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The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL), located in the Central West End. © file photo
U.S. & U.S. Women's Championship Fields Set for Battle in Saint Louis
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, March 19, 2017 - For the ninth consecutive year, the nation's top 24 chess players will gather in Saint Louis to compete for the titles of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women's Champion, which will be held simultaneously at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL) from March 28 through April 10.

The U.S. Chess Championship field features a headline clash between the nation's top-three players: Grandmasters Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So. These three players have been battling it out on their way to the top of not only American - but world - chess for the past few years. Last year's reigning champion, GM Caruana, is ranked #3 in the world, while GM Nakamura has won the U.S. Championships four times and recently won the prestigious Tradewise Gibraltar Open for the third time. GM So has seen a recent rapid rise, breaking into the elite "2800 Club" and remaining unbeaten in his last 56 FIDE rated games. Another exciting contender is young talent GM Jeffery Xiong who, in 2016, became the first U.S. player to win the World Junior Championship in almost two decades.

The 2017 U.S. Women's Championship field will feature U.S. Women's reigning champion WIM Nazi Paikidze and seven-time U.S. Women's Champion WGM Irina Krush, who will seek to win back the title. WIM Paikidze has recently gained world attention with her boycott of the World Championships and will surely bring that same fire to Saint Louis. The Women's Championship will once again see young talents like 15-year-old WIM Jennifer Yu and 13-year-old Carissa Yip.

"We are thrilled to once again be the epicenter of this country's chess talent with the 2017 U.S. and U.S. Women's Championships," said Tony Rich, CCSCSL Executive Director. "It's a true honor to host our nation's very best and brightest competitors, and we look forward to a fantastic tournament."

The 2017 U.S. Championships will be streamed live daily on, featuring play-by-play and analysis from the world-renowned commentary team of GM Yasser Seirawan, GM Maurice Ashley and WGM Jennifer Shahade. Live spectators may view the action in the tournament hall and enjoy additional grandmaster-led commentary on-site by Saint Louis University chess team coach GM Alejandro Ramirez and YouTube sensation, GM Ben Finegold. Additional event, ticketing and hotel information may be found at

Make Tracks for the Zoo Set for May 21 at Saint Louis Zoo
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, March 19, 2017 - Kick up some dust for the 32nd annual St. Louis Children's Hospital Make Tracks for the Zoo. The race is set to run on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The Saint Louis Zoo's annual 5K race/walk at 7:30 a.m. will wind through Forest Park, on a USATF-certified course. Participants will receive a disposable timing chip for more accurate results.

Children ages 7-12 can participate in a half-mile fun run at 8:50 a.m.; children ages 6 and under can participate in the quarter-mile fun run at 9 a.m. All ages can participate in a timed and competitive one-mile race at 9:10 a.m.

All races begin and end near the Kiener Memorial gates of the Zoo at the corner of Washington and Government Drive. All registrants will receive a complimentary performance T-shirt and continental breakfast (while supplies last). Awards will be presented to overall winners and first place finishers in each age bracket for the 5K and one-mile races at a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Theater in The Living World building.

After the race, join St. Louis Children's Hospital for Just Like You at the Zoo activities that teach children why it's important for people-and Zoo animals-to take care of their bodies. Children collect animal cards at four stations throughout the Zoo and can win a prize after the cards are collected.

For individuals participating in the 5K or 1-mile races, registration is $20 for those who register online by April 16, $25 from April 17-May 20 and $30 on race day. Kids' run registration for children ages 12 and under is $12 per child in advance and $15 on race day. The family registration, which includes two 5K/1-mile registrants and two kids' run registrants, is $55 through April 16 and $60 from April 17-May 14. Free parking is provided on the Zoo's north and south lots before 8 a.m. on race day. Spaces are limited.

Registration is available online at through May 20. In-person registration is also available in The Living World on race day (May 21) from 6-8:45 a.m.

Citizens for Modern Transit's Ten Toe Express Program Kicks Off April 6
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, March 19, 2017 - Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) and AARP in St. Louis are gearing up for the start of the spring session of CMT's award-winning Ten Toe Express Program, beginning April 6.

Created to inspire St. Louis area seniors, as well as any other interested individuals, to see how easy it is to integrate walking with public transit use to get around town, the Ten Toe Express Walk Program also promotes the health and well-being benefits of alternative commuting.

The upcoming 12-week Ten Toe Express session will run from April to June and the cost to participate is $10. Ten Toe participants gain access to a variety of helpful resources including walk maps providing detailed directives on how to utilize transit to get to many of the region's cultural and entertainment hot spots.

Participants also have the ability to take part in weekly guided Ten Toe Express Walking Tours which allow walkers to be part of a group as they become familiar with the transit system and how to utilize it to get to destinations. These walks, led by trained, volunteer walk leaders, range in length from 0.3 to 5 miles depending on the group and destination and originate from the Brentwood, Forest Park, Belleville, Rock Road, North Hanley and Shrewsbury MetroLink stations.

New Ten Toe registrants will receive a walking kit containing a pedometer, transit tickets, St. Louis maps, a safety tips flyer and a Ten Toe tote bag. Those that register will have the chance to take part in several special walks, including a behind the scenes tour of the Grand Center Arts & Cultural District on April 6, a tour of the Washington University Medical Center Campus in May and an opportunity to "test out" the Loop Trolley before its anticipated grand opening this summer.

For additional information about the Ten Toe Express Walk Program, visit

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