Nike Structure 18

Stability has never been faster

It seems like hype frequently surrounds cool, lightweight trainers. Sometimes it feels like neutral wearers get all the love. Well let’s shine the spotlight on a shoe meant for those runners and walkers who need some guidance and support. There’s nothing wrong with that! Hello Nike Air Zoom Structure 18!   A quick list of why this new update is …

Sit, Stay, Run!

Let me give you a little insight into my previous runs with Millie Mae, my two year-old black lab who has days’ worth of energy. I should add that my fiancé and I have only had her for a few months, and we got her when she was one year and seven months old. So training, especially with a leash, …

START 5K

Getting ready to S.T.A.R.T

Training for your first 5k can be as simple as downloading any standard Couch to 5k App. But, who wants their introduction to running to be standard and impersonal? Big River Running’s S.T.A.R.T program is set up for success providing in-person,experienced and enthusiastic coaches that act as mentors throughout 10 week training and beyond. There is no pressure here, just positive support …

Introducing the SPIbelt

More and more runners are accessorizing; carrying with them essentials such as IDs, credit cards or cash, keys and the ever-important smart phone. We have our own running playlists, podcasts and listen on the go! Runners are often in search of the perfect way to carry all their belongings with them safely and comfortably. Common complaints are their current belts …

Meet the Staff: Travis

Travis has always had great respect for the impact Big River Running has on the local fitness community and is happy to contribute to that effort at Big River O’Fallon. “The sound advice and great customer care offered in the stores ensures that athletes are provided with the requisite tools for successful and enjoyable training,” says Travis who is proud to create that great …

Running to Give Back

Big River Running Company was founded in 2006 with the concept of community at its core. That foundation drives our mission to give back to the sport of running that we love, while fostering the vibrant running community that exists in St. Louis. We dedicate a portion of the proceeds from our educational clinic registration fees to supporting running-related charitable causes …

Big Dream, Big River

On the eighth anniversary of Big River Running, it’s fun to reflect on how Big River came to be! It was on a run nearly 9 years ago that my longtime friend and I committed to the crazy idea of opening our own running store in our hometown of St. Louis. Both in our mid-twenties, neither of us had ever …

Stay Connected with Big River

Yeah … Big River is on Facebook. And you probably are, too. But you might not be seeing everything we post! If you want to always receive our posts in your newsfeed, click here and then click on the “like” or “liked” box on our cover photo and select “get notifications” so you are always in the know! More of …

New Balance 880

RUNNOVATION. New Balance 880v4

New Balance invites you to experience Runnovation. The New Balance 880 is the fully evolved workhorse of a neutral training shoe and is boasting some impressive updates in shoe technology. Words like Acteva, Fantom Fit and Abzorb Crash Pad can make shoe geeks super excited but don’t tell us a lot about what the shoe actually feels like, so we …

Let Me Run

Let Me Run, Let Me Be Me

Teamwork, unity and respect go a long way. The Let Me Run program for pre-teen to teenage boys led by trained coaches in the community guides the boys through lessons of well-being, such as respect, positive competition and nutrition. At the end of the seven-week program, the boys celebrate their hard work by running a 5k road race. As a …