Group Training

SPECIAL GROUP EVENTS

RECURRING GROUP EVENTS (Year Round)

Thursday morning group run: This run has been going for about 5 years now! Meet us in the Forest Park visitor’s center parking lot and be ready to run at 5:50am. The group does one loop of 6.6 miles, with options to go shorter or longer. The pace varies and the group sometimes splits into pace groups. This is a no-drop run, so don’t worry about being left behind. It’s dark at start time, so lights and reflective gear are recommended.  Scroll down to see individual event occurrences.

Sunday morning swims: The Club has reserved the use of the Whispering Hills club house pool (12545 Markaire, St Louis) on Sundays from 8-10am. The pool will be open every Sunday with a few exceptions for holidays and other events. We will occasionally host a challenge or coached swim, but will leave a lane open for those who have their own plan. You can do your own swim or join the Mentoring Program’s swim, which you can learn more about on the Mentoring page.  Scroll down to see individual event occurrences.

OTHER GROUP EVENTS (Seasonal)

IronBrick Tuesday night Creve Coeur Park Bricks: Join Coach Paul Schon of IronBrick Coaching for Tuesday night bricks from Creve Coeur Park starting at 6pm. The group will meet at the Sailboat Cove parking lot of Creve Coeur Park near the boathouse.  Routes vary in distance but will typically be in the range of 20-30 miles. Optional brick runs after the ride.  Scroll down to see individual event occurrences.

Thursday night bike ride from Forest Park: Club sponsored “no drop” group ride every Thursday night leaving from the east side of the Forest Park Visitors Center parking lot at 6:00 pm.  Groups and routes will vary depending on who is in attendance. Scroll down to see individual event occurrences.

Upcoming Group Training Events

Date/Times Event Details
06/24/2021
6:00 am - 7:10 am

Tri Club Group Run in Forest Park

Meet at 6:00am in the parking lot across from the Visitor’s Center. Runners do one 6.5 mile loop at 8:30-10 min/mile pace, which will vary with attendance. The run is always counter-clockwise from the visitor’s center, so you also have the option of running clockwise from Skinker to join us. We will not drop a runner if they don’t want to run alone. We run in almost any weather Mother Nature throws at us with the exception of active lightning or multiple inches of snow. If a run begins in the dark, headlamps or lights are recommended. Map below shows meeting location.

 

LOCATION: Forest Park, St. Louis MO
06/24/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday Night Ride at Forest Park
Thursday Night Ride at Forest Park

No drop group rides every Thursday night, weather permitting, leaving from the east side of the Forest Park Visitors Center parking lot at 6:00 pm. Please try to gather at 5:45pm so that you will have ample time to set up your bike, air up your tires and hit the restroom if necessary before we roll out at 6pm.

Helmets are required for all riders, no exceptions.

All rides are no drop rides. You will not be left behind. There are regroup points along the routes and a designated rider will lead the group and will work with other riders to make sure no one is lost or gets too far behind.

Rides are subject to cancellation if there is weather in the area or if the riding conditions are unsafe. Please keep an eye on our Facebook Group Page for official ride status if the weather looks iffy.

LOCATION: Forest Park Visitors Center Parking Lot, St. Louis
06/26/2021
8:00 am - 9:30 am

New Town Open Water Swim Series

 

Open Water Swim Series at New Town put on by Club sponsor Big Shark. Please see info at Big Shark for full details and registration!

 

Highlights

  • Lifeguard services from Backyard Lifeguards.
  • (Subject to update) Wetsuit rentals are available at the Big Bend and West Big Shark stores, and wetsuits will be available for rental on Saturday mornings until it warms up. This year there will NOT be wetsuit demos at the Saturday morning OWSs.
  • There will be no OWS on May 29.
  • There’s always an informal group ride after the swim.

More Info & Registration at Big Shark »

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Instructions change form year to year, but this is still a pretty picture!

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LOCATION: New Town St Charles, Saint Charles MO
06/27/2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Sunday Morning Swim - Whispering Hills Clubhouse
Sunday Morning Swim - Whispering Hills Clubhouse

We have reserved the Whispering Hills Clubhouse pool every Sunday morning from 8am to 10am. This is a 25 yard pool. Enter the clubhouse through the side door (closest to the main parking lot) that leads to the fitness area.

