In 1994, FLEET FEET Sports hosted the inaugural Quivering Quads Trail Runs within the boundaries of beautiful 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. By 1998, 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 that FLEET FEET could attend to the growth of their Lewis & Clark Marathon and Half Marathon, which has now become the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Marathon and ½ Marathon. In 2010, QQ returned as the Quivering Quads Trail Half Marathon.
FLEET FEET Sports is happy to announce that the 14th edition of our Quivering Quads (QQ) trail run will take place on Sunday, March 10th, 2013. The event will be nearly identical in structure to last year’s event, covering the half marathon distance on the single-track trails within Cuivre River State park. To ensure that the trails do not become overcrowded, the QQ field has been strictly limited to 500 registrants.
The 2013 Quivering Quads Trail Marathon is in the books! Stay tuned for information about the 2014 race.