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Buckle Up to Love Up

Sun October 27, 2019 Saint Peters, MO 63376 US Directions



2nd Annual- Buckle Up to Love Up 5k Run/Walk - All proceeds go to the Emily Oechsner Memorial Scholarship. T-Shirt included in registration cost. 9am start


1000 Lakeside Park Drive 9 am start time
Saint Peters, MO US 63376

About the Race

2nd Annual Emily Oechsner Memorial Scholarship

5k Run/ Walk

Emily was a 16 year old Junior at Fort Zumwalt East High School when she made a poor decision to drive home from work Tuesday evening, October 24th without putting on her seatbelt. Emily was in a car accident 21 mph and less than 1 mile from her home that tragically ended her life, on October 26th, 2017. To honor her memory and raise awareness to ALWAYS wear your seatbelt, a memorial fund was created to provide college scholarships to Fort Zumwalt East Graduates. This previous year, 17 scholarships of $1000, were donated to students in Emily's graduating class. Our hope is to honor Emily's life by holding this event annually. All proceeds will benefit the Emily Oechsner Memorial Scholarship and provide scholarships for many years to come! Please join us in honoring Emily by running or walking with us on October 27th, in the 2ND ANNUAL Buckle Up to Love Up!

Packet Pickup Info

Pre-Packet/T-shirt Pickup: 

  • Must be signed up and paid before October 16th to receive your T-Shirt prior to the race.  (all others will get via mail or porch pick up)
  • Pre-packet pick up on October 24th, 4:30-6:30... at Fort Zumwalt East (600 1st Executive Ave.)

Sign-up AFTER October 16th:

  • Pick up race packet on event day...make sure to come early! You will get your T-Shirt via mail or porch pick up


What to Expect

  • Come early to park (parking will be to the right before the pavilion/ race start area)
  • Whether you run or walk, the race is two laps (timers will be provided)
  • Course will be marked along with signs along the route
  • Medals for 18+ men and women, and under 18 men and women
  • can sign up the day of the event
  • Bring some extra cash to buy raffle tickets and more!
  • Water and snacks for runners will be provided
  • 9am start time



 Extra T-shirt Cost: (shirt included in registration)

  • Sizes- Youth Small thru Adult 2XLarge (2XL costs $3 extra)
  • $20 per shirt
  • Ordering BEFORE October 16th...pick up shirt at Fort Zumwalt East on Thursday, October 24th
  • Ordering AFTER October 16th... pick up shirt at event.

Raffles & More:

  • During race day many raffle baskets will be available to win along with donations and more!


To order: contact Michelle at

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