7 Dec 2013--Christmas in Carlyle Reindeer Romp 5K-Carlyle,IL-9:30
14 Dec 2013-Holiday Hilltop 5K Run/Walk-Corpus Christi-Shiloh-9:00
15 Dec 2013-2nd Annual Naughty or Nice 4 Mile Run-Grafton,IL-10:00
"Top of the Morning" News
18th of November 2013
Don't forget to register for the O'Fallon Knights of Columbus Special Olympics Foz Ryan Memorial Turkey Trot 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday the 23rd of November at 8:30 a.m.
23rd of October 2013
Good Luck to all of the participants that are running in the Rock'n Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon. The weather should be perfect for running! Have a good one!!!
13th of October 2013
Congratulations to all of the Chicago Marathons participants. I heard that a course record was set for the men. And the overall female runner won in 2:19:xx.
16th of September 2013
Congratulations to the O'Fallon Township High School Cross-Country teams.
The Boys Varsity, Boys JV, and the Girls JV all finished first in the Forest Park Invitational that was held on Saturday in Forest Park. And a special congratulations to Patrick Perrier in setting a new course record in 15:02!!
31st of August 2013
And it starts!!!! Most of the High School Cross-Country teams started their season this week. We still have plenty of spikes left. The next big meet is the Granite City Invite coming up on Saturday the 7th of September. If you need blank spikes for this meet, we do have plenty available!
1st of August 2013
Happy 1st of August!!! School is just around the corner. That means the cross-country season is about to start for official practice.
We will be having specials all during the month of August.
30th of JUNE 2013
The 4th of July is the big Mascoutah Meltdown 5K race in Mascoutah. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. and it happens in Scheve Park. Good course and good prizes.
31st of May 2013
Don't forget!!!! Registration for the St. Jude Half and Full marathon starts on the 1st of June...which is tomorrow!!! Sign up early if you want to get registered!!!
6th of MAY 2013
Congratulations to Alex Riba, O'Fallon High School senior, Texas A & M University recruit, and a Toolen's Running Start employee. Alex ran a 4:10 in the 1600 meter and shattered the 7 year-old record set by Charlie Hatch. The previous record was 4:14:1 set in 2006. Alex's teammate--Pat Perrier--also broke the record finishing in 4:13:6 for 2nd place.
Yesterday was a very tragic and sad day. People who trained so hard to get to the Boston marathon and to have this happen. To see three people killed and over 130 injured, and countless runners see their dream fall apart is worse than terrible. Anyone who has completed the Boston marathon knows what it means to make that last left turn and see the finish line just ahead. To hear the crowd get louder as you approach the Finish Line Banner is something that you never forget. It's really sad to see so many dreams destroyed. Hopefully, they will have another chance to finish the Boston Marathon.
Congratulations to all of the finishers in the GO! Half or Full Marathon.
Have a Happy and Safe Easter!!!!!
Toolen's Running Start would like to thank everyone who attended the 14th Annual "Top of the Morning" 5K Race! It was another record year for registration! We look forward to seeing you for our special 15th Annual Race in 2014!
Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 10, 2013!
The 14th Annual Ancient Order of Hibernian's
"Top of the Morning" 5K Run/Walk will take place here at Toolen's Running Start!
New this year - if you would like to register online, please visit active.com (Please note that online registration will cost extra.)
Registration Opens on Tuesday
Registration for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open online at chicagomarathon.com on Tuesday, February 19, at 12 noon CST. Entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the event reaches its 45,000-participant capacity. The cost of entry is $175 for U.S. participants and $200 for participants outside the U.S.
The 36th annual event will take place on Columbus Day Weekend, Sunday, October 13, starting and finishing in Grant Park. For more information on the race and registration visit chicagomarathon.com.
Please familiarize yourself with the Start Corral process as you will be
asked to identify your preferred Start Corral at the point of
Questions about the Bank of America Chicago Marathon?
Be sure to check out the news release from the St. Louis Sports Commision on the upcoming XC Championships on February 2nd!!!
