Proceeds to Benefit Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies Program and Girls on the Run in Honor of Hall of Fame Pitcher Bob Gibson
ST. LOUIS, Mo., February 2, 2022– Registration is underway for the 2022 Cardinals 5K, presented by Bally Sports Midwest. The 5K will take place both in-person and virtually, allowing Cardinals fans across the world the chance to run, jog or walk the race. All participants will receive an exclusive quarter-zip pullover and commemorative medallion that features a tribute to the late Cardinals and National Baseball Hall of Famer, Bob Gibson. Proceeds will benefit both the Cardinals Care Redbird Rookies Youth Softball and Baseball Program and Girls on the Run St. Louis.
The in-person event is Saturday, April 16. Six-time Olympic medalist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, will be on hand to officially start the race at 8:30 AM. The course will start on 8th Street near the Stan Musial Statue at Busch Stadium and continue through the streets of downtown St. Louis, finishing on Clark Avenue between Ballpark Village and Busch Stadium. From there, participants will have the opportunity to take a victory lap around the warning track inside Busch Stadium and enjoy a post-race party outside the Together Credit Union Plaza at Ballpark Village.
“We are thrilled that we’re able to hold the annual Cardinals 5K in person this year,” said Michael Hall, Vice President of Community Relations and Executive Director of Cardinals Care. “We’re excited to partner with Bally Sports Midwest on this yearly fundraiser to support kids right here in our community.”
Fans who register will have access to special discounts at Cardinals Nation Restaurant and Bar, the Official Cardinals Team Store, and the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum, in addition to discounts on Cardinals Kids Club memberships and tickets to the Cardinals 5K Day at the Ballpark on May 14, 2022. Those interested in participating can learn more and register at cardinals.com/5K.
About Cardinals Care
Cardinals Care was established to give fans a way to team up with Cardinals players and the organization to help children in our community—both on and off the baseball field. Established in 1997, Cardinals Care has invested over $29 million to support St. Louis area children, built or renovated 24 youth ball fields in local under-resourced neighborhoods, and distributed over $15 million in grants to nonprofit organizations. Since 2004, Cardinals Care has also orchestrated the innovative Redbird Rookies program, a free co-ed baseball/softball league for kids who otherwise might not have the opportunity to play. In addition to providing all the uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment needed for each team, Redbird Rookies also provides extensive off-field support in the areas of health, education, mentoring and the cultural arts for each of the nearly 2,500 kids who participate in the program each year. To learn more about all of Cardinals Care’s programs visit cardinals.com/community and follow @CardinalsCare on Twitter.
About Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run St. Louis is inspiring a generation of girls to be the joyful, confident and resilient leaders of tomorrow using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Girls on the Run St. Louis’ goal is to unleash confidence in young girls and data from Washington University shows that more than 97% of girls have grown in their self-esteem as a result of participation in the program. Serving twenty-three counties in eastern Missouri and western Illinois, including more than 400 schools, Girls on the Run St. Louis is committed to providing the most quality and accessible programming to every girl in our community: these are the strong girls ready to lead us! As Girls on the Run know: forward is a pace and together we are moving forward! Learn more at gotrstl.org or follow on Twitter (@gotrstl) and Instagram (@gotrstl).