A group of runners in & around Belleville, IL


Please e-mail us if you’d like your link included on this page.


Here are a couple of links to the places where we buy our gear:

Toolen (Toolen’s Running Start is located in Shiloh, IL and is THE Local Running Store. BRC Members get a discount. If you are a member, contact us to get more information.)

Bicycle World (Bicycle World is the only bike shop in Belleville and is located on the West End of Belleville)

Running Warehouse (Running Warehouse is an online running store. BRC Members get a 15% discount. If you are a member, contact us to get the code.

Run Forever Sports About Us (Run Forever Sports is a small business located out of suburban Chicago that sells compression gear for runners)

Local Resources

Here are a few local resources. If you want information on local running clubs, check out Run Belleville.

Belleville Parks and Recreation (Belleville Parks and Recreation takes care of the bike trail and parks that we run through.)

Get Up And Go (Get Up Go is a Health and Fitness Challenge for Communities, Groups and Organizations of St. Clair County, Illinois.)

MEPD(Metro East Park and Recreation District shall have as its primary duty the development, operation, and maintenance of a public system of interconnecting trails and parks throughout St Clair and Madison County.)

188679_10150117933372759_2884173_n Trailnet (Trailnet is a St. Louis based non-profit organization with a 20-year history of Promoting Active Living as a way of life that encourages people to integrate physical activity into their daily routines.)

Big Hump( A hash is a run with beer at the beginning, middle, and end, followed by a lot more beer and some very silly songs.)

bsh3 Bell-Scott Hash Harriers (Southern Illinois Hashers.  They tend to meet somewhere in the area between Troy, Cahokia, Columbia and Prairie du Rocher.  Quite a few are in Belleville.  They currently run on 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays.)

Running Resources

And here are a few more running resources:

Cool Running ( is a running website. The link takes you to their aches and pains section to help you out with any running pains that you might be having.)

Running in the USA( is a website with national listings of races, running clubs, etc.)

US Race Calendar (The US Race Calendar is for promoting running and racing. All race directors, event managers and running clubs can use the US Race Calendar for their race website.) (Athlinks is the largest results database for competitive endurance athletes in the world. They pull in times for running races, triathlon, swimming, cycling, mountain biking … pretty much any timed endurance sport that you can think of – if they can find the results, they will add them to the database and link them to members’ accounts.)

MapMyRun ( is a social wellness-oriented website that allows mapping routes, tracking fitness, etc.)

A Guide to Sports Injuries (A web resource for sports related injuries)

Beginners Guide to Running Thanks Ms. Deborah Ward and Carrie!

Exercise & Health: A Complete Beginner’s Running Guide Thanks Melinda!


Here are links to running and fitness related businesses run by our members:

Dewey Barsaloux. Dewey is an RRCA Certified Running Coach who works with athletes of all levels. Dewey Barsaloux – text or call 314-707-8938.

FitSTL (FIT STL Personal Training. Christy is an AFAA and IFA certified personal trainer serving the St. Louis and metro east area. Her area of expertise includes weight loss, functional training, figure competitions and nutritional coaching.)

Chiro-Med (Chiro-Med Health and Wellness Centers have locations in Belleville and O’Fallon. Chiro-Med Health and Wellness Centers have been very active with the BRC.)


  • Posted October 26, 2015 at 3:28 am | Permalink


    I would like to tell you about an exciting running event. The 7th annual Relay Iowa will be held June 10-12, 2016. Relay Iowa is a 339-mile, 12-person, 3-day relay run from Sioux City to Dubuque, Iowa. Runners form teams of 12 (or fewer) then run all day and night (with headlamps) for three days until reaching Dubuque. Proceeds go to support Restoring Hope International, an orphanage in South Africa, as well as local charities in Iowa towns along the course.

    I have run Relay Iowa 4 times now and am a member of the board of directors, and would like to reach out to as many Illinois runners as I can to encourage others to form a team. Last year I was able to bring 4 teams (out of 28 total) from the Chicago area and I’d like to bring 5 or even 6 this year. I would be happy to add individual runners to my team or help potential captains to set up their own teams.

    If you can help me to publicize our event or get the word out to friends, family, and other runners, I would appreciate it. If you or anyone else would like to call or email me for more information, please forward my contact information.

    Relay Iowa’s website:

    Greg Schrobilgen

  • Posted April 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Please consider joining us on 5/7/2016 for our 5K Color Run for the Vets. Learn more about it by visiting our website.

  • Posted April 13, 2017 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Please consider supporting the Red Bud Fire Department on 6/23/17 for our annual 5K color run, race starts at 6:30.
    Thanks, RBFD

  • Posted March 29, 2018 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Hi Everyone, I am a current senior at McKendree University and would like to make everyone aware of our awesome race that we are organizing! We are organizing a 5/10k fundraiser for the Christian Activity Centers in East St. Louis. This 80s themed 5/10k fun run/walk will be held around the campus of McKendree University (in Lebanon, IL) on April 15 at 8am. We want as many people from the local running community to be involved! For more information go to! I hope to see all of you there!

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