Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
December 2012
Table of Contents
Hot Read
Event Recap
Trending Up
New Board
St Pats Run
Beginning Runners
Stuff You Should Wear
Looking for last minute gift ideas for that special someone in your life? Well your mom would love nothing more than some tasteful apparel from KCTC (trust me, I have a mom, I would know). Visit our online store to check out deals you won't find anywhere else!
Suggested retail price: $70
Our price: $35 
Brew to Brew 2013
brew to brew guy

Team Registration for the 2013 Brew to Brew 44(ish) Mile relay on April 7th is now open! Don't hesitate because this event, recently voted Kansas City's Best Organized Footrace, will fill up quickly! Those wishing to compete Solo will have the opportunity to do so on Saturday, April 6th. Click the links below for further details!

Upcoming Wed Night Runs

Be one of the first to host a WNR in 2013 -email kctcrunner@gmail.com. New hosts encouraged!

For more info on what WNR is all about, click here!
Running on Solid Ground
Running on Solid Ground Lecture Series is starting up again in January and the list of speakers will meet your training needs!
 
1/8 Half Marathon Training 
2/12 What should I eat?
3/12 Injury Prevention
4/9 Motivational Strategies in Training/Racing

Quick Links
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Hot Read: Christmas Lights Run

Need a little holiday cheer? KCTC's  got your back. Join us at SPIN! Pizza at 4950 Main Street this Wednesday (12/12/12) as we run around the ever-popular light display on the Plaza. Enjoy 10% off your pizza after the run. You may run as long (or short) as you'd like. Routes will be created all the way up to 8 miles. 

We will also be collecting NEW toys for Toys for Tots so feel free to bring a donation to help brighten someone's Christmas!
Event Recap: Strides Against Sandy

Last month, Super Storm Sandy hit the US and neighboring countries. It was the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, affecting 24 states, killing hundreds,and leaving thousands homeless and millions without electricity. KCTC teamed up with Garry Gribble's Running Sports for an impromptu Wednesday Night Run to play a part in the rebuilding process. Through their efforts, KCTC was able to raise $290 for Hurricane Relief. 

There is still much work to be done and many suffering, especially as winter moves in. If you would like to donate to these relief efforts, please visit www.redcross.org
 
Trending Up: New Year's Day Run

Ring in the New Year at KCTC's annual New Year's Day Fun Run. We'll be meeting at The Athletic Club of Overland Park, 10440 Marty Street at 10 AM. Run anywhere from 0.01 to 10 miles and feast on complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and donuts 
when you're done! The Athletic Club will also be selling breakfast sandwiches, fresh fruit, and more.
 
What better way to start 2013 than with a fun run with the Track Club! Cost: $0 
Click here to see the flyer for more details and directions.
Meet Your New Board

We recently conducted our bi-annual election to select the brightest and best to serve as a voice for the people (you, track club members, are the people). 
Back for her second term is your President, Nancy English. By her side will be VP Lou Joline, Treasurer Dave Boone, and Secretary Ann Kohn.  We'd like to congratulate the following KCTC members who were also selected to represent you on the board (in alphabetical order): Tom Cotter, Raul Flores, Courtney Foster, Dan Gay, Brian Lappin, Brendan Rhyne, and Jennifer Ristau!
Green Means Go!

KCTC's Westport St. Patrick's Day Run is a tradition unlike any other. This year's marks the 35th running of this 4 Mile race and is sure to be quite the shindig as 4,000+ flood the streets of Westport, creating a sea of green. Sign up here for an unforgettable Irish experience! 
Where to Begin

The New Runners Class for inexperienced or first-time runners will be starting up Monday, January 21st at GGRS Ward Parkway. The class runs for 10 weeks and more info can be found here.
 
Also, starting Thursday, January 3rd, a new beginning runners class will be meeting in Leawood City Park. This class will feature weekly running schedules to help you progress toward your first 5K (and beyond). There will also be a group run for experienced runners. Stay tuned to the website for more details.