Mark the 2nd of February on your calendar. It's the USA Cross-Country Championships to be held in Forest Park. Running Start is the sponsor for the
Masters Men's 8K Race that will start at 10:00.
The Third Annual “12 Days of Christmas” Sale is going on now!
During the twelve days leading to Christmas, we will have daily sales on designated items to show our appreciation to all our past, present, and future customers.
“12 Days of Christmas” Calendar of Events:
· Day 12 – Thursday, December 13th: Save 30% on ALL Hydration Related Items (Belts & Handheld Water Bottles)
· Day 11 – Friday, December 14th: Save 30% on Entire Selection of Sunglasses
· Day 10 – Saturdday, December 15th: Save 35% on ALL Recovery Related Items (Compression Socks/Sleeves, Ankle & Knee Bands)
· Day 9 – Sunday, December 16th: Save 35% on ALL Reflective & Safety Gear (Vests, Lights, & Arm/Ankle Bands)
· Day 8 – Monday, December 17th: Save 30% on ALL Phone/iPod Accessories (Arm Bands, Waist Bands, & Earphones)
· Day 7 – Tuesday, December 18th: Save 30% on ALL Headbands & Sport Hats/Caps
· Day 6 – Wednesday, December 19th: Save 25% on “In-Stock” NIKE Shoes
· Day 5 – Thursday, December 20th: Buy 3, Get One FREE on ALL Energy Related Items
· Day 4 – Friday, December 21st: SAVE at least 40% on ALL "Toolen's Running Start" Logo Merchandise
· Day 3 – Saturday, December 22nd: SAVE 15% on ALL “In-Stock” Running Shoes
· Day 2 – Sunday , December 23rd: SAVE 15% on ALL Cold Weather Apparel
· Day 1 – Monday, December 24th: FREE Ornament with ANY Purchase over $50
As a reminder, Save 50% on all our warm weather apparel!
28th of November 2012:
Good Luck to all of the runners that are traveling to Memphis this weekend for the St. Jude's Marathon and Half-Marathon. The weather should be good and the cause is great! See you in Memphis!
25th of November 2012
Great race on Thanksgiving in Belleville. The results are now posted.
21st of November 2012
As we celebrate this Thanksgiving, we look back at the past year and are
thankful for many things – most importantly, our loyal customers! We would like
to thank each and everyone one of you have shopped at our store and supported us
over the years. Seeing people in the right running shoes, sporting our Running
Start shirts, and participating in 5K races – we greatly value and appreciate
all of you who look to us as your premier running source for shoes, apparel,
accessories, and even Mike’s advice!
And just as important, we are so thankful for your support of our family-owned, small business. Shopping local and supporting all small business keeps stores like us going year after year.
Small business is vital to the health of our local economy and by shopping at Running Start it allows us to put more resources back into the community.
16th of November 2012
Don't forget about the O'Fallon Knights of Columbus Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk to be held tomorrow morning the 17th of November at 9:30. The race has been changed to a 5K.
5th of November 2012
Congratulations to all of the High School Runners that competed on Saturday at State. There were a lot of outstanding performances.......
28th of October 2012
Don't forget the upcoming races on the 3rd of November. Also on Sunday the 4th of November is the St. Louis Tack Club's Half-Marathon and 5K races to be held in Clayton. MO. More information is on our Calendar site.
Good Luck to all of the High School athletes that are running in the State Cross-Country Championship this coming Saturday the 3rd of November.
12th of October 2012
Good Luck to all of runners participating in races this coming weekend. Don't forget that we have the VIP passes for the restrooms at the Rock n Roll Marathon when you purchase $100 or more of Brooks apparel or footwear.
At last Saturday's Race for Peter's Place, the total participants did not include all of the walkers.
2nd of October 2012
Don't forget to come to the store and get a VIP pass for the bathroom facilities for the Rock n Roll Half and Full Marathon in October in St. Louis. Spend $100 on Brooks footwear or apparel and get your VIP pass!!!!
17th of September 2012
Boston Marathon registration is still open.
