The Route 66 10K is hosted by the Metro Milers running club as part of  the City of Edwardsville's Route 66 Festival. The festival and race are held on the second Saturday in June. The race has attracted individuals from all across the St. Louis metro area as well as 10 states and 2 international participants.


When June 8th, 2019  8:00 am start time
Where Edwardsville IL, City Park & Library, 112 S. Kansas St. Edwardsville, IL
Race activities finish at 12 pm


Route 66 Festival

The Route 66 Festival hosted by the City of Edwardsville celebrates the historic "Mother Road" in Edwardsville. Enjoy live music, classic car cruise, food & beer tent, historic trolley rides, Route 66 artwork and children bounce houses. Visit the Festival's website for more information.


Race Packet Pickup

Race packets can be picked up at RUNWELL in Edwardsville, IL on Friday from 10 am to 6 pm.  We encourage packet pickup on Friday, however if you are unable to do so packets can also be picked up prior to the race on Saturday morning from 6:30am to 7:50am at Edwardsville Route 66 Festival Edwardsville located at the Edwardsville Library / City Park 112 S Kansas St, Edwardsville, IL 62025. 



Race Morning

Front of stage next to finish line

Edwardsville City Park / Library

6:30am to 8:00am.


Participants may pickup friends or family race packets.


Chip Timing

Route 66 10K offers chip timing with disposable tags attached to your bib number, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected. Your official time begins as your cross the start line and stops when you cross the finish line.


Trophy Case

After racing down Route 66 we don't just award the winners with a medal  - we give them the road sign!!

  • Overall Route 66 Road Sign Awards
  • Top 3 Male & Female Champions
  • Overall Master Male & Female Champions
  • Age Group Awards
  • Custom medals for Top 3 in following age groups for male and female - 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • Finish Line Concert

Celebrate your accomplishment of setting a new PR, finishing your first 10K or just enjoying the beautiful summer day with friends and family at the finish line with rocking tunes in City Park. The band will take the stage at 8:30am and rock out as participants cross the finish line and play until the awards ceremony starts at 10:00am.


Runner Amenities

Registered participants will receive a technical running shirt, finisher's swag, with post race food and beverages in the finishers area. Water and Gatorade available on course.


The following parking areas are available for participant parking on race day (Blue lots):

  1. Bank of Edwardsville's gated lot behind Jerry’s Tires – access lot from West Park St
  2. Large parking lot east of Main Street shops - turn onto Kansas street to access
  3. Parking lot 2 block east from Festival on Vandalia St
  4. Large Madison County Court House lot on N 2nd St
  5. Street parking also available

Do NOT use the following locations on race day under the request of the businesses and City of Edwardsville (Red lots):

  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • Park Plaza shopping parking lot - CVS Pharmacy, Gliks, Wasabi, Verizon Wireless

 Race Day Parking


Weather Policy

Race officials may cancel or delay the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. Race officials will work with the City of Edwardsville police department to provide a safe environment for all participants. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued.