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||
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Local Marathoner Kay McVey Had a Great Race – April 6

by Kay McVey

In recent years, the GO! St. Louis Marathon had been plagued with hot weather that wilted many of even the best runners on the challenging course.  We had had an unusually cold and long winter in St. Louis, however, and spring was late.  In the days prior to the marathon, I was excited to see a very moderate temperature forecast for race day.  Usually the lilacs were blooming and I would take them to the Expo (Kay’s a key GO! volunteer at the Expo) , but this year I took bouquets of my daffodils.

I rode to the […]

May 2nd, 2014||
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Help Us Expand the Read, Right & Run Marathon – Donate on May 6

On May 6, 2014 we are thrilled to be taking part in #GiveSTLDay for the first time! Thousands from around the region will support local non-profits and we are looking for your support as we try to raise enough funds to bring the GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon® to 250 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. This program is […]

April 28th, 2014||
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Nutrition is like Training. You need to Start Early

You’ve trained hard for months to run your race. A little bit of attention to what you eat and drink before the race can make sure all that hard training pays off.

During the week leading up to the race, slowly increase the amount of carbohydrates you eat and drink. You should peak in the last two days prior to the race. Drink plenty of water and electrolytes before race day. If you start the race behind on hydration, you likely won’t perform at your peak, and your chances of having a medical issue go up significantly. This is also […]

April 2nd, 2014||

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Race day is inching closer every day, and that decision (you know the one you made on a whim to sign up for your first half or full marathon) is about to come to fruition.  Just a few more weeks and you’ll be standing at the starting line anxiously awaiting the sound of the gun.

Sometimes, this late in the game getting out for your scheduled runs can be laborious and downright miserable.  However, those particular training runs are what separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls. Those training runs are the ones that allow you […]

March 20th, 2014||
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Proper Gait Starts During Your First Stride

By Mike Aiello – Lionheart Fitness

Whether you’re training or racing, the start is the most important part of your run. Several kinesthetic aspects must be paid attention to as you take your first stride. Always remember, that your first stride will set the standard for stride and proper foot placement throughout the run.  One of the big problems I see regularly when coaching runners is that they run with the engine behind them. What I mean by this is simple, and something that you might have done or have seen others do. Often runners who start poorly, will begin to […]

March 11th, 2014||