2021 Route 66 10K


Online registration for this event is now closed.

Please, consider joining us in 2022! 


The best 10K race in the Midwest, this event is tailored to be enjoyed by all who participate as runners, walkers, and volunteers. Being a community-oriented event, a portion of the race budget is dedicated every year to benefit local not-for-profit organizations, and proceeds are used to promote physical fitness and activity in the Metro East.

Run in conjunction with the City of Edwardsville IL's Route 66 Festival, this year race day will be capped at 200 in person participants, but the race will also be offered as a virtual event. This race attracts individuals from the St. Louis metro and beyond each year, and we encourage you to invite your long distance family and friends to join in the virtual fun for 2021.

Age group awards (in 10 year bins) will be awarded to in person participants this year, and all registrants will receive a high quality technical shirt and swag item – to be distributed at an event after the race (items will be mailed to those unable to attend in person).


All participants are required to wear a face mask prior to the start of the race, through the start and finish lines, and at the conclusion of the race. Additionally, participants MUST carry a face mask on their person at all times during the race. This is a stipulation of the Metro Milers agreement with the city of Edwardsville, and is non-negotiable. 

City Park
101 S Buchanan St
Edwardsville, IL 62025 ​


Parking recommendations will be sent to participants with their race day instructions. 

​As a condition of our approval for the race with the city, we are under obligation to have as few people on site as possible. As a result, spectating is disallowed this year, and we are asking participants to not gather before or after the race. Instead, we ask that you time your arrival to the park grounds appropriate to your start time, and not linger after finishing.


  • Race organizers reserve the right to close registration due to capacity limits, for this year, capacity is set to 200 in person participants. 
  • Race organizers reserve the right to delay or cancel event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • The following are prohibited during the race: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.
  • All registrations are final and there are no refunds. In the unlikely event that Covid-19 conditions change such that the in person portion must be cancelled, all registrants will become virtual. 


Please contact our Race Director with any questions or concerns about your registration at racedirector@route6610K.com..



Registered participants are required to pick up their packet before the start of the race. You packet includes your race bib and timing chip. If you're unable to attend packet pick-up, someone may pick up your packet on your behalf. Please choose one of the following packet pick up options: 

Friday June 11th, 10AM – 6PM

Outside of RunWell in Edwardsville, 142 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025

At the Metro Milers tent set up outside

Saturday, June 12th  6:30 AM - 8:00 AM

At City Park, at the Metro Milers tent on the park grounds


6:30 a.m.    Packet Pick-Up Opens

8:00 a.m.    Wave 1 start 

8:03 a.m.   Wave 2 

8:06 a.m.   Wave 3

8:09 a.m.   Wave 4

8:12 a.m.   Wave 5

8:15 a.m.  Wave 6

8:18 a.m.  Wave 7

8:21 a.m.  Wave 8

8:24 a.m.  Wave 9

8:27 a.m.  Wave 10



To ensure runner safety at the start of the race and to reduce the amount of passing during the first few miles of the race, participants have been placed into waves based on their average pace per mile as entered during online registration. Each wave will consist of 20 runners, and will begin the race in three minute intervals. Participants must start in their assigned waves. Wave assignments will be sent to participants in their race instructions email. If you desire to run with a spouse or friend, please indicate the same average pace as one another. 



There will be three corrals race morning: one start corral and two staging. Each wave will move up one corral until their wave start. Each runner will stand next to a marker (spaced 6 ft apart). Being chip timed, your individual time begins when you cross the start line mats. Runners are required to keep their face mask on until their wave starts and through the start line.


Allowing a non-registered runner to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED. There are two reasons for this rule. 

1. We are implementing specific safety measures due to Covid-19. All registered participants will sign a waiver agreeing to the race rules during the registration process. Additionally, runners will receive detailed information from us days leading up to the event with updated safety requirements. Non-registered runners will not have signed the waiver and will not have received communication from us.  

2. Our race insurance covers registered runners only. It does not cover someone who is running under someone else's name/bib number. 



To view course map, click HERE.  



During the Covid-19 pandemic, it is safest to carry your own hydration such as a fuel belt or water bottle.​ Water stations will be located at mile . All water stations are self-serve, and will have water and Gatorade available. 


All participants who finish either in person or virtually will receive a Leslie Jordan brand technical shirt, and an additional swag item. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, these items will not be available race day, but will, instead, be distributed at a swag pick up event after the race. Those unable to attend will have their items mailed to them. 



This race will use bib tag timing. Your timing chip will be affixed to the back side of your bib number. Please do not remove your timing chip.

Race day results info will be available through Final Lap Race Management after all finishers have completed the course.


Awards will be given to top three finishers in the following group categories for in person participants only:  Overall, 13 and younger, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all awards will be distributed at the swag pick up event or mailed. 



We look forward to seeing you on race morning! Please send us questions/concerns at racedirector@route6610K.com.





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