Big River Signature Events
Big River produces annual events that are first-class, fan favorites for runners of all abilities ranging from first-time participants to competitive athletes. These Signature Events, which include both trail and road races, offer a unique experience each year with quality amenities and awards. Professionally managed by industry leading Big River Race Management, these events utilize ChronoTrack Live chip timing technology which offers immediate results, professional photography and optional real-time social media integration for all participants.
November 8, 2014 at 9:00 am
Castlewood State Park
November 9, 2014 at 9:00 am
Castlewood State Park
November 27, 2014 at 7:30 am
December 26, 2014 at 9:00 am
Big River Running’s Winter Distance Camp is a great way to get a jump start on the 2015 track season or to build a base for winter training. 7th-12th graders are encouraged to join us for a great week of training, the opportunity to meet other runners, the chance learn from some of the best runners in the St. Louis area and, of course, to have a lot of fun! Campers will end the week feeling motivated and excited to reach their goals for the upcoming season. Teammates get a discount, so gather your friends and join in the fun!
January 1, 2015 at 10:00 am
Commitment Day is a family friendly 5K run/walk on New Year’s Day that takes place in nearly 50 cities nationwide and St. Louis is one of them! This is one event that is really for the entire family: children 12 and younger can register at no charge with a paid adult, the start time is conveniently mid-morning allowing you to sleep in a bit, strollers are welcome, and there are even quality shirts for all paid participants. For the serious athlete, this is the perfect “first race” of the year, too! Professionally chip-timed and managed by Big River Race Management, and featuring awards for top finishers in each age group and gender, you can test your strength and be amongst the first people in the entire country to run a 5k in 2015!
Join the movement and commit to a healthy way of life with your friends and family in downtown St. Louis on New Year’s Day!
February 28, 2015 at 10:00 am
Castlewood State Park
The Castlewood Cup is a true test of trail running stamina with a challenging 15k course in beautiful Castlewood State Park that includes uphill, downhill, switchbacks and creek crossing sections! All athletes receive an official Castlewood Cup hooded sweatshirt and the awards go three deep in each of the 5-year age groups. Like its autumnal cousin The Skippo, the post race party, on-course hydration and fuel stations make this event top-notch for trail enthusiasts and novices alike!
Castlewood Cup has a participant cap and sells out every year so register early!
June 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Saint Louis University High School
The Nike Festival of Miles is a charity track meet featuring 2.5 hours of non-stop action with youth and middle school races, high school races showcasing some of the nation’s top talent and pro races featuring Olympic level athletes. Each year all proceeds from ticket sales go to an athlete/athletes in need. You don't want to miss biggest night on the St. Louis running community's calendar!
June 27, 2015 at 8:00 am
Big River South City Store
Without a doubt, the Macklind Mile is one of St. Louis' most fun races that anyone can enjoy! Presented by Big River Running Company, it is the area's largest one-mile road race that doubles as an outdoor, family-friendly party with beer, food, kids activities and more! The one-mile, downhill course means that anyone can participate! Whether you walk with your family members, fly down the course in attempt at a personal record or cheer on the little runners in the kids quarter mile dash, this event is high-energy and a ton of fun! With top-notch amenities and unique awards, this event should be on everyone's race calendar.
July 20, 2015 at 8:00 am
Christ Prince of Peace
Big River’s Cross Country Camp is a great way to get a jump start on the 2015 cross country season. 7th-12th graders are encouraged to join us for a great week of training, the opportunity to meet other runners, the chance learn from some of the best runners in the St. Louis area and, of course, to have a lot of fun! Campers will end the week feeling motivated and excited to reach their goals for the upcoming season. Teammates get a discount, so gather your friends and sign up today!