RELEASE: Take Metro to GO! St. Louis Marathon and St. Louis Cardinal games this weekend

Runners, race spectators, families and baseball fans will be heading into downtown St. Louis on Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 for the GO! St. Louis Marathon and two St. Louis Cardinals games at Busch Stadium. Metro makes it easy to take part in all of the fun without having to deal with traffic jams, street closures, road construction or having to find a place to park.

Race participants and sports fans can park at any of the 21 free Park-Ride lots located at MetroLink stations in Missouri and Illinois, purchase a $5 round-trip MetroLink ticket and ride the train to the Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station, located just steps from the starting line for the GO! St. Louis Marathon, or ride to the Stadium MetroLink Station, right outside of Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village.

MetroBus is another good option to get to downtown St. Louis. Fans can catch the #40 North Broadway or #99 Downtown Trolley routes, which both have stops near Laclede’s Landing and Busch Stadium, or ride on any one of more than a dozen MetroBus routes to the Civic Center Transit Center, which is located a few blocks west of Busch Stadium. Please note that due to the street closures for the races, several MetroBus routes will have detours on Sunday, April 8. More information is available below and in the Rider Alert section at metrostlouis.org.

Both baseball games Saturday and Sunday (April 7 & 8) at Busch Stadium start at 1:15 p.m. The GO! St. Louis Marathon has four races scheduled for Sunday (April 8) — a marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay and 7K. All four races begin Sunday at 7 a.m. and start at Convention Plaza and Broadway, a block from Laclede’s Landing.

To plan your trip to St. Louis this weekend, download the Metro On the Go app to your mobile device, use the schedules or online Trip Planner at metrostlouis.org, or contact Metro Transit Information at
314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345, available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

MetroBus Reroutes

The 2018 GO! St. Louis Marathon will have a major impact on 25 MetroBus routes in the St. Louis region on Sunday, April 8. Street closures to accommodate GO! St. Louis Marathon events will begin very early Saturday morning and will be in place until approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Due to these closures, the 25 MetroBus routes will be rerouted at various times on Sunday, and riders should allow extra time for their commutes. The affected MetroBus routes include:

Missouri Routes

  • #1 Gold
  • #2 Red
  • #4 Natural Bridge
  • #8 Bates Morganford
  • #10 Gravois-Lindell
  • #11 Chippewa
  • #14 Botanical Gardens
  • #16 City Limits
  • #19 St. Louis Avenue
  • #20 South Broadway
  • #30 Arsenal
  • #31 Chouteau
  • #32 ML King
  • #40 North Broadway
  • #41 Lee
  • #70 Grand
  • #74 Florissant
  • #80 Park Shaw
  • #90 Hampton
  • #94 Page
  • #95 Kingshighway
  • #96 Market Street Shuttle
  • #97 Delmar
  • #99 Downtown Trolley

Illinois Routes

  • #1 State Street – Main Street

Before planning their trips on Metro for Sunday, MetroBus passengers are encouraged to check the Rider Alerts section of metrostlouis.org for specific details of each reroute, or contact Metro Transit Information.

About Metro Transit

Metro Transit operates the St. Louis region’s public transportation system which includes 400 clean-burning diesel buses that serve 83 MetroBus routes in eastern Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Metro also operates MetroLink light rail vehicles on 46 miles of track serving 37 stations in the two-state area, and operates Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro Transit is one of five enterprises operated by Bi-State Development. 

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