Ferguson Twilight Run 2020 is transitioning to a virtual event focused on health, wellness, and community. The decision to host a virtual event was influenced by concerns about the spread of COVID-19, yet organizers still want to offer participants an opportunity to stay involved in the 11th annual event.

What’s Different for 2020?
Ferguson Twilight Run kicks off with a running themed spirit week on social media, May 11-17.

FTR Virtual Weekend Run starts Friday, May 15 and finishes Sunday, May 17.

Distances include one mile, 5K (3.1 miles), 10K (6.2 miles) and 10 miles. Registered participants can complete their chosen distance any time during the weekend, and will receive a 2020 limited edition FTR T-shirt, finisher medal and $20 toward a shoe purchase at Big River Running Company.

How Do I Participate in the Virtual Race?
The steps are easy:

  1. Register for Ferguson Twilight Run by May 17, 2020.
  2. Train for your distance. Stay focused on your personal health and fitness goal.
  3. Before FTR Virtual, choose your race location: treadmill, sidewalks, trails or neighborhood streets.
  4. Lace up your shoes. You’re ready to run, walk, or jog your distance. Time your effort on your watch or fitness app.
  5. Finish! Share your results and a picture with Ferguson Twilight Run on social media or at racedirector@fergtwilightrun.com. Use hashtags #FTRV2020 #RunwithFerguson
  6. Check your mailbox! Your FTR swag will be sent to your home address.

Ferguson Twilight Run debuted in May 2010 as the first evening race in North St. Louis County. Proceeds are donated to nonprofits in North St. Louis County that promote the healthy and sustainable benefits of fitness. To date, more than $87,000 has been given to community organizations through the Donnie White Sr. Memorial Beneficiary Award.

The 2020 beneficiaries are A Red Circle, Emerson Family YMCA, Girls on the Run St. Louis Ferguson-Florissant School District, and St. Vincent Home for Children. The organizations will also be the beneficiaries of the 2021 Ferguson Twilight Run.