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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||

Runners of St. Louis: Rae’s 100th Marathon

We had the privilege of Interviewing our good friend Rae, who will run her 100th Marathon with GO! St. Louis on April 12th!

GO!: Where are you from?

Rae: I was born and raised here in St. Louis.

GO!: What do you do now?

Rae: I’m a fitness instructor and personal trainer at UMSL. This is actually my retirement job. I spent 30 years in public education.

GO!: When did you start running?

Rae: I always enjoyed running, even back in grade school. I’m actually still the record holder for the 50-yard dash at my (now closed) grade school! When I was turning 30, I was […]

March 13th, 2015||

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||