Wed July 1 - Sun August 2 St. Louis, MO US 63011
Events
Ages 10 & under, $5 gift card included!

Kids 1M Ice Cream Truck Chase

Who can make it to the ice cream truck the fastest?
One race, one medal, one gift card!

Single Scoop

Choose from a 5K run, 10K run, 10M bike or a 25M bike
Two races, TWO medals and one gift card!

Double Scoop

Choose any combination of two different events to participate in.
Three races, THREE medals and one gift card!

Triple Scoop

Choose any combination of three different events to participate in.
Four races, one gift card, and FOUR stackable medals!

Quadruple Scoop

This enters you into all four of the following: 5K Run, 10K Run, 10M Bike AND the 25M Bike!
Can you make it 110 Miles? One race, one medal & one gift card!

Ice Cream Trail Challenge

We've mapped out the route to each of our participating local ice cream shops. It's 110 miles in total, are you up for the challenge?
FIVE races, all FIVE medals and TWO gift cards!

Ziggy Pig Challenge

This enters you into the Quardruple Scoop PLUS the Ice Cream Trail Challenge!
Race Swag

Participants of all races will receive a $10 gift card to one of our locally owned, partner ice cream shops, with the exception of the Kids Ice Cream Chase which will receive a $5 gift card. All Ziggy Pig Challenge participants will receive TWO $10 gift cards to the locations of their choosing! 

 

  

  

Description

Who wants some ice cream? The Great Ice Cream Chase is a virtual run and ride to support locally owned small businesses (ice cream shops) in the St. Louis region while celebrating one of summer's best traditions: ICE CREAM!  Run or ride where and when it is convenient for you and submit your time to see how you stack up to the competition. Participants will receive a custom limited edition stackable finisher medal, a gift card to one of our partnered ice cream shops of your choice and incentives/offers to experience all of our local ice creameries. July is national ice cream month, so celebrate it this year in style! I scream, you scream, we all scream to participate in a virtual event for ice cream!

Fun Facts

 

  • Vanilla is the most popular flavor of ice cream, followed by chocolate even though chocolate was invented prior to vanilla!
  • The ice cream soda was invented in 1874
  • It takes roughly 50 licks to finish an ice cream cone
  • California produces the most ice cream in the United States
  • It takes 12 pounds of milk to produce just 1 gallon of ice cream
  • Ice cream headaches or “brain freeze” is the result of the nerve endings in the roof of your mouth sending a message to your brain of the loss of heat
  • Some of the strangest flavors found are: avocado, garlic, chili, licorice, Stilton cheese, and bacon. Have you tried any of them?
  • The tallest ice cream cone was over 9 feet tall in Italy
What is a virtual race and how does it work?

A virtual run/ride event is similar to a traditional running/cycling event except the participant completes it entirely on their own. There is not a required location that the event must be completed nor a mandatory time. A virtual run/ride event creates positive motivation by helping everyone get outside running to stay active and healthy. Many virtual runs, including The Great Ice Cream Chase, are associated with giving back to it's community. The Great Ice Cream Chase wants to help the St. Louis community, including local ice cream businesses get through this unprecedented time.

Participants first choose the distance they’d like to run or ride, just as they would during a live running event. Once you choose your virtual event and complete your registration, the next step is to conquer the distance you signed up for and earn the finisher medal. The distance set by the event which you registered for can be completed at any location, and at any time of the day. The choice is completely up to you. Also, there is no time limit the distance must be covered in, and you can split up the distance between multiple days. The important thing is to at least finish the event, complete the distance, and have fun. Once finished, simply go online and submit your time to be included in the race results page!

Referral Program

Refer 4 friends - Earn an exclusive, ultra rare, limited edition Ice Cream Chase T-Shirt
Refer 7 friends - $20 of your registration fees will be refunded directly to your credit card
Refer the most friends and win $10 to each of our 9 partner ice cream shops!

Ice Cream Trail Route

 

Are you interested in challenging yourself for some ice cream? Let's see how far you can go running/riding this summer virtually going from one location to the next in our Ice Cream Trail challenge! Begin your journey out in Wentzville at the Fritz's Frozen Custard, and make your way back to the city going through St. Charles, Florissant, Maryland Heights, Chesterfield, Ellisville, Valley Park, Kirkwood, Richmond Heights, Maplewood, Shrewsbury, South Hampton, Dutchtown, Tower Grove, Lafayette Square, with a beautiful finish going past the St. Louis Arch on the riverfront.

  1. Fritz's Frozen Custard - Wentzville
  2. Fritz's Frozen Custard - O'Fallon
  3. Silky's Frozen Custard - Cottleville
  4. Fritz's Frozen Custard - St. Peters
  5. Fritz's Frozen Custard - Florissant
  6. Silky's Frozen Custard - Creve Coeur
  7. Silky's Frozen Custard - Ellisville
  8. Fritz's Frozen Custard - West County
  9. Custard Station
  10. Clementines Naughty & Nice Creamery - Clayton
  11. Boardwalk Waffles & Ice Cream
  12. Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream
  13. Ted Drewes - Chippewa
  14. Clementines Naughty & Nice Creamery - South Hampton
  15. Ted Drewes - Grand
  16. Ices Plain and Fancy
  17. Clementines Naughty & Nice Creamery - Lafayette Square
  18. Crown Candy Kitchen
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