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A history of running continues in the Gateway to the West.

Heck, there’s even a statue of a runner in Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis, donated by an athlete who competed in the 1904 Olympics (hosted by St. Louis). A company called St. Louis Running Tours starts and finishes runs at the statue five days a week, touring the historic city on foot. Popular races like the locally run St. Louis Marathon and St. Louis Half Marathon draw competitors from around the country. Growing running clubs, a history of producing Olympic Trials qualifiers and national elite high school and college athletes, and a continually increasing number of pedestrian- and bike-friendly paths add to St. Louis’ running environment. MAJOR RACES GO! St. Louis Marathon. In addition to the marathon, a marathon relay, children’s fun runs, “Mature Mile,” (open to runners/walkers 60 and over) and more take place over a weekend in April each year. St. Louis Half Mara...

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