Trail Profile: Cliff Cave Park

Trail Profile: Cliff Cave Park

Standing in front of Cliff Cave, the namesake feature of Cliff Cave Park, you’d never guess one spot could hold so much history. Peering in through its gated entrance gives onlookers only a vague idea of what lies within. While there’s no proof all the stories that...
Road Trip: Lake of the Ozarks

Road Trip: Lake of the Ozarks

Spending weekends at the Lake of the Ozarks is a Missouri tradition, a rite of passage. The state’s largest lake destination is well known for its floating parties and resort attractions, but there’s a lot more to experience within the 1,150 miles of shoreline than...
Shawnee Hills 100 Announced

Shawnee Hills 100 Announced

One hundred miles. To a certain set of runners, it’s the new race distance of choice — surely not seen as “ordinary” but slowly shedding its freak-show persona. (See “The Rise of the Ultra” in our Fall 2016 issue.) Enter the Shawnee Hills 100-Mile Endurance Run, the...
Hit the Dirt: Trail Running 101

Hit the Dirt: Trail Running 101

Trail running releases both the inner child and earth mother in Jen Schaller. By 4:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Friday, she hits the trails near her store, RunWell, in Edwardsville, Ill. She opts for the trail once a weekend, too, and “would be out there every day if I...
Five St. Louis Outdoor Firsts

Five St. Louis Outdoor Firsts

It’s not unusual nowadays for a big city to host a bike race that involves binge-eating donuts or a moonlight ride that draws thousands of people. But that wasn’t always the case. Trends have to start someplace, and in this case, that someplace is St. Louis. Here’s a...
Interview: Austin Hindman

Interview: Austin Hindman

Milestones pass in a blur for Austin Hindman. He became just the third American to win the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Junior title last fall, then broke the record in the Missouri Cross Country Championships six weeks later. A two-time state champion...