If you are interested in running the course for the Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon in October, there is a group (Michelob Ultra Team ) that is running the course this weekend. They are meeting at 7:00 at the start line. Don't forget that meter parking is free in downtown St. Louis on the weekends!
15th of September 2012
If you are planning on the running the Glo-Run in St. Louis on the 3rd of November, there is a 10% discount at
8th of September 2012
Registration for the Boston Marathon for 2013 begins on Monday the 10th of September...if you are intending to run Boston in 2013, I would really sign up as soon as you can. They changed the sign-up days...but I'm sure it will fill up fast!
15th of August 2012
To register for the September 11 Memorial Walkway of Southern Illinois 5K Run/Walk, you can go to www.wtcmemorial.us.
6th of August 2012
There are a lot of races coming up in August. Be sure to check our race calendars for local area races.
23rd of July 2012
Look at the race schedule for the coming weeks. Plenty of interesting races to attend. But be sure to hydrate with these extreme warm temperatures.
6th of July 2012
Only one race this weekend...the Patriots in the Park in Granite City. Race starts at 8:00 a.m. at Wilson Park.
19th May 2012
Hopefully, everyone that intends to run the Half Marathon in Memphis for St. Jude has already registered. It closed as of yesterday the 18th of May.
15th May 2012
Coming up this weekend are three races that you need to know about----the Bulldog Dash 5K & 2K in Germantown on Saturday, the O'Fallon Down 5K on Sunday and also the Swansea 5K Challenge on Sunday!!!!!
5th May 2012
Don't Forget----Registration opened this week for the St. Jude Marathon and Half Marathon in Memphis on the 1st Saturday in December.
16th April 2012
Congratulations to all of the finishers in the Marathon and Half-Marathon this past weekend.
Good Luck to all of the runners for this coming weekend for the River-to-River Relay Race that starts on Saturday the 21st of April. Hopefully the weather will be a lot better than last year.
9th April 2012
Don't forget to stock up on your energy gels for this coming weekend! Good luck at the full or half marathon!
13th March 2012
What a great race we had on Sunday! We would like to thank everyone for coming out and enjoying the day! There was a record turn out of almost 1300 runners!! Here is a video of the start of the race...
Click to watch it!
13th Annual AOH "Top of the Morning" 5K @ the store is right around the corner! Here is a copy of the entry form so you can print it off, fill it out, and send it in as soon as possible!!!
*th March 2012
It's almost here!!! Packets will be available tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday before the race. We are using chip timing this year that fits on your shoes. We will collect them when you finish the race!!!
Keep your fingers cross to stop any rain on Sunday! Thanks!
7th February 2012
Don't forget about the USA Cross Country Championships that will be held on the 11th of February at Forest Park. There will be eight races starting at 8:30 a.m. with the Open scheduled for 1:15 for the women's and 2:00 for the men.
CALLING THE SAINT LOUIS RUNNING COMMUNITY!!! The USA Cross Country Championships are this weekend in Forest Park. Since 2006 they've been in New York City, Boulder, San Diego, Baltimore and Spokane. Let's show the country we have the best fans in the nation! Come out and enjoy the pasta dinner/panel discussion featuring Olympians Ryan Hall and Desi Davila. Sign up to run the community or high school race on Saturday morning. CHEER like crazy for the Championship competitors all day long. www.usacrosscountrychampionships.com
Hopefully, if you wanted to run the Chicago marathon this coming October, you registered for the race. It filled up in six days and registration is closed unless you sign up with a charity.
29 January 2012
The results are now online for Saturday's race in Belleville--2nd Annual Chiro-Med Winter Luau 5K Run/Walk.
The last Frostbite race is on Saturday the 4th of February!!
9th January 2012
On Saturday night at the Way of Lights 5K Run at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snow, Toolen's Running Start was responsible for only the timing/results. We were not responsible for the course layout. The course was changed so that people could leave the grounds without interfering with the runners/walkers.
However, there was a lot of confusion due to the loop course. I apologize for the confusion this may have caused and the effect of the results.
