In 1994, Fleet Feet Sports hosted the inaugural Quivering Quads Trail Runs along the beautiful single track trails of Cuivre River State Park. The unique event incorporated race distances of 10 kilometers, 13.1 miles, 50 kilometers and 50 miles. 175 runners entered the inaugural event, which immediately became a fixture on the St. Louis area’s running calendar. In the late 90s, QQ was the largest trail run in Missouri and an event of some national prominence. The race was regularly featured in Ultrarunning Magazine and earned mention in Kirk Johnson’s 2001 book To the Edge, which documented the world of ultramarathoning. The race went into hiatus after 2003’s 10th annual event so Fleet Feet could attend to the growth of their Lewis & Clark Marathon and Half Marathon, which has now become Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis, and the Race Directors could attend to the growth of their kids. In 2010, QQ returned as the Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon. QQ continues to take place every March.
Fleet Feet Sports is excited to introduce Quivering Quads II, a Fall version of QQ. The 2016 event features a NEW 13.1K (8 Miles) Course that incorporates completely different trails from the original QQ and will take runner through some of the most picturesque areas of the park with panoromic views of the lake. It's a great race distance for the trails!
The 2nd Annual QQII will take place on Saturday, October 29th, 2016. To ensure that the trails do not become overcrowded, the QQII field is strictly limited to 550 registrants. Register today!
QQ was endorsed in 2014 by Outside Magazine, which named it one of the six best Outside running races. We're confident QQII will live up to QQ's great reputation.