Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
July 2013
Local runner Chad Rogers went out for a run in Liberty on Monday night and has not returned. Search parties have gathered over the last couple days and will continue. Chad has a wife and a son. Please keep all of them in your thoughts and prayers. 
If you have any information, please notify the Liberty Police Department at (816) 439-4701.


Kansas City Track Club member Dustin Criscione will be running across the state of Kansas to raise awareness for brain injury survivors. Dustin is a survivor himself, suffering a head injury at age 9 when being struck by a car while riding his bicycle. Head injuries can often have negative long-term effects. To combat some of these effects, Dustin took up running by joining our Northland Runners group! On September 21st, Dustin will start his 452 mile journey from Garry Gribble's Running Sports at the Ward Parkway Center to Colorado. He intends to run 30-40 miles each day, completing this run in 16-21 days, all while bringing awareness to all other head injury survivors and to support the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City which has helped thousands of head injury survivors. 

If you would like to run part of the journey with Dustin or aid him financially on this trip, please visit his Facebook and Fundraising pages.

Half Marathon Training runs every Saturday through October 12th and is targeted for the Waddell and Reed Kansas City Half Marathon on October 19th. The group meets at 55th & Brookside every Saturday at 7 AM. Tuesday Intervals are optional and are located at Shawnee Mission East High School Track near 75th & Mission with Coach John Carstens.

Cost: $10  

Registration Includes:
Weekly training plan (mileage will increase slowly), Saturday morning group runs with aid stations (water and gatorade), Tuesday Intervals sessions focused on your individual Half Marathon goal, guidance from KCTC certified coaches, free KCTC logo tech shirt, and new running friends!  

SIGN UP HERE at any time! Must be a KCTC member ($20 individuals, $25 families). 

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Several members of the Kansas City Track Club participated in the recent USA Masters Track & Field Championships July 11-14 and brought home the hardware! This includes includes Ken Moran, Alan Poisner, BJ Thornburg, Eileen McManus and Sunday Cavallaro. Congratulations to all of you! 



We have come up with a brilliant solution to beat the heat of the hot summer sun -run before the sun comes up. Every Wednesday at 5:30 AM we meet at Mill Creek Park on the Plaza, taking off down the Trolley Trail for an easy, flat run of up to 7 miles. Runners may turnaround at any point if they don't want to do the full 7. This run is currently our only group run to meet on weekday mornings. E-mail any questions to group leader, Katie Brake (brake.kathryn@gmail.com).
We have also started a new run on Sunday mornings in Prairie Village! Meet in the Hen House parking lot at 6 AM for a run of up to 6 miles. E-mail Coach Carstens (art2253@yahoo.com) with any questions.
Now set all of your alarms and come check out KCTC's newest running groups and experience the coolest parst of the summer!  
Be sure to check out all of our group runs HERE
In This Issue
Liberty Runner
Journey for Hope
Half Marathon Traing
Masters Championships
New Group Runs!
Stuff You Should Wear
 If you want to look good, wear KCTC. We got everything you need to impress the ladies and fellas. Take a look at our store and tell us how we can help you help yourself.
Upcoming Wednesday  
Night Runs

7/24 Fuzzy's Tacos -101st & Wornall
7/31 Lou Joline -Lake Tapawingo, MO
8/14 - you?
If you would like to host a future WNR, e-mail us at kctcrunner@gmail.com!

WNR's start at approx 6:00 PM with a 3-8 mile run followed by a potluck supper. Please bring a side dish!
Looking for your next race?
As racing season continues, be sure to check out the Kansas City Track Club race calendar for a complete listing of local events! Feel free to submit a race to our calendar as well if you don't see yours listed.
KCXC Challenge
Part of the KCTC Summer Racing Series, the Kansas City Cross Country Challenge gives you the rare opportunity to escape the roads and run on a great cross country course. This great family event features a 3K for those 13 & under and a 5K course for all other participants.
Ragister using the code kctc2013 and get $5 off!  
 Click here to register.
Summer Racing Series  It's simple -we give you free stuff for running in or volunteering at local races! It's not too late to sign up and you can still receive credit for previous series races! 
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