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Fleet Feet Running Club is committed to you, your fitness, and your health. In accordance with the latest government recommendations regarding group activities, all Fleet Feet Running Club group activities are suspended until further notice. We remaining very active on our Facebook community. We look forward to informing you of the resumption of our many activities. Until then, please get outside and run as often as possible. It's good for your heart and soul!
Off-road running is good for the body and the soul. Trails don’t pound the legs, their uneven surfaces and hills build leg and lung strength, and they provide a close-up view of Mother Nature at her best. Fleet Feet Running Club offers both a "short" and a "long" Rock Runners trail program.
Our 8-week Rock Runners program teaches participants how to safely enjoy off-road running and introduces them to different local trails. Team members should enter the program capable of running at least 3 miles on the roads at a pace of 12:30/mile or faster.
Our Rock Runners train Wednesday evenings (usually at 6:30pm) at Lewis & Clark Trailhead and Saturday mornings at various St. Louis/St. Charles parks (usually at 6:30am). Also, all team members - and their running partners, friends, and family - are invited to join us at our open Thursday evening and Sunday morning social runs.
Each program begins with a formal (no running required) informational meeting (next program start is TBD). However, we welcome anyone to join any program at any time. Each week, the price for each program is prorated so late enrolees only pay for the remaining weeks. Of course, the more training you complete the more fun you'll have and the easier it will be for you to accomplish your goal. We strongly recommend joining your chosen program as early as possible. The Rock Runners fee are $120 but...
Active-level Fleet Feet Running Club members save on their registration fees, so please consider becoming a club member before registering. As an Active member, you'll receive a year-round 15% discount on FFRC training services and FFRC/Fleet Feet apparel, regular deals on other gear, and access to hundreds of new running buddies via the private FFRC Facebook page. Click here to become an Active FFRC member.
"If you are looking for a change in your running routine, I highly recommend enrolling in Fleet Feet's Rock Runners program. The trails of St. Louis County are great courses on which to be introduced to the technical aspects of trail running, preparing you for any trail race. Since joining the program last year my endurance, agility, and strength have significantly improved, which has also contributed to my road race performance." - BB
"Fleet Feet's Rock Runners program will help you improve your road race times because trails are more physically demanding. Personally, I was able to improve my half marathon time on the same course by 27 minutes! I know the trail training was a big part of achieving that." - TJ
"Fleet Feet's Rock Runners program introduces you to trails across St. Louis that you may have never discovered on your own. The ability to pick from week to week if you want to do the short or long route is great when your schedule changes. And you are introduced to trails that you can hike or run with your family." - SB
"As a female, I think that for safety reasons it is great to run in the woods with a group of people. And running in the woods really does make you feel like a kid again." - LJ
"Fleet Feet's coaching staff is awesome! Head coach Andy is an incredible runner and offers great insight and tips for trail running - and he is very thorough when mapping out the routes. All of the coaches will help you improve your running while teaching trail etiquette, safety, and they know what to do if someone gets hurt." - DC