Half Marathon, 5k, and Dog Mile

When: Sunday, Novemeber 17, 2019

Where: Mascoutah, IL

Start and finish at Scheve Park - 890 N. 10th Street

Start Time:

Half Marathon and 5k - 7:30am

Wheelchair participants - 7:25 am 

Dog Mile - 9:00am

*Prices range from $30-$65. All prices increase by $10 on race day and FLR will only accept cash or check on race day. Online registration closes on 11/15/19.

Please arrive early on race day, as you will not be permitted to begin the race after the official start time of 7:30. 


The dog mile will start at 9:00am. Anyone who is also completing the half marathon or 5k, may begin the Dog Mile - 1 mile walk/run with your dog - at 9:00am or immediatley upon returning from their race. No dogs are allowed on the half or 5k courses, so if you are running either, your dog must remain with a spectator until you return.

All dogs must remain leashed at all times. Please bring your own doggy doo-doo bags and pick up after your pets. We want to keep the park looking great so that we are allowed to return each year to raise more funds for more rescues!

$20 of every entry fee will be donated to non-profit/no-kill animal rescues that FLR has teamed up with. Click the registration link at the top of the page to see each races price. 

The rest of your entry fee will cover race swag, race day amenities, and more.

Last day to receive race shirt with registration is October 10, 2019.

Those who register after October 10 will NOT receive a shirt with their entry. Online registration closes November 15th. 


You may register on race day with check or cash only. See registration page for price details.

Registration Prices ON RACE DAY (cash or check only, no exceptions): Half Marathon: $75, 5k: $55, Dog Mile: $35

*An acknowledgement of your $20 tax deductible donation will be included at the bottom of your race confirmation email.

Race Information

Online registration closes November 14th. Must register before October 10th to receive a finisher shirt with your entry. All registrations after October 10th will only include a finisher medal. You may register on the day of the race with cash or check only. Race day registration fees: $75 for half marathon, $55 for 5k, and $35 for dog mile. 


Packet Pick Up:

Race day packet pick up:

Half Marathon and 5k pick up begins at 6:30am.

Dog Mile pick up begins at 8:00am.

Must show registration confirmation email on phone or printed to pick up your packet. Must agree to waivers at packet pick up if you did not agree when you registered. 


Awards will be announced at 10:30am. Winners will receive their medal 30-45 minutes after they cross the finish line. Stick around for the annoucements to celebrate! 

Overall Half Marathon Winners - Top 3 Overall Male and Female (determined by clock start time).

NEW for 2018! Age Group Awards for Half Marathon only (top 3 male and female of each group excluding overall winners):






60 and over


Overall 5k Winners - Top Overall Male and Female (determined by clock start time).

No age group awards for the 5k.


Parking is available at:

Mascoutah Elementary - 533 N. 6th Street, Mascoutah, IL

Middle School - 846 N. 6th Street, Mascoutah, IL

Race Timing:

Running Start will be timing the half marathon and 5k. Your results will be posted online.

First Aid:

Mascoutah, IL EMS Services will be  available for assistance. Should you or anyone on the course need assistance, dial 9-1-1 and the dispatcher will alert EMS who will be in the area already.

Water Stations:

Water stations will be located at miles 4, 7.5, 10, and 12.5.

On Course Porto Stops:

Restroom stops will be located at miles 4, 7.5, 10, and 12.5. Two porto johns will be located at each stop. There will be public restrooms available at the start/finish line as well.

Rescues this race will benefit (click each name to visit the  organizations website and learn more): 

Animal House Cat Rescue - St. Louis, MO

APA Adoption Center - St. Louis, MO

Arizona Beagle Rescue - Phoenix, AZ

Belleville Area Humane Society - Belleville, IL 

Endangered Wolf Center - Eureka, MO

Gateway Pet Guardians - St. Louis, MO

Helping Animals Without Shelter (HAWS) - Huntsville, AL

St. Clair County Animal Welfare Advocates - Shiloh, IL 

Texas CARES Cat Adoption and Rescue - Plano, TX

The Feral Companion - St. Louis, MO


Race Rules

Half Marathon participants must be at least 14 years of age by race day.

5k participants must be at least 14 years of age by race day.

Wheelchair participants are asked to wear a helmet for the entire race and try to stay to the right side of the road. Wheelchair participants will start race at 7:25am.

No refunds issued unless the race is canceled at the fault of Four Legged Running.

Strollers are prohibited.

Pets are prohibited on the half marathon and 5k race course. This is for the safety of both two legged and four legged runners. If you have your pet on the course, you will be asked not to participate. Please remember this race is FOR the rescues not WITH the rescues. You will have an opportunity to meet some rescue animals at the end of the race as local rescues will be present with some of their adoptable pets. Your pet(s) may come with a spectator as long as they remain on a leash at all times and are cleaned up after. You must bring your own doggy do-do bags. If your pets do not get along well with other animals, please keep them at a safe distance from others and from the rescue animals present at the finish line. If your pet is very well behaved and loves other animals, please respect that this is not true of every dog present. Do not approach others who have dogs or the rescue animals unless they have told you it is safe to do so.

Weather Policy: 

Race director has the authority to cancel or delay the race due to extreme weather conditions. The race may be canceled or cut short due to weather, should the event begin, but weather worsens during the course. In the event of weather cancelation, there will be no refunds.


Course Maps

Click the distance for an interactive and elevation map.


Race Results

Click the link to find your Four Legged Running Race Results!

Fundraising Results

2018 - $4,720.00

2017 - $4,140.00

Race Photos

Open up your photo gallery, locate your photos, and download for free!

Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to photograph participants in Four Legged Running's 2nd annual Half Marathon, 5k, and Dog Mile!

Race Day Volunteer Application

Half Marathon, 5k, and Dog Mile Volunteer | Date: November 17, 2019 |Time: 6am-1pm 

*Must be 18 years of age on race day to volunteer. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

As a volunteer, you agree to the following:


I know that volunteering at a road race is potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I certify that I am medically able to volunteer at this event, and am in good health. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in volunteering at this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I assume all risks associated with volunteering in this event, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry to volunteer, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Four Legged Running Inaugural Half Marathon and 5k, the city of Mascoutah, IL, and the Road Runners Club of America, all event sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.  I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.


Thank you to Four Legged Running's 2019 Sponsors:

Proudly partnering with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company of St. Louis for the 3rd year in a row to provide your post race ice cold brew!

Proudly partnering with Abigail Brown Marketing for the 3rd year in a row to provide amazing race swag and promotional products!



Are you interested in becoming a Four Legged Running race sponsor? Contact FLR for a sponsorship application

Contact FLR

Mile Marker Sponsor

Sponsor a Four Legged Running Mile at the 2019 Half Marathon, 5k, and Dog Mile. Your sponsorship includes your pet's photo on one mile marker, one race entry for the distance of your choice, and will help with race day necessities. Mile Marker Sponsors help ensure that we have a successful event which raises many funds for many rescue animals who need our help! Make your donation, then share a photo of your pet to be included on a Four Legged Running Mile Marker! Participants love seeing photos of your four legged running buddy at every mile on the course. Click the sponsorship button below to make your donation!


If you have already registered for the race and want to add a mile marker sponsorship, email fourleggedrunning@gmail.com first for instructions to adjust the donation amount.

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