Soulard Mardi Gras Run for Your Beads 5k:

Running Through History


A Runner’s Guide to St. Louis’ Oldest Neighborhood

By Mike Meehan

Residents of St. Louis’ Soulard neighborhood refer to it as “the island”. Everything you need is there and once you’ve visited it, you won’t want to leave. Many people feel that way about Soulard – including runners. The history, terrain, and liveliness of the neighborhood make running here an urban adventure.

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Run for Your Beads at Soulard Mardi Gras


The second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country has added a new twist to this year’s festivities with the addition of the Run for Your Beads 5K! With a costume contest, beer and hurricane “aid stations”, and beer awaiting runners at the finish line, in true Mardi Gras fashion, this race will be more about fun than competition. Read more >>

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