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CMT’s Great Race 2016 this Thurs., May 12!


CMT’s Great Race 2016: Linking the Last Mile

Don’t miss CMT’s Great Race 2016! Two teams will face off in a fast-paced relay race that integrates transit, biking, carsharing and carpooling as the teams battle rush hour traffic to reach the final destination at Cortex Commons (4240 Duncan Ave.) adjacent to the future site of the Cortex MetroLink Station in Midtown St. Louis.

CMT’s latest Great Race course focuses on the “Last Mile” of the transit commute, and raises awareness about the viable multimodal transportation options that exist, how they can be seamlessly integrated, and what further work we need to do in the St. Louis region to make alternative transportation options accessible to all users.

Team West will start on the Missouri side of the alignment, while Team East begins on the Illinois side of the river. Both teams will relay bike and carshare portions of their route, meet additional teammates at a designated MetroLink station, and race towards the Finish Line. Both groups will navigate from their respective ending stations, through the “last mile,” to the finish line at Cortex Commons. The first team who gets all their members to the finish line first wins.

The race will culminate with an outdoor CMT Metro Market celebration with food trucks, live music, and special programming at Venture Café.

Event sponsors include AARP in St. Louis, Musick Construction, BJC HealthCare, Eastern Missouri Laborers District Council, AECOM, HNTB, Washington University in St. Louis, Metro Transit, St. Louis Regional Chamber, St. Louis Regional Clean Air Partnership, Enterprise CarShare, and Great Rivers Greenway.

Please consider becoming an event sponsor.   Sponsor today online!

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