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Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, AND DOG MILE


Registration closed on 10/01/2020

Unfortunately due to COVID19 restrictions, FLR is not able to obtain

permits to host the live race this year, however we can still help

the rescue organizations that FLR has teamed up with and earn

"paw"some swag by participating virtually!

*Participants who signed up for the live race will be notified of

changes by email.



$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 and shipping

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


Race Information

Rescues the 2020 race will benefit (click each name to visit the  organizations website and learn more): 

Animal Protective Association (APA) - St. Louis, MO 

Arizona Beagle Rescue - Phoenix, AZ 

Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary - Ste. Genevive, MO 

Endangered Wolf Center - Eureka, MO​

Helping Animals Without Shelter (HAWS) - Huntsville, AL​

Helpers 4 Shelters - Orange County, NY​

Mutts of the Midway - Chicago, IL​

St. Clair County Animal Welfare Advocates - St. Clair County, IL​

Texas CARES - Plano, TX​

The Feral Companion - St. Louis, MO

A note from Four Legged Running Founder, Angela:

Hello Four Legged Running Racers,

I could not be more sad to be making this announcement. I've held out as long as I possibly could in hopes that we would be able to race again this year even with restrictions, however I'm coming to you with the unfortunate news that Four Legged Running's live race in Mascoutah, IL is no longer permitted to proceed.


Instead we are converting to an all virtual race. I know, you're thinking, "just like all the others!" However Four Legged Running is a bit excited because this is going back to our roots! When I began Four Legged Running back in 2015, it was a virtual only racing company raising funds for animals in need. In 2017, FLR hosted the first live race and we have been thrilled to be able to grow in those years by expanding our offering. So virtual racing is nothing new and fancy for FLR, it's what we were born to do!! We will still be able to support animals in need, run or walk, and earn awesome race swag! 

Virtual race registration will close on October 1, 2020 - so please tell your animal loving/running friends about the virtual race so that we can continue to help non-profit animal rescue organizations as the animals still need our help!


All race entries will include one complimentary charm for your dog who accompanies you on your run or stays home to cheer you on. This charm can be attached to your medal or your pets collar! You may purchase additional charms for additional pets if you would like (for $5).


Race packets will be shipped in mid to late November. You can race anytime between now and December 31st. 


For those of you wondering about FLR's virtual race fee, don't forget that $20 of every entry fee is donated to non-profit animal rescue organizations! Here is what the rest of your fee covers:


Donation ($20)

Long Sleeve, Hooded Finisher Shirt ($15-20 depending on quantity)

Finisher Medal ($5-9 depending on quantity)

Shipping ($5-6)


As always thank you so much for your support and understanding of this very difficult decision.

Angela Tiedemann, MS - Exercise Physiology, ACSM CPT
Founder of Four Legged Running

Race Information

Race Rules

Half Marathon participants must be at least 15 years of age by race day.

10k and 5k participants must be at least 14 years of age by race day.

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.

Race Rules

Course Maps

Click the distance for an interactive and elevation map.

Course Maps
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Race Results

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

Fundraising Results

2019 - $6,700.00

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 Results
Race Photos
Race Day Volunteer Application

Half Marathon, 5k, and Dog Mile Volunteer | Date: November 17, 2020 |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.

Thanks for submitting!


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

Thanks for submitting!


Mile Marker Sponsor

Sponsor a Four Legged Running Mile at the 2020 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 first for instructions to adjust the donation amount.

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