FREE PUBLIC ENTRY
Entry to the Gateway Outdoor Expo will be free to the public in 2023, making the event more inviting than ever before.
GO! ST. LOUIS PARTNERSHIP
We have partnered with GO! St. Louis to be the official packet pickup location for the 2023 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend. This means all GO! St. Louis marathoners, half marathoners, 10K runners, and marathon relay teams will pick up their required race materials at the Expo.
Hosted by Schlafly Tap Room Brewpub, this event on the evening of Thursday, March 30 will give exhibitors and VIP ticketholders a chance to socialize prior to the public opening of the Expo on Friday, March 31.
GO! ST. LOUIS SHAKEOUT RUN
Hosted by Running Niche. Get in the mood for the GO! St. Louis Marathon with this 3.1-mile run starting and finishing at the Running Niche in the Grove neighborhood and cutting through Tower Grove Park and the Expo area on the morning of Saturday, April 1. RSVP here.
TOWER GROVE WALKING TOUR
Hosted by the Missouri Historical Society’s See STL Tours program. This two-hour walking tour will explore the history and architecture of Tower Grove Park and the Tower Grove South neighborhood. Advance registration required. Tickets may be purchased here.
MOUNTAIN BIKE DEMO AREA
Sponsored by Wheels Up Mountain Bike Clinic and Camps. This area allows Expo attendees to try out mountain bike, with simulated obstacles to negotiate. Wheels Up will also be hosting instructional clinics on-site at significantly discounted rates. See here for a full list of opportunities and to register.
BALANCE BIKE DEMO AREA
Sponsored by St. Louis BWorks. For those just learning to balance on two wheels, this free ride and play area will allow younger Expo attendees to hop on a Strider bike and take it for a spin on a kid-friendly, natural-surface course.
ROCK CLIMBING WALL
Sponsored by Upper Limits Rock Gym & Pro Shop. Test your ability on several different routes of varying difficulty. The wall is 23 feet tall, with holds and features that simulate a real rock surface. Everyone who makes it to the top of the wall will receive a coupon for $10 off a day pass at Upper Limits gyms.
TECHNICAL TREE CLIMBING
Sponsored by Vertical Voyages. Participants will use specialized equipment to climb tall trees and experience the Expo from a unique and very rare perspective. Registration is required here.
RAFFLES & GIVEAWAYS
1st Phorm will be handing out FREE energy drinks at its sports chassis, where you can also enter in some fun giveaway activities.
Fit 4 Adventure will be raffling off a trip for two on its Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Adventure. The winner will be able to choose between two dates: June 3-8 or October 19-24, 2023.
Trailnet will be holding a raffle for a basket full of Trailnet merch, including one free Trailnet Classics ride, a Trailnet Classics T-shirt, Trailnet sticker pack, pint glass, phone wallet, and membership T-shirt.