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed our 12 days of Christmas.
The Frostbite series is going strong with three races left and hopefully more good weather.
Watch out for a special notice for some sales coming up in the new year.
Have Happy and Safe New Year's!!!!
The Second Annual “12 Days of Christmas” Sale begins Tuesday, December 13th!
During the twelve days leading to Christmas, we will have daily sales on designated items to show our appreciation to all our past, present, and future customers.
“12 Days of Christmas” Calendar of Events:
o Day 12 – Tuesday, December 13th: Save 30% on ALL Hydration Related Items (Belts & Handheld Water Bottles)
o Day 11 – Wednesday, December 14th: Save 30% on Entire Selection of Sunglasses
o Day 10 – Thursday, December 15th: Save 30% on ALL Recovery Related Items (Compression Socks/Sleeves, Ankle & Knee Bands)
o Day 9 – Friday, December 16th: Save 35% on ALL Reflective & Safety Gear (Vests, Lights, & Arm/Ankle Bands)
o Day 8 – Saturday, December 17th: Save 30% on ALL Phone/iPod Accessories (Arm Bands, Waist Bands, & Earphones)
o Day 7 – Sunday, December 18th: Save 30% on ALL Headbands & Sport Hats/Caps
o Day 6 – Monday, December 19th: Buy 3, Get One FREE on ALL Running Socks
o Day 5 – Tuesday, December 20th: Buy 3, Get One FREE on ALL Energy Related Items
o Day 4 – Wednesday, December 21st: SAVE at least 40% on ALL "Toolen's Running Start" Logo Merchandise
o Day 3 – Thursday, December 22nd: SAVE 15% on ALL Running Shoes
o Day 2 – Friday , December 23rd: SAVE 15% on ALL Cold Weather Apparel
o Day 1 – Saturday, December 24th: FREE Ornament with ANY Purchase over $50
As a reminder, all our warm weather apparel is 50% off the original price!
6 December 2011
Don't forget to sign up for the St. Louis Track Club's Frostbite Series that starts on Saturday the 10th of December. You can choose the short series or long series. All races begin at 9:00 a.m.
If you can't run, but would like to volunteer, please give me a call at the store. We are in need of volunteers for registration. Thanks!
Extended Holiday Hours will be starting the Friday, December 9th. Please visit us from 10 AM - 8 PM Monday thru Saturday.
And, stop by Sunday from 12 - 4 PM!
Coming soon.... The 12 Days of Christmas Sale Celebration! Starting Monday, December 12th, we will feature customer favorite running products at a one-day-low- price!
12 November 2011
Don't forget to sign up for the 52nd Annual Great River Road Run. It starts on the River Road in Alton, IL. And yes, it is all flat and hopefully no wind. The cost is $30 and no mail entries are accepted after the 19th of November.
24 October 2011
Congratulations to all of the finishers from the St. Louis Rock' n Roll Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday. Great day for a race---not too cold and not too hot--perfect weather. I hope everyone is recovering well and enjoyed their experience yesterday! Congrats again!
22 October 2011
Good luck to everyone running the Rock n Roll Marathon or half in St. Louis.
The weather should be good and the course isn't too bad!!!
18 October 2011
Good Luck to everyone that is participating in the Rock n' Roll Marathon and Half on Sunday the 23rd of October 2011. The weather looks good so far, but since it is in St. Louis expect the weather forecast to change five times in the last two days before the race.
11 October 2011
Just in case you didn't hear the sad news, we lost the best Irishman that I have known last night. And he is the most popular Irishman in this area. Richard "Foz" Ryan past away last night in Belleville. He will truly be missed by everyone and especially me. We will have to do something special at the AOH race this coming March 11th 2012. Please remember Foz in your thoughts and prayers.
Good Luck to all of the runners going to Chicago for the marathon on Sunday the 9th of October. Hopefully, the weather will be better than the last 3 out of 4 marathons!!!!
If you are planning on running the Rock N' Roll marathon or half, I will have special singlets for the race with a very special discount..
