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 …

Lakeshore Trail Review

During The Running and Fitness Event for Women in Chicago, the days and nights were packed with all kinds lectures and events. We took a few hours out of our jam-packed schedules to get in a few great runs along The Lakeshore Trail and came up with a review of the running paths. Next time you are up in The …

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 …

Locally designed with the hometown in mind

Step into any Big River Running location and you will see a plethora of great technical running apparel. While this gear is great to wear while on the run or working out, what do runners wear when they are not running? Big River owner, Matt Helbig challenged the staff to create just that: fun, running themed lifestyle t-shirts with a …

Meet the Staff: Jim

A runner for 45 years, Jim came to Big River upon retiring from a career in education. He spent 17 years in northern Illinois coaching Track and Cross Country, where his teams produced numerous “personal bests”, state championships and all-state runners. After moving to southern Illinois, Jim finished up his career in education as a principal for eight years and and then …

Meet the Staff: Kristen

The same year Big River first opened its doors, Kristen’s family started a non-profit, FamiliesROC, dedicated to raising awareness about ovarian cancer and supporting women and their families as they deal with the disease in honor of her mother Brenda Jorgensen – an original Big River supporter who passionately survived for 7 years after her diagnosis. Kristen has been a part of the …

Meet the Staff: Steph

Steph joined Big River in 2011 after participating in the Summer Speedwork sessions and began running with Big River’s Training Team to prepare for her first half marathon (The MO Cowbell). She had always been a runner but put the sport on the back burner to compete in equestrian events while in high school and college, running to supplement her fitness. …

Meet the Staff: Nick

Sibling Rivalry A goal, a rivalry and a record are what prompted South City Big River Staff Member, Nick Niehaus to start running. His older brother held his high school’s 400m record, which Nick decided to attempt to beat. He began running track at the age of 12 in his hometown of Maineville, OH and chased his brother’s record through …

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 …