If you ask someone on the street about GO! St. Louis, the most-likely answer would be “They put on races like marathons and 5k’s”. And yes, that would be true, but in reality our mission is much deeper. Just ask the 22,000 young students who participate in a GO! St. Louis program every year. Some of you may or may not know that we offer three different youth programs – Read, Right & Run Marathon, Middle School Milers and Students on the GO!, which inspire students from kindergarten through high school to achieve, many times through physical fitness and […]
We are probably one of the few organizations that start talking about Halloween in early December each year. It would only be a little strange if we didn’t need to start planning for St. Louis Most Festive Race – The Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race.
When we first began brainstorming about a new race, some six years ago, we had no idea how popular a Halloween-themed race might be. It’s been an amazing response from the community, as hundreds of participants drive and fly in just to run. It’s now one of the largest Halloween-themed races in the U.S.
(Reprinted by permission from the Idiots Running Club Blog)
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In December of 2013, three Idiots started kicking around the idea of running in a new 82-mile relay called KT82. It started from St. Charles, MO and went to Hermann, MO largely along the Katy Trail. There was an option to do it as a 6-person or 3-person team to cover the 18 legs of the race. Sure, it was a big commitment, but it felt like spring would never get here much less August 30th. The answer was an easy “yea why […]
As we write this, someone no doubt is announcing a new race. So that begs the question how does a participant go about selecting a race. What are the factors involved? With literally thousands and thousands of races across the country, from trail runs, to themed runs, to road races, the offerings can be overwhelming.
Our unscientific research tells us that what a participant really wants is a good overall experience, first and foremost. But everyone’s idea of what qualifies as a good experience varies greatly. Some may only want to run or walk an untimed race with friends and […]
As the leading fitness event organizer in the area, we not only strive to produce top quality events, but we hope to inspire and assist new runners to achieve their goals. Our long-time training partner Big River Running has developed a host of training options for athletes at all levels, and they recently expanded their START program, which was originally introduced to train participants to run their first 5K. Since the program has become so popular a 10K option was added this year to train participants for the upcoming Great GO! St. Louis Halloween Race on October 12.
The START […]
Planning for the inaugural running of the GO! Missouri KT82 is in high gear now, and last week we decided to assemble the entire GO! staff for a trial run on the Katy Trail. Since this a new event for us, and most of our races occur on the road, we thought it would be a good way to gain valuable insight and also have a little team-bonding trail style.
Our race director put together mileage legs for each staff member with varied distance and terrain difficulty. The next thought was our support vehicle. Who had a van? Mona (our […]
Race Week is a special, but hectic time at any event organization, and here at GO! it’s no different. After months of planning and promotion for the 3rd Annual GO! St. Louis All-American 5K, the big day – June 15 is almost here. The AA5K is the smallest race we organize, but that doesn’t make it any less special.
The week started with the arrival of the finisher medals, shirts and race bibs, which is always followed by a sigh of relief (no last minute shipping delays), mixed with the excitement of getting to open boxes and see the final […]