Running in Belleville

If you’re new to the area or new to running in the area, here’s a little guide to some of the best places
to run in and around Belleville.

Parks, schools, roads, etc

Here is the list of the more common places that we tend to run.

Parks (Belleville)

Richland Creek Greenway/Metrolink Trail
6.4 miles from Southside Park to SWIC

– Also known as MetroBikeLink
MEPRD maintains a trail map
– BRC responsible for cleaning between Southside Park and Hough Park per “adopt a trail”
– BRC 3 & 5 mile loop (see Group Runs)

– 1 mile asphalt loop

– 1 mile loop (with steps!)

Parks (Outside Belleville)

LongAcre (Moody) Park
– 1-1/2 mile path
St Ellen Mine
– 1.2 mile path
Shiloh Three Springs
– 1/2 mile path
Forest Park (St Louis)
– Path length depends on which portions of the “heels” and “wheels” path you take


BLV West High School
– Crushed limestone path
BLV East High School
– Crushed limestone path


Law Day Run Course
– 3.1 miles in downtown Belleville

Local Races

Please check out our calendar for a listing of local races. Our calendar
is focused on races in Illinois and those which our members are involved.
The most complete race calendar for the entire St Louis area is the St Louis Track Club’s

Local Running Clubs

There are several other running clubs in the area. Here are a few:
St. Louis Track Club (St. Louis, MO)
Road Warriors (Scott AFB,

Metro Milers (Edwardsville, IL)
Alton Road Runners (Alton, IL)
– YMCA Run Club (Maryville, IL)
Mile Markers (Centralia, IL)
Fleet Feet Runners (St. Charles, MO)
– St. Louis Ultrarunners Group (St Louis, MO)

Local Walking Clubs

Belleville Walking Club
Illinois Trekkers

Local Cycling / Triathlon Clubs

– Bellevegas Cycling Team
Belleville Area Bicycling and Eating Society (BABES)
Metro East Cycling
Metro Tri-Club
– Swim Bike Run Tri Club and Elite Team
St. Louis Triathlon Club