Please give me a call at the store with your size!!!!
10 September 2011
Results for Memorial Hospital 5K race and the Miracle League 5K race is on
the web site.
Monday is the 1st day to sign up for the 2012 Boston Marathon. Good Luck!
27 June 2011
Don't forget to sign up for the Rock' n Roll Marathon/Half Marahon by the 30th of June. The price will go up on the 1st of July.
18 June 2011
The results are now on the web site for the June Jamboree in New Baden and also the Crusader 5K at Althoff High School in Belleville!!
24 May 2011
The results for the Bulldog Dash are now available!
11 May 2011
If you are looking for a 5K race for this coming weekend, there are many to choose from. Good luck on your racing!
28 April 2011
Good Luck to everyone that is participating in the marathons/half marathons this coming weekend in Nashville, Champaign, or Louisville! Hopefully the weather will be good and that you will have a great race!!!!
20 April 2011
Congratulations to all of the Boston Marathon finishers. Two new American records were set at the marathon, Also we had two outstanding performances from two local female runners---Sarah West and Tami Spellman. And congrats to all of the River to River Relay runners from this past Saturday.....a tough day to run --windy and cold!!!
7th April 2011
The results for the Shiners and Race for Character are now posted!
The results for this past weekend races are on the results page of the website!
19th of March 2011
Here are the results from the 12th Annual Race:
9th of march 2011
Thank You to everyone that participated in the Top of the Morning Run. Another successful race completed. And of course, the volunteers are what makes the race so successful. Thanks to everyone that helped out.
The race results should be up sometime today or tomorrow!!
The 12th Annual "Top of the Morning" Ancient Order of Hibernians 5k Run/Walk & half mile Kids Run is scheduled for Sunday, March 6, 2011!
Please stop by the store to pick-up your entry form. To print a copy, please click
Attendance to this year's run is expected to exceed 1300 participants! .
Register early to be guaranteed a special shirt! As in years past, a fun day is planned for all!
Less than 3 weeks until the Top of the Mornng 5K Run/Walk. Numbers are increasing. and hopefully this stretch of cold and snowy days are gone! Keep your fingers crossed for good weather!!!!!!!
25th of January 2011
On the 8th of January down in Ozark, IL., Tom and Jennifer Schuette celebrated their marriage at the Irish Inn. Congratulations to the happy Okawville couple.....However, we have Okawville Tommy and now we have Okawville Jenny!!!
18th of January 2011
Don't forget about the 4th Frostbite Race to be held this coming Saturday the 22nd of January at Forest Park starting at 9:00 and put on by the St. Louis Tack Club.
2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration to Open Tuesday,
34th Annual Event to Take Place on Sunday, October 9
CHICAGO - Registration for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open to the public beginning at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at www.chicagomarathon.com. The 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be held on Sunday, October 9, 2011, starting and finishing in Chicago's Grant Park. Registration will be open to the first 45,000 registered participants
And congratulations are in order for another newcomer to the start line. Dennis and Monica Hatch became proud grandparents on the arrival of Penelope McDonald Hatch on the 17th of January weighing in at 6 pounds and 10 ounces and measuring 20 inches long.
Everyone is doing great including Dennis!!!!!
24th of December 2010!!!!!
Merry Christmas to Everyone !!!! Be safe running in the snow but enjoy it!!!
Yesterday was a special day---a new runner arrived early!!! And like his Grandpa he is already planning for the Hibernian run on the 6th of March.
Aidan Christopher Sonnenberg showed up at the start line yesterday afternoon coming in at 5 pounds and 12 ounces at 1:45 p.m. Tiffany is doing great and Grandpa Art and Grandma Noreen still has not touched the ground since 1:46.
Congratulations to the proud Parents and Grandparents!!!
Thanks to everyone that participated in the 12 days of Christmas!!! We will do the same next year but with more advertisement!!
7th of December:
Congratulations to all of the finishers from the St. Jude Marathon and Half Marathon. It was a perfect day to run and going thru the hospital area was very emotional.