Sign Up Required

  • We are limited to 6 participants an hour, and you must register via SignUpGenius (see below).
  • Masks must be worn when not swimming.
  • Please only sign up for one slot per week. If the sessions become in high demand, we may further ask you to limit your number of signups to ensure everyone has a chance to participate.
  • We will be emailing a list of participants to Whispering Hills each week.
  • To participate you must sign up by the Friday before your session.

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The majority of Sundays will be open swim so bring your own swim plan. Special sessions or clinics are typically held during the winter and early spring months and will be announced ahead of time. The pool may remain closed during  inclement weather (snow and ice). We will do our best to post a closure annoucement on the club’s private Facebook group as well as here on the website.

LOCATION: Whispering Hills Clubhouse Pool, Creve Coeur
06/29/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday Night CCP Ride

The group will meet at the Sailboat Cove parking lot of Creve Coeur Park near the boathouse.  Routes vary in distance but will typically be in the range of 20-30 miles. Shorter distances are common early in the season building towards slightly longer distances mid season as days get longer. Feel free to do a brick run afterward!

LOCATION: Creve Coeur Park – Sailboat Cove, Creve Coeur MO
07/01/2021
6:00 am - 7:10 am

Tri Club Group Run in Forest Park

Meet at 6:00am in the parking lot across from the Visitor’s Center. Runners do one 6.5 mile loop at 8:30-10 min/mile pace, which will vary with attendance. The run is always counter-clockwise from the visitor’s center, so you also have the option of running clockwise from Skinker to join us. We will not drop a runner if they don’t want to run alone. We run in almost any weather Mother Nature throws at us with the exception of active lightning or multiple inches of snow. If a run begins in the dark, headlamps or lights are recommended. Map below shows meeting location.

 

LOCATION: Forest Park, St. Louis MO
07/01/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Thursday Night Ride at Forest Park
Thursday Night Ride at Forest Park

No drop group rides every Thursday night, weather permitting, leaving from the east side of the Forest Park Visitors Center parking lot at 6:00 pm. Please try to gather at 5:45pm so that you will have ample time to set up your bike, air up your tires and hit the restroom if necessary before we roll out at 6pm.

Helmets are required for all riders, no exceptions.

All rides are no drop rides. You will not be left behind. There are regroup points along the routes and a designated rider will lead the group and will work with other riders to make sure no one is lost or gets too far behind.

Rides are subject to cancellation if there is weather in the area or if the riding conditions are unsafe. Please keep an eye on our Facebook Group Page for official ride status if the weather looks iffy.

LOCATION: Forest Park Visitors Center Parking Lot, St. Louis
07/04/2021
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Sunday Morning Swim - Whispering Hills Clubhouse
Sunday Morning Swim - Whispering Hills Clubhouse

We have reserved the Whispering Hills Clubhouse pool every Sunday morning from 8am to 10am. This is a 25 yard pool. Enter the clubhouse through the side door (closest to the main parking lot) that leads to the fitness area.

Signing up prior to the event is no longer required.

The majority of Sundays will be open swim so bring your own swim plan. Special sessions or clinics are typically held during the winter and early spring months and will be announced ahead of time.

The pool may remain closed during inclement weather (snow and ice) and may also close on a Sunday on which a sponsor race, such as the New Town Triathlon, is held. We will do our best to post a closure announcement on the club’s private Facebook group as well as here on the website.

LOCATION: Whispering Hills Clubhouse Pool, Creve Coeur
07/06/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday Night CCP Ride

The group will meet at the Sailboat Cove parking lot of Creve Coeur Park near the boathouse.  Routes vary in distance but will typically be in the range of 20-30 miles. Shorter distances are common early in the season building towards slightly longer distances mid season as days get longer. Feel free to do a brick run afterward!

LOCATION: Creve Coeur Park – Sailboat Cove, Creve Coeur MO
07/08/2021
6:00 am - 7:10 am

Tri Club Group Run in Forest Park

Meet at 6:00am in the parking lot across from the Visitor’s Center. Runners do one 6.5 mile loop at 8:30-10 min/mile pace, which will vary with attendance. The run is always counter-clockwise from the visitor’s center, so you also have the option of running clockwise from Skinker to join us. We will not drop a runner if they don’t want to run alone. We run in almost any weather Mother Nature throws at us with the exception of active lightning or multiple inches of snow. If a run begins in the dark, headlamps or lights are recommended. Map below shows meeting location.

 

LOCATION: Forest Park, St. Louis MO
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