Athletes, families and individuals participating in the Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race on Sunday, October 11, can enjoy a convenient and stress-free ride on Metro to the festivities without worrying about parking, closed streets and traffic. More than 5,000 runners and walkers of all ages, many in costume, are expected in downtown St. Louis for the event, which is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. this Sunday.
Participants can park at any one of 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri or Illinois and take MetroLink to the Union Station or Civic Center MetroLink Stations, which are both within a few blocks of the race starting line at Soldier’s Memorial, located at 1315 Chestnut Street. MetroBus is another great option for getting downtown on Sunday as 13 MetroBus routes serve the Civic Center Transit Center, located at the corner of 14th and Spruce Streets just a few blocks south of Soldier’s Memorial.
Due to streets being closed on Sunday to accommodate the Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race, 13 MetroBus routes will be rerouted in downtown St. Louis. MetroBus passengers should allow extra time for their commutes on Sunday to allow for the detours. The MetroBus routes affected include:
Visit www.metrostlouis.org to plan your trip on Metro, or visit the Rider Alert section for specific details on each MetroBus reroute.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the Regional Freight District.