 
Number of Attendees: March 13: 400 max., March 14: 400 max.

March 20

Whitney’s Warriors 5K Fun Run
Location:
Rock Island Spur – Leeton trailhead MM 227, start and finish
Sponsor: Leeton R-X School District
Contact: Jessica Crowder, jcrowder@leeton.k12.mo.us 
Number of Attendees: 300

March 25

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

April

April 22

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

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 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 16-21

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 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 23-28

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 30-June 4

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

June

June 6-11

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 

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 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. 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. 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

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 

October

Oct. 3-8

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 

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. 17-22

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 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 

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