Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
February 2013

EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS IN ONE WEEK for KCTC's most festive running event! The 35th Annual Westport St. Patrick's Day Run is sure to be a memorable experience for you and all your friends and family. Don't miss out on the long sleeve tech shirts, sing-a-long, costumes, live results (with video/Facebook updates), post race bonanza, and everything else that makes this holiday run a favorite in Kansas City!
Entry fee is only $22 for KCTC members and $25 for non KCTC members! Sign your kids up for our Little Shamrock Run for just $10!

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 Our annual WNRed Dress Run had quite the showing and quite the variety of fashion choices! Though a few participants ran in their standard shorts and tops, most took advantage of the opportunity to pull out that special number they had been saving for the right occasion. Both women and men alike traversed the streets of Mission Hills with much more ventilation than they were used to. Needless to say, heads were turned. On a separate note, Goodwill saw an unusual spike in sales this week...

     photo taken by Misty McNally  




The KCTC Spring Racing Series is about to start up meaning we'll be giving away lots of free stuff! All you have to do is sign up for the racing series (for free) and participate in 3 of the races over the 3 month span. Participation includes running, walking,
 or volunteering. Do this and we send you a box of free
brew to brew guy
 stuff (including free race entries)! It may sound too good to be true but we promise you this is the real deal. 

Want to cut down some time on your upcoming race? Check out our weekly interval training sessions at Shawnee Mission East! These sessions meet every Tuesday night at approximately 5:45 (warm-up at 5:30). Whether you're training for a 5K or a marathon, certified coach John Carstens offers excellent speed workouts and training advice to meet your racing needs. These sessions are FREE and you must be a KCTC member. These alone are worth the $20 KCTC membership. 
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 The world's greatest party/relay race (aka brew to brew guyBrew to Brew) is filling up quick! Be sure to sign up your team today before it's too late. Create teams of 2 to 10 people to journey the beautiful 44 mile trip from Kansas City to Lawrence. The relay race is Sunday, April 7th. The brave can race solo on Saturday the 6th! 

In This Issue
St Pats Run
WNRed Dress Run
Racing Series
Interval Training
Stuff You Should Wear
Back by popular demand... more hoodies are in! We saw quite the influx in sales the last time we told you about these trendy (yet practical) zip hooded sweatshirts. Whether it's the style or the price, people are eating these up. Get yours before they're gone! 
Price: $15
Brew Ha Ha!

Don't forget our Brew Ha Ha & Chili Cook-off on Tuesday, February 26th! The fun starts at 6 PM at Boulevard Brewery. For $10 you'll get all the chili you can eat, some Boulevard beer, and wonderful giveaways!
Kansas City Track Club members enjoy a 20% discount on everything (excluding clearance items) at Garry Gribble's Running Sports! Be sure to stop by one of their five locations and pick up some new gear for the Spring!
Upcoming Wednesday  
Night Runs

2/20 Waldo Pizza
75th & Wornall
Garry Gribble's -Ward Parkway 

WNR's start at approx 6:00 PM. Please bring a side dish!
Running on Solid Ground

The 2nd installment of Running on Solid Ground was a huge success with plenty of wisdom from our nutrition specialist. Check out the remaining dates and topics in the series!
3/12 Injury Prevention
4/9 Motivational Strategies in Training & Racing 


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