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The event is held at Saint Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO. See our maps & directions page. This is an outdoor event.
Starting a new club requires three steps:
Packet pickup is 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, April 26, near Room 1121 in the Administration Building at SCC. Packet picket will open at 6:30 a.m. on race day in the Administration Building. See Race Information for details.
After you have successfully completed the PHE 118 course, you may use the fitness center as long as you are a registered part-time or full-time student here at SCC. If you are a returning student and had completed the coursework earlier, you may use the fitness center again as your status is reinstated. Due to the lapse in time, if you feel you need a "refresher," any of the staff will be glad to help you with instructions.
The awards ceremony starts at approximately 10 a.m., with the prize drawing following immediately afterwards. Visit the Health and Wellness Expo and enter the prize drawing for a chance to win. See the Schedule of Events for times and location of all race day events.
Rhythm and Ribs Menu
|Ribs||2 Food Tickets|
|Nachos||3 Food Tickets|
|Veggie Burger||3 Food Tickets|
|Anheuser Busch Products||1 Drink Ticket|
|O’Fallon Brewery||1 Drink Ticket|
|Terra Firma Wine||2 Drink Tickets|
|Red Robin Specialty Teas and Lemonade||1 Drink Ticket|
|Bottled Water||1 Drink Ticket|
Food Tickets – 1 for $2, 4 for $5
Beverage Tickets – 1 for $3, 4 for $10
The St. Charles West Jazz Ensemble, directed by SCC alum Ben Meyer, will be opening, followed by a variety hour full of performances by local musicians before Smash Band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.
This year’s event is 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2013. It’s held annually in May to raise money for scholarships and academic programs at St. Charles Community College.
You can register for the RUN. LIVE. LEARN. 10K, 5K and Fun Run online or by mail (PDF). Please do not mail registrations after Friday, April 19. See Race Information for fees and deadlines. Online registration will close at 11 p.m. Thursday, April 25.
All SCC students who have completed a PHE 118 course, and passed with a C or better, or any employee who has taken the Fitness Center orientation. See Fitness Center for more information.
The DHSS (Department of Health and Senior Services) background check screens for the following state records: criminal history, sex offender registry, child abuse/neglect records, employee disqualification registry, child-care facility licensing records, and foster parent licensing records.
VIP ticket holders have reserved seating; however, that seating must remain in the VIP area. If you would like to join friends in the general admission area, please bring a chair.
Music and More or general admission ticket holders: no seating will be provided so feel free to bring your own lawn chair. Lawn seating is also available if you’d like to bring a blanket to enjoy the festivities.
Tickets go on sale March 15, 2013 in limited quantities at Rhythm-and-Ribs.com. Get your tickets early!
It is department policy that no calculators may be used for MAT 095 and MAT 096. It is the instructor's choice for all courses numbered MAT 098 or higher.
The race start times are 7:30 a.m. for both the 10K and 5K races, and 9:15 a.m. for the Fun Run. See Schedule of Events for times and locations of all race day events.
Entrants in the 5K and 10K races (ages 18 and older) will be automatically entered into a drawing for the $1,000 scholarship to SCC. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on race day. 5K and 10K runners (ages 18 and over) may also purchase additional chances for the scholarship at packet pickup: $5 for one chance or $10 for three chances (must show RUN. LIVE. LEARN. 5K or 10K race bib). See RUN. LIVE. LEARN. Scholarship for details.
The decision to require students to have a textbook is up to each instructor. The bookstore has this information posted for each section.
The event is rain or shine. In the event of rain, Rhythm and Ribs will be moved inside to the campus gym. Just follow the signs and we’ll get you there!
Yes, there will be at least one ticket booth that will accept credit/debit cards inside the event.
No, we thank you in advance for remembering that SCC is a tobacco-free campus.
Check out the list of businesses and organizations that will be giving fitness presentations, health screenings, displays and demonstrations at the Health and Wellness Expo. Become a sponsor or reserve exhibit space.