If anyone has Saturday morning available, I could use some volunteers for registration for the first race of the Frostbite series. Just give me a call at the store---618-628-9898.......Thanks!
2nd of December:
Congratulations to all of the runners that completed the Alton River Road Run last Saturday. Since 90% of the runners use the Garmin GPS watches, most of them had only 9.7 miles on their watches, This was the 51st running of this race; however, I think we have only been running the out and back race for a little over 10 years. I will have to check my records. So, how was it that short??
Don't know, but I will try to find out!!
Good Luck to everybody going to Memphis for the half or full on Saturday. The weather should be perfect...starting out in the low 40s and finishing in the 50s!
Have fun and enjoy the post-race refreshments. They are the best!
23rd of November
Toolen's Running Start would like to wish everyone a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving Holiday!
16th of November:
The fall racing season is closing fast. The O'Fallon Knights of Columbus Turkey Trot 3 mile race is over and now Foz Ryan has put his finishing on the 31st annual race. He will be pouring into the Hiberian race real soon!
On the 6th of November, the state cross-country meet was held in Peoria at Detweiller Park. In Class 1A. Kristen Busch captured the state title with a good kick to the finish. Her twin sister, Caitlin, came in strong only 5 seconds behind her sister for 4th place. The Freeburg girls team finished in 5th Place overall. In the 2A class, Althoff freshman Savannah Ames finished in a time of 18:16. Good enough for 39th for her first state visit. Highland freshman Emily Holtzxlaw was 60th and Mascoutah senior Aly Smith was 85th. In the 3A race, Sarah Johnson led the O'Fallon girls with a 58th finish, Haley Holton was 70th, and Chelsea Hendrix placed 94th. Belleville East's senior Maria Effinger placed 48th with teammate MacKenzie Otten was 153rd.
The O'Fallon boys made some history with a 5th place team finish for the best ever for the school. It was the best recorded by a Southwestern Conference school since Alton was the title in 1958. Michael Scolarici earned his second straight state medal with a 13th place overall. Alex Riba placed 32nd in 14:52, and Craig Munie finished in 36th with 14:56. Jake Slaughter (15:10) and Connor Ryan (15:29) completed for the rest of the team. Edwardsville's junior Garrett Sweatt was 11th and finishing in 14:36. Mater Dei senior Colten Strotheide placed 24th in Class 2A while Sparta had three all-staters in 1Ain Wade Reeves (12th), Jon Hill (22nd),, and Wes Bradshaw (23nd). Mascotah's freshman Murphy Affolder placed 44th in 2A. Columbia junior David Renner placed 37th with teammate John Pirtle in 68th. Freeburg got a 75th place with David Renner with the team finishing in 17th place.
2nd of November
Congratulations to all of the Sectional Cross-Country winners last Saturday! Kristen Busch from Freeburg remained unbeaten and won the Class 1A meet in Edwardsville. She was followed by her twin sister Caitlin by 29 seconds. The Freeburg girls finished in 1st place with 51 points. The boys from Freeburg came in 3rd and also qualified for State. Tori Fulgham of Roxana, Molly Works of New Athens, and John Pirtle of Columbia will also be heading to State in Peoria.
Mater Dei in Class 2A will be going to Peoria with a 4th place finish in their sectional meet. Local runners that qualified are Savannah Ames of Althoff, Emily Holtzclaw of Highland, Aly Smith and Murphy Affolder of Mascoutah will be going to Peoria.
O'Fallon Girls and Boys made it a clean sweep at their sectional in Normal. The girls finished with 64 points and the boys won by 11 points. Maria Effinger and MacKenzie Otten of Belleville East, Ariane Wright of Edwardsville, Rachel Campbell of East St. Louis, and Brett Haffner of Collinsville all qualified for State.Also the Edwardsville boys qualified for state by placing fifth!
Good Luck on Saturday!!!! Let's bring a lot of medals back to Southern Illinois!
Congratulations to Dan Dunbar who captured the MVC 10K Championship on Saturday. Dan runs for SIU of Carbondale!!!
