Thanksgiving Day Race Traditions

Thanksgiving Day is the most popular race day of the year and for good reason, too. Exercising is a great way to kick off a holiday that usually includes a large, delicious meal. The races are family friendly, fun and a perfect tradition to start or continue in 2014! Whether you are from St. Louis or visiting from out-of-town, we have …

Run Safe - Never Run Alone

Be safe with RunSafe

Big River Running cares about your running safety. November is National Running Safety Month, and in honor of it, our gift to you is a FREE lifetime account with RunSafe, a safety and fitness tracking app designed specifically for runners. Normally a $50/year value for a premium account, you will receive it for free if you sign up during the month of November. …

Outsmart the Competition

Introducing the stability shoe that outsmarts them all, the New Balance 860v5. The updated version of this flagship stability shoe has a whole system of technology that works together to guide your foot during your run. An asymmetrical heel counter is lower laterally than medially, which gives support naturally and the T-beam adds rigidity and torsion during midstance. The upper …

Meet the Staff: Amy

From Portland with love. Amy began running in 2001 after her kids were born. She moved to St. Louis in 2011 and loves to run and train around here but names two Oregon-based races as her all time favorites, The Hood to Coast Relay and The Portland Marathon–and who could blame her? Amy is a veteran marathon runner, having completed 27 total, …

Meet the Staff: Sam

Sam is a bit of a “cross country” runner taking a crisscross path across the country to St. Louis via his hometown of El Paso, TX, college at the University of Notre Dame and most recently coming from Jacksonville, FL. And, yes, he did actually run cross country in high school for a very successful team in Texas! Sam comes …

Rules of the Road

Running Safety Rule #1: Wear reflective gear and use lights. We runners not only need to see where we are going in the dark but we need to make sure we are visible to cars and other pedestrians as well. Gear like headlamps and blinking lights are a great source for putting out light. Reflective vests, jackets and shoes, as …

Nike Winter Apparel

Love to Layer

Whatever the weather, Big River Running has got you covered when it comes to temperature appropriate running apparel. The ability to mix and match according to temperature, weather conditions and wind is key to running comfortably throughout the fall and winter. Step one is selecting an appropriate base layer. A base layer is a form fitting technical piece of apparel …

The Wave of Change

Mizuno experienced the old adage “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” when they revamped their flagship neutral trainer, the Wave Rider 17. While the drastic changes to the shoe may have had some loyal Wave Rider wearers shaking their heads, runners and walkers trying the shoe for the first time seemed to like the lightweight design and responsive feel. …

Making the ‘MO’st of it

Big River Running employee and nursing student at SLU, Vanessa Jones can check another marathon off her list. Jones, a former collegiate track and cross country runner for Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, made the transition to longer road races and has run three other marathons post graduation but never found herself in the position she was in Sunday, October 5th. …

Moving in Style with Moving Comfort

Molly, a sophomore at Washington University and collegiate runner tested some of the new Moving Comfort apparel for fall. Her thoughts on The Moving Comfort Urban Gym Capri and the Moving Comfort Fusion Hoodie: These capris are great. They are a nice balance between compression and comfort, plus they are really, really soft – like your boyfriends favorite old shirt. …