Sports - Participatory Events in St. Louis

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Adult Pick-Up Volleyball Games

Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 11

Whether you’re an active player, want to get back into the game or just try a new sport, we want you here! Call 314-615-8822 for more information. (314)615-8822

Weekly Free Chess Lessons

Tuesdays, 5-7 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17
Apotheosis Comics 3206 S Grand Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South Grand

Starting April 2nd and every Tuesdays from 5-7pm we’re offering FREE chess lessons with a 3 round G/20 tournament from 1 to 4 pm, every last Sunday of the month. That’s right – you can learn how to play chess right here at the shop! All you need to do is show up. No age restrictions, all levels of experience are welcome. 314.260.1689

Family Open Play Volleyball

Saturdays, 9-11:30 a.m. Continues through Dec. 28

Join us at Affton Community Center for an open play family volleyball session! All skill levels welcome. Parents must be present. This is a great opportunity to practice and play in a non-competitive, fun environment 🏐 Dates may vary due to special events. Please call 314-615-8822 for more information. (314)615-8822

Chess Tournament hosted by the St. Louis Chess Club

Last Saturday of every month, 1-4 p.m. Continues through Dec. 29
Apotheosis Comics 3206 S Grand Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South Grand

Test your skills every last Sunday of the month for a 3 round G/20 tournament from 1 to 4pm; $10 entry fee. All skill levels are welcome. Winner takes home the Apotheosis Cup and a cash prize if 6 or more players compete. 1st - $30 2nd -$20 3rd - $10 314.260.1689

Glendale Firehouse Run

Sun., Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

@ City of Glendale, 424 N Sappington Road 63122
40th Annual Firehouse Run began by a small group of runners led by the Baker Family. The event will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019, begins at 8:00 am and the event includes a 1-mile fun run, a 2.2-mile and 5-mile timed run through the City of Glendale. Run packets available at Glendale City Hall includes t-shirts. The event fee is $25.00 with proceeds benefitting Backstoppers and Responder Rescue. Big River is timing the race and attendees can sign up through or in person at Glendale City Hall through race day. 314-965-3600

Let Me Run St. Louis FallFest 5K

Sat., Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.
Missouri Baptist University 1 College Park Dr, Creve Coeur Creve Coeur

Buy Tickets$25-35

A 5K race, open to the public, celebrating Let Me Run boys and benefiting Let Me Run - St. Louis, a nonprofit holistic health program that inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle. The 5k is Let Me Run's end-of-season race where the boys celebrate their emotional, social and physical growth. 314-434-1115

Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk

Sat., Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Soldiers Memorial Plaza 14th St. and Chestnut St., St. Louis St. Louis - Downtown

Buy TicketsCost: $30* (free kids’ dash), $35 beginning on November 8 Veterans receive a $5 discount and a free “Proud Veteran” sticker to wear.

The Veterans Day 5K Run/Walk to benefit St. Patrick Center on November 9 includes a timed 5K, one-mile fun-run, FREE Kids’ Dash and many fun-filled activities. This is a family-friendly event to honor our nation’s heroes and raise awareness for veteran homelessness. Last year, St. Patrick Center helped more than 1,100 veterans (20% of our client population) and their families who were experiencing homelessness. Length: Timed 5K run/walk and one-mile fun-run. *All paid participants receive a free moisture-wicking long-sleeve shirt and race bag! Individual and team registration is available! More information and registration at: 314-802-5418

Jingle Bell Run

Sun., Nov. 17, 8-10:30 a.m.

Buy Tickets$30 - $45

@ Olympia Athletics & Events Center, 49 Lawrence Street, Saint Charles, MO 63301
The Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. It's where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and feel good about doing good. Together, we'll jingle all the way to a cure - and have a fantastic time every step we take! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes. 100% of your registration fee goes to a great cause! 314-356-2329

Holiday Night Lights 5K & Fun Run

Sun., Dec. 8, 4:30-7 p.m.
Rotary Park 2577 W. Meyer Road, Wentzville Wentzville

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@ Rotary Park, 2577 W. Meyer Rd, Wentzville, MO 63385
Enjoy the Holiday Night Lights display with a 5K or 1 mile run. The Holiday Night Lights run will take you through the light display at Rotary Park. Note: First portion of 5K will leave Rotary Park and enter Stonemoor Subdivision. This race is fun for the entire family. *Registration starts at 2:30 p.m.; race starts at 4:30 p.m. Swag: First place age group winners and top overall male and female will receive awards. All registered participants receive a shirt; must register by November 8th to guarantee shirt sizes. Post race snacks and drinks provided. 636-639-9236

Strongest Badge 4 Armwrestling Tournament

Sat., June 13, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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High$Dollar Entertainment presents the 4th annual Strongest Badge Armwrestling Tournament to benefit the BackStoppers! Free to spectate - there will be Amateur, Ladies, Pro and Masters classes, along with Police vs. Firefighter "Badge Matches" to compete for the Hero's Cup. $30 per entry, or 4 for $100. ALL Police, Fire and EMT can compete for free. Custom awards will be given to the Top 3 in each weight class and division. Visit for complete information. All proceeds benefit the Backstoppers, Inc. 314-266-2662

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