Anthony B., M1
St. Louis is a great place to run! The Central West End is conveniently located next to Forest Park, which is my favorite place to go running. It features a six-mile path around the perimeter, as well as a plethora of scenic trails that weave their way past the museums, ponds, and zoo on the inside. For longer runs, I often continue through the Danforth Campus and Clayton neighborhoods west of the park before circling my way back. I have also heard that there are great trails in Tower Grove Park (about three miles away from campus) and downtown by the Gateway Arch and the Mississippi River! With sidewalks on every street, just enough hills to keep things interesting, and great weather, St. Louis really has all you could want. Lastly, if you enjoy racing, St. Louis hosts a marathon and half marathon in the spring in addition to numerous 5K’s throughout the year!