Become a GO! St. Louis Volunteer Today!

You may have noticed that we’ve been dedicating a lot of effort to runner recruitment. And we have, because there wouldn’t be a GO! St. Louis race without runners to participate. However, an equally important part of the GO! St. Louis races is our crew of volunteers!
Our volunteers play a crucial role in ensuring that the races go smoothly. They support us in a variety of roles, from keeping runners hydrated at water, gatorade and Gu stations to making sure everybody knows where to be by providing directions and assistance. 
For our GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Weekend every year, […]

March 10th, 2015||

Runners of St. Louis Featured Runner: Stephen Lee

By Stephen Lee

My name is Stephen. I’m 43 years old and originally from Sarasota, FL. My children and I moved to Missouri almost 8 years ago when my company moved.

Up until about a year ago I was in bad shape physically (and mentally, if I’m being honest). I am 5′ 7” and was 215 pounds. In February of 2014 I was in my office and feeling like I was going to pass out. A longtime coworker and friend came in and asked if I was okay. Of course I pulled the “I’m Fine” routine. Thankfully she said no you are […]

March 6th, 2015||

Stupp Bridge Company Presents the Bridge Challenge 3.5

As part of our efforts to make our 15th anniversary Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend as exciting as possible for our loyal runners, we’re introducing a very special “race within a race” to this year’s Marathon and Half Marathon runners!

Presented by Stupp Bridge Company, the Bridge Challenge 3.5 will be a fun opportunity to compete for a special prize.

The Challenge spans 3.5 miles, starting at the entrance to the Eads Bridge and ending after crossing the MLK Bridge. It’s open to all Half and Full Marathon participants! Each participant will receive a separate time on this portion of the course.

Participants who finish in the top […]

March 4th, 2015||

Runners of St. Louis Featured Runner: Heather Campbell

A few weeks ago, we shared the inspiring story of St. Louis area native Tara Cassidy. Today, we’re introducing a second amazing local runner, Heather Campbell. She shares with GO! St. Louis the role that running has played in her life over the past three years, and how it has helped her to overcome some serious challenges. We’re proud to share Heather’s story with you!

Where are you from?
I was born and raised in North St. Louis County and stayed there until just this past year when we relocated to be closer to my husband’s job in St. Charles County.

What do […]

February 27th, 2015||

Creating a Route with our Runners in Mind

Our 15th anniversary GO! St. Louis survey was met with an overwhelming number of responses—over 2,000 runners participated in improving the 2015 Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend by responding to the survey questions!

Everybody’s feedback was appreciated and extremely helpful during the long process of creating a new and exciting race route!

Something special
Many of our responders voiced their interest in races that offer “something special,” something unique that no other race offers. It was responses like these that inspired us to take the marathon and half marathon over the bridges—how many races offer the chance to run over the Mississippi River?

Other […]

February 26th, 2015||
New Race Course Announced

2015 Race Route Q & A

Director of Race Management Brian Lyons answers your questions about the 2015 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend race routes.

How many water stations are there?
There are 18 hydration stations that include Gatorade Endurance Formula and water. They’re staffed with 1,000 of the most enthusiastic volunteers!

How many porta-potties are there?
As you can imagine, the logistics of placing, stocking, cleaning and removing the portable restrooms is quite the undertaking. We’ll have over 300 portable restrooms (honey buckets, Johnnys, portalets—the list of names goes on and on!) between the start and finish areas and those located on the course. Most of […]

February 24th, 2015||

Don’t Let the Cold Freeze Out Your Running Routine

By Benjamin Hicks, Certified Athletic Trainer at Mercy Sports Medicine
The weather around St. Louis has been frigid and nasty of late, but that’s no reason to slow your training. If you’re interested in cold weather running, there are a few things you should know:

Weather Conditions to Avoid:

Avoid running in winter storms due to decreased visibility for you and for drivers, and slick roads or sidewalks.
If there is snow or ice on the ground, try running in an area that has been cleared of snow and ice and has little to no traffic.
Avoid training in temperatures below 25⁰F and wind speeds […]

February 23rd, 2015||