Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
April 2013

Please keep the victims of yesterday's Boston Marathon bombings, as well as their families and friends, in your thoughts and prayers. Several members of the Kansas City Track Club traveled to Boston to participate in the 117th running of the event.  They represented us very well and we congratulate them on their well-earned achievements! We are thankful that all of our members were safe from harm and we are mindful of the participants and spectators who suffered. We can't even imagine the pain and distress that many of the marathon participants are feeling right now.  And yet through the darkness that surrounds the situation, light pierces through with stories of courage and bravery of runners who went beyond the 26.2 miles to help these innocent victims.  A marathon in itself is a test of the resiliency and determination of humans beings to overcome tremendous obstacles.  Let us push through the pain and continue to run to lift each other up.  We are grateful today for the ability we have to run and the life that we have to live.  
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Kansas City's most beloved race lived up to the hype. The 19th Annual Brew to Brew Relay & Solo run featured great displays of endurance, creativity, and companionship. While many participants are seasoned veterans who come back year after year, Brew to Brew attracts many first-time runners and walkers due to it's lighthearted atmosphere. Be sure to check out the fantastic photos from SeeKCRun of both Saturday's and Sunday's races! If you would still like a shirt from this year's event, click on the link below. Next year's race will be on Sunday, April 6th! We'll let you know when registration opens. As you well know, this race fills up fast. Thanks to all the participants and 300+ volunteers that make Brew to Brew such an exceptional event!
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It is time to sign up for this year's KCTC Night at the K! This year, the Track Club will again be providing a group discount to members and their families who wish to come out and enjoy a ball game at gorgeous Kauffman Stadium. This year's game will be on Friday, May 24th. Tickets are only $16 and can be purchased by clicking on the link below. 

KCTC will also be providing a tailgate for everyone that attends and this year we will be getting our own designated tail gating spot. Details on this will follow on the time and the location as we get closer to the date. In order to secure our discount, we must have all tickets purchased three weeks in advance of the game, so reserve your spot today!

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Hey runners! Now that you've finished Brew to Brew it's time to do the cycling beer tour! Tour de Brew KC is a bicycle tour of the city's zany, lurid and oft-forgotten brewing history-with samples from our current breweries-and a huge party that includes lunch and two beverages at the best blues venues in town, Knuckleheads Saloon. It's the only event of its kind in the region and isn't to be missed! Choose between 15, 33, or 63 mile rides through the heart of Kansas City's historic beer institutions. And, to keep you on the road, there will be rest stops with food, roving support and schwag bags. T-shirts available for advance registration.


Register here for $50 until May 5. For more information on Tour de Brew, visit the website.



We've reached the halfway point of our Spring Racing Series with 4 races down and 5 to go. Many of you have participated in one or more of these events but have not signed up for the series or submitted your results. It's not too late! Remember, it's free to all KCTC members and all you have to do is run, walk, or volunteer in 3 of the 9 events and we send you lots of cool prizes! If you've participated in the Westport St. Patrick's Day Run, Easter Escapade, Brew to Brew, or Dash for Diabetes, you're almost there. Just pick out one or two more of the remaining races and we'll send you cool prizes.  
The Series continues this weekend with two great events - the Free State Half Marathon, Marathon, 40M, and 50K Trail Run and the Flights of Fancy 5K/8K!
In This Issue
Boston Marathon
Brew to Brew Recap
Half Marathon
Tour de Brew
Brew to Brew Recap
Stuff You Should Wear
It's true what they say: "April showers bring May flowers". But there's no reason we can't enjoy beautiful things in April -like this lovely light Nike jacket from KCTC! This trendy number will keep you protected from rain, wind, and bad days. No raining on your parade!
Price: $35

Watch as KCTC Board Member Courtney Foster gives Fox 4 (and the rest of Kansas City) great tips for getting through those long and difficult training runs! This excellent advice was given in connection with Kansas City's upcoming Hospital Hill Run.
Upcoming Wednesday  
Night Runs

 4/17 Roger Samuel -Rivermarket
4/24 Trail Nerds -Shawnee Mission Park
5/1 Open
5/8 McCamy's Cinco de Mayo - Prairie Village
5/15 The Bridges -Shawnee
5/22 Heartland Racewalkers -Leawood City Park 

WNR's start at approx 6:00 PM. Please bring a side dish!
Father's Day Run -KCTC Discount!
The 26th Annual Father's Day Run/Walk, presented by Village Shalom, is offering a 20% discount to KCTC Members! This great event takes place on Father's Day (June 16th) in Overland Park as a fundraiser for those with Alzheimer's disease. When you register for the event, enter the code KCTRACK to receive your discount.  Click here to register.
Hospital Hill is offering a special 20% off discount code for Kansas city Track Club members to use when registering for the Hospital Hill Run. The code is 2013HHRKCTC. To use the code and secure one of these great track jackets, go to www.hospitalhillrun.com and follow the online registration instructions. On the payment page there will be a coupon code line, enter the code and click REDEEM.
Don't forget to sign up for the ScoutStrong Challenge Half Marathon & 5K on May 11 and finish on the field at Sporting Park! 
Click here to register
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