28th of October
Good Luck to all of the high school cross-country runners that are participating in the Sectionals this coming Saturday. Have fun and I'll see you at State on the 6th!
14th of October 2010
Congratulations to all of the finishers in the Chicago Marathon last Sunday. It was plenty warm again for the marathon. Got up tp 85 and this is the 3rd year out of the last 4 years that the temps have been in the 80s. Way too hot for a marathon!
Don't forget all of the upcoming races. There are plenty in the next 4 weeks!
4th of October 2010
Congratulations to all of the finishers at the Lewis and Clark Marathon and Half-Marathon in St. Charles yesterday. Especially to Steven Werths who captured the marathon in a time of 2:44:43. Terrific time for his 2nd marathon. We had a lot of personal bests (PR) in the full and half! Great job everyone!
Also congratulations to the finishers at the triathlon in Rend Lake. The wind was bad and the lake was cold; but everyone finished and had a great time!
Good luck to everyone that is running the Chicago marathon on 10/10/10.
2nd October 2010
Rainy morning for two races in O'Fallon, IL. Hopefully, the weather will be a lot better tomorrow for the marathon and half!!
28th September 2010
Good Luck to everyone that is participating in the Lewis & Clark marathon and
Half-Marathon on Sunday! Looks like the weather will be good and I don't think there are any hurricanes predicted to be headed this way for the weekend!
18th September 2010
Congratulations to all of the finishers in the weekend races. The results should be posted for all of the races by Monday. Call the store if you have any questions.
Look like St. Louis is going to have a Rock n' Roll race come next fall. The announcement will be on Monday at 2:00 p.m. at City Hall.
Four races will be held this coming weekend. Check the schedule for all times and locations!
3rd September 2010
Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!!!!
28th August 2010
What a day for races......The "Race for a Child" had a great turnout as well as the Optimist race in Waterloo. Plus we had the Strassenlauf in Highland and the St. Teresa's race in Belleville. All with great success!
14th August 2010
Don't forget about the Tiki Trot 5K run/walk in Hecker on next Saturday night starting at 8:00. They are reaching their limit of t-shirts. So, in order to get a shirt,you better register soon.
28th July 2010
On Tuesday the 3rd of August starting at 4:00 going till 7:00 pm., the Mizuno traveling truck will be at the store. Come in and get your analysis performed and get a free Mizuno shirt. Call the store to get a appointment.
All Mizuno apparel and footwear will be 20% off. All other will be 10% discount.
Don't forget about the St. Louis Track Club's Cross-Country Kickoff this coming Saturday in Forest Park. Application can be found on their web site.
9th July 2010
The web site is back!!!!
Sorry, it's taken so long to get back up! Hopefully in the future if we have problems again, the backups will be really backups!!!
Tomorrow is the 4th Annual Hofbraufest 5K Run/Walk in Hoyleton, IL. The 5K race starts at 8:00 a.m.
24th May 2010
This weekend is the St. Bonifest 5K race in Edwardsville starting at 8:30 a.m. On Monday, the 31st of May is the Lions Club race in Highland...a 5 mile run or their biathlon.
17th May 2010
Congratulations to Mary Jo Jalinsky, Jan Daker, Dennis Hatch, and Tami Hayen for completing the Green Bay Marathon yesterday. They all enjoyed the race and recommend to everyone that wants to run a flat course with great support and the chance to run inside the home of the Green Bay Packers!
Also there were a lot of races over the weekend with a large group of runners from Running Stat that brought awards home with them. Go to the results from the race from Swansea to see the winners!
10th of May
Good Luck to everyone that is traveling to Green Bay for the Marathon. Hopefully, by Sunday, it will be NOT raining!
3rd of May
Congratulations to all of the finishers in the Illinois Marathon and Half-Marathon this past weekend in Champaign. The weather was a little too warm but everyone came thru like champions. And I did hear of some PRs that were set. Great job!
