Plogging Migrates from Sweden to St. Louis

Plogging Migrates from Sweden to St. Louis

The path to spiritual enlightenment is strewn with used toilet paper. At least, that was my experience while hiking portions of the famed Camino de Santiago in Spain several years ago. Don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of majestic views during my trek, but I felt...
Fastest Known Time Set on the Ozark Trail

Fastest Known Time Set on the Ozark Trail

More than three days into his historic run of the Ozark Trail in southern Missouri in March, Rik Denicke had already trekked 30 miles more than any previous run. “I had a decent groove going and was getting closer and closer to the 200-mile mark, which was pretty...
Finisher Medals: Motivator or Meddlesome?

Finisher Medals: Motivator or Meddlesome?

When Andy Bartelsmeyer stepped to the start line of the Dusk 2 Dawn Night Trail Run in 2017, held under the stars at Indian Camp Creek in St. Charles County, he hadn’t really considered that he might win. “One of my friends looked at me and said, ‘You know that you’re...
Ferguson Twilight Run Awarded Runner’s Choice Award

Ferguson Twilight Run Awarded Runner’s Choice Award

The Ferguson Twilight Run recently received Big River Race Management’s “2018 Runner’s Choice Award.” The honor is voted on by runners and walkers throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. The Ferguson Twilight Run previously won Best Neighborhood Support five of...
Top St. Louis Trail Races: Big River’s Running Twofer

Top St. Louis Trail Races: Big River’s Running Twofer

Elena Friedman always looks forward to a signature element of The Skippo trail race: the stairs. “It’s fun to count how many there are, and I always lose track by the top,” said Friedman, a certified athletic trainer who participates in the event each year. But even...