ST. LOUIS – Feb. 7, 2018 – The Biz Dash 5K announced a partnership with World Wide Technology to become the presenting sponsor of the annual event.  The third-year event takes place in Downtown St. Louis at Soldiers Memorial on Thursday night, Sept. 27.

The Biz Dash brings St. Louis area businesses and employees together to celebrate team camaraderie and to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle, while having a fun night with friends and colleagues.

“World Wide Technology is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Biz Dash,” said World Wide Technology CFO Tom Strunk. “We find inspiration from the St. Louis Sports Commission’s commitment to strengthen our community as we grow our presence in St. Louis and continue our investment in the city that we’re proud to call home.”

The second annual Biz Dash in 2017 featured 180 companies and 4,000 participants.

“We look forward to our continued partnership and thank World Wide Technology for supporting this tremendous annual event,” said St. Louis Sports Commission President Frank Viverito.  “The Biz Dash is one of the fastest growing events in the region and we expect over 250 companies and 6,000 participants this year.”

Runners and walkers of all levels are encouraged to participate for their company team.  Companies may register an unlimited number of employees.  As part of the event, employers have the opportunity to rent a tent to serve as the company headquarters and pre-purchase food and beverages through hospitality packages to be delivered to the tent.  A menu of available food and beverage options will be released in June.  If your organization is not participating, you can register as an individual as part of the St. Louis Sports Foundation team and enjoy this one-of-a-kind event.

Each participating company will have the opportunity to customize its preferred payment method including absorbing employee registration costs, covering a percentage of each registration or employees pay their own entry fee.

Biz Dash 5K participants will receive event swag items, complimentary drink tickets and access to the company tailgate party festivities with live entertainment in the Spire Team Village.

Team Starter Packs featuring race entries, a company tent, tables, and chairs are now available for companies to purchase at a discounted price before registration officially opens.  Registration officially opens May 1 and prices for starter packs will increase.  For information on Team Starter Packs and a full list of sponsorship opportunities, call Emily Thompson at 314-345-5111 or visit

The Biz Dash 5K benefits the St. Louis Sports Foundation, the Sports Commission’s 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate.  The Foundation implements programs and activities that promote sportsmanship, create positive environments for kids to play sports, and help young people in St. Louis lead healthier, happier lives.  To learn more about the St. Louis Sports Foundation, visit

Spire Team Village – 5 to 10 p.m.
Team Captains can pre-order food and beverages for company tailgate spaces where participants can network and enjoy the festivities.

Biz Dash 5K – 7 p.m.

The 5K course will be released closer to the event.

The Biz Dash 5K is produced by the St. Louis Sports Commission.  For more information on the Biz Dash 5K, visit