DeSoto has some oddities, and what better way to celebrate our crazy than through a winter race! Before all the other races wake from their winter slumber, we hit the road with a 10K, 5K, and 1 mile run. This winter, we’ll be flaky on Saturday, February 29, 2020. That’s right: Leap Day! (Special kudos to anyone who dresses like a frog for the race.)
Winter Flakes is great winter fun for the whole family! Because of the various distances offered, we have something for every activity level. The race also highlights some of the best sights DeSoto has to offer, including two beautiful parks, a rolling creek, and historic Main Street. Come join us for some great winter fun before the spring race season begins. Here are all the details:
Location: Walther Park | 1551 Veterans Dr., De Soto MO 63020. The starting line is at the south end of the park and parking is available on the east side of Veterans Drive in the SMCI lot.
Packet Pickup: Early packet pickup is available at LaChance Vineyards (our headline sponsor) on Friday, February 28th from 3-6 PM. (FYI: great date night idea!). You can also pick up your packet beginning at 6:30 AM the day of race. Race day registration ends at 7:15 AM.
Swag: Participants registered prior to February 12, 2020 are guaranteed a unisex, long-sleeved t-shirt!
Not ready to run a race but would like to start training for it? We’ve got something for you too. You can sign-up for the Winter Flakes Couch to 5K program, which begins January 1, 2020. Contact Melissa at 314-471-3681 if you are a first responder; we have a special discount for you!