The 2023 Biz Dash 5K will be on Thursday, May 25 at CITYPARK’s Lou Fusz Plaza in Downtown St. Louis.
The Biz Dash 5K starts at 7pm. The pre-race welcome will start at 6pm and participants will move to the start line on between 6:40-6:50pm. The 5K route will be released later this spring.
There may be special discount days so be sure to follow the Biz Dash Facebook page for updates and announcements.
A “regular” company team can be created by following the steps on the Registration page. Companies can decide if they will pay for employees’ registrations, a percentage of the fee, or defer the entire fee to the employee to cover (see next question).
TEAM STARTER PACKS:
If a company is planning to pay for its employees, they also have the option to purchase a Team Starter Pack. Starter Packs include a set amount of race entries (10, 25, 50 & 100) and as well as a discounted tent in the team village at various sizes depending on the amount of entries.
No. When you create a “regular” company team, it doesn’t cost anything until people start to register. Team Captains can set up payment with one of three options:
Registration will close on Wednesday, May 17 at Noon.
There is no race day registration. All participants must pre-register online by the deadline.
Race bibs may not be transferred to another runner, even in the event that the registered runner cannot attend. Doing so will disqualify the bib number.
The race does not issue refunds or race entry transfers. If the in-person event is unable to occur, all registrations will be converted to virtual.
Yes! You can join the “Sports Foundation Team” on the registration page. The password is stlsports. This team is available to the general public for any individual participants.
No, companies can have an unlimited number of participants represent their company teams.
With health and wellness at the heart of the Biz Dash, it’s a perfect event to add to your company’s wellness program! Talk to your Human Resources department about adding it to the calendar and employees can earn incentive/wellness points by completing the 5K. As communication is sent out company-wide, make sure the Biz Dash 5K is included in those event opportunities. Whether it’s in-person or virtual, it’s a great way to get outside and be active. More recruitment tools will be released in Spring 2023.
Teams can pick up their team boxes or individuals can pick up their race packets/giveaways at the times and locations (TBD). Packet pick-up is typically the 3 days before the event.
Yes, the race is chip-timed with results for the in-person event only. Participants will need to complete their 5K by 8pm to qualify for team scoring. Please note that virtual participation does count towards team scores.
Family and/or friends may be included on company teams if designated during registration, but they will not be eligible for team scoring. Team Captains can make this option available for their team during team creation. All runners will be able to view their individual times.
Children 3 years old and under are free and do not need to be registered.
A company must have a minimum of two men and two women to qualify for team scoring. The top two male finishers and top two female finishers from each company team will be automatically combined to create a cumulative team time. All participants on company teams will have an opportunity to view their individual times. For more details on the 5K rules, visit the Scoring & Awards page.
2) Banking, Finance & Investments
3) Consulting & Staffing
5) Engineering, Architecture & Construction
6) Foundations & Non-Profits
7) Hospitality & Entertainment
8) Military & Government
11) Manufacturing & Utilities
14) Medical & Health Care
15) Retail & Wholesale
16) Sports, Fitness & Recreation
17) Technology & IT
18) Transportation & Logistics
The HBM Holdings CEO Challenge is available to companies with 5 or more full-time employees. It will be scored according to individual chip time (in male and female categories). A CEO Challenge participant must have an executive or C-suite title at their company in order to be eligible. This category welcomes both runners and walkers! Please be sure they are registered for the event by joining your company team. Team Captains will be asked a custom question at the time of team creation on whether they would like to include someone into the HBM Holdings CEO Challenge.
Certainly! Anyone who is physically able to complete a 5K (3.1 miles) is encouraged to participate. We encourage all levels of runners and walkers.
Absolutely, everyone is welcome hang out in the Spire Team Village and enjoy the post-race festivities. The awards ceremony will start at approximately 8:15pm.
The Spire Team Village will be open from 5-9pm. The Biz Dash welcome announcements, t-shirt contest awards, and pre-race warm-up start at 6pm. The 5K starts at 7pm. For more information, visit the Spire Team Village page.
Parking options for the Biz Dash will be made available closer to the event. There will be several different lots participants can park in. We also encourage carpooling and rideshare options.
No, all food and beverages in the Spire Team Village must be purchased through the designated F&B stands. Credit card only (no cash accepted). No outside food, alcohol or coolers will be permitted. Participants may bring a re-useable water bottle with them to fill from the water coolers at the start/finish line.
Details about food and beverages will be released in March/April 2023.
Strollers are permitted during the Biz Dash 5K. If running with a stroller, please line up towards the back and allow other runners without strollers to go ahead.
Pets are not allowed at the Biz Dash on CITYPARK’s Lou Fusz Plaza.
Yes, the event benefits the St. Louis Sports Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate. The Foundation implements programs and activities that promote sportsmanship, create positive environments for kids to play sports, and help young people in St. Louis lead healthier, happier lives. It also serves as the umbrella organization for the Sports Commission’s Olympic Legacy initiative, which aims to positively impact St. Louis through its opportunities as an Olympic City. Learn more at sportsmanship.org.
This event is tax-deductible for companies who are a sponsor or donate to the event. Race entries are not tax-deductible.
The Biz Dash will go on rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, a call will be made about the race at that time. As you prepare for race day, check out the forecast by 5 On Your Side – the official Weather Sponsor of the Biz Dash.
The Biz Dash does not allow companies or teams to promote their own events or fundraisers while at the event without approval. Companies can learn more about vendor booth sponsorships by sending an inquiry through the contact form. The best way to promote your company is through your team t-shirts or the decorations that are allowed within the team tents.
For additional information, please visit https://www.stlcitysc.com/city-sc/matchday/prohibited-items/.