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St. Louis is Half Nuts About Running: 14 Half Marathons Held in STL in 2016

The half marathon is the favorite distance for many runners. It takes some training to accomplish – without having to commit your life to training like the full marathon requires.

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Provident's 5K Rooster Run and One Mile Fun Walk

Dedicate your race to the memory of a loved one! Celebrate their life by sharing their photo and running for a great cause ... Provident's 5K Rooster Run and One Mile Fun Walk! The Rooster Run is Saturday, July 9, 7 am at Forest Park, Upper Muny lot. Family and pet-friendly with guest appearance by the one and only FREDBIRD. Plus, enjoy healthy, protein-filled sport waffles following the race. There's no better way to start your day than a GREAT CAUSE and GREAT EXERCISE for body and mind! $5 dollar discount code is EARLY, good until May 15. Register here.

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Running Events Help Fuel Resurgence of Gateway Motorsports Park

At a venue known more for horsepower than manpower, running events are gaining traction.

Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois is becoming a popular venue for running events in the St. Louis area.

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Local Teen Finds the Road to Success

At 14 years old, Donovan McBride of Waterloo, Illinois, has already created an athletic resume that any aspiring athlete would be proud of. He’s already finished numerous road races including 5ks, a half marathon and he’s been named a National All-American Athlete.

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Fall Running Clinics

Looking for advice to improve your running performance? Join Coach Tim Bradley at his distance running clinics in September and October to get on track for your next PR.

Bradley, owner of Coach Bradley, LLC and the distance coach for Saint Louis University’s track team, will be hosting the following clinics at SLU this fall:

Hill Running
Saturday, September 26
8 a.m.

Fix Your Form
Saturday, October 10
8 a.m.

Weight Training For Distance Runners
Saturday, October 24
8 a.m.

Each clinic costs $15 and will be held at Saint Louis University. For more information or to register, contact Coach Bradley at 314-882-1778 or info@coachtbradley.com.

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A Wake Up Call: Provident’s Rooster Run

Running can offer an escape from the grind of our daily lives. The mental benefits of running can be as important as the physical. But for many, the mental benefits may only help so much.

But those fighting mental illness are not alone in their battle. Where self-help activities such as running end, organizations such as Provident provide professional mental health services and support.

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St. Louis Runner to Honor Fallen Serviceman by Running 13 Marathons in 13 Months

The U.S. military prides itself on developing people who are dedicated, persistent and loyal to their country and to each other. When airman Kaitlin Baird of St. Louis learned of the death of Sergeant David Drakulich while preparing for her personal challenge to run a marathon, she decided she wanted to do more than just accomplish her own personal goal – she wanted it to have meaning for others as well.

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Dogfish Racing Brings Professional Approach to Team Racing

The St. Louis racing scene is heating up. Dogfish Racing was recently formed by a group of running experts with deep ties to the community in hopes of creating an even more competitive running scene.

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Graduation Day

You’ve been preparing months for race day. Fighting the cold and darkness of winter. Trying to stay motivated and enduring the cruel conditions is as challenging as the running itself. Finally, one last test is in front of you – graduation day.

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Lighting the Way

Dozens of tiny lights circled Boston’s Chestnut Hill Reservoir. United in their resolve to continue on after the tragedy of the Boston Marathon bombings, runners from all over the city gathered together lighting the way through the night.

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Where The Road Meets The River

The Missouri, Illinois and Mississippi Rivers converge just north of St. Louis, creating one of the most scenic landscapes in the Midwest. The wide flowing rivers, majestic limestone bluffs, abundance of wildlife and quaint river towns create a breathtaking backdrop for runners and cyclists who visit the area each fall for two of the region’s most popular events. The Great River Road is biked by hundreds of cyclists each October as part of Trailnet’s Ride the Rivers Century Ride, and the road is also home to the Alton Road Runners’ Great River Road 10 Mile Run every November.

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St. Louis’ Forest Park: A Local and National Running Resource

Covering more than 1,293 acres of hills, valleys, lakes, and trails, St. Louis’ Forest Park is a vital resource for the region’s running community. Recent upgrades to the parks’ trail system, constructed through the support of the non-profit organization, Forest Park Forever, ensure that the park will continue to be one of the finest urban parks in the country and serve as an ideal venue for local and national running events.

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Sharing a Moment

The influences of our families can inspire us to accomplish feats that we initially think are out of reach. Together Kate Evett of St. Louis and her sister Amy Evett-Taylor of Cape Girardeau accomplished what most runners dream of doing - running the sport’s most prestigious race. As they crossed the finish line together at the 115th Boston Marathon on April 18, they shared that special moment with each other and with their late father.

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Running Through History

Residents of St. Louis’ Soulard neighborhood refer to it as “the island”. Everything you need is there and once you’ve visited it, you won’t want to leave. Many people feel that way about Soulard – including runners. The history, terrain, and liveliness of the neighborhood make running here an urban adventure.

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