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5 Benefits of Training with a Group

At Big River, we offer our training programs for free because we want as many people as possible to experience the benefits of training with a group like the following: Motivation – when the going gets tough during a long run, you are less likely to quit, stop or slow down if you are running with others. Accountability – with …

Meet the Team: Big River Racing

The Big River Racing Team has been around since Big River Running Company opened in 2006!  The team is a dedicated group of like-minded individuals who train, race and socialize. The team exists to support runners from post-collegiate athletes to those relatively new to the sport and anyone in between. All paces are welcome and encouraged to be part of …

The Outdoors Are Calling – What Should You Wear

The outdoors are calling! Cooler fall and winter temperatures make for great outdoor runs, you just need to know what to wear. Big River Running has all of the outdoor gear you need to enjoy running outside in any temperature. Check out our handy guide on how to dress according to the forecast so you can run in comfort!   …

Meet the Staff: Emma & Shelby

Get to know the fit professionals lacing up your shoes at Big River Running. Meet Emma and Shelby who can be found helping customers at Big River University City. In Emma’s words: “My name is Emma, and I’ve been a resident of Webster Groves my entire life. I just graduated from Truman State University this past May, and I’ve been …

Trail Mode Engaged

Runners and walkers alike love to escape the pavement and hit the dirt from time to time. Check out our quick FAQ Where can I run trails nearby? Check out our Trails page and filter by “Dirt Trails” to find new places in the St. Louis area to explore. What is there to love about trail running? 🌳 Less of …

Meet the Staff: Lexie

Get to know the fit professionals lacing up your shoes at Big River Running. Meet Lexie who can be found helping customers at Big River University City. In Lexie’s words: “I grew up in a military family, so I am from all over really. Fun fact, I was actually born in Germany and have a funky looking birth certificate from …

Big River Gives Back – The Buddy Fund

We are thrilled to announce The Buddy Fund as our new charity partner for Big River Gives Back. The Buddy Fund supports at-risk St. Louis youth by providing sports equipment to 75+ organizations annually in low-income neighborhoods. The Buddy Fund has been around for almost 60 years and was established by Buddy Blatner, a St. Louis native, former Cardinal’s baseball player (signed in 1938!) …

Take Comfort With You

No matter where you go this summer, take comfort with you. Enjoy your surroundings while being comfortable on your feet. Our expert team at Big River Running is ready to help you find your perfect pair of running or walking shoes using our in-depth fit process. Whether you are sightseeing along cobblestone streets, running the beach or exploring your own city on a staycation, there is a pair of shoes for you! Visit …

Big River Gives Back: Gateway 180 Donation

  Big River Nation, you’ve done it again. Because you shop local, we were able to donate more than $3,000 to Gateway180 as part of our Big River Gives Back program. It has been a great partnership with our generous community participating in a hygiene products drive earlier this year, a donation of 100+ pairs of shoes to Gateway 180’s …

Summer Tent Sale

Back in conjunction with the Macklind Mile, the summer edition of the Big River South City Tent Sale is here. Great deals abound! Thursday, June 24 -Saturday, June 26 Big River Running South City 5352 Devonshire Ave., St. Louis, MO 63109 Tent Sale Hours: 10a – 6p Thursday & Friday 7:30a – 6p on Saturday Make a day of it on …