Special Events

at Katy Trail State Park

A variety of special events are held on the Katy Trail throughout the year. This calendar of events will be updated when new special event permits are issued.

All groups or organizations desiring to use Katy Trail State Park for a special event activity must obtain a special event permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. E-mail or call 800-334-6946 to speak with staff at the Katy Trail State Park office located in Rock Bridge Memorial State Park for information on how to obtain a special event permit.

2016

April

April 30

Cinco de Mayo 5K Run-Walk
Location: 
North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Jefferson City Area Board of Realtors, Inc.
Contact: Donna Stone, donna@jcabor.com
Number of Attendees: 160

April 30

RUSH Superhero 5K
Location:
 St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, start and finish
Sponsor: Bridgeway Behavioral Health
Contact: Ashly Curry, acurry@bridgewaybh.com
Number of Attendees: 750

May

May Tuesday and Thursdays

NGA Physical Ability Tests
Location: St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5 and Frontier Park, start and finish
Sponsor: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Contact: Sgt. Eric L. Wojcik, eric.l.wojcik@nga.mil
Number of Attendees: 14

May 7

Trail to a Cure 9th Annual Ride/Walk/Run
Location: 
Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Trail to a Cure, Inc.
Contact: Brian McCurran, brianm@socket.net
Number of Attendees: 100

May 7

Cowbell Uncorked: Off Road
Location: 
Enter and exit Katy Trail State Park at Klondike Park access, MP 64.1, relay to run east and west of MP 64.1
Sponsor: Partners for Progress
Contact: Kerin Miller, kmiller@edcscc.com
Number of Attendees: 1500

May 7

Karen 4 A Kause 5K Run/Walk
Location: 
St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, Frontier Park - start and finish
Sponsor: Karen Weidinger Foundation
Contact: Brian Wies, bmwies@yahoo.com
Number of Attendees: 950

May 7

Girls on the Run 5K
Location:
 Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start and finish
Sponsor: Henry County Charter – Girls on the Run
Contact: Lisa Lee, gldnlee@iland.net
Number of Attendees: 300

May 16-20

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #1
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

May 21

Happy Feet for Healthy Minds 5K Run/1-Mile Walk
Location
North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Pathway Community Health
Contact: Leslie Mills, lmills@pbhc.org
Number of Attendees: 160

May 21–28

Cycling Missouri’s Katy Trail
Location:
 Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Sierra Club
Contact: David Perry, Land Agency Coordinator, outings.permits@sierraclub.org
Number of Attendees: 16

May 22

Hairy Hundred 2016
Location: 
Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, neutral start to exit Katy Trail at MP 181.3, and re-enter at MP 181.3 on return to Rocheport with neutral finish
Sponsor: Big Tree Cycling
Contact: Michael Morgan. michaelamorgan@hotmail.com
Number of Attendees: 125

May 22-27

WVO Katy Trail Tour #1
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

June

June 4

Katy Trail Rock Island Trail Sneak Peek
Location: 
Windsor Trailhead MP 248, start and finish
Sponsor: Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc. (MORIT)
Contact: Greg Harris, moritdirector@gmail.com 
Number of Attendees: 250

June 5

Equestrian Trail Ride & Poker Run
Location:
 Windsor Trailhead MP 248, start, to Calhoun Trailhead MP 255.2, return to Windsor Trailhead to finish
Sponsor: Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Kevin Gnuschke, windsorm@iland.net      
Number of Attendees: 270

June 5-10

WVO Katy Trail Tour #2
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

June 6-10

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #2
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

June 18

Katy Trail Ride to Cooper’s Landing
Location: Columbia’s MKT, start, to enter Katy Trail State Park at Hindman Junction, MP 169.9, then east to Cooper’s Landing MP163.5, and return
Sponsor: City of Columbia
Contact: Janet Godon, jlgodon@gocolumbiamo.com
Number of Attendees: 30

September

Sept. 10

Memory Lane Walk
Location: west of Sedalia Trailhead - enter Katy Trail at Clarendon Road MP 229.9, exit Katy Trail at 32nd Street MP 230.9
Sponsor: Memory Lane Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Contact: Amanda Eisenbarth, mlffsp@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 120

Sept. 19-23

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #3
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

Sept. 25-30

Katy Trail Epicurean Tour
Location
: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.6, start, to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Midwest Cyclotouring, LLC
Contact: Rodney McConnell, rmc5487@gmail.com
Number of Attendees: 12

October

Oct. 1

Missouri State Employee 5K
Location: North Jefferson City Pavilion, start and finish, enter Katy Trail State Park at MP 143.7, exit at North Jefferson Trailhead MP 143.2, return to Pavilion
Sponsor: Missouri Consolidated Health Care
Contact: Chris Lindsey, chris.lindsey@mchcp.org
Number of Attendees: 300

Oct. 2-7

WVO Katy Trail Tour #3
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 3-7

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #4
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42

Oct. 8 (RAIN DATE Oct. 15)

Thon for Kids     
Location: Rocheport Trailhead MP 178.3, start and finish
Sponsor: Thon for Kids/Rainbow House/Call to Serve International
Contact: Nate Wisdom, natezip@sbcglobal.net
Number of Attendees: 140

Oct. 9-14

WVO Katy Trail Tour #4
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct.16-21

WVO Katy Trail Tour #5
Location: Clinton Trailhead MP 264.4, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39.5, finish
Sponsor: Wilderness Voyageurs Outfitters
Contact: Eric Martin, eric@wilderness-voyageurs.com
Number of Attendees: 14

Oct. 24-28

Biking Trip on the Katy Trail #5
Location: Sedalia Trailhead MP 227.1, start to St. Charles Trailhead MP 39, finish
Sponsor: St. Charles Community College Road Scholars
Contact: Pamela Ronkoski, pronkoski@stchas.edu
Number of Attendees: 42