GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend

Event Details

GO! For MSJoin Team GO! For MS and pledge to raise funds to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS!

GO! St. Louis Marathon
April 6, 2014 at 7am - Downtown St. Louis
Minimum Fundraising Amount: $500

GO! St. Louis Marathon Relay
April 6, 2014 at 7am - Downtown St. Louis
Minimum Fundraising Amount: $250/per person or $1,000/team of four

GO! St. Louis Half Marathon
April 6, 2014 at 7am - Downtown St. Louis
Minimum Fundraising: $350

GO! St. Louis 5K Run/Walk
April 5, 2014 at 8am - Forest Park
Minimum Fundraising: $100

Want to participate without running? Volunteer today!

If you have questions, please contact Katie Nation at 314.446.4167 or Katie.Nation@nmss.org.

GO! St. Louis, a local non-profit organization, encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis region to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle year round. The organization accomplishes this through community collaborations, school based programming and the creation of new and fun fitness events.


Team Perks

Team GO! For MSBy joining Team GO! For MS and raising the minimum fundraising amount, you will receive:

  • FREE race registration once you commit to meet your fundraising goal
  • Personal webpage for convenient online fundraising
  • Two (2) technical shirts (one from GO! St. Louis and one from NMSS)
  • Pasta Party before the big race
  • Access to Team NMSS tent day of race
  • Weekly, free training program through Big River Running Company, the Official Training Partner for the GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend.
    Other training programs through GO! St. Louis
  • The great feeling of helping individuals living with MS in our area!

GO! For MS Team Shirt Pickup Schedule
March 31-April 3, 2014
9am - 5:30pm
National MS Society Office, 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63146

April 4, 2014
Team GO! For MS Pasta Dinner
Time and Location: TBD


Fundraising Tips

  • Use your online Participant Center. Let it do the work for you: email friends and family, track your progress and share messages of hope. If your the team captain, you'll get a fundraising page for your team too!
  • Establish a letter writing campaign. Write to everyone you know and ask them to support you. Be sure to include a self-addressed stamped envelope, which makes donating convenient.
  • Make a strong personal pledge first! Click the Donate tab to make a donation. Your friends, family and co-workers will be more apt to sponsor an event that your are committed to yourself. Does your company match your charitable gift?
  • Put your largest pledge on the top line of your pledge sheet.
  • Educate yourself and your sponsors about MS and the Programs and Services the Gateway Area Chapter offers. Stress the importance of their donation, no matter how big or small.
  • Add a personal message to your voice mail. Remind your friends and family of your commitment to the cause and encourage them to call you back with a donation.
  • Ask everyone. Businesses you frequent, your employer, co-workers, friends, family, neighbors - anyone who is willing to listen.
  • Ask your spouse or other family members to help collect pledges too. Enlist the help of others to further your network of potential donors.
  • Make sure you thank your sponsors after the event. Remember you can use your online Participant Center to follow-up and send thank you emails.



3 Simple Steps to Get Started:

STEP #1 (mandatory)

Please download the Commitment Letter and email, fax or mail it to the National MS Society Office. Each runner will pledge to raise the minimum requirement ($100-$500 depending on the race) for the National MS Society.
Email: Katie.Nation@nmss.org
Mail: Attention: GO! For MS, 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63146
Fax: 314-432-2307

STEP #2 (mandatory)

Register with GO! St. Louis – We'll provide you with a discount code, but we must receive your Commitment Letter before you can move on to STEP #2. Upon receiving your Commitment Letter, we'll send you an email with a registration link and your special registration code. Make sure to select the National MS Society as your chosen charity team.

STEP #3 (highly recommended)

  • Set up your fundraising page
  • After you register at gostlouis.org, you will receive an email with a link to your personal fundraising page from the National MS Society.
  • Follow steps to personalize your page – upload photos and add a story of why you are running
  • Share your link with family, friends and co-workers, and encourage them to support your efforts. You will raise your fundraising minimum in no time!



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