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2018 Season Kicks Off with Shaw Bloom Trail 10k/20k

Getting in shape in 2018? Give yourself a goal by joining us for the 2018 The North Face Shaw Bloom Trail 10k/20k at the stunning Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, Mo. The course is a 10k loop that will require racers to tackle a mixture of surfaces – from grass meadows to gravel pathways,…

2017 Battle the Bluff Trail Half Marathon Cancelled

I have the unfortunate responsibility of informing everyone who was registered for this event that we have had to cancel the 2017 Battle the Bluff Trail Half Marathon. This isn’t due to weather or flood. Instead, it’s because of a forgotten email that went unnoticed as my department dealt with an unexpected employee change earlier…

RESULTS 08-24-17 | Mueller Wins First Race. Gilbert Stays Unbeaten.

BALLWIN, Mo. – No rain. No threat of rain. No worries about trail conditions from rain the night before. No floods. Finally, just a beautiful night for a trail race on the final night of the 2017 FITS Sock Co. Trail Run Series on Thursday evening at Castlewood State Park in southwest St. Louis County….

COURSE REVEAL: Tradition Reigns. The Grand Staircase Awaits!

ST. LOUIS – The final race of the 2017 FITS Sock Co. Trail Run Series will start this Thursday evening at 6:15 pm in Castlewood State Park three months after it was scheduled to and four weeks after we began. As tradition demands then, the final race of each year’s Trail Run Series will ascend…

2017 FITS Sock Co. Trail Run Series Point Standings

As we do every year, we’ll award prizes to the top three finishers in our four major categories: Men’s and Women’s Open and Masters. Points are awarded each race from first to tenth place, with first place worth 15 and tenth worth 1. Complete point total standings can be viewed here. Updated 08/24/17