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April 3, 2019

Take Metro Transit To GO! St. Louis Marathon & Events This Weekend

Runners, spectators and families will be heading to Forest Park this weekend, April 5, 6 and 7, for the annual GO! St. Louis Marathon, events and activities. Metro Transit makes it easy to participate in all of the excitement without having to deal with traffic, street closures or finding a parking space.

Participants can park at any of the 21 free Park-Ride lots located at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois, purchase a $5 round-trip MetroLink ticket and ride the train to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. From there, it is a short walk south to the starting line for all of the GO! St. Louis Marathon races on April 7 at the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center.

MetroBus is another great option for getting to Forest Park to enjoy the GO! St. Louis Marathon. Spectators, runners and families can catch the #90 Hampton, which serves the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station and stops near Forest Park.  Please note that due to street closures for the GO! St. Louis Marathon, several MetroBus routes will have detours on April 7. More information is available below and in the Rider Alert section of metrostlouis.org.

The GO! St. Louis Marathon has four races scheduled for April 7, a marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay and 10K. All four races begin at 7 a.m. and start at the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor & Education Center in Forest Park with the finish line at Market and 14th Street. For more information about GO! St. Louis Marathon and race activities, visit https://gostlouis.org.

To plan your trip to the marathon this weekend, download Transit app to your mobile device, use Trip Planner or online schedules and maps at metrostlouis.org, or contact Metro Transit Information, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. by calling 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 or texting 314-207-9786.

MetroBus Reroutes

The 2019 GO! St. Louis Marathon races will impact 20 MetroBus routes in the St. Louis region on Sunday, April 7. Street closures to accommodate GO! St. Louis Marathon events will begin very early Sunday morning and will be in place until approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Due to these closures, the following 20 MetroBus routes will be rerouted at various times on Sunday, and riders should allow extra time for their commutes:

  • #1 Gold
  • #2 Red
  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #8 Bates-Morganford
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #14 Botanical Gardens
  • #16 City Limits
  • #18 Taylor
  • #20 South Broadway
  • #30 Arsenal
  • #31 Chouteau
  • #42 Sarah
  • #59 Dogtown
  • #70 Grand
  • #73 Carondelet
  • #80 Park-Shaw
  • #90 Hampton
  • #95 Kingshighway
  • #96 Market Street Shuttle

Before planning their trips for Sunday, MetroBus passengers are encouraged to check the Rider Alerts section of metrostlouis.org for specific details of each reroute or contact Metro Transit Information.

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 38 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is a Bi-State Development enterprise.


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