Common Factor Contributing to Injury?

Washington University Physical Therapy is the official medical partner of Big River’s START 5k program. The mission of the Washington University Physical Therapy Running Clinic is to utilize the expertise of physical therapists as movement system experts to evaluate recreational and competitive runners. They have some excellent thoughts that apply to both beginners and experienced runners that we thought would …

Run Faster, Further and Injury-Free with Cross-Training

By Chelsea Theodoropoulos Owner & Trainer at Burn Boot Camp @chelseatheodoropoulos manchestermo@burnbootcamp.com You did it. You’re officially signed up! Whether you plan run a marathon or trade in your bib number at the Cinco K Mayo finish line for a burrito – you have some work to do. Training for a race can be a daunting endeavor, but it doesn’t …

Meet the staff: Nicole

Get to know the fit professionals lacing up your shoes at Big River Running. This month, meet Nicole who can be found helping customers at Big River West County. In Nicole’s words: “While not born in St. Louis I have called St. Louis home for the past 20 years.  I have my Bachelors in Exercise Science from Truman State University …

Big River Gives Back: Kingdom House

  When you shop at Big River, you make a difference in the community. Big River supports St. Louis charities by donating 10% of sales of all Big River branded apparel and accessories through our Big River Gives Back program. We are thrilled to announce Kingdom House as Big River Gives Back’s charity partner for the first half of 2019. Kingdom …

START Your Journey To 5K

Starting to run or re-starting to run can be intimidating and difficult to do on your own. Now is the time to get started with the support of a group and coaches. No more excuses! If you have you always wanted to “be a runner” or find a love for running, we’ve got the perfect program for you. Big River START 5k …

Active Valentine’s Date Ideas

Forgot to book a reservation that that fancy restaurant? No worries! Here are some ideas for active ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved ones. Go for a run, walk or hike together. This may seem simple, but fresh air, each other’s company and screen-free conversation can do wonders for a relationship! Try something new like visiting a rock …

Fly with Hoka

Get ready for the HOKA ONE ONE CAVU 2 now available at all three Big River Running locations. The responsive, light and versatile trainer is back with its bold and simple design. The PROFLY midsole is responsive and durable, so you can run fast again and again. The seamless engineered mesh upper delivers a comfortable fit with optimal breathability for …

Nutrition Tips for Long Distance Running

Nutrition while training for long distances races is tricky, but necessary. We’ve assembled some advice from local experts to help you find a formula for success! Jason Holroyd – Big River Racing Team Head Coach Practice what you intend to do the night before and during the marathon on the majority of your long runs. This allows your system to …

5 Cold Weather Running Tips

I recently saw a great Tweet from Molly Mirhashem, a senior editor for Outside Magazine that said “The correct number of layers for a run is always n minus the one you added in a last-minute panic.” Exercising outside in the winter might seem intimidating or uncomfortable if the weather is freezing cold, but by following these simple tips you …

Meet the Staff: Eric

Get to know the fit professionals lacing up your shoes at Big River Running. This month, meet Eric who hails from Cape Girardeau and can be found helping customers at Big River University City. He finds joy working at Big River because it allows him to be around others who enjoy endurance sports and love running. A standout runner at …