BEGINNING RUNNERS CLASS(ES)
KCTC is ready to help you carry out those New Year's resolutions! If you are new to the running scene or think it's something you want to try, come on out to one of our beginning runners classes that start up this week! It's a great way for people to get their feet wet and be around people that are likewise novices. Our Beginning Runners Classes are led by encouraging and educated coaches that are determined to see you succeed! Each class features a brief informative lesson followed by a group run of varying distances.
In addition to our regular Monday beginners class, we will be offering a second class on Thursday evenings. This gives new runners an opportunity to run with other people twice a week, increasing their likelihood of staying committed. It also gives you flexibility if Mondays just don't work for you. Feel free to attend one or both of our classes. Details are listed below and on our website:
Monday Class: meets at Garry Gribble's Running Sports in the Ward Parkway Center (85th & State Line Rd.) with a lesson at 5:45 PM and run at 6 PM. Cost is FREE.
Thursday Class: meets at Elite Cycle (10673 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206) with a lesson at 6:15 PM and run at 6:30 PM. Cost is $10.
You must be a KCTC member to attend either class (membership is $20/year and includes a free apparel item when you sign up!).
Tuesday, February 26th marks another great Brew Ha Ha event put on by KCTC. Boulevard Brewery will play gracious hosts to another Chili Cook-off. Who will walk away victorious? You will be the judge! Sample/devour each of the wonderful chili dishes and put out the fire with some Boulevard Beer. Bring your favorite Chili accompaniment: cornbread, salads, side dishes and dessert. For just $10 enjoy all the chili your belly can take. Beer is also included but not unlimited. There will be lots of giveaways!
Let us know if you would like to participate in the Chili cook-off by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org! Nice grand prize for the winning chili.
6 PM - Tuesday, Feb. 26 - Boulevard Brewery - 2501 Southwest Boulevard, KC, MO
WESTPORT ST. PATRICK'S DAY RUN
Registration is in full swing for the 35th Annual Westport St. Patrick's Day 4 Mile Run/Walk! The party takes place on Saturday, March 9th at 10 AM. KCTC members get $3 off on registration!! Don't miss out on Kansas City's largest spring holiday race!
CLICK HERE to visit the website and to register! Right now, we are giving away free gaiter neck warmers that will keep that area between your beanie and your collar heated while you're running! Just enter the code: NECKHEATER at the promotional discount page when you register.
More information and giveaways to come on the next newsletter!
RUNNING ON SOLID GROUND
Our winter lecture series continues on Tuesday, February 12th, when sports nutritionist Rebecca McConville teaches us how to improve our running performance and health through a self-assessment of our diet. This was one of the most popular sessions of the 2012 series as every runner wants to know what to eat and when to eat.
Apparel and gift certificates will be raffled off at each lecture! Join us afterward at Spin! Pizza for discounted goodness. The lectures are FREE and meet at the Kansas City Plaza Library on the second Tuesday evening of the month (through April) from 6:30 PM to 7:30. Click here to see information on our remaining lectures!