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Big River offers a FREE, fun, friendly and first-class training program for runners of all paces to prepare for half and full marathons.
Run location information is shared with registered participants. Details and registration HERE.
You’ll Love Our Fit Center – Learn all about your foundation in our in-depth fit process. Your dedicated Fit Specialist will answer your questions and meet your needs by measuring the foot length, width and arch, conducting a treadmill analysis of alignment and gait, use of state-of-the art technology to generate a digital foot scan uncovering pressure points and pronation, and provide the proper selection on multiple styles and brands of shoes to find the perfect fit for you. Our Fit Center also provides medical fitting for customers experiencing common foot conditions, health problems, or injuries. Whether it’s your 1st or 100th visit, you’ll discover, learn, or enjoy something new every time.
FREE this season!
While many people training for a half or full marathon focus on long runs and the endurance aspect of training, speed and pace work play a very important role and should not be overlooked! This Training Team season we are offering the option to participate in a structured weekly speed workout with the guidance of a coach. The workouts are designed specifically to improve performance for runners training for the half and full marathon distance. It’s much more fun to do speedwork with a group!
Wednesday Workouts will go from January 15 – March 18.
We will meet at Francis Park in South City. Warm up will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the workout starting at 6:45 p.m.
FREE for anyone who signs up for Training Team!
We meet for group runs/walks every Sunday at 7:00 am beginning July 9 and going into the end of September to help you prepare for the your fall full or half marathon. Our goal race is The Great GO! Halloween Half. You can still train with the team even if this is not your goal race.
*If you are a first-time/beginner marathoner and would like advice on how to properly build up to 6-8 miles so you can begin running with Training Team, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help!
Big River Running Company is one of the first retailers in the country to use a state-of-the-art digital foot scanner developed in Germany. Our staff uses this best-in-class technology to further assess pressure points, degree of pronation and potential support needs that can differ for each customer. Our multi-faceted fitting approach supported by technology helps us find a shoe solution perfect for you!
In addition, Big River carries brands who are leaders in incorporating the latest technology into their footwear and apparel. The products we carry are meant to help optimize your performance and comfort.
Keep cool in style with these custom designed technical, moisture wicking running hats (BOCO brand)! Hats will be able to be purchased through Training Team registration only. We have limited quantities available and they’ll be available for pick up July 30.
We Care About You (No, Really) – Your health and wellness is at the core of everything we do. For more than 10 years, it is our greatest pleasure to serve the St. Louis community one fit at a time. Our team of knowledgeable Fit Specialists provide efficient, friendly service at a high standard that is unparallel to other retail experiences. The benefits of going to Big River are that you’ll be cared for by our team and become a part of a greater community that supports and encourages you, always.
Nothing But the Best – When your health is on the line, we don’t mess around. We’ve curated a broad selection of shoe styles from the highest quality brands known for performance, comfort, and style. Our apparel, gear, and accessories are equally top-notch and we continue to search and share new rave-worthy products to meet our customers needs.
One way we service our customers is through our robust Community programs. We connect our knowledge and passion for living a healthy, active lifestyle with St. Louis community members and the response is truly amazing! We’ve hosted more than 1,500 runs with more than 20,000 program participants since we opened our doors. Big River has always been more than a place to shop. It’s a place to gather, learn, run, train, socialize and become part of a something bigger than yourself. That’s Big River Nation. We want you to join us.