Summer Running: Embrace the Heat and Optimize Your Workouts!

Summer is here, and for passionate runners, it’s time to hit the road or trail and soak up the sun. However, with rising temperatures and intense heat, running in the summer requires careful consideration and preparation to ensure safety and maximize performance. In this blog post, we’ll explore the best ways to run or work out in the scorching heat …

Discover Forest Park: A Haven for Runners in St. Louis

Discover Forest Park: A Haven for Runners in St. Louis When it comes to finding a runner’s paradise, Forest Park in St. Louis is a hidden gem that surpasses expectations. Spanning an impressive 1,371 acres, this urban oasis is even larger than New York City’s famed Central Park. With its enchanting trails, breathtaking vistas, and abundant wildlife, Forest Park beckons …

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5 Benefits of Training with a Group

At Big River, we offer our training programs for free because we want as many people as possible to experience the benefits of training with a group like the following: Motivation – when the going gets tough during a long run, you are less likely to quit, stop or slow down if you are running with others. Accountability – with …

Train for a 5k for FREE

Starting to run or re-starting to run can be intimidating and difficult to do on your own. Now is the time to get started with the support of a group and coaches. No more excuses! If you have you always wanted to “be a runner” or find a love for running, we’ve got the perfect program for you. Big River START 5k …

START Your Journey To 5K

Starting to run or re-starting to run can be intimidating and difficult to do on your own. Now is the time to get started with the support of a group and coaches. No more excuses! If you have you always wanted to “be a runner” or find a love for running, we’ve got the perfect program for you. Big River START 5k …

Nutrition Tips for Long Distance Running

Nutrition while training for long distances races is tricky, but necessary. We’ve assembled some advice from local experts to help you find a formula for success! Jason Holroyd – Big River Racing Team Head Coach Practice what you intend to do the night before and during the marathon on the majority of your long runs. This allows your system to …

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START Your Journey to 10k

Why should you train for a 10k with Big River Running? Let these past START 10K participants tell you why! “It gave me all the tools I needed to be successful in running the entire 10K. The program was absolutely awesome. The coaches were encouraging, positive, great resources, motivating, and great role models.” “Thank you so much! Every coach involved …

Physical Exercise Brings Mental Benefits

Most people exercise to impact their physical health, perhaps to get stronger, lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure and so on. But many people don’t realize exercise can have a positive impact on mental health as well. There are physical reasons, in the form of chemical reactions and releases, that allow people to experience stress …

Run with us every Monday!

The weekly group run has been a tradition at Big River Running for the last 17 years! We know life gets busy and it can be hard to find time to run or stay motivated. We’ve got the perfect fix – the Monday Night Group Runs at the South City and University City stores. Take the guesswork out of when you might …

Rest & Recover to Run Fast

Rest and recovery tends to be an underrated and unappreciated aspect of training. Everyone talks about his or her super long long run or really hard workout. People talk about the glorious parts of running, but not about stuff like recovery runs, foam rolling, nutrition, days off or sleep. The basic science behind improving your fitness level is by performing …