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Half and Full Marathon Training Teams

Big River Running Company is proud to host a fun, friendly and first-class training program for runners and walkers of all ability levels to prepare for spring half and full marathons.

This group is designed to help you on your personal fitness journey by providing you with coaches and teammates who share similar goals, turning the tough grind of training into a fun, social experience.

The spring 2015 session has begun, but you can still sign up and join us on Sunday mornings! The training plan registration offering will only be available until January 23. Registration for the FREE participation level will end March 1.


Spring 2015 Details:
Big River Training Team

  • 12-week training program
  • NEW! A variety of ways to participate based on your desired level of commitment and training goals
  • Experienced coaches and group pace leaders
  • Hundreds of participants means there are paces and running partners for all ability levels (including walk and run/walk)
  • Beginner friendly
  • Weekly long runs on Sunday mornings at 7:30 am (note the new time!)
  • Group runs on Monday evenings at 6 pm from Big River Running stores
  • Weekly team emails to keep you informed
  • In-depth Big River Running clinic schedule throughout the Training Team season that focuses on topics to help you successfully train and run a half or full marathon.

Training Team Options:

NEW this year we are offering affordable training plan options for all ability and commitment levels. 

Having a training plan can help you stay injury free, improve your fitness and greatly increase the chances of achieving your goals!  You now can have a training plan designed specifically for YOU! You deserve more than a generic training plan to help you achieve your goals!

Each training plan comes with specific pace recommendations, daily mileage assignments and can be personalized for your life schedule and goal race. Additionally, for those that sign up, you will be able to contact a coach directly via email, text or phone.

Details on the options available for Training Team participation:

Gold Level – Customized Training Plan + Coaching Session ($99)  

  • Weekly paced group run
  • Weekly newsletter email
  • Gold Level Customized Training Plan
    • 60 minute one-on-one coaching session
    • Written for your specific race
    • Individualized paces
    • Individualized workouts
    • Specific daily mileage plan
    • Unlimited communication with your coach (phone, text, email, etc.) 

Silver Level – Customized Training Plan ($50)

  • Weekly paced group run
  • Weekly newsletter email
  • Silver Level Customized Training Plan
    • Written for your specific race
    • Individualized paces
    • Individualized workouts
    • Specific daily mileage plan
    • Email support from your coach


  • Weekly paced group run
  • Weekly newsletter email
  • Suggested Sunday long run mileage

Note: we will not have generic training plans available like seasons past. If you would like more structure/advice than suggested Sunday mileage, we recommend you sign up for a plan! An individualized plan is the best way to help you achieve your goals.

Official Training Team Shirt

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For the Spring 2015 Training Team session, we are offering a white, Brooks Podium long sleeve technical shirt with the Training Team logo on the front. You may choose to purchase a shirt for $30 during the online registration process through January 26. Shirts will be available to pick up in mid-February.


Register for Training Team



We meet for group runs/walks every Sunday at 7:30 am beginning January 11 through mid-April to help you prepare for the GO! St. Louis Marathon or Half Marathon. You can still train with the team even if those are not your goal races.


Meeting Location & Mileage Schedule


There are also additional opportunities to run with a group each week at Big River’s Monday Night Group Runs at 6 p.m.


Key Dates:

  • Training Team Sign-up Opens – mid-December
  • Kickoff Meetings – Jan. 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • First Sunday Training Team Run – January 11
  • Training Team Registration Closes – March 1
  • GO! St. Louis Half Marathon & Marathon – April 12

Kickoff Meetings:

Join us at a kickoff meeting to learn more, ask questions and meet some of the Training Team coaches and pacers!

  • January 5 at 7:30 p.m. – Big River O’Fallon
  • January 6 at 7:30 p.m. – Big River South City
  • January 7 at 7:30 p.m. – Big River University City
  • January 8 at 7:30 p.m. – Big River West County

First time running a full or half marathon?
Sign up for an Intro to Half & Full Marathon Clinic to get prepared for your training journey! Highly recommended and a great prelude to Big River’s Training Team. Details HERE.



Training Team Sponsors:

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