How Do You Choose a Race?

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 […]

August 1st, 2014||
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Ready to Try Your First 10K?

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 […]

July 28th, 2014||

We Kicked Some Trail Last Week!

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 […]

July 14th, 2014||
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It’s Race Week at GO! St. Louis!

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 […]

June 11th, 2014||

Thanks for Supporting Us on GiveSTLDay 2014 – Your Gifts will Help Students Throughout the Year

 Your support will help bring the GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon® to 185 more kids in the St. Louis area! Our Read, Right & Run Marathon® program challenges kids to READ 26 books, RIGHT the community with 26 good deeds, and RUN 26.2 miles over a 6 month period. Your support will expand the reach of this powerful program.
We also want to thank our 4 great sponsors who generously offered their support for Go! St. Louis during the #GiveSTLDay campaign. Each of them offered a special way to participate:

Great Rivers Greenway offered $1 for every SHARE […]

May 8th, 2014||

Why I’m supporting Go! St. Louis on #GiveSTLDay

By Danni Eickenhorst

In 2003, I met one of the great loves of my life – my firstborn son Jax. Today, he’s 10 years old and between basketball practice, piano lessons and chasing around his younger brother Cole, I often wonder what I did with my free time before he was born. “It couldn’t have been anything all that interesting,” I often think.

When Jax was born, I remember that the enormity of motherhood hit me all at once and suddenly everything I did had meaning. Having grown up with some family health issues that prevented me from taking P.E. class […]

May 6th, 2014||
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Local businesses multiply your #GiveSTLDay donations to Go! St. Louis

It is our pleasure to announce 4 great sponsors who have generously offered their support for Go! St. Louis during the #GiveSTLDay campaign on May 6th! Each of them is offering a way that YOU can help us fund 250 kids to participate in the Read, Right & Run Marathon in 2014-15.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Great Rivers Greenway is offering $1 for every SHARE of a specific post on Facebook to help us spread the word about our fundraising on #GiveSTLDay – up to 500 shares!
At 9:00 a.m. tomorrow, we will kick off Fontbonne University’s Twitter challenge. They […]

May 5th, 2014||