It is a party with a purpose – hosted right in your backyard. Bring your friends and meet new ones at the best block party around. Savor tasty ribs by local favorites including Ethyl’s Smokehouse, Mannino’s Market, Rib City and Stumpy’s House of Bar-B-Que, while enjoying live music by the award winning St. Charles West Jazz Ensemble, the legendary Smash Band and a mix of local artists during our variety hour. Food, friends, fun – all for a great cause, education!
Yes, this is a multigenerational event! Everyone is invited. Plus, there will be a light activity corner with free, fun, backyard games.
There is no specific child’s ticket for this event, but many use the $5 General Admission ticket for that purpose.
No, due to the nature of the event, outside food and drink is prohibited.
The SCC Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), charitable organization that operates exclusively to promote SCC’s educational and cultural purposes. Founded in 1992, the Foundation works with the SCC Foundation Board, the St. Charles Community College President and others to coordinate private giving to SCC .
The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in our community by securing private and public funds to strengthen educational and cultural opportunities, and to enhance community awareness of SCC and the Foundation.
No, pets are not allowed on campus. Service animals are permitted.
Yes, a portion of your ticket is considered a donation because the Rhythm & Ribs event is a fundraiser hosted by the St. Charles Community College Foundation. This event raises money for scholarships and academic programs. *The amount deductible for tax purposes is the difference between the fair market value and your payment and will be listed on your event confirmation.
Yes, there are several options to choose from:
Race entry fees are $20 for the 10K and 5K through April 19 ($25 late fee April 20-27) and $15 for the Fun Run through April 19 ($20 late fee April 20-27), plus $2.95 transaction fee for online registration. See Race Information for registration deadlines, forms and other information. Online registration closes at midnight Thursday, April 25.
Students enrolled in the following classes are required to have a background check.
Students enrolled in these classes are required to observe classes in K-12 schools. School districts require that anyone working directly with children have a background check before entering the school.
There will be designated ticket booths inside the event where you can load up on extra food, beverage or raffle tickets.
If you signed up to run the 10K (or 5K or Fun Run), and want to run in the other race instead, call 636-922-8475 by 4 p.m. Friday, April 26, to request the change and have your race bib reissued. NOTE: NO CHANGING RACE EVENTS ON RACE DAY! Runners changing from the Fun Run to the 5K (or 10K) will need to pay an additional $5 registration fee.
Yes, you will need to bring a printout of the e-ticket you received via email when you completed your order. If you did not receive this email confirmation, please contact the SCC Foundation office at 636-922-8473 prior to the event.
Dogs are prohibited on college properties (with the exception of support animals, see SCC Board Policy 303.1). Strollers are not allowed in the 10K race, but are permitted in the 5K and Fun Run. The 5K and Fun Run routes are on the college campus and not on public roadways.
Yes, the entire SCC campus is handicap accessible.
To use the fitness center, students need to enroll in PHE 118. The sections are offered every eight weeks year around. The class awards one credit hour and if completed with a "C" or better, the right to use the fitness center during open hours. Since the center is first and foremost a classroom, there is no admittance during class times. Please check the schedule or call us at 636-922-8219 for the current open times.
Plenty of free parking is available on campus and there will be signage to direct you to the appropriate lot. You can plan on using the southwest entrance and parking in the blue lot. See our campus map.
Yes, wine and beer are available to patrons of legal drinking age. Police officers will be present throughout the event and will issue a wristband to patrons 21 years of age and older (valid ID required). Wristbands must be presented at the drink stations. All liquor sales will end at 9:30 p.m. (30 minutes prior to the end of the event). Thank you for drinking responsibly.
Yes, but remember, only VIP ticket holders will have access to reserved seating, unlimited beverages, 14 food tickets and 3 raffle tickets. Plus, only patrons with a VIP wristband will be allowed to enter the VIP area and all beverages obtained with a VIP wristband must be consumed in the VIP area.