Who We Are
The Catholic STL Running Club is a community of young adults committed to growing together in fellowship and fraternity through a weekly run in Forest Park. We meet every Saturday morning for 8 am Mass at the Cathedral Basilica. Join us on the right about 6 rows from the front. After Mass, we meet at 9 am in front of the Forest Park Visitor’s Center for a short prayer and then break off into small running groups. Runners of all levels are welcome to join us – whether you’re looking to train for a half-marathon or you want to get back into jogging shape. The length of the runs vary based upon each running group – some people prefer to run the entire 6 mile loop around Forest Park, others prefer a shorter 2-3 mile jog. Afterwards, we meet at a local restaurant to enjoy our post-run breakfast. There is no club fee, and participants do not need to commit to running every Saturday. This is a laid back group of runners who desire to grow in our Catholic Christian faith, stay in shape, and live our lives for the greater glory of God.
“I have become all things to all, to save at least some. All this I do for the sake of the gospel, so that I too may have a share in it. Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.” 1 Corinthians 9:22-27