The mission of the Trap Run is to highlight North St. Louis by bringing people to the neighborhoods the event seeks to benefit.
The start/finish line of the race is near the intersection of North Sarah Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard. From the start line, participants run along North Sarah Street to Washington Avenue, Washington to Vandeventer Avenue, Vandeventer to St. Louis Avenue and St. Louis to North Sarah. Cheering and water stations, featuring local DJs, are located along the route. Post-race activities including vendors also take place at the start/finish line.