Kansas City Track Club Newsletter
August 2013
Wednesday Night Run is KCTC's long-standing favorite group run that has been going on for over 30 years! Once a year we have a ReRun, a reunion of sorts, to bring everyone back together for a ridiculously good time. 
In spirit of Wednesday Night Run, we will still have a run of 1-6+ miles, followed by a potluck.  KCTC will supply the main dish and you bring the sides/drinks. There will be games, music, child care, and camaraderie galore! This year we will also have a race shirt contest. Bring a race shirt from the oldest event, furthest event, or perhaps just one with the best design and you could win some swag!
WHEN: Wednesday, September 11th @ 6 PM
WHERE: Loose Park Pavilion, 51st and Wornall

Be sure to check out our WNR page of the website to see where we're at each week! 


Starting any new habit can be intimidating. However, it's always easier to start in a group setting. KCTC creates that welcoming atmosphere with their Beginning Runner's Class. A new session starts on Monday, September 23rd! It's perfect for those who are new to the running scene or would like to give it a try! Come listen at the feet of the wise Lou Joline as he gives 80 years of expert advice for those just starting out. After each of his humorously beneficial lessons, the group will walk and run a short route near the Ward Parkway Center. The class meets for 10 weeks and works its mileage up a little bit each week. Many graduates have gone on to do big things in life such as half marathons and marathons, and everyone leaves better than they were coming in. Don't be surprised if you get hooked and continue to go to other Track Club group runs after the 10 weeks are up!
All you have do is join the Kansas City Track Club to be a part of the class. All memberships include a free running shirt to get you started, as well as a 20% discount at all Garry Gribble's Running Sports locations! Sign up here!
See you September 23rd at 6 PM at Garry Gribble's Running Sports, located in the Ward Parkway Center!

With its breathtaking scenery, rich culture, and stately mansions, the Cliff Hanger 5K & 8K Run/Walk gives participants a rare opportunity to traverse one of Kansas City's most historic areas. Join us on Sunday, November 3rd, for a beautiful run along Cliff Drive! This year the run will start and finish on the campus of our naming sponsor, KCUMB. Also, to allow for a fun, safer, and more competitive event, the 8K run will start at 8 AM and the 5K Run/Walk will begin at 9 AM. Stick around afterwards for a delicious pancake breakfast!

Long sleeve tech shirts, great scenery, pancakes, bib chip timing with live results, fantastic prizes, and more! All for just $25! This race is truly a hidden gem.


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KCTC will be helping manage several events during the fall season and could use your help! If you would like to spend a few hours on a weekend morning giving back to your community, e-mail us at kctcrunner@gmail.com

Here are some of the events KCTC will be at: 
In This Issue
Journey for Hope
Half Marathon Traing
Volunteer Opportunities
Stuff You Should Wear
This elegant hat features orange, breathable paneling and exquisitely stitched artwork, making it perfect for both running and formal events alike. Even John Stamos would cover up his hair for this hat. You may purchase this hat when you sign up for Cliff Hanger, as well as in the KCTC online store. 
Upcoming Wednesday  
Night Runs
9/18 Paige Lowder - 57th & Cherry
9/25 - ?
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.
Inspired by Darrell Sublett 5K
The Inspired by Darrell Sublett 5K is organized by KCTC member Kimiko Gilmore.  They are offering all KCTC members a $15 discount for this great 5K run/walk through the jazz district of Kansas City!   
Register using the code KCTC and get a $20 entry!   Click here to register.
New Office  
KCTC has a new office space! Located just off of 79th St and the Trolley Trail, this space should serve nicely for future group runs and water stops! If you have any office or storage equipment that you would like to donate, please e-mail us at kctcrunner@gmail.com. 
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