GO! St. Louis President Nancy Lieberman to Compete in Half Marathon

GO! St. Louis, a local not-for-profit organization that specializes in providing fitness events and programs announced today that Nancy Lieberman, President and Founder of GO! St. Louis, was ranked second in the World for the 2014, 70.3 Half Ironman competitions in her age group.

As an industry leader, world class athlete and major proponent of health and fitness for people of all ages and abilities, Lieberman plans to participate in the 2015 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend on April 11 & 12, an event she founded 15 years ago. This marks the first time she has participated […]

January 7th, 2015||
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Accountability and Camaraderie in Getting to the Starting Line

By Katie Helbig

I have run the GO! St. Louis half marathon for 10 consecutive years. I’ve run the race determined to set a personal best time. I’ve run the race with my dad. I’ve run the race with one of my brothers. I’ve run the race while pregnant (twice!) and post-baby (twice!).  I’ve run the race in perfect race weather. I’ve run the race in rain. I have run the race in heat. There has been a lot of variety in my GO! St. Louis half marathon races over the last 10 years, but one constant has been the […]

January 6th, 2015||

What’s the Word on the Street about GO! St. Louis?

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 […]

December 2nd, 2014||

Great Halloween Race is Special!

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.

We […]

October 13th, 2014||

3 Idiots Invade the KT82 Relay

(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 […]

September 23rd, 2014||

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||