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The 2015 Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend T-Shirts are Here!

With the GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend race just over a week away, we are happy to give our runners a peek at the amazing t-shirts they’ll be receiving!

Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay runners will receive a navy blue technical shirt featuring our 15th anniversary logo. The shirts are short sleeved and made with a variety of moisture wicking fabrics to keep you comfortable throughout your race!

Participants in other Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend races will receive regular cotton tees featuring the same colors and logo.

But shirts aren’t the only things our runners will receive! They’ll […]

April 7th, 2015||

Runners of St. Louis Featured Runner: Lindsey McCabe

With the GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend just a week away, here’s another interview with one of our amazing runners of St. Louis. Lindsey McCabe, a new mother, will be running in the 5K next Saturday. She’s figured out how to balance work, her family and her fitness.

McCabe is VP of Corporate Sales Development at PNC—one of our sponsors! PNC encourages its employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle, sharing an important mission with GO! St. Louis.

Where are you from originally?
I am originally from St. Charles, MO.

When did you start running?
I started running back in high school for […]

April 3rd, 2015||

Runners’ Rules of the Road

When participating in any race, it’s important to follow a set of guidelines to ensure that you and the runners around you have the best experience possible!

General Rules for Running in an Event

Follow the rules of the race outlined on the race entry form! All runners have a collective responsibility to keep the event safe. Races generally discourage running with dogs, headphones, cell phones, and jogging strollers.
Pre-register even if same day registration is offered. This will help ease the registration process for everyone involved.
Arrive early for the event, especially if you are picking up your number on race day. Check […]

March 31st, 2015||

Thanks to our Read, Right & Run Marathon Packet Volunteers!

The GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon is a nationally recognized youth fitness program. The program is designed to encourage local students to become better readers, engage with their communities and stay physically fit.

Students between kindergarten and fifth grade are eligible to participate and receive an activity book at the beginning of the six-month-long program. Over the course of six months, students are motivated to accomplish the following:

READ 26 books
RIGHT their communities by doing 26 good deeds
RUN 26.2 miles

The program culminates in the students running their final 1.2 miles in Forest Park at the annual GO! St. Louis […]

March 27th, 2015||

Everything you need to know about the GO! St. Louis Marathon Relay

The GO! St. Louis Marathon Relay might be the perfect way for you to participate in Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend without the months of training required to safely complete a Half or Full Marathon!

The Marathon Relay gives runners the opportunity to participate in a long distance race with their friends. The 2015 Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend is just around the corner, but it’s not too late for you to put together a team and compete in the Relay!

The Marathon Relay is divided into four legs, the distances of which add up to 26.2 miles—the distance of a full marathon! Each […]

March 24th, 2015||

GO! St. Louis Founder Nancy Lieberman talks Youth Fitness

GO! St. Louis is known for putting on huge races around St. Louis, but it’s also known for its programs aimed at promoting health and wellness in children and teenagers. So when you register for a race, remember that you’re doing more than just that—you’re supporting the kids of St. Louis! Nancy Lieberman, GO! St. Louis Founder and President, answers a few questions about these programs and tells us why they’re so important to her.
Has youth fitness advocacy always been the goal of GO! St. Louis?
GO! St. Louis®, a local non-profit organization, encourages individuals and families in the St. Louis […]

March 18th, 2015||

Tip of the Week: Injury Prevention and Treatment brought to you by St. Louis Injury and Rehabilitation Center

We had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Bill Cragg of the St. Louis Injury and Rehabilitation Center. He shared some of his injury prevention and treatment tips with us.

First, we think our runners should know a little about the St. Louis Injury and Rehabilitation Center (SLIR). SLIR is uses chiropractic care to treat their patients’ injuries. Athletes, like runners, are especially prone to finding themselves with the types of treatable injuries that SLIR and Dr. Cragg specialize in.

SLIR has been a crucial partner of GO! St. Louis. If you’ve ever participated in Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend before, you’ve […]

March 16th, 2015||