10th Anniversary Top 10 List: Best Big River YouTube Videos

Big River Running turns 10 years old on August, 14, 2016. Leading up to the big anniversary, we’re going to share some fun Top 10 lists that reflect on Big River’s history and our love for the St. Louis running community. Let’s kick things off with the Best Big River YouTube videos! Big River has been on YouTube for the …

The Bra Insider

By Caitlin Howe, Big River West County Manager and Bra Whisperer When I’m helping a female customer and I mention the words “sports bras” I can see a shift in the customer’s demeanor that conveys uncomfortableness or unhappiness. After digging a little deeper, I find that most customers’ biggest obstacle is being able to find the right fit. Because they’ve had …

Meet the Staff: Margaret

University City staff member Margaret grew up in St. Louis and ran cross country and track at Kirkwood High School. She credits her dad for getting her into running and has begun to participate in triathlons after spending a year abroad (2010-2011) and joining a swim team in Belgium. Margaret has completed several Olympic distance triathlons and one Half Ironman. She …

Meet the staff: Jenn

Jenn Peterson, originally hailing from Lincoln, Nebraska, came to Missouri for college. She graduated from Mizzou with a BA in Art History and Archaeology and is currently working towards a career in Nursing, completing the necessary pre-requisites for Goldfarb School of Nursing. Jenn calls the Central West End her home and works primarily at Big River South City. Loving the …

Fast, Friendly, Fun and a little bit ‘MO

On a cold, crisp and clear October morning in 2011, over 1,400 runners and walkers lined up to toe the line in the first ever MO’ Cowbell Half Marathon. The first local half marathon in St. Charles County created by the community, for the community, with the proceeds remaining in the community, MO’ Cowbell has seen immense growth since its …

Mercy Sports Medicine

Vitamin D and the Active Person

By: Brian L. Mahaffey, MD, MSPH, FAAFP For years, many people felt that dairy consumption and sun exposure provided all of a body’s needs for Vitamin D. We now know that most people do not produce enough Vitamin D with sun exposure or consume enough in their diets. Darker skin coloration and sunscreen use may block skin production. The accepted level of …

Asics Pursue 2

Coming soon to a Big River Running store near you, the Asics Pursue 2! This Asics model is new to Big River and designed for the neutral runner with a comfortable, responsive feel. It is lightweight and durable with a seamless mesh construction that is sure to give the wearer the most comfortable run possible. The Asics Pursue 2 has …

Runner Recipes – Mexican Sweet Potato

As runners we need more than the Average Joe when it comes to potassium. While most of us reach for the tried and true banana, we should take a moment and consider the sweet potato as a delicious and more versatile choice. Did you know that sweet potatoes, on average, have more potassium than bananas? And you can dress them up …

Meet the staff: Kathy

A runner for over 11 years now, Kathy Peters of Big River West County, calls running and racing a healthy addiction. She had played team sports in high school and college and has always been active. A long-time loyal customer at Big River, Kathy said the store has provided her with “the best products and resources to expand my running knowledge …