The Philly 5K will be held in conjunction with the Columbus Day Parade and Festival on Sunday, October 13th at 9:00am.  The race begins and ends at historic Berra Park on the Hill.  According to MMR the course has a total ascent of 134.51 ft and has a maximum elevation of 616.8 ft for more information please click (here). All proceeds go directly to The Philly Fund, which gives need-based scholarships to families with children who have ADHD.  Each pre-registered participants will receive a custom designed commemorative t-shirt and coupon for lunch redeemable at the Columbus Day Festival. Please register online by October 11th, 2013.

Awards and Cash Prizes:  There will be cash prizes for the top 3 male & female runners overall.  In addition the top three finishers in the following age divisions: under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ will receive a medal.

The Philly Fund: The Philly Fund is a registered 501 3C charity.  All proceeds support need-based scholarships for families with ADHD children. We thank you all for your kind and generous support of The Philly Fund and the memory of Philip Frisella.  For more information click here.

Registration Fee:  $25 (Register online through 10/11/13).  We highly suggest that you register online but you may also mail your registration (by 10/4/13) to: PHILLY 5K 6801 Hoffmann Ave. St. Louis, MO 63139 Make checks payable to: The Philly Fund

Please Register Online Here

Downloadable Registration Form Here

Race Course Here

Packet Pickup:  We highly suggest that you pick up your packet before race day.  Packets will be available for pick up at:

Metro Lighting 929 Hanley Industrial Ct. Brentwood, MO 63144

Thursday 10/10/13 2:00-7:00 pm

Friday 10/11/12 2:00-8:00 pm

Late Registration:  Race Day Registration and Race Day Packet Pickup is between 7:30-8:30am at Berra Park: $30.

Parking & Street Closures:  The Philly 5K Race starts and ends at Berra Park on the Hill.  If you choose to drive, there will be plenty of free street parking available.  Please try to carpool with your friends if possible.  You can review the race course (here) to see what streets will be closed the day of the race.  Please plan to arrive early. The Philly 5K starts promptly at 9:00 am

Philly 5K Rules:  Joggers, walkers, and runners using jogging strollers please line up near the back of the start line.  Big River Race Management assures us that your timing chip does not start until you have actually crossed the start line. To receive an accurate time make sure your race bib is clearly visible on the front of your body.  Please note: pets (dogs), roller blades, skateboards, bikes, etc. are not allowed.

Emergency Information:  The announcer and race officials will give you instructions.  You can also look for information posted (here) on our facebook page.  This event is rain or shine and no refunds will be issued if the event is delayed, altered or canceled.

Sponsorship Opportunities:  Please contact Nicholas Frisella @ if you are interested in sponsoring this event for more information

Volunteers:  All volunteers will receive a t-shirt and free lunch.  Please contact Stacy McCauley for more information

Columbus Day Parade and Festival:  The Columbus Day celebration is an event to promote the philosophy and culture of Italian heritage. For more information please click Here

Race Management:  Electronic timing and scoring will be provided by Big River Race Management


  • Occurred Sunday, October 13th, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am


Berra Park

Intersection of Macklind and Shaw
St. Louis, MO 63110