Congratulations to all of the runners that just completed the Boston Marathon on Monday. The weather turned out great and the crowds were bigger and LOUD!! The hills were the same--tough!! But everyone had fun and was glad to finish the race.
This coming weekend is the Big Sur Marathon. We have Cathy Stevener and Kathy Eller completing in the Marathon. Good Luck!!!
Don't forget the 18th Annual Run for Sight will be held on Sunday the 2nd of May starting at 8:30 a.m. at Union Station .
Congratulations to all of the finishers in the Half and Full Marathon in St. Louis. It was a warm that day and for some reason, a lot more hills. The new course eliminated the confusion for the top runners, but it also included more hills.
Good luck to everyone that is traveling to Boston this weekend for the Boston marathon on Monday the 19th of April. They are currently counting on rain, but hopefully they are wrong and it will only be cloudy. Enjoy the your race if that's possible!!!!!
Also on Saturday the 17th of April, there is a 5K race in O'Fallon at the high school. It's the Get Fit, Stay Fit 5K Run/Walk that starts at 8:20 a.m. Good Luck!
6th of April
Good Luck to everyone that is running the full or half this coming Sunday at the Go! St. Louis Marathon. The course has changed a little and should be less confusion on the last mile. The weather forecast looks good right now. But it is still six days away and it could change at least 5 times between now and Sunday.
It's official as of 23 March 2010...the Chicago Marathon set for 10/10/10 is now closed. All 45.000 registrations has been taken except for a few applicants available for charity organizations. You might want to go to Marathontours.com to get a room and also a registration for the marathon.
A race in Forest Park on this coming Saturday the 27th of March is called the Undy 500 5K race. It benefits colo-rectal cancer. One of our running group has a relative that has this cancer. If you want to join their team, it is called "Baer Bottoms".
Another race that is approaching on the 2nd of May at Union Station is the 18th Annual Run for Sight. This race is one that is close to our Eller family. They would really appreciate it if you would join the "Caden Crew"...Thanks!
16th March 2010
The AOH 2010 race results are now available under race results!!!
If you have thoughts of completing in the Chicago Marathon on 10/10/10, they are about to cap the race. In about another week or so, they will probably reach the goal of 45,000 participants.
15th March 2010
Finally, the biggest two races of the year are completed. We had record numbers at both races---the Hiberian Run will had 1300 people and the St. Patrick's Day run in St. Louis had 12000 runners. Some outstanding performances in both races.
Coming up for the next couple weekends are a number of races. Every Saturday, there are at least two races that you can pick from.
The race results for the Hiberian run will ne posted this week.
I would like to thank all of the volunteers for the 11th Annual AOH race. Without them, it would have never been so successful!.....THANKS!!!
17th of February
Team Challenge--the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation endurance training program--is going to have an information meeting for their summer 2010 season on Thursday, the 18th of February, at 6:30 p.m. at Running Start in Shiloh, IL.
5 February 2010
Congratulations to Mary Jo Jalinsky in completing the Miracle Match Marathon in Waco, Texas on the 31st of January. She finished 3rd Overall female on a tough course.
Don't forget about the last Frostbite Run tomorrow morning in Forest Park starting at 9:00.
Also below are some times for some upcoming races that are to be televised:
(All times Eastern)
subject to change
19th January 2010
There is going to be a new course for the St. Patrick's Day Race in St. Louis on the 13th of March...a week after the Hiberian run at the store. My race is the same course and I expect a bigger crowd this year. Last year we had 904 entries. The St. Patrick's Day Race directions is as follows:
The Run begins on Broadway, between Walnut & Clark Streets. It proceeds north to Pine Street, then west to Tucker, and quickly south to Market. Runners continue west on Market to Compton Ave. Turning right, the Run goes northward to Olive Street, where it turns and heads east. It continues east to Broadway, where it turns south for a 500 meter downhill sprint to the finish. The Run is 5 miles long.
9th January 2010
Hopefully, this cold weather will soon be gone. However, if you are still running outside, don't forget to put something on your face--vaseline or bodyglide to eliminate frostbite.