Donation Drive

In addition to providing our current Big River Gives Back partner – Gateway 180 – with a monetary donation to support their work, we’d love to engage the generous members of Big River Nation in participating in a donation drive for essential hygiene products homeless families need that Gateway 180 provides. Our Donation Drive for Gateway 180 will take place …

What is Plogging?

Simply put, plogging is the act of picking up litter while jogging. Many runners use the outdoors as their “gym.” Local trails, parks, sidewalks and roads are where we exercise. We enjoy the feeling of our feet hitting the pavement or moving along the trail. We are distracted by our scenery or perhaps inspired by nature along our routes. As …

Big River Gives Back – Gateway 180

We are thrilled to announce Gateway 180 as our new charity partner for Big River Gives Back. Gateway 180 supports homeless families in the St. Louis community. “At Gateway180, we’ve become more than a temporary home to those seeking shelter. We have become a support system and a long-term solution for many. We offer and apply housing and counseling services …

Get on Track for Track

After missing track last spring, we may be more excited about this track and field season than we ever have! We love to work with student athletes, helping them prepare for a successful season with the right shoes and gear for training and racing. Whether it is your first time participating in track and field this spring or you are a …

Winter Running Tips

When cold temperatures make an appearance, your running routine doesn’t have to suffer. You just need to do some extra planning around gear, timing and your route. Follow these tips to have the best chance of success as you exercise outdoors in the winter. Tip #1: Reduce the amount of exposed skin. When the windchill is especially low, you want to …

Big River Honors Area’s Top High School Cross Country Runners

Big River Running Company is excited to carry on the tradition of honoring the St. Louis area’s top high school cross country runners. Each year, Big River Running facilitates a regional panel of high school cross country coaches who evaluate and choose outstanding cross country athletes to honor. Athletes are selected based on their season’s accomplishments, their head-to-head finishes and …

Big River Gives Back – Mission: St. Louis

We are excited to announce Mission: St. Louis is the next charity partner of our Big River Gives Back program. Mission: St. Louis is fighting poverty in St. Louis. They believe in a multi-generational approach that empowers individuals, families and communities to break through the cycle of poverty. They walk alongside men, women and children on their pathway to self-sufficiency. By removing barriers …

Big River Fall Tent Sale

Shop once-a-year deals at the Big River Fall Tent Sale at our South City location from October 8 – 11, 2020. Enjoy savings of up to 70% off on select merchandise. Make a day of it in the Macklind Business District. If you make a purchase of $100 or more at our tent sale, we’ll give you a coupon for …

We are feet experts

Yes, we are run experts, but we are also feet experts. Did you know our staff go through at least 30 hours of formal training on biomechanics, foot anatomy and common foot issues before they work with customers? Plus, we have a robust ongoing training program. We believe you deserve to get fitted for shoes by someone who “knows their stuff.” Consult …

Training for a 5k Through a Pandemic

Big River has been offering a 5k training program for beginners – START 5k – for six years now and this spring was the first time we offered the program for free! We had more than 200 people signed up to participate and were off to a great “start” in early March. After just a few group training runs, the …