Analog vs GPS – The Art of Course Measuring

We live in a digital age, it’s true. Everything is a mouse click or tap away, and while the benefits are enormous, there’s something to be said for going the analog route every once in a while. Take course measurement for example. Just about every runner at this point has, or has had some form of gps tracker with them …

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The Big Reveal

We’ve been hinting at a Big River transformation these past few months with a new logo and new website. Now it’s time for the big reveal. The new Big River is here! Just in time to celebrate Big River’s 11th anniversary, I could not be more excited to announce that our West County location has moved to a beautiful, bigger, …

We’re Hiring!

Want to work at Big River Running Company? We are growing, and currently hiring full-time sales associates or part-time sales associates with at least 20 hours of availability. If you are a motivated, fitness minded individual consider joining our team. Fill out our online application HERE.

Festival of Miles

Festival of Miles – 10 years running!

We are just over two weeks away from the 2017 edition of Festival of Miles, and we hope you are making plans to join us! The meet will take place Thursday night June 1 at St. Louis University High School beginning at 6:30 p.m. We can’t believe that we’re celebrating a decade of bringing the fastest, most exciting charity track …

When were your feet last measured?

Did you know the official name of this tool is the Brannock Device? It is the standard foot measuring tool around the world! Correctly fitting footwear can prevent long term foot and other health issues, and the proper fit starts with measuring heel-to-toe length, arch length and foot width. When was the last time you stepped on a Brannock to …

Top Running Store … 10 Years Running

Wow! We are honored and humbled. Big River was recently recognized as one of The 50 Best Running Stores in America® by Running Insight and Competitor Magazine. We were the only St. Louis based store to be recognized in the Top 50. This is our 10th consecutive year to be honored as a top-50 running store in America – every year we’ve been …

Turkey Trot Traditions

Running on Thanksgiving morning is a great tradition to start or continue with your family and friends. Nothing prepares you for a day of eating and football watching like a run! Run Local! Just say no to those sponsored Facebook posts and Google ads suggesting races put on by out-of-town corporations. Big River, your local race timing friends and running …

Beat the Heat

It’s a fact. St. Louis gets hot in the summer. Don’t let the sticky humidity force you indoors. Here are some tips for keeping your exercise routine outside this summer! Avoid peak heat. Exercise during the coolest part of the day. Typically the morning is best, but evening can also be an option once the sun starts to go down. …

10th Anniversary Top 10 List: Favorite Places to Run

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. Big River Nation loves to log their miles all over St. Louis! There are so many fantastic places to run! The …

O’Connor Represents Big River at Olympic Marathon Trials

Matt O’Connor, a member of the Big River Racing Team ran a 1:04:30 half marathon at the U.S. Half Marathon Championships in Houston in 2015. Matt’s time qualified him to participate in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the Marathon, to be run on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles! We’re less than two weeks away from the big race, so we